The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has popped up in more European countries, just days after being identified in South Africa., leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.
The owner of The UPS Store in Fitchburg, Melissa Ross, says they’ve seen a 17% increase in customers shipping items early compared to last year and because of supply chain issues, she recommends others follow suit.
As of this week, the emergency connectivity program is supplying Wisconsin schools and libraries with nearly $54 million in new technology benefiting students, the Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) said.
The new requirements, which were first previewed by President Joe Biden in September, will apply to about 84 million workers at medium and large businesses, although it is not clear how many of those employees are unvaccinated.
The district explained that a “significant number” of students attending the elementary school are either in isolation or have been told to quarantine Thursday due to confirmed COVID-19 cases in the school.