VIDEO: Mayor Calls Out People In Viral Video Breaking Stay-At-Home Order
Chicago, IL – Video has surfaced of a huge party that allegedly happened in a Chicago home last weekend despite the coronavirus pandemic restrictions (video below).
The video was posted to Facebook Live on Saturday night and showed hundreds of people packed inside of a home, including all the way up the staircase to where person filming stayed, WBBM reported.
In the video, very few of the attendees were wearing face masks, and most were pressed up one another in the packed space.
“You can’t even move in this s--t” a person at the party exclaimed in the video.
The video quickly went viral and Chicago police acknowledged it in a series of tweets, although they didn’t have enough information to pursue it.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker mentioned the video of the party during his daily coronavirus briefing on Sunday, CBS News reported.
“I want to remind everyone that by doing that - by standing together, not social distancing, many people not wearing masks - you're literally putting everyone around you in danger - you are,” Pritzker said. “They are putting you in danger. And more importantly, all of those people are putting their families and friends who are not there with them in danger.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the party featured in the viral video “reckless and utterly unacceptable,” CBS News reported.
"While most Chicagoans are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reckless actions like these threaten our public health and risk erasing the progress we have made," Lightfoot tweeted. "We will hold those responsible accountable."
But the mayor has been the hot seat herself lately for her own violation of the city’s stay-at-home order to get a haircut.
As of April 27, 18,679 residents of Chicago had tested positive for coronavirus and 773 have died, according to the city of Chicago's coronavirus website.
Watch video of the ill-advised party here below: