Omicron variant now in the US. Here’s how airports are stepping up safety precautions
Cases of the omicron variant are in the U.S., and the entire country is on high alert - including in New Jersey.
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday night announced five omicron cases in New York.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up screening efforts at airports, including Newark, hoping to prevent the variant from spreading.
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