Thursday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants to get her city’s restaurants and bars reopened “as quickly as possible” to cut down instances of private parties.
“I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible,” Lightfoot said.
Speaking of the restaurant industry, the Chicago Democrat said “they’ve gone above and beyond to put in mitigation controls inside of the restaurants.” arguing regulations would make restaurants one of the safer places.
“I feel very strongly that we are very close to a point when we should be talking about opening up our bars and restaurants,” she added.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants and bars need to be allowed to reopen "as quickly as possible" to cut down on instances of private parties where people don't take proper precautions against COVID-19. https://t.co/EC4Df2tFs7
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 14, 2021
Monday, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo caused a stir by tweeting “We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.”
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
The tweet sparked criticism from conservatives and accusations of hypocrisy.
Your account hacked? You sound like a Republican
— Kambree (@KamVTV) January 11, 2021