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  • July 3: Evanston Had 7 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s Cases Show an Increase
    July 3.  Evanston had 7 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the seventh day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 868 cases, one less than yesterday. In the last six days, there has been an increase in cases in the State from 646 to 868.
  • ETHS Launches Family Poll About Education in the Fall
    July 3  Evanston Township High School will announce a re-opening plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year in the next few weeks, according to a letter emailed to parents and guardians on Tuesday, June 30.
  • July 2: Evanston Had 3 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s Cases Show an Increase
    July 2   Evanston had 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the sixth day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 869 cases. In the last five days, there has been an increase in cases in the State from 646 to 869.
  • School District 65 Plans to Open the Coming School Year with a Hybrid Model
    In an interview on July 1, Superintendent Devon Horton told the RoundTable it is “more than likely” that School District 65 will be using a “hybrid” model this coming school year, in which parents have an option to choose to continue remote learning or to return to schools for in-classroom instruction.
  • July 1: Two New Covid-19 Cases in Evanston
    July 1. Evanston had 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the fifth day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 828 cases. In the last four days, there has been an uptick in new cases in the State. New cases in the nation have increased 90% since early June.
  • Yellow Caution Tape to Start Coming Down at Playgrounds, Basketball Courts
    July 1. City crews will begin removing the caution yellow tape barring use of Evanston playgrounds and basketball courts this week, with officials’ giving a cautious okay to reopening those facilities.
  • Evanston Has 8 New Covid-19 Cases Today

    June 30  Evanston had 8 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the fourth day into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The State had 724 cases. Illinois is containing the virus much better than the nation as a whole, which reported 35,664 new cases.

  • Three Days into Phase 4, Evanston Is Averaging 2 New Covid-19 Cases Per Day; The State, 723 New Cases Per Day

    June 29   In the last three days, there have been 6 new COVID-19 cases of Evanstonians, or an average of 2 per day. There have been 2,170 new cases in Illinois in the last three days, or an average of 723 per day. The daily number of new cases in the State has declined about 40% since early June. Illinois is containing the virus much better than the nation as a whole.

  • Facing a $12 Million Budget Deficit, City May Look to Modify Agreements About School Resource Officers, Crossing Guard Programs
    June 29    In a budget update at the June 22 Council meeting, City officials have revised the estimated shortfall the City will be facing because of reduced revenues during the Coronavirus to over $12 million.
  • All Four Regions of the State Moved to Phase 4 Today
    June 26. All four regions of the State moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan today, and under the plan may open more businesses and activities, subject to guidelines approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. In sharp contrast to what is happening in many states throughout the country, the number of new Covid-19 cases and the number of hospitalizations in Illinois have declined significantly since early May.
  • Food Insecurity in Evanston Exacerbated by COVID-19
    June 26  People served through food pantries and soup kitchens located in Evanston and affiliated with the Greater Chicago Food Depository increased to over 10,600 in April and May, from about 7,650 in January, prior to the onset of the pandemic.
  • CDC's Guidelines: Deciding to Go Out
    June 26. As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Illinois Shows Increase in COVID-19 Cases for Third Day in Row
    June 25.  All four regions of the State are on track to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan tomorrow. While Illinois has shown good progress at containing COVID-19 since it moved to Phase 3 on May 29, there has been an increase in new cases from 462 on June 22 to 894 today. This article provides data as of June 25 showing how Evanston, the Northeast Region, and the State are doing in containing the pandemic.
  • City Staff Discuss Public Health Guidelines for Phase 4 Re-Openings
    “The main driver of contagion is person-to-person [contact]. Don’t give up on hand-washing. … We want to stay in Phase 4. We don’t want to go back [to Phase 3 or earlier]. That’s why it’s very important that you inform your staff and follow the guidelines.”
  • All Regions of the State Are On Track to Move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan This Friday
    June 24.  Governor JB Pritzker said on June 23 that all four regions of the State are on track to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on June 26. This article provides data as of June 24 showing how Evanston, the Northeast Region, and the State are doing in containing the pandemic. It also provides a summary of what businesses and activities may open up in phase 4, and what could trigger placing a region back into phase 3.
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