In an effort to address burgeoning concerns over the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, President Biden is developing a winter pandemic plan that includes providing reimbursement for those conducting at-home coronavirus tests.

President Biden, confronting a worrisome new coronavirus variant and the potential of a winter surge, will lay out a new pandemic strategy on Thursday afternoon that includes hundreds of vaccination sites aimed at families, booster shots for all adults, insurance reimbursement for at-home coronavirus tests and fresh travel restrictions, including a requirement that international travelers must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within a day before departing for the United States.

Mr. Biden plans to announce the strategy at the National Institutes of Health. It comes a day after the new Omicron variant was detected in the United States for the first time, in California.

Senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to preview the plan, said it was aimed at keeping the economy, workplaces and schools open.

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