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.

Albany County Cleared To Begin High-Risk School Sports
Just four days after Governor Andrew Cuomo's potential date to begin high-risk high school sports, County Executive and County Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen have given the green light here in Albany County. With the seven- day rolling average of positive COVID-19 cases dropping under 4%,…
McCoy: High Risk High School Sports Will Have To Wait
Even though Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health opened the door for high-risk high school sports to begin on February 1st, it looks like that will not be the case. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy said "you're not going to get the green light February 1"…
COVID-19 Puts UAlbany Men’s Basketball On Temporary Pause
The University of Albany Men's Basketball program received tough news today that they would be forced to go back on pause. A Tier One member of the program has tested positive for COVID-19. Tier One consists of coaches, players, managers and any staff that comes into direct contact with the tea…
Cuomo Supports Mobile Sports Betting…Finally
The state of gambling in New York has confused me for years now. In a state where you can play the lottery, Quick Draw, scratch-off tickets, and bet horses we couldn't legally bet sports. As a guy that enjoys a wager on games now and then I was thrilled when Rivers Casino and Resort was able to…
Albany County’s Most Vulnerable Begin To Receive Vaccine
The early stages of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out have begun in Albany County with Nursing Home Residents beginning to receive the Pfizer vaccine. It's no secret that nursing home residents were some of the hardest-hit here in the state of New York. So it's nice to see the elderly in those…
Second Stimulus Check Could Be Coming SOON
A $900 billion stimulus package is reportedly days away from passing which would include stimulus relief checks of $600 per person. The long-awaited and bitterly fought over second round of coronavirus relief money from the federal could be here before or just after Christmas.
WATCH: Front Line Worker First To Get COVID-19 Vaccine In New York
A Front Lineworker named Sandra Lindsay is the first person in the state of New York to receive the Phizer COVID-19 vaccine. Just before 10 am EST today Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced Lindsay, a critical care nurse moments before she received what will be the first of many vaccinations for the COV…
Dr Fauci Thinks Sports Stadiums Could Be Packed By 2021 NFL Season
Many sports fans are trying to figure out when they'll be allowed to return stadiums and others are trying to figure when they'll want to return. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci shared his thoughts on that timeline in an interview…
Siena Women’s Basketball Joins Men’s Program On Pause
The Siena College Women's Basketball team is the latest in a very long list of Capital Region teams forced to pause their activities thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Siena has placed the team on pause after a "Tier 1" member of the program has tested positive for COVID-19.

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