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“Out of sight, out of mind”: Omicron and Christmas collide in Texas

Texans are taking varying levels of precautions as they finish holiday shopping and prepare for Christmas worship services.

Christmas shoppers ascend an escalator at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso on Dec. 23, 2021.
A family waited to enter the Lego store in compliance with social distancing recommendations at the North Star Mall in San Antonio on Dec. 23, 2021. Thousands of people filtered through dozens of stores while hundreds waited in lines to comply with social distancing inside some shops.
Thousands of people filtered through dozens of stores while hundreds waited in lines to comply with social distancing inside some shops at the North Star Mall in San Antonio on Dec. 23, 2021.

Business as usual 

For the faithful, in-person worship carries on

Christmas shoppers descend an escalator at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso on Dec. 23, 2021.

“Out of sight, out of mind”

Monica Ponce, 35, in line at La Rotativa for nixtamal for their family’s Christmas menudo. El Paso on Dec. 23, 2021.

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