Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden and others issued a prepared statement Aug. 18 concluding that a booster shot will be needed “to maximize protection” of the Pfizer […]
Greetings, During a few wonderful weeks back in June and early July, it seemed COVID-19 might finally be in retreat. The City reported zero new COVID-19 cases for 18 of 20 consecutive days back then, which, together with the resumption of many activities that had been on hiatus, led many to breathe a sigh of […]
The City of Evanston recognizes that the City is an area of “substantial transmission.” In a prepared statement today, the City recommends two things: “Get vaccinated. Vaccination continues to be the number one protection against severe illness from COVID-19. Everyone 12 years and older is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Visit vaccines.gov to find a […]
While people seem to be acclimating to more and larger indoor and outdoor gatherings, the trends of new COVID-19 cases are all going in the wrong direction. The seven-day total of new cases in Evanston has steadily increased from zero on June 21 to seven on July 8, 11 on July 15, 18 on July […]
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced on Tuesday that it fully adopted the updated masking recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. CDC and IDPH recommend that everyone, including fully vaccinated people, wear a mask in a public indoor setting in areas with “substantial” and […]
In less than a month, Evanston Township High School will welcome students back to full-time in-person instruction. All students will be asked to provide proof of vaccination by Aug. 5 to allow time for processing before the opening of school on Aug. 16. Staff are asked to submit proof of vaccination by Aug. 2. A […]
In the last two weeks, the trends of new cases per week are up in Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago, and the State.
An estimated 1.6 billion children in 190 countries – approximately 90% of the world’s children – have been affected by school closings during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to UNICEF. The pandemic altered daily life in countless observable ways.
While opening the schools for in-person learning was intended to limit learning loss due to remote learning, part of the rational was to better address students’ mental health issues and well-being.
The weekly number of new cases in Illinois for the week ending July 15 is 67% higher than the week ending July 8, and 119% higher than the week ending July 1. Vaccinations are increasing at a very, very slow pace.