Health officials considering school mask mandate after detecting Omicron in Pueblo County wastewater

Coronavirus

Variant Omicron

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — The Pueblo County Health Department has confirmed the coronavirus variant Omicron has been detected in wastewater in Pueblo County.

Based on previous research, omicron is usually detected in people between two and five days after its initial discovery.

Local health leaders are now discussing a possible mask mandate for schools. 

FOX21 is following this developing story and will update once more information is released.

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