COVID In Illinois: Massive Northbrook Hotel Wedding Reception Called Potential 'Super-Spreader Event' By Cook County Health Department
December 4, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
A weekday wedding reception at a hotel in unincorporated Northbrook is being called a potential "super-spreader event" by county health officials and the hotel could face civil citations.
(CBS) — A weekday wedding reception at a hotel in unincorporated Northbrook is being called a potential “super-spreader event” by county health officials and the hotel could face civil citations.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, the Cook County Department of Public Health said the wedding put lives in danger.
All eyes were on her, and no masks were on to block the smiles. At the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, CBS 2 saw no social distancing at the wedding – and the groups of people walking about without masks.
“Profound dismay,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, Senior Medical Officer at the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Rubin and fellow Cook County Department of Public Health Senior Medical Officer and co-lead Dr. Kiran Joshi said in a statement that they are “considering citing the hotel and are investigating our legal options today. ”
“We need to focus on the people that were there at the wedding, but also, this is important for the hotel to know so that they can clean those rooms thoroughly,” Rubin said.
As far as whether the guests were wearing masks, Yang said, “Very few – some of the children were, but very few people. ”
“Just for a fellow man – I feel bad for the people that were getting married,” Yang said.
Gov. JB Pritzker said he was “deeply concerned for the people who attended that wedding. ”