Mayor Lightfoot – COVID-19 Address

COVID-19 State of the City
March 19, 2020
Our Department of Public Health started tracking this virus when the first reports started coming from China in December, almost four months ago. As we prepared for this virus coming to the U.S. and specifically Chicago, our Public Health and emergency management teams drew upon lessons learned last summer, when many City departments and partners participated in a full scale drill in which we were called upon to respond to a pandemic virus, whose circumstances closely mirrored the challenge we are facing today.

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