Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tested positive for Covid-19

tested positive for COVID-19
Mayor Lori Lightfoot

In a statement made on Twitter this afternoon, Mayor Lori E Lightfoot confirmed that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

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”

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.

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