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Franklin Barbecue, Sazan Ramen, Oseyo close their doors: Austin restaurants respond to omicron spread

Dozens of people from all over the U.S. gathered for Franklin Barbecue's pandemic reopening last month. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

After the first omicron cases in Austin were reported last week, some local restaurants have since followed the lead of other cities in preparing and, in some cases, closing their doors to gear up for a possible setback from the highly transmissible variant.

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UT modeling consortium predicts record hospitalizations to come from omicron, leading APH to take action

Austin is currently in Stage 3, in which APH recommends everyone where a mask to slow the spread of the virus. (Pexels)

Austin Public Health has updated its COVID-19 risk-based guidelines, expressing concern over the fast-spreading COVID-19 omicron variant ahead of the holidays.

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Austin clinic participates in trial testing vaccine for delta, omicron COVID variants

A new COVID booster shot is being tested to protect against new variants. (Pexels)

As studies are being performed to further understand the highly transmissible omicron variant, Austin Regional Clinic is one of the nationwide labs—and only one in Central Texas—testing a new Pfizer vaccine to protect against COVID-19 variants.

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