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A coronavirus booster being administered this month in Boston. People should continue getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing masks in indoor public spaces, and taking other precautions, even as the Omicron surge declines, experts say.

Here’s why you should take COVID-19 precautions even as Omicron declines

"People just need to continue to be careful and protect themselves, their family, their community, and just bear with it a little longer," said Dr. Robert Klugman, medical director of employee health and occupational medicine at UMass Memorial Health.

The Google search page.

What can Google search trends for COVID-19 symptoms tell us about the direction of the pandemic?

Data provided by Google on trends in searches for COVID-19 symptoms showed that after rising through most of December, the number of searches for symptoms like fever, chills, and cough began to drop in the last days of 2021 in the United States and Massachusetts.

The government website where people can order free at-home COVID-19 tests went live on Tuesday.

Having trouble ordering free COVID-19 rapid tests? Here’s what to do.

The federal government’s website where you can order free COVID-19 tests is up and running, and every American home is eligible to receive four at-home tests.

People walk past the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square in Somerville on Nov. 2, 2019.

Somerville health panel rejects indoor business vaccine mandate

Somerville’s Board of Health on Thursday voted 2-1 to reject a proposed COVID-19 vaccination requirement for indoor businesses such as restaurants, gyms, clubs, and theaters.

A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.

Booster shots improve protection against Omicron, CDC studies show

The papers echo previous research indicating that available vaccines are less effective against Omicron than earlier versions of the coronavirus, but also that boosters significantly improve protection.

Nathan Smith of Beverly tested positive for COVID-19 more than 20 days ago, but he still experiences fatigue, sinus symptoms, and gastrointestinal issues.

For some, ‘mild’ illness from Omicron feels like anything but

An unlucky group of COVID-positive people have found that the variant’s “mild” categorization is something of an understatement.

Students walked out of classes at the Boston Latin Academy which is one of the largest schools in the district.

Mass. reports dip in new public school coronavirus cases with 28,151 among students and 4,758 among staff

The 32,909 total cases were 15,505 fewer, or a reduction of about 32 percent from last week's report. The decrease in school cases comes as data shows that cases statewide have peaked after an Omicron-fueled surge.

Medical workers put new PPE on for each visit to a Covid-19 patients room in the Covid-19 ward at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare system campus and medical center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on Jan. 11, 2022.

What happens after Omicron? Some experts predict a lull but say the virus could have more tricks up its sleeve

The surge fueled by the Omicron variant will likely fade in the weeks ahead in the US, experts say, and encouraging case declines have already emerged in Massachusetts and other states in the Northeast. The question is: What comes next?