no change in protocols. In addition to the variety of reasons already articulated, when Omicron first arrived, a lot of productions were caught flat footed in terms of coverage. Now there are understudies and swings who are actually prepared to go on, and a network of backups has also been created where needed. Additionally, people are being MUCH more cautious out of work and a very large part of the population (and even a much greater proportion of Broadway people) has already been infected. There is no way the data will ever catch up with what happened, but I believe a majority of people in the city have had omicron. I was taken by surprise when I tested positive, I was only tested situationally, and throughout my quarantine I never had a symptom of any kind. Many many people pass into, through, and out of omicron in blissful ignorance (whilst they infect a bunch of others). As others have said, the fact that virtually everyone is vaccinated makes this into a new phenomenon.