Chicago Mayor Demands Chicagoans Wear Masks Even When Not Near Anyone

‘We really need them to be wearing face coverings everywhere, any time they walk outside their home’


LIGHTFOOT: “Look, I’m concerned about the uptick in cases among our 18 to 29-year-old and 30 to 39-year-old cohort. So we’re thinking a lot about how we can do a better job of reaching those young people. You know, early on in the pandemic, we spent a significant amount of time talking about older folks, talking about people with underlying conditions. It’s clear with the benefit of hindsight that we also now need to spend a lot of time thinking about the young people because that’s where we’re seeing the increase in our new cases. So of course we’re thinking about places where young people gather, bars, restaurants, other places of entertainment, gyms, but we’re also thinking creatively about ways to bring new messaging with credible messengers to reach this group. You know, when I talk to young people that I see out that don’t ask masks, they say to me, well, mayor, I work in a grocery store, I wear it in other kinds of stores, but we really need them to be wearing face coverings everywhere, any time they walk outside of their home. And they really need to religiously practice social distancing. So we’re going to be rolling out a few things in the coming days that are focused on that age group of different demographics. But we’re not going to hesitate, if we need to, to take some steps back because we’ve got to keep being diligent on keeping people safe.”

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