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.
COVID and War Concerns Prompt Yes to Cancel Leg of 2023 Tour
They're struggling to find insurance options that were widely available before the pandemic and Ukraine conflict.
COVID Still Rising, CDC Says Mask Up In 12 Upstate New York Counties
COIVD continues to bubble up as more Upstate New York counties receive the "high" COVID community-level designation.
Ringo Starr Cancels Tour After Second COVID Infection
Drummer will not perform his remaining dates after testing positive for the second time in less than a month.
Pearl Jam Cancel Two Shows After Jeff Ament Gets COVID-19
Bassist's positive test comes less than a week after drummer Matt Cameron was sidelined by COVID.
CDC Says Mask Up In 35 NY Counties, Including Several In Capital Region
The number of Upstate New York counties receiving the "high" COVID community level designation continues to grow.
Ozzy Osbourne Tests Positive for COVID-19, Wife Sharon Reveals
Legendary singer has experienced a string of recent health issues.
The CDC Says You Should Mask Up In These 10 Upstate NY Counties
The CDC is recommending residents once again wear masks due to high COVID levels in several New York counties.
Keith Richards Addresses Eric Clapton’s Vaccine Skepticism
"I just want to get rid of this damn thing, and the only way I can see us doing it is everybody does as the doctor says," Richards said.
Two Years After the COVID Shutdown: How Rock Music Has Survived
It's been a rough couple of years, to say the least.
Governor Hochul Reveals Plan To Assess Ending New York School Mask Mandate
Now that the state mask mandate for businesses has been lifted, the big question for parents is when will the school mandate get lifted?
New York To End Mask Mandate For Businesses Thursday
It is another sign we are emerging from another COVID surge.
How Led Zeppelin and COVID Saved Beth Hart
Forced into lockdown, blues-rock singer changed approach to her long-term mental health issues.