- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is imploring citizens to combat the coronavirus pandemic by not having relatives over as guests.

The Democrat issued a “Stay-at-Home Advisory” on Thursday while citing a recent average of 1,900 COVID-19 cases per day as her rationale.

“A Stay-at-Home Advisory for Chicago will go into effect on Monday, November 16th at 6:00am,” she tweeted. “This advisory calls on all Chicagoans to do the following: Stay home unless for essential reasons. Stop having guests over — including family members you do not live with. Avoid non-essential travel. Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans.”

Ms. Lightfoot warned citizens that they needed to “recommit to the fundamentals” of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands if they wanted to return “to some sense of normalcy.”

“Our goal now is the same as it was during the first surge: Bend the curve,” she added.

Her message in many ways mirrors Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada, who told citizens this week to adopt a “Stay at Home 2.0” mentality.

“We can avoid that nightmare scenario,” Mr. Sisolak tweeted Tuesday. “But we have two weeks to do it, and it will take every one of us. Again, if we don’t come together at this moment, I will be forced to take stronger action in 14 days. To be clear, I don’t want to.”

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