The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to investigate a confirmed case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant external icon. The individual, a resident of Minnesota, developed mild symptoms on November 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on November 24. The person has since recovered.
The individual traveled to New York City and attended the Anime NYC 2021 convention at the Javits Center from November 19-21, 2021.
CDC recommends people follow COVID-19 prevention strategies. Everyone 5 years and older should get vaccinated and get a booster shot, if recommended. Get tested if you have symptoms and stay home if you are sick.