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CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed late Tuesday afternoon via Twitter that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Lightfoot, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, characterized her symptoms as “cold-like” and said she will continue to work from home while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isolation guidelines intended to guard against the spread of the virus.

Lightfoot’s diagnosis comes one day after she announced a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union that would see in-person instruction resume Wednesday, following a weeklong hiatus to debate coronavirus safeguards, The New York Times reported.

“I’m glad that we’re hopefully putting this behind us and looking forward. But there does come a point when enough is enough,” Lightfoot said Monday, announcing the compromise had been reached.

The deal includes provisions for additional testing and metrics that would close schools with major virus outbreaks, the Times reported.

“This agreement is the only modicum of safety that is available for anyone that steps foot in the Chicago Public Schools, especially in the places in the city where testing is low and where vaccination rates are low,” Stacy Davis Gates, the union’s vice president, told the Times.

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