Dr. Lindquist says, "This does not bode well to have an event this early with Omicron in Washington state."
Cases are holding steady in Washington while leaders in Europe express growing concern over rapidly increasing hospitalizations.
A new study found that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines perform poorly without a booster.
Heavy rain and strong winds in the eastern lowlands and up to 18 inches of snow in the mountain passes.
The first three cases are among young adults who live in Western Washington.
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.
Cassie Sauer, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association states, "I think that there is almost no chance that it's not [here.]"
Epidemiologists call travel bans politically motivated and ineffective as more cases are detected in Europe.
Travel returns to normal for Thanksgiving which is fueling worry that an explosion of new cases is coming.
2.5 million Washingtonians will become instantly eligible for a booster when the CDC Director gives final approval.