On Oct. 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorizations to administer booster shots for certain groups of people who had completed the primary series of doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA previously authorized boosters of the Pfizer vaccine. The authorization also allows people to get […]
The city of Evanston announced Oct. 18 that to protect the health and safety of city workers and the Evanston community it will implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for city staff effective Nov. 15. The policy, which a news release said applies to all city staff, including seasonal and part-time workers, contractors, volunteers and […]
The advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted Thursday to recommend that the FDA approve Moderna booster shots for people who had previously received Moderna’s vaccine. People eligible for the booster shot include people over 65 and other adults who are considered at high risk. The eligible groups are those eligible for […]
Pfizer and BioNTech today filed their formal application with the Food and Drug Administration to authorize their COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for children 5 to 11 years old. In a submission to the FDA last month, the drug companies said children 5 to 11 would be administered two doses of the vaccine, with each […]
The relatively high number of cases of Evanston residents reported today may be attributable in part to the high number of tests administered and to cases of NU staff and students.
New COVID-19 cases in Evanston in the last week totaled 67, compared to 48 in the prior week. NU had 81 new cases in the last week.
After a short delay, COVID-19 testing in District 65 schools is set to begin, with a potential start date of Monday, Sept. 20, according to a written communication from Superintendent Devon Horton on Sept.11. Along with public schools throughout the State, District 65 will be provided free Shield Illinois COVID-19 testing through the Illinois Department […]
Evanston had 45 new COVID-19 cases in the last week, down from 61 in the prior week.
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President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 announced a broad plan “to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated in businesses all across America.” He said, “We have a tool to combat the virus,” but added that we need to “come together as a country and use those […]