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Omicron’s swift emergence tests Texas public schools as a new semester begins

Many schools are pushing through with plans for in-person classes despite a surge in COVID-19 cases as they try to reassure parents and students they are prepared to open safely this week.

First-grader Martin Domingos receives a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on Jan. 03, 2022, as he prepares to return to in-person learning at Eastside Early College High School in Austin.

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