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APH shifts down to Stage 4 COVID guidelines as new omicron subvariant detected in Austin


Austin Public Health has downgraded the city to Stage 4 COVID guidelines for the first time since before the omicron surge as case numbers and the area's community transmission rate continues to drop.

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First 3 Austin omicron cases reported

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The first cases of the omicron variant have possibly been detected in Austin, according to Austin Public Health and the University of Texas.

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Austin Public Health seeing 'slight uptick in indicators' pointing to possible holiday COVID surge


Before the Thanksgiving holiday, Austin Public Health sent thanks to the Austin community for masking and getting vaccinated but also warned of another possible surge if COVID precautions are not taken this holiday season.

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