Evanston Takes Action to Limit COVID-19 Spread


As a precautionary measure, the City of Evanston has announced the postponement of several upcoming events in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The March 13 State of the City Luncheon and March 14 Robert Crown Community Center and Library Open House will be postponed to future dates. In addition, to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 to the senior population, all senior classes at the Levy Senior Center will be canceled beginning Thursday, March 12 until further notice.

As the situation evolves, the City will evaluate events beyond this weekend to determine when and how they will proceed, and will notify the public as updates become available. The City is also evaluating the implementation of social distancing measures at future City events and meetings, and will be encouraging residents to participate online or on City television when possible.

The City of Evanston and the Evanston Health and Human Services Department continue to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local, state and federal health partners to monitor the coronavirus and take necessary actions to mitigate its spread.

Residents are recommended to use the following mitigation measures to stay healthy and limit the potential spread of COVID-19:

-- Wash hands frequently

-- Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick

-- Stay home when sick

-- Cover coughs and sneezes

-- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

-- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, here.

Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to the Illinois Department of Public Health by calling 1-800-889-3931 or emailing dph.sick@illinois.gov.

In addition: Northwestern University announced today that is has extended Spring break by a week and will hold Spring quarter classes remotely for at least three weeks.

The Youth Job Center has changed their April fundraiser to a virtual fundraiser, dubbed "Opportunity Knocks," will take place at 6 p.m. on April 23.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s sold out Equity Summit: postponed.

Connections for the Homeless’ Milestone Celebration at First Church of God Christian Life Center tomorrow has been canceled.

Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc. gala for this Saturday night has been postponed.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Womens Month luncheon scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed for later in the spring.

Levy Center 300 Dodge Ave has canceled all senior citizen programs and activities.

Dear Evanston has canceled its April 14 Racial Justice book group.

What other events and activities do you know of that have been canceled in Evanston?

What events and activities do you think SHOULD be canceled?

How are you managing and preparing for the virus and its presence in Evanston?


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