Some in Chicago welcome restrictions amid surge

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is urging residents in the nation's third-largest city to stay home except for essential activities, like going to work or grocery shopping, though the advisory is not mandatory. (Nov. 16)

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FORREST JONES: It's an emergency. I don't think we have any choice, unfortunately. As long as the numbers of new infections and deaths are going up and the stress on our capacity to care for people who get sick from COVID, then we have to take emergency measures.

I don't like this. I'm not happy about it. But I think that if we can have a common sense of purpose, that helps. It's frustrating that it came to that point, but I don't see any alternative. It's just really heartbreaking the impact on businesses, small businesses.

This is an example of a public-health measure. It's the only thing that we know that works, but it does require sacrifice.

KARTIK SABOO: I think it's very much required given the number of cases in Chicago right now. I think it should be stricter in the sense that it shouldn't be just a mere advisory because the situation-- the growth rate is, like, at its peak right now.