ND Officials Testing For Omicron, Urging COVID Vaccinations As Variant Emerges In U.S.

(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota officials are testing for the Omicron [[ahm-ih-cron]] COVID variant as the first case in the U.S. is identified. The variant was first discovered in South Africa and the first U.S. case was documented yesterday in California. North Dakota health officials say they are confident they will be able to identify when omicron emerges in the state. They are urging people to take advantage of the protection offered by the COVID-19 vaccine.

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