Omicron surge puts long-term care facilities on high alert

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News4 JAX (01/01/2022) – Local News

Marilyn Parker, Reporter

Kyle Ashley, News4JAX

Published: January 1, 2022, 8:30 PM

Updated: January 1, 2022, 11:29 PM
Tags: Community, Jacksonville, Health, Coronavirus
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Omicron surge puts long-term care facilities on high alert
Getting the booster shot to staff members at long-term facilities isn't moving as fast as some health experts were hoping. This comes as Florida, Georgia, and other states around the U.S. see a big increase in Covid cases.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Local long-term care facilities are keeping a close eye on their residents following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.

The United States Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service, Xavier Becerra, warns that the omicron variant is lightning fast and that nursing can’t afford another surge in COVID-19 infections. Full story »