Lightfoot, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, said her symptoms were “cold-like” and said she will continue to work from home while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isolation guidelines intended to guard against the spread of the virus.
“Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine”
Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which I credit to being vaccinated and boosted. I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation.— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) January 11, 2022
Her last public appearance was Monday night announcing a tentative deal between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union at City Hall that would see in-person instruction resume Wednesday, following a weeklong hiatus to debate coronavirus safeguards.
“I’m glad that we’re hopefully putting this behind us and looking forward. But there does come a point when enough is enough,” Lightfoot said Monday.
Critics on Twitter immediately seized on Lightfoot’s statement that she would “continue to work from home,” asking why teachers have to return to work in-person.