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, Hot 99.1 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.
Stimulus Update: Here's When You Can Expect Your Check
Here is the latest on when you can expect to get your stimulus check from the federal government.
Great Escape Delayed Opening - Helping the Community
Social distancing restrictions have led to the announcement that Six Flags Great Escape will delay its opening for the season. The theme park has also been assisting the community in many ways during the pandemic.
Scammers Have Set Up Fake Coronavirus Testing Sites
A group of scammers set up a fake coronavirus testing site in North Greenbush and may have stolen people's insurance information, identity info, and money.
Man accused of coughing on people In Rotterdam Walmart Arrested
Tuesday night of a man claiming he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was intentionally coughing on Walmart customers.
Rumored Albany 6 pm Curfew And $250 Fines Are Not True
Don't believe everything you read on social media....there is not a 6 pm curfew in Albany.
Spring & Summer Temperatures May Slow The Coronavirus
Warmer temperatures are not only a welcome sign of Spring and Summer, but could also slow the spread of COVID-19.
Government Stimulus: How Much You'll Get and When You'll Get It
A $2 trillion dollar economic stimulus package has been officially approved, and here is how it could help you out.
White Supremacist Plot To Spread Coronavirus To Cops
News report on members of extremist groups are encouraging one another to spread the virus, if contracted, through bodily fluids and personal interactions
Cuomo: COVID-19 Apex in New York Happening Sooner, Higher Cases
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the apex of the coronavirus pandemic is happening sooner in New York with much higher confirmed cases than expected.
Albany County Jail Nurse Test Positive For Coronavirus
Albany County Jail nurse test positive for COVID-19. As a result of the positive test 35 inmates who had contact with the nurse have been placed in isolation.
Emergency Toll Procedure On The Thruway Due To Coronavirus
The Thruway Authority today announced emergency toll procedures will be in place effective Sunday, March 22 at approximately 8 p.m., at cash toll lanes on the Thruway’s ticketed-system.
Albany County Executive: There Is No Need to Panic
As the situation surrounding the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to unfold, we encourage you to stay informed and use available best practices to protect you and your family.
These Places in The Capital Region Have Take-Out/Delivery
With the coronavirus closing a bunch of local restaurants and bars for dine-in eating, we still want to support where we can and you can help!
Cuomo Orders More Businesses Closed Starting Saturday at 8 pm
Governor Cuomo has ordered all licensed cosmetology shops closed effective Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
Yankee Distillers In Is Giving Away High % Alcohol To Sanitize
Normally Yakee Distillers in Clifton Park is usually making spirits to put in mixed drinks, or on the rocks or to drink neat. However, they're distilling something different now.
Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo Get Into A Heated Debate On CNN
I don't know if this was planned or scripted but it was an absolutely hilarious display of how sibling rivalries may never die. Check out this exchange Big bro Andrew Cuomo Vs Lil bro Andrew Cuomo.
NY Surpasses Washington to Become State With Highest Coronavirus
New York has now become the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the nation.
How to Listen to the Radio During Coronavirus Home Time
As we spend more time at home to do our part to lessen the spread of Coronavirus, you do not need to be out of touch with your favorite radio station. There are several ways to listen around the home.
Listen To The Hot 991 App With Alexa and Google Home
Activate Hot 991 on your smart speakers, so you can have Hot 991 around whenever you need it.
East Greenbush Police Cancels All Crime During Coronavirus Crisis
All crime has been canceled in East Greenbush due to the coronavirus.