Stories tagged: "Omicron"


Workers at a Walgreens location in Durham, N.C. assist persons with tests for COVID-19 at a temporary drive-thru site where patients administer their own tests in May 2020. To alleviate long testing lines today amid the Omicron surge, health officials are giving away tests and masks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
We Got Ya, North Carolina. Here’s How to Get Free COVID Tests and Masks

Hoping to ease long lines, the Biden administration and state leaders are dishing out freebies.

Healthcare workers process COVID1-9 rapid antigen tests at a testing site Thursday. Last week North Carolina broke single-day records for COVID-19 cases three days running, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, topping out at 19,620. Friday, the state reported 28,474 new cases. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Latest Omicron News Is Giving North Carolina Deja Vu

North Carolina is seeing a huge spike of Omicron variant infections, risking staffing shortages at hospitals and schools.

COVID is the real war on Christmas. (Shutterstock)
Unwrapping Omicron and Delta, the Scary Holiday Presents Nobody Wants

A point-by-point guide to staying safe this holiday season amid the Delta and Omicron variants.