Die burgemeester van Chicago, Lightfoot, plaas 'n maskerlose foto by die WNBA -wedstryd, skend skynbaar mandate vir binnenshuise masker

Die Chicago Sky het Sondag tuis die WNBA -titel oor die Phoenix Mercury verower met Lightfoot en ondersteuners wat Wintrust Arena pak vir die laaste wedstryd.

Nadat die Sky die titel ingeneem het, Lightfoot posted a picture online of her celebrating without a mask among legions of masked fans — going against her own city’s mask mandate.

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In werklikheid, Lightfoot’s maskless gallivanting skirted both the Chicago local ordinance as well as Illinois’ statewide mask mandaat.

The Wintrust Arena is following all state and local mandates which require guests to wear masks indoors at all times, except when eating or drinking,” the arena’s webwerf state. Lightfoot did not appear to be eating or drinking in the photo.

Lightfoot’s office did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the photo or questions on why they posted a photo showing an apparent violation of the ordinances and what kind of example the mayor sets with the posted photo.

The Windy City’s mask mandate went back into effect in August, requiring face coverings indoors for everyone, insluitend toddlers as young as 2 jaar oud, regardless of vaccination status.

Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago’s public health commissioner, said she hopes the mask mandate will be verwyder again by the end of 2021.

For the next few weeks, ten minste, it is here to stay,” Arwady said Sunday. “We’re a little over 300 cases right now, so when we’re halfway in that substantial mark, we will recommend taking them off.

Chicago’s top doctor said that if cases of COVID-19 fall below the 200 mark in the city of 2.7 miljoen mense, the mask mandate could end.

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury for the 2021 WNBA championship by six points, 80 aan 74.

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