• Residents React With Cautious Optimism as Chicago Prepares to Roll Back COVID Mandates

    by Natalie Martinez / NBC-5 Chicago / February 22, 2022

    As the city of Chicago prepares to ease COVID restrictions, including proof-of-vaccination requirements and mask mandates, business owners and customers are expressing hope that the decision is a sign that the city is moving forward.

    At Artango Restaurant in Lincoln Square, the owners and customers alike were delighted with Tuesday’s news that the city will remove most of its COVID restrictions on Feb. 28.

    “We are really happy about it,” Javier Lopinto said. “After two years, we are ready to take it out and show our smiles and faces. We’re really happy.”

    The city’s plan to drop its proof-of-vaccination and mask mandates on Feb. 28 aligns with both suburban Cook County and the state of Illinois. Read more and Watch HERE




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