Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a new stay-at-home advisory Thursday as COVID-19 cases rise throughout the city.
The latest advisory, which will take effect Oct. 16 at 6 a.m., is a part of the “Protect Chicago” plan to mitigate the spread of the virus, ABC7 reported. Lightfoot’s announcement comes at a point when Chicago is reporting nearly 1,900 new cases per day with some areas experiencing 25% test positivity rates, the report continued.
“Chicago has reached a critical point in the second surge of COVID-19, demanding that we undertake this multi-faceted and comprehensive effort to stop the virus in its tracks,” Lightfoot said.
“The gains we have made this past year have been the result of our willingness to work together. Even in this difficult moment, we will continue to unite as we always have for our city in order to halt the rise we’re seeing, shake out of the fatigue we’ve been experiencing, and make the crucial difference in what our future is going to look like,” she said. (RELATED: Chicago Mayor Imposes 10PM Curfew On Non-Essential Businesses)
A Stay-at-Home Advisory for Chicago will go into effect on Monday, November 16th at 6:00am.