As we enter a week of gathering and traveling, the omicron variant of the coronavirus has added chaos to holiday plans. Federal and state officials are warning of an oncoming wave of coronavirus infections that could bring the highest level of cases yet during the pandemic in the United States. Public health officials are urging Americans to get tested before meeting in-person with others.

Post reporters Allyson Chiu, Fenit Nirappil, Hannah Sampson and Natalie B. Compton answered your questions about the omicron variant, booster shots and how the variant may impact your holiday travel plans. Here are some of the questions they answered:

Read the transcript below. The question box includes a space for your name, but this is optional. Your question may be edited for accuracy and clarity

Looking for more? Read some of our recent coverage:

Sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter to get the most important pandemic developments in your inbox every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All stories in the newsletter are free to access.

Teddy Amenabar, an editor on The Post’s audience team, produced this Q&A.