CDC and public health officials work together to investigate confirmed cases of COVID-19 attributed to Omicron.
The CDC is working together with the Minnesota Department of Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in an investigation into a confirmed case of COVID-19 due to the Omicron variant. The Minnesota resident had mild symptoms and sought COVID-19 testing. Since then, the person has been doing well. The person went to New York City, where was a participant in the Anime NYC 2021 convention at Javits Center on November 19-21st 2021.
The CDC recommends that people follow COVID-19 prevention strategies. Everyone who is 5 and older must be vaccinated. If you are required, take a booster shot. If you have symptoms, have them checked and stay at home if it is not.
The following is Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of CDC
“CDC has been actively monitoring and making preparations for this variant. We have been working closely with Minnesota’s Department of Health and will continue to work closely with other U.S. and global public health and industry partners as we discover more. In the past nine months, CDC has increased its capacity for genome sequencing. We now have more tools to combat the COVID-19 variant than we did last year. This includes vaccines and boosters to the prevention strategies that we know are effective. These methods help prevent the spread of COVID-19 regardless of the genetic sequence.”
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