(Washington, D.C.) -- President Biden is outlining steps to deal with the growing threat of the COVID Omicron variant. The variant has prompted an alarming surge in the ongoing pandemic. Speaking at the White House, Biden acknowledged growing fears among Americans. He said unvaccinated people will continue to be at the highest risk. Biden stressed that fully vaccinated people should go ahead with plans to gather with family members over the holidays. He said full vaccinations include booster shots. Biden also cited CDC recommendations to wear face masks in crowded settings, indoors and outdoors.