Chicago Mask Mandate? Mayor Lori Lightfoot says masks could return as COVID cases increase – .

Chicago Mask Mandate? Mayor Lori Lightfoot says masks could return as COVID cases increase – .

CHICAGO (WLS) – Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said COVID has incredible momentum right now, and she is warning Chicagoans to back off. She said that while Chicago regularly sees more than 200 new cases of COVID a day, she would consider reinstating mask warrants and other restrictions.
“If we see an increase, something like we’ve seen over the last couple of cycles, then it’s all on the table,” Lightfoot said. “But for now, I feel confident with the measures in place. But everything is subject to change depending on data and science. “RELATED: Illinois Reports 1,088 Cases, 4 Deaths

At a press conference on Tuesday, Dr Arwady said the city was not yet at the point of recommending that the vaccinated population wear masks.

Dr Arwady also discussed an expansion of the home vaccination program, with the new incentive of a $ 25 Visa gift card.

On Tuesday, the Hartmans are sightseeing in town. All are vaccinated and comfortable without masks.

“For me, it’s like I would like to see the masks stay off, but I fully understand that there are a lot of people who are not vaccinated, and it certainly has an impact on the rest of us.” , Ted Hartman mentioned. Cathy Hartman agreed.

” I’m feeling good. The only way for me to go back to wearing a mask unless it’s mandatory, ”she said.

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The city said the majority of new hospitalizations and deaths were among unvaccinated people, which is of particular concern to the mayor.

“The longer you delay delaying getting a vaccine, you run the risk of another virus mutation,” Lightfoot said.

Meanwhile, Alisha Pigram plans to wear her mask regardless of her vaccination status and regardless of potential tenure.

“Because it’s personal to me – the medical issues and then the family members, so yes, I will continue, until it is clear, I will always be careful,” Pigram said.

While waiting to see what happens in Chicago, other parts of the Midwest are reinstating indoor mask mandates.

On Monday, the city of Saint-Louis put this in place.

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