Capital Region Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

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.

iPhone Update Will Let You Unlock Phone With Mask On
The struggle of trying to open your iPhone with your hands full and your mask on is real. I've been pushing my shopping cart down one-way isles in the supermarket trying to open my list or coupon app and dropped my phone more than once. I sadly do not seem to have the dexterity to hold a half-g…
$300 Unemployment Benefits
Although the federal government has not stepped up to the plate to help vulnerable citizens, who have recently been unemployed, The New York State Department of Labor is filling a portion of the void.
Rent Relief
Governor Cuomo expressed his belief that no New Yorker should lose housing due to COVID-19. Governor Cuomo is still working to reopen New York in a safe,
Salons Reopening Soon
It seems that New York will be going to phase 2 of the reopening plan soon, are you ready? Stylists and clients all over New York are anxiously awaiting phase 2 to be implemented.
No Casual Sex
Are you still hooking up during the pandemic? You're brave. If you are social distancing, that means no new sex partners. If you're not in a committed relationship, this might be the time to get to know yourself better.
Although I’ve seen a few young rappers still accepting “Pull Ups," a dating …

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