New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday in response to the newly detected omicron variant, saying ‘It’s coming.’
What does that mean exactly?
For one thing, the state’s health department will be allowed to ‘protect hospital capacity by limiting nonessential and non-urgent care until at least Jan. 15.’ (You’ll remember we were here before, earlier in the pandemic.)
“The vaccine remains one of our greatest weapons in fighting the pandemic, and I encourage every New Yorker to get vaccinated, and get the booster if you’re fully vaccinated,” Gov. Hochul said.
Her emergency order on Friday came as the Biden administration said it would restrict flights from countries in Southern Africa.