Thursday Morning Links – December 23, 2021

Our Thursday Morning Links have been curated for your Thursday reading here on NoVA Pundit with stories on COVID-19, Washington Football, leaving DC, and more.

Omicron is spreading and supasses Delta’s peak The United States logged a seven-day average coronavirus case count of 168,981 on Wednesday, amid a nationwide spike driven partly by the omicron variant, Washington Post figures show, surpassing a summer peak of just over 165,000 infections on Sept. 1. [WaPo]

Omicron variant spreading in Virginia The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) on Wednesday reported its highest single-day case increase since the surge following last holiday season last January, data show. [WJHL]

New laws coming to Virginia in 2022 With a new year comes new laws. Here’s a look at some of the new laws taking effect in the Commonwealth in 2022. [WSET]

Washington Football Team looking for a home in Northern Virginia Washington Football Team officials have been meeting with Virginia legislators to seek support for a plan to build a stadium and vast commercial complex in Northern Virginia, according to five people with knowledge of the effort. [WaPo]

People are leaving Washington, DC in droves The District had the largest percentage drop in population in the nation in the last year, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. [WTOP]