Chicago Mayor Lightfoot posts maskless photo at WNBA game, apparently violating indoor mask mandates

The Chicago Sky clinched the WNBA title over the Phoenix Mercury at home Sunday with Lightfoot and fans packing Wintrust Arena for the final game.

After the Sky took the title, 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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事实上, Lightfoot’s maskless gallivanting skirted both the Chicago local ordinance as well as Illinois’ statewide mask 授权.

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 网站 状态. 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, 包含 toddlers as young as 2 岁, 无论疫苗接种情况如何.

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

For the next few weeks, 至少, 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 新冠肺炎 fall below the 200 mark in the city of 2.7 百万人, the mask mandate could end.

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

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