The second U.S. case of the new Omicron Covid variant was found in a Minnesota resident who attended LeftFdield Media's Anime NYC convention, which was held at the Javits Center in New York City November 19-21. The Minneapolis-area resident had traveled to the show, developed symptoms on November 22, and tested positive on November 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. His symptoms have now resolved. Like all attendees at AnimeNYC, this person was vaccinated (see “Anime NYC To Require Vaccinations”).
New York Governor Kathy Hochul urged everyone who attended the convention to get a Covid test, according to the New York Times. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was contact tracing attendees at the convention, and told residents that they should assume there is community spread of the Omicron variant in New York City.