The masks will be coming off (most places) in Chicago on Monday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and public health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announced that coronavirus metrics are expected to reach a level that permits the end of the city’s mask mandate and proof -of-vaccination requirements at gyms, bars and restaurants.
Chicago To Lift Mask and Proof Of Vaccine Mandates On Monday
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