The Kansas City Metro is experiencing a new pandemic wave caused by subvariants of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus.

COVID brought flights to a halt Tuesday morning at KCI after an outbreak in the air traffic control tower. The FAA told KCTV5 the tower had to close for COVID-related cleaning.

KCTV talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd, infectious disease physician on Saint Luke's COVID-19 Response Team, about the rise in cases across the metro and how to best protect yourself this summer.

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