Evanston and Illinois entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois recovery plan on June 11.
Capacity limits lifted: In alignment with State guidelines, businesses, large-scale events, conventions, and other gatherings will no longer be subject to capacity limits. All businesses and venues should continue to support social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors.
Updated face covering guidelines: Face coverings will no longer be required for fully vaccinated individuals at outdoor events and activities hosted by the City, including the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market, Starlight Concerts and Movies, and other outdoor City events.
Evanston businesses and venues may continue to require face coverings regardless of vaccination status, and are encouraged to require face coverings for all patrons unless they can verify that individuals have been fully vaccinated.
Where face coverings are still required
If you’re not fully vaccinated, continue to wear a face covering and practice social distancing at indoor businesses and venues, as well as in outdoor public settings when maintaining a six-foot distance from others is not possible.
All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face covering in the following settings:
- Indoors at City facilities, community centers, and Evanston Public Library locations
- Public transportation
- Health care settings
- K-12 schools and daycare centers
- Congregate settings, such as long-term care facilities and group homes
- Businesses and venues that choose to require face coverings
The City will continue to evaluate face covering guidelines and will provide additional updates as necessary.