Coronavirus

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, 104.5 The Team 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.

NY Lifts Statewide Virus Curfew for Indoor Bars, Eateries
Bars and restaurants no longer have to close at midnight across New York state. Its coronavirus curfew for indoor dining ended Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that the restriction would be lifted. With that, establishments can return to the closing times that their liquor licenses or …
A Yankees’ MLB Rival Is Moving To New York
Some of the New York Yankees road trips just got a lot shorter. The "Toronto" Blue Jays who have been playing their home games in its spring training ballpark in Dunedin, Florida will shuffle off to Buffalo. The Blue Jays have been able to play in Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic hit so …
iPhone Update Will Let You Unlock Phone With Mask On
The struggle of trying to open your iPhone with your hands full and your mask on is real. I've been pushing my shopping cart down one-way isles in the supermarket trying to open my list or coupon app and dropped my phone more than once. I sadly do not seem to have the dexterity to hold a half-g…
Mets Entire Opening Series Postponed Due To COVID-19 Outbreak
Opening Weekend for Major League Baseball is supposed to be the end of a long Winter and what sometimes feels like a lifetime without seeing your favorite team play. That wait has just been made EVEN longer for New York Mets fans. The Mets season opener on Thursday was already postponed, but now you…
Do Not Do These Things When You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Every day more and more things are opening back up and life continues to get closer to "normal" or at least close to normal. One of the reasons we're able to get back to things like sporting events is people are getting their COVID-19 vaccine. If you're like me you've got qu…
Albany Empire 2021 Season In Jeopardy
The long-awaited return of Arena football to the Times Union Center in downtown Albany may have to wait a little longer unless Governor Andrew Cuomo acts quickly. The Albany Empire is supposed to return to action on Saturday, May 22nd at 7 pm but that is far from a done deal at this point. A source …

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