(by Alex Nitzburg | The Blaze) – Individuals in Chicago will soon be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter indoor gyms, indoor dining facilities, and indoor entertainment facilities that serve food or drinks.
During remarks on Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, said that for those who remain unvaccinated, “it’s time for a change. If you wish to live life as normally as possible … you must be vaccinated in the city of Chicago starting January 3rd. This health order may pose an inconvenience to the unvaccinated,” she said, adding that it “is inconvenient by design.”
To put it simply, if you have been living vaccine-free, your time is up. If you wish to live life as w/the ease to do the things you love, you must be vax’d.
This health order may pose an inconvenience to the unvaccinated, and in fact it is inconvenient by design.
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) December 21, 2021
The mandate, which will take effect Jan. 3, will require most people ages 5 and older to supply proof of vaccination to enter the specified indoor spaces.
People over 16 must also supply identification that matches the information on their proof of vaccination, according to the order. A press release about the order says that this applies to people ages 16 and older.
Some of the various exceptions include people who are briefly entering a facility for under 10 minutes to place an order and carry out food, utilize the restroom, or make a delivery. Read Full Article >