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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tested positive for COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot covid positive

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been tested positive for COVID-19 and is working from home due to cold-like symptoms, according to a statement.

Apart from the cold-like symptoms, which she attributed to being vaccinated and boosted, the mayor said she is fine.

She said she will follow CDC guidelines for isolation.

“I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation,” Lightfoot said. “This is an urgent reminder for folks to get vaccinated and boosted as it’s the only way to beat this pandemic.”

“This is an urgent reminder for folks to get vaccinated and boosted as it’s the only way to beat this pandemic,” Mayor said in a statement.

The announcement comes one day after Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools officials reached a tentative agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union on COVID-19 safety protocols, which will return students to classrooms on Wednesday after five days of classes were cancelled when CTU members voted last week to work remotely amid a stalemate over a safe return to in-person classes during the latest surge of the pandemic.

Tuesday, Illinois reported 28,110 new COVID-19 cases and 92 related deaths. The overall positivity rate in the state is 16.9 percent.


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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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