On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. As the outbreak continues to have an effect on Capital Region communities, 103.9 The Breeze is committed to bringing you the latest developments, resources, and information to assist in this time of social distancing. Bookmark this page to stay updated with COVID-19 and how it affects the Albany, Saratoga, Troy and other areas.
Vaccinations For 12-15 y/o Could Start Thursday, Will They Be Required For School?
After the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds, the state is expected to start offering it to youths later this week.
Most New York Capacity Restrictions To End May 19th
Things are going to start feeling a lot more normal in the middle of the month.
Increased Capacity For Concerts, Movie Theaters and Stadiums
Governor Cuomo just announced that Monday, April 26th current capacities for movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, museums, and zoos will all be increasing.
Sports Arenas, Museums, Zoos And Movie Theaters About To Expand Capacity
Great news for fans of the Nets, Knicks, Islanders, Rangers, and Albany Empire. In today's coronavirus press briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the current 10% capacity limit set on all indoor sports arenas in New York state will increase to 25% on Wednesday, May 19th. This is great news for …
New York Horse & Auto Races Can Have Fans Back In Stands April 22
Well ahead of opening day at Saratoga Race Course, the state has updated guidance for fans in the stands at horse and auto races.
Looking For J & J Vaccine? Supply Could Be Short In Coming Weeks
Due to a production error, the number of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses is about to take a plunge.
Emotionally Charged Google Ad Chronicles COVID-19 Search Terms, Ends With Vaccine Call-to-…
The commercial has been viewed 6.6 million times as of publishing time.
COVID Treatment w/Capital Region Ties ‘Highly Effective’
Regeneron, who operates a major part of their pharma operation in East Greenbush, has developed a COVID treatment that is showing a lot of promise.
New Yorkers 50 and Older Can Get Vaccinated Starting Tomorrow
Governor Cuomo just announced that now all individuals over the age of 50 are now eligible to get their Covid-19 vaccination starting tomorrow, March 23rd.