Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Tuesday an unprecedented crackdown on unvaccinated citizens.
That means, going out to eat in Chicago will soon require people to bring not just their mask, but also proof of vaccination if they are going to be inside for more than 10 minutes.
“This new wave is seemingly more deadly than the last, spreading faster and causing profound harm,” Lightfoot said. “To be clear, I’ve not been this concern about COVID-19 since the early days of the pandemic.”
The mayor’s requirement applies to bars, restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues that serve food and drink, it does not include houses or worship or grocery stores. At least not for now.
“If you wish to live life as normally as possible, with the ease to do the things that you love, you must be vaccinated in the city of Chicago starting January 3,” the mayor said. “It’s inconvenient by design.”
Democrat Lori Lightfoot announces people must show proof of vaccination to visit most businesses in Chicago:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 21, 2021
"If you wish to live life as normally as possible, with the ease to do the things that you love, you must be vaccinated in the city of Chicago" pic.twitter.com/2q92EWHryT
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