Nationwide, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are ticking upward for the first time in months. Part of the issue may be the spread of new Omicron subvariants, particularly BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, which together now make up 35 percent of the country’s circulating COVID-19 viruses. Still, the U.S. is in better shape than it was at this time of year in 2021 and 2020.
With individuals in many places now responsible for their own COVID-19 preparedness, it’s time to figure out your strategy for vaccination, testing, and what you’ll do if you test positive. Here, we’ve collected PGN articles on these topics to help you make decisions about COVID-19 this fall and winter. We’ll be updating this page with new articles in the coming weeks.