Omicron Variant is expected to enter New York City soon. The masks should come back now, and that should be indoors too. That might sound a bit excessive, but that is what some of the top doctors of the area are saying. You need to wear the mask indoors, too, apparently in order to protect yourself and your loved ones from the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

This is for all the people, which means all the people irrespective of the vaccination status. It is said that the omicron variant has a more chance of Reinfection, so that means that even if you have had corona once, you can get affected by it again. So it’s better to take all the precautions that you can when you still have the time for it.

Omicron expected to arrive in NYC, COVID masks should be worn indoors ‘at all times

“New York City has one of the strongest variant surveillance systems in the country, sequencing hundreds of cases a week. And we do anticipate detecting omicron in New York in the coming days based on what we know about its global spread,” Choksi said in a statement. “A lot still is unknown about omicron because it’s so early. But studies are underway, and we will know more about the variant in the coming weeks.”

He urged vaccination and masks for the people as a precaution against the virus. “Our understanding of omicron will advance, and we’ll be able to adjust our public health strategies accordingly,” Choksi said. “Until then, let’s bring to bear our tried-and-true tools that are already helping us keep COVID-19 at bay.”