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City Launches 'reCOVER Evanston' Campaign

Post Date:05/07/2020 2:50 PM

EV_facecover_poster_0506203The City of Evanston has launched a “reCOVER Evanston” campaign featuring local business owners, encouraging all residents to wear cloth face coverings when working in or patronizing essential businesses. By unanimously complying with the statewide mandate and City Face Covering Order, Evanston can safely get back to business sooner. 

This “reCOVER Evanston” campaign features posters created in partnership with designer Tim Hogan and local photographers Jill Norton, Annette Patko, Pam Lägger, and Johana Londono. Full sized posters will be distributed to businesses throughout Evanston.

Additional business owners will be featured in future waves of this campaign. Business owners who are interested in being photographed should fill out a form at

PDF versions of the posters can be found at Residents are encouraged to print these posters at home and hang them in their windows. 

Residents can also participate in the campaign by: 

  • Donating to the City of Evanston/LEND small business emergency microloan fund at This is the quickest way to get funds in the hands of micro businesses who need it the most.
  • Sending face covering portraits of themselves to These photos will be included in a short video montage that will be posted on the City’s social media pages. 
  • Encouraging others to wear face coverings by posting a picture of themselves wearing a face covering to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #protectevanston, #evanstrong and #recoverevanston.
  • Remembering to wear face coverings when performing an essential activity out in public, including when visiting a business, making a walk up purchase or picking up curbside deliveries.

Face Covering Information

Face coverings should be used in addition to following other recommended health practices, such as staying home except for performing essential tasks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently. 

Individuals who don’t have access to a mask can comply with State and City Order by:

  • Making a cloth face covering at home using materials like scarfs, bandanas, t-shirts, or towels. 
  • Purchasing a mask from a local business. View a list of businesses selling cloth face covering masks at
  • Picking up a cloth face covering from the City of Evanston. Interested individuals should call 311 to place a request. 

Cloth face covering should not be placed on young children 2 or under, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the covering without assistance. 

For more information about the City’s “reCOVER Evanston” campaign, visit or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 311 in Evanston.

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