Early evidence is showing that for most people, at least those that are vaccinated, omicron appears to result in mild illness that closely resembles the common cold.  Most prominent symptoms are:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue/Tiredness
  • Congestion/Runny Nose
  • Fever

The time it takes for an infected person to develop symptoms after an exposure may be shorter for Omicron than previous variants – this is down from a full week to as little as 2-3 days or fewer.  The best way to prevent ill ness is to avoid being exposed to this virus if possible.  Things that you can do to prepare for Omicron COVID-19:

  • Stock up on 7-10 days’ worth of Supplies.
  • Use Telehealth to Refill your Medications.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • Clean your hands often by washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid crowds and people who are sick.
  • If someone in your home is sick, have them stay away from the rest of the household to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in your home.
  • Strong emotions can be harmful to your health. Please reach out to our counselor so that she can take steps to help you cope with stress and anxiety.