‘We Have No Choice’: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Proof Of Vaccination Requirements To Enter Restaurants, Gyms


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new policy Tuesday mandating certain businesses to require proof of vaccination.

“New steps must be taken to protect the health and well-being of our residents,” Lightfoot announced in a statement, tweeting that. “This public health order requiring proof of vaccination to visit certain indoor public places is a necessary measure to ensure we can continue to enjoy our city’s many amenities as we enter the new year.”

Chicago’s Commissioner of Public Health Allison Arwady issued a health order mandating that, starting Jan. 3, 2022, certain Chicago businesses, including indoor dining, fitness, and entertainment, will require customers to present proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to enter. The order exempts individuals with religious and medical exemptions, so long as they produce a negative COVID-19 test.

“This new requirement will not eliminate COVID risk, but it will help ensure a much safer indoor environment for fully vaccinated Chicagoans, as well as for the employees working in these higher-risk settings,” Arwady said. “As we head further into the winter months, we must take this step now.”

We didn’t want it to get to this point, but given the situation we find ourselves in, we have no choice. Beginning Jan. 3, you must show proof you are fully vax’d to enter bars, restaurants, fitness centers, and entertainment/recreational venues where food… (Read more)

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