CHICAGO (CBS)– Performers will take the stage as thousands gather in Grant Park in just two days. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said there are no plans to cancel the Lollapalooza festival, despite a rising number of COVID cases.
Cases have been steadily rising in the past month, with more than 1,000 new cases reported every day for the past five days.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
The four-day music festival typically draws 100,000 fans a day.
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When Lollapalooza was first announced for this year, the city and organizers said ticket holders must either show proof they’ve been fully vaccinated or proof of a negative COVID test within 24 hours of attending the festival.
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Still, Lightfoot said she doesn’t have any second thoughts about moving forward with the festival.