Live Updates: Chicago Protests and Unrest

Lightfoot says city will move to next reopening phase Wednesday

Despite days of looting and civil unrest, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced this morning that the city will ease COVID-19 restrictions as planned starting Wednesday. That means several types of businesses will be allowed to reopen starting Wednesday with public health restrictions and guidance, including retailers that may have had property damaged and stolen by looters over the weekend.

Phase 3 of Chicago’s five-phase reopening plan allows for restaurants to begin serving people outdoors, and for retailers to reopen with in-store capacity limits. But Lightfoot also reiterated that anyone who has been involved in protests should self-quarantine for 14 days, lest the city lose progress it has made against the deadly coronavirus.

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