On February 2, the groundhog emerges from his burrow to predict whether we will experience an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
In much the same way, the Omicron variant arrived in December to prolong our COVID winter. After months of tentative normalcy, the shadow of Omicron brought with it a new round of challenges for local governments, which are facing both a public health pandemic and new difficulties with maintaining adequate staffing levels.
- Publication date: February 2022
- Author: Chris Morrill