More cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in New York City and Connecticut.
1st Omicron Variant Case Confirmed In Connecticut; 3 More In NYCMore cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in New York City and Connecticut.
Gov. Hochul Confirms 3 More Omicron Cases In New York StateMore cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in New York City.
New Jersey Confirms First Case Of Omicron COVID-19 VariantThe new COVID variant is beginning to spread throughout the Tri-State Area with New Jersey confirming its first case of Omicron; CBS2's Cory James reports.
First Case Of Omicron Variant Reported In New JerseyThe first case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed in New Jersey.
NYC Imposing COVID Vaccine Mandate On All Private School StaffNew York City is imposing a new vaccine mandate on all staff at private schools; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
4 Omicron Cases Confirmed In New York City, 1 On Long IslandState and city leaders announced Thursday there are five confirmed Omicron cases in New York; CBS2's Cory James reports.
5 Omicron Variant Cases Reported In New York StateFive Omicron variant cases have now been reported in New York State; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Bill De Blasio Announce Omicron Cases Confirmed In New YorkGov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a press conference Thursday that five cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in New York state.
5 Omicron Cases Confirmed In New York, Gov. Hochul SaysGov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that five Omicron cases have been confirmed in New York.
NYC Leaders Celebrate Opening Of Overdose Prevention SitesNew York City leaders continue to celebrate the opening of two overdose prevention sites in Upper Manhattan, saying the services will reduce record-high death tolls and curb drug use on city streets; CBS2's Jessi Mitchell reports.
President Biden Lays Out Plan For Tackling COVID-19 This WinterPresident Joe Biden visited the National Institutes of Health, where he laid out his plan for tackling COVID-19 this winter; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Minnesota Resident Who Recently Visited NYC Tests Positive For Omicron VariantOfficials are reporting that a Minnesota resident who recently attended an event at the Javits Center has tested positive for the Omicron variant; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.
NYC Issues Vaccine Mandate For Religious Private School WorkersNew York City is issuing a vaccine mandate for employees of Catholic schools, yeshivas and other private schools.
Omicron COVID Variant Found In San FranciscoThe Omicron variant has arrived in the United States. The new COVID strain was found in San Francisco not even a week after the world first learned about the variant; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
CDC Reviewing More Potential Cases Of Omicron Variant In USCBS News has learned the CDC is reviewing more potential cases of the Omicron variant in several states; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Complicated Laboratory Process Key To Understand How Serious Omicron Variant IsAs more countries report cases of the Omicron variant, scientists in the United States are analyzing tens of thousands of virus samples, looking for this new strain. It's a complicated laboratory process that CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez says is key to understanding how contagious and how serious a disease Omicron can cause.
Omicron Variant Detected In USThe Omicron variant has now been detected in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms it was found in a traveler who returned to California from South Africa last week; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Health Officials Upping Efforts To Get Tri-State Area Residents Vaccinated, Tested For COVIDAs scientists look deeper into the Omicron variant, health officials in the Tri-State Area are upping efforts to vaccinate and test for COVID; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Correction Officers Union Vows Legal Action Over COVID Vaccine MandateThe vaccination deadline for employees with the Department of Correction has come and gone, making them the last city employees to be under a mandate, but with ongoing staffing shortages that led to deaths and violence on Rikers Island, some fear it could get even worse; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
Paterson Leading The Way In Getting COVID Booster ShotsHealth experts say the best way to protect yourself against the Omicron variant is to get your COVID vaccines, and more than 6 million people in New Jersey are fully vaccinated; CBS2's Leah Mishkin reports.
Japan, France Report First Cases Of Omicron VariantThe Omicron variant has been confirmed in more countries, though not yet in the United States; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
At Least 8 Countries Confirm Omicron COVID CasesAt least eight countries have confirmed cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
World Health Organization Dubs Omicron A Variant Of ConcernThe makers of the major COVID vaccines are racing to test their shots against the heavily mutated new COVID variant Omicron, just dubbed a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, and now several nations are once again restricting travel; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Some New Yorkers Getting COVID Tests Before HolidaySome New Yorkers are rushing out to get COVID tests ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.