Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Mayor, Will Consider Complete Lockdown If Omicron Spreads

Lori Lightfoot
Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot is the mayor of Chicago. On Monday she made an important announcement stating that she certainly plans on avoiding another lockdown to contain the COVID-19 virus. However, her administration is presently struggling with the new wave of omicron variant that is rapidly spreading. As a result, there is a possibility of another lockdown if the cases surge beyond control. 

The Democrat, Lori Lightfoot, informed that the ideal situation would be not to impose another lockdown. Small-business owners and the economy is fragile. 

Lightfoot’s remarks followed the guideline stating the citizens will have to show proof of vaccination status to enter all indoor spaces including restaurants, gyms, bars, etc. 

Lori Lightfoot Wary Of COVID Situation 

The new regulations have been imposed after the alarming increase in cases of the omicron variant. Chicago is also imposing similar rules. 

The proof of vaccination status in New York is mandatory for customers. But this led to some conflict and chaos in August in a restaurant. This legal case was dismissed by the judge later in September. 

Vaccine mandates have already been rolled out in several cities and also opposed in the court by workers. The Supreme Court also endorsed vaccination mandates in Maine, New Mexico, New York, and other places. 

Lori Lightfoot was asked about her opinion on vaccine policy and she said that it will definitely encourage people to get vaccinated in larger numbers. 

Lightfoot also mentioned that COVID cases are on the rise again but unfortunately hospital beds are not sufficient. She also added that the casualties are mostly the unvaccinated people. Hence, the vaccination proof will push the number higher and help in saving lives. 

She also pointed towards shutting down schools again till the situation is under control.