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, Q105.7 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.
3 Local Counties Should Again Mask Up Based On CDC Guidance
As COVID infection rates continue to spike due to the Delta variant, there are 3 local counties in and around the Capital Region that would fall under new CDC guidance to return to wearing masks indoors.
Poison’s Rikki Rockett Has COVID Despite Being ‘Fully Vaccinated’
Drummer believes things "could have been a lot worse" had he not been inoculated.
Eric Clapton Feels ‘Ostracized’ By Friends Over His COVID Views
“My phone doesn’t ring very often,” the guitarist admits.
$18 Concert Tickets Cost $1,000 for Unvaccinated Fans
Florida promoter enacts “no-vax tax” to “get the fence-sitters off the fence” over COVID-19.
Eric Clapton Details ‘Severe Reactions’ to AstraZeneca Vaccine
Guitarist blames U.K. government "propaganda" for what he believes was misinformation about the vaccine's safety.
Kansas Find New ‘Intensity’ During First Post-COVID Live Show
Band was unable to rehearse together before show, founding member tells UCR in new interview.
Johnny Van Zant Quarantining After Contracting COVID-19
Lynyrd Skynyrd singer cautions fans to "wear your mask" following his diagnosis.
Ted Nugent on COVID-19 Fight: ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Gonna Make It’
'I've never been so scared in all my life,' a now-recovering Nugent stated.
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.
Ted Nugent Says He ‘Officially Tested Positive for COVID-19’
"I thought I was dying," the rocker admitted while announcing the news.
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 …