Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks in Chicago on June 11. WLSChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was met with cheers when she announced the city is fully reopened.
The city moved into Phase 5 of its reopening plan, which allows businesses to operate without Covid-19 guidelines.
“Meaning capacity limits gone, mask mandates not mandatory, and social distancing requirements lifted,” Lightfoot said.
Masks remain required in some places, per federal guidelines, the mayor said, including on public transportation and in health care facilities, schools, shelters and correctional facilities.
Those who are not vaccinated should still wear masks, the mayor said.
“This time last year, our city was in a very different place,” Lightfoot said. “And it’s been 15 months since Covid first came to our city, wreaked havoc on nea
Chicago is officially reopened
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