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Lightfoot bakes, bargains and dunks to keep Chicago home in new, lighthearted PSA

In the public service announcement, Lightfoot took on different personas, such as the decorator and even the astrologer, to convince people to stay home.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a new PSA Monday encourage Chicagoans to follow just one simple rule: stay home.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a new PSA Monday encourage Chicagoans to follow just one simple rule: stay home.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a new PSA Monday to explain social distancing and encourage Chicagoans to follow just one simple rule: stay home.

“The data shows that social distancing works,” the mayor said. “Please pay attention. Stay home. Save lives.”

In the public service announcement, Lightfoot took on different personas, such as the decorator and even the astrologer, to convince people to stay home.

“Apologies to all the Aries, but if you stay at home now, maybe you can celebrate with all the Geminis later,” she said with a cup of tea and saucer in hand.

Even Lightfoot, the White Sox fan, made a plea for Chicagoans to stay in, boasting that if the White Sox win, then Chicagoans must stay home. The clip that follows is one from the Sox’s World Series win in 2005.

But it’s Lightfoot, the realist, who sums it all up best.

“The truth is, 40,000 hospitalizations will break our healthcare system,” Lightfoot concludes. “Stay home. Save lives.”

Watch the video for yourself, and if it wasn’t already clear: stay home and save lives.