Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr Alison Arvadi said the mask mandate could be lifted again by the end of 2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot appears to have breached both local and state masks at the WNBA Finals in the Windy City.
The Chicago Sky won the WNBA title on Sunday over the Phoenix Mercury with Lightfoot and fans packing the Wintrust Arena for the final game.
After taking Sky’s title, Lightfoot posted a photo online of masked fans celebrating without a mask – going against his own city’s mask mandate.
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In fact, Lightfoot’s masked heroism surpassed Chicago’s local ordinance as well as Illinois. statewide mask Government Order.
“Wintrust Arena is adhering to all state and local mandates that require guests to wear masks indoors at all times except when eating or drinking,” Arena Website states. Lightfoot was not seen eating and drinking in the photo.
Lightfoot’s office did not respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on the photo or question why he posted a photo showing a clear violation of the ordinances and what kind of example Meyer posted.
The Windy City’s mask mandate went into effect back in August, requiring everyone to wear face coverings indoors toddlers Under 2 years of age, regardless of vaccination status.
Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arvadi said she expected masks to be mandatory removed again by the end of 2021.
“For the next few weeks, at least, it is here to stay,” Arvadi said on Sunday. “We’re at over 300 cases right now, so when we’re halfway to that substantial mark, we’d recommend removing them.”
Chicago’s top doctor said the mask requirement could end if COVID-19 cases fall below the 200 mark in the city of 2.7 million people.
The Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury six points, 80 to 74, for the 2021 WNBA Championship.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.