Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has canceled Thanksgiving for the city’s residents amid the rising Covid-19 positive tests.
“This is serious life and death,” Lightfoot said during a press conference on Thursday, saying the city is “doing what is necessary” to slow the spread of the virus that causes no symptoms to mild flu symptoms in 99.4% of cases.
Lightfoot imposed a 30-day stay-at-home advisory for people to refrain from traveling home for the holidays, or having guests in their homes, as the Covid-19 fear mongering continues.
The advisory was issued “in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 positive tests and hospitalizations in the city.”
Lightfoot said, “We are sounding the alarm that we are at this inflection point where we have to do more than we’ve already done.”