As COVID-19 Cases Rise, More Restrictions Return
While we all hoped that this holiday season would bring a greater return to “normal,” the arrival of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has sent cases skyrocketing and the revisiting of pandemic restrictions. New York State has seen an epic rise in COVID-19 metrics with more than 20,000 positive cases recorded on December 17 and December 18. Case numbers have risen by 50% across the United States since the start of December. These disheartening numbers have led to the cancellation of Broadway shows, professional sports events, and in-person dining. Some schools, including Harvard University, will revert to remote learning at the start of the new year. Some public school districts that had made mask wearing optional have returned to mask mandates. Click here to read more.