Evanston RoundTable

Good morning, Evanston.

Many of the area senior residential facilities have vaccinated their residents through a federal program in partnership with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. 

Here’s what we know about vaccine registration and rollout for everyone else:

The City’s Health and Human Services Department is currently scheduling appointments for residents 75 and up who do not live in senior housing facilities, along with others in Phase 1a, following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines. The pace of vaccine distribution is entirely dependent on the number of doses the City receives on a weekly basis. 

What to expect after registering:

Based on the information provided, the City will email residents when the vaccine is available. The City’s notification email will include a link to register for a 15-minute time slot to receive the first dose of the vaccine.

Upon completing registration, residents will receive an email and/or text message confirming the details of the appointment with a ticket to present for admission. For Evanston residents, bring along the ticket and an ID. For individuals who work in Evanston, bring a work ID or documentation that shows Evanston employment. 

Sample ticket: 

After receiving the first dose, you’ll be notified about scheduling an appointment for your second dose several days in advance of its availability. Pfizer doses are administered 21 days (or more) apart, and Moderna doses 28 days (or more) apart. Register for your second dose in the same way you did your first by selecting a 15-minute time slot. 

Covid by the numbers:

  • Ten new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, in line with the seven-day average. 
  • There were no reported fatalities yesterday.  Evanston has lost 108 residents to the pandemic. 
  • Our City’s positive test rate is 0.9%; in suburban Cook County it is 6.2% and in Illinois it is 3.3%.
  • Illinois has received 2.1 million doses of the vaccine; 64% of doses have been used thus far and about 52,000 doses were administered last week. 
  • About 299,000 or 2.4% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated.   

Get to know the candidates:

Early in-person voting opened this week at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center for the February 23rd primary. (See hours here.) Residents have until Feb. 18 to request a mail-in ballot here. In addition to mayoral and city clerk candidates, residents in the Fourth and Eighth Wards will vote for alderman because more than four candidates are running in those wards. The names of the top two vote-getters will appear on the April 6 general election ballot.

See the RoundTable website for interviews with each candidate. In addition, we invited aldermanic candidates Patricia Connolly, Diane Goldring, Jonathan Nieuwsma, Sari Kadison-Shapiro, and incumbent Donald Wilson to offer a tour of the Fourth Ward, including its top assets and top challenges. 

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Daily Northwestern:

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Evan is the RoundTable's operations manager. When not at the RoundTable office, she is often spotted around town riding her tandem bicycle with her husband Michael.