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, WGNA 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.

NYRA Saratoga Face Masks to Help Non-Profits
There are many options for people to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic. There are also a ton of different designs and types of face masks. Now NYRA and Saratoga are producing their own to raise money for non-profits in Saratoga Springs.
Second Stimulus Check Could Come This Summer
There could be more relief coming our way in the form of a second stimulus check. With the economy still on a downturn, the federal government is considering a second round of stimulus money to help Americans and the economy.
Here's When Albany Pools And Golf Will Open
The coronavirus pandemic has put many activities on hold. Now that we are getting into the summer months, pools, splash pads, and golf we start opening up for residents in Albany. There is now a timeline of when these will re-open.
Garage Sales Now Allowed in Capital Region
If you have a ton of stuff that you sifted through and cleaned out during the lockdown then there is good news for you today. Get out your tables and put up your signs. You are now allowed to have garage and yard sales.

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