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.

Could COVID-19 Outbreak With Titans Hurt Bills Season?
The first major hurdle for the NFL season involving the COVID-19 pandemic has happened. The Tennesse Titans have shut down their facility and all players and coaches are working remotely after 3 players and 5 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Sources are reporting the Minnesota Viking…
All The 'Safe' Fall Activities Look Lame To Me
The CDC has released a list of Halloween and Fall activities that are Low, Moderate and, High Risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand and appreciate the need to be safe and protect ourselves and I understand that some of you that read this will be upset that I'm complaining BUT tough! I…
MLB Playoff Bubble Could Be Here To Stay [AUDIO]
This year will be many first for the world of sports, including the Major League Baseball Playoffs being held in a "bubble". Some of the changes form this season will be one and done but you could see some changes stay long past the COVID-19 pandemic. One change I think will stay is playin…
Is COVID-19 Making Football Better?
Now that we actually have NFL football it's hard for me to find any reason to complain. I know people are upset about little to no fans in attendance and maybe your favorite team isn't that good but WE HAVE FOOTBALL! So I'm ecstatic as it is then we find out possibly the most annoying…
You Can Have Oktoberfest Delivered To Your Home
2020 has been the year of crushing disappointment or overwhelming creativity. It all how bad you want to enjoy the world we all knew before the COVID-19 pandemic. The disappointment for many of us has come in the form of ALL of our favorite things being postponed or canceled. I always go to at least…
MLB Playoffs Will Be Played In A Bubble
The MLB season is like nothing we've ever seen before. A 60 game sprint to the postseason and an attempt to avoid COVID-19 as much as possible while still playing the majority of games in teams home ballparks. Even though it appears the worst of players testing positive for the coronavirus is b…
UAlbany Pauses All Athletic Activities
University of Albany Athletic Director Mark Benson said in a press release from the school that due to a spike in Covid-19 cases the school will be putting all athletic activity on pause indefinitely.
How Many Of IMDB's Most Popular TV Shows Have You Watched?
During this rediculous 2020 "The Year Of WTF" many of us have spent even more time than normal in front of our TVs. Binge-watching shows have become so normal in my house that even though I have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney +, Cable, and many more options I find myself struggling to…
What Sports Road Trips Could You Make Labor Day Weekend?
Many of us have an extended three day weekend for Labor Day. Me personally I don't plan on a ton of travel this weekend but Cars.com believes 60% of Americans plan on traveling this weekend and 88% of those travelers plan on driving. So here are a few sports-related activities you could travel …
COVID-19 Can't Stop The Bills Mafia!
There may not be a fanbase able to rival the "Bills Mafia" when it comes to being known for tailgating. Sure the New York Giants have great fans and the New York Jets fans are loyal to a fault but the Buffalo Bills fans are just different. The Bills Mafia is known for going extra crazy and…
'Cheers' Bar Closing In Real Life
2020 continues to be one of the worst years in recorded history. The list of reasons I would actually grace Boston, Massachusettes with my presence just went down one. The 'Cheers' bar built in honor of the iconic TV show by the same name is closing its doors due to issues revolving around…
Finally Levack Can Go Back To The Gym!
The guidelines will finally be issued Monday. It's been tough to figure out what the exact logic has been behind why some businesses have been allowed to open while others haven't. While larger stores have been open all along, malls had to add new filters when they were finally allowed to …

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