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.
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.
How To Track When You’ll Get $1,400 Stimulus Payment
The IRS website has set up a new website where you can track the status of your next stimulus payment.
Albany Area Hospitals Pulling Back Visitor Restrictions
As COVID cases go down, some local hospitals loosening up rules for visitors.
New York Loosens Limits On Social Gatherings March 22nd
During his press conference Wednesday, Governor Cuomo announced a plan to ease restrictions on social gatherings.
New York Entertainment & Arts Venues Set To Reopen April 2nd
Governor Cuomo and his advisors laid about a plan for smaller entertainment venues to start reopening next month.
Covid Passport Could Bring New York Concerts Back Sooner
Governor Cuomo said in a recent press conference that The Excelsior Pass is going to be a big step in the reopening of New York.
Times Union Center Home To Albany County Vaccine Clinic Monday
Albany County officials have announced residents who are eligible can get vaccinations at the Times Union Center Monday.