Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) said on Thursday that she hopes to reopen Chicago’s restaurants and bars “as soon as possible,” and that she will have a dialogue with the governor.
Lightfoot said: “I am very, very focused on getting the restaurant to reopen. If we consider setting various standards for the status, we will meet most or all of the conditions.” “So I will have a dialogue with the governor, but I want Our restaurants and bars will reopen as soon as possible.”
The mayor added that Chicago’s restaurants have “beyond the limits” to implement coronavirus mitigation measures. She said that coronavirus mitigation measures are subject to strict supervision and regular inspections. Lightfoot said restaurants and bars will become “one of the safer places.”
According to Lightfoot, after restaurants and bars closed, health officials in the city saw more and more people entering private spaces without masks, posing a greater risk of spreading the coronavirus.
Lightfoot said: “In my opinion, in the bar space, we have more opportunities to regulate and control that environment.” People are engaging in dangerous behaviors that not only put themselves at risk, but also put their families , Colleagues and other family members are in danger. ”
She added that she “very strongly” believes that Chicago is “very close” to the point where an official should discuss reopening bars and restaurants to the public.
According to Governor JB Pritzker, if certain Illinois areas meet the correct targets, they may begin to remove Tier 3 restrictions as early as this week. However, it is not yet clear which mitigation measures will be cancelled.
The governor did not give a specific date for announcing the decision to cancel the mitigation measures, but he said last week that the earliest to leave the third floor area will be Friday.
“Since November 30th, I have been keeping up-Dr.’s advice. [Anthony] Fauci [Illinois Department of Public Health] And other infectious disease experts-it is unwise to demote people from our current three-tier mitigation measures during the holidays, because during the holidays it is particularly easy for people to gather in multiple households and do it without wearing a mask- These may bring about a worrying “surge wave” of things,” Pritzker said in an update on the state’s coronavirus response on Wednesday.
He pointed out that the state “has not experienced the post-Thanksgiving rise that plagued most of the country” and said that state health officials are “closely watching” the period after Christmas and New Year.
Pritzker continued: “I am cautiously optimistic because there are some signs that some areas have made real progress and will not reverse this progress this week or next.”
He said: “Therefore, from January 15 to New Year’s Day, it happens to be an incubation period. Any area that meets the mitigation measures indicators can withdraw from the third layer of our mitigation plan.”
Since November 20th, all 11 areas in Illinois have been under Level 3 relief, reducing capacity limits for outdoor dining and other activities, completely suspending indoor dining, closing indoor entertainment venues such as theaters and casinos, and Other restrictions have been added.
If a certain area has a positive test rate of less than 12% for three consecutive days, and the availability of the ICU exceeds 20%, and hospital beds can be provided, and the hospitalization rate of 7 cases of COVID-19 has decreased in the past 10 months, then You can go to the method for 2 days.