With lines for testing stretching for blocks, an alarming amount of COVID Tweets and TikToks hitting our feeds, bars and restaurants shutting their doors this weekend, and a rapid rise in cases being reported in New York, it appears the Omicron variant has arrived in the city just in time to completely fuck up our holiday plans. There's no use blaming SantaCon or media companies' Christmas parties - anyone who leaves the house these days could have gotten exposed. But alas, if you've found yourself nervously sniffing random items in your home or preemptively ordering at-home test kits, you should probably skip that dinner party and cancel most of your social plans while you wait it out. Here's what to do instead (no Zoom parties, we promise).

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