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New York City Mayor Declared Pre-Emptive Strike Against Winter Surge Of CoronavirusLaura Podesta reports anyone who works in New York City will have to be vaccinated before the new year.
Biden Administration Implementing New Travel Rules To Help Combat Spread Of Omicron VariantEveryone aged 2 and up will need a negative COVID test at least 24 hours prior to takeoff.
Biden Administration Enacts New Travel Restrictions To Combat Spread Of Omicron VariantSkyler Henry reports the Omicron variant is now starting to take hold in the states.
Omicron Has Flyers Facing New ChallengesCBS4’s Lilia Luciano has the story.
South Miami Police Chief Rene Landa Alarmed By New Report About Covid-19 And OfficersSouth Miami Police Chief Rene Landa says he is alarmed and troubled by a new published report about how many officers have died as a result of the coronavirus.
New Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant As President Biden Works To Slow SpreadThe U.S. now has two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant. The latest person is a Minnesota man who recently traveled to New York City for an anime convention, who was vaccinated and received a booster. He developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22<sup>, </sup>tested positive on Nov. 24, and reportedly no longer has symptoms.
Gov. DeSantis Blasts President Biden On Latest COVID MeasuresFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis said Florida would be working on circumventing President Biden's new measures.
Experts: The Most Important Thing You Can Do Is Get VaccinatedCBS4's Ted Scouten on the latest travel requirements in light of the new coronavirus variant.
Biden Administration Taking Action On Omicron VariantDebra Alfarone reports President Biden is set to visit the National Institutes of Health this afternoon, where he will deliver remarks on actions his administration plans to take to tackle the Omicron variant.
First Case Of The Omicron Variant Detected In USLaura Podesta reports the White House is making moves to fight the virus as the winter surge approaches.
Dr. Aileen Marty Speaks With CBS4 To Discuss Omicron VariantFIU's infection disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty talks about the Omicron variant and where it came from.
South Florida Health Officials Prepare For Coronavirus Omicron VariantHealth Officials in South Florida are searching for the Omicron Variant right at home. While it has yet to be detected, experts say it's only a matter of time.
WEB EXTRA: CDC Director: 'We Don't Know Everything We Need To Know Yet About The Omicron Variant,' Urges VaccinationCDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky: "We don't know everything we need to know yet about the Omicron variant, but we know that vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from severe illness and complications from all known SARS-CoV-2 variants to date."
Findings Show Omicron Variant Spread Earlier Than First BelievedModerna's CEO also warns that vaccines are less effective against the omicron variant.
FDA Advisers Endorse Merck's COVID Antiviral Drug In Narrow VoteA panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside drug advisers voted narrowly Tuesday to back allowing Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Merck's antiviral pills to be prescribed for COVID-19, following an hours-long meeting mulling the benefits and risks of molnupiravir to treat the disease in high-risk adults.
CDC Recommends All Adults Get Booster Shot As Concern Over Omicron Variant GrowsNaomi Ruchim reports it will take a few more weeks before we know if the current vaccines protect against it.
Local Experts Weigh In On Omicron COVID VariantCBS4's Karli Barnett reports medical experts say now, more than ever, you should get your COVID vaccine or booster.
New COVID Variant Prompts US To Ban Travel To 8 African CountriesCBS4's Ashley Dyer shares what President Joe Biden had to say about the new variant.
US Travel Restrictions Begin Monday For South AfricaLaura Podesta reports the CDC and the Biden administration are preparing for the arrival of the omicron variant on our shores.

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Omicron In Florida: First Case Reported In Tampa HospitalThe COVID-19 Omicron variant has officially arrived in Florida. The first case was detected at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Inching Up In FloridaThe number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 increased, but those in intensive-care units remained virtually unchanged, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
COVID-19 Testing Sites In South FloridaNot feeling well? Do you need a COVID-19 test? Here's a list of testing sites in South Florida.
COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South FloridaHere is a list of locations where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in South Florida.
Biden Administration Implementing New Travel Rules To Help Combat Spread Of Omicron VariantEveryone aged 2 and up will need a negative COVID test at least 24 hours prior to takeoff. 
Florida COVID-19 Hospitalizations Relatively FlatThe number of patients in Florida hospitals with COVID-19 remained relatively flat during the past week.
Two Lots Of COVID Drug Remdesivir Part Of Safety Recall For Glass Particle ContaminationGilead is notifying distributors and customers about the problem.
Injunction Denied In Health Care Vaccination FightA panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, turned down a motion by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody for an injunction against the Biden administration rule while the Atlanta-based court considers the vaccination requirement.
Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South AfricaSouth African health officials said Friday they are investigating a recent surge in cases among younger age groups not seen in previous waves of the virus, as the country battles an "unprecedented" surge of COVID-19 cases it believes is fueled by the Omicron variant.
New Warning For Parents Regarding Omicron COVID-19 VariantOn Friday evening, CBS4 News spoke to an infectious disease specialist who spent numerous years in South Africa studying rare viruses there.
South Miami Police Chief Rene Landa Alarmed By New Report About Covid-19 And Officers South Miami Police Chief Rene Landa says he is alarmed and troubled by a new published report about how many officers have died as a result of the coronavirus.
Dr. Fauci: If You're Vaccinated, You Don't Have To Change Your Holiday Plans Due To Omicron VariantAt least five states are reporting COVID-19 cases that involve the omicron variant and health officials are urging Americans not to wait any longer to receive a vaccination or booster to better protect themselves and others.
More Than 1,300 Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19Florida hospitals had 1,319 patients with COVID-19, including 239 in intensive-care units, according to data released Thursday.
New Covid Directives From President Biden Will Impact Holiday TravelThe Omicron variant is impacting holiday air travel this year. That mask will remain on your face in the air, on the train or on public transportation until Mid-March now.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants To Hand Out Taxpayer Dollars To Businesses That Defy Vaccine MandatesLed by Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Republicans are escalating their fight against President Joe Biden's coronavirus vaccine mandate by testing a new method to support resisters: Giving taxpayer money to the unvaccinated.
New Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant As President Biden Works To Slow SpreadThe U.S. now has two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant as President Biden works to contain it.
FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty On Omicron Variant: 'It Looks Like It's Going To Be Very Significantly Virulent And Very Transmissible'Florida International University infectious disease specialist, Dr. Aileen Marty sat down Wednesday night with Lauren Pastrana and Elliot Rodriguez to discuss the new coronavirus variant Omicron, which is causing concern around the world. 
As US Confirms First Omicron Case, CDC Works To Step Up Testing RequirementsWednesday, the U.S confirmed its first case of covid caused by the new Omicron variant, found in a fully vaccinated patient in California.
South Florida Health Officials Prepare For Coronavirus Omicron VariantHealth Officials in South Florida are searching for the Omicron Variant right at home.
Wrangling Continues In COVID-19 Records FightA Leon County circuit judge Wednesday rejected an attempt to shield a Florida Department of Health official from testifying in a public-records case that seeks to force the state to provide COVID-19 data.