A new variant of COVID-19 – labeled Omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO) – has prompted renewed concern regarding the ongoing pandemic. WHO labeled Omicron a ‘variant of concern,’ which is reserved for dangerous variants that could be more transmissible, virulent or could decrease the effectiveness of vaccines or treatments.

As of this writing on Dec. 16, 2021, there has not been a documented COVID-19 case linked to the Omicron variant in Indiana, but it has been found in neighboring states like Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

Read the entire article at Apex Benefits for important information about the Omicron variant, and how to be diligent to protect yourself. All data cited can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Because we are still learning about the variant, it is expected information could change at any notice.