Keep others safe and healthy by wearing a mask and social distancing in public
Everyone, including our local businesses, is eager to get back to life as normal. But this can't happen without everyone's cooperation and commitment to keeping each other safe and healthy. According to statewide mandate and City order, cloth face coverings are now required when working in or patronizing essential businesses. By working together to slow the spread of COVID-19, we can help Evanston ReCOVER.
Join our ReCOVER Evanston campaign!
Local business owners have come together to encourage residents to wear cloth face coverings when performing essential activities out in public.
Check out these posters hung throughout Evanston and download one or all to be printed and hung in your windows at home. Posters were created in partnership with designer Tim Hogan and local photographers Jill Norton, Annette Patko, Pam Lägger, and Johana Londono.
Consider donating to a Small Business Emergency Loan fund managed by City of Evanston partner, the student-run nonprofit Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development (LEND).
Send a photo of you in a face covering
Send a photo of yourself wearing a cloth face covering to email@example.com and you'll be included in a short video montage that will be posted on the City's social media pages.
Encourage others to wear face coverings
Post a picture of you wearing a mask on Facebook, tag the City of Evanston, and use the hashtags #protectevanston, #evanstrong and #EvanstonReCOVERs
Cloth Face Coverings Options
A face covering protects the people around you. It will not protect you from catching COVID-19. Face coverings should be used in addition to following other recommended health practices, such as staying home except for essential tasks, social distancing, and washing your hands frequently.
For those who don't have access to a face covering, there are several ways to comply with City Order.
Make your own at home
You don’t need to buy any special equipment; a simple cloth face covering made at home will work. You can also use a scarf, bandana, t-shirt, or towel. Make sure to wash your face covering after each use. Follow CDC tutorials to make your own face covering at home.
Purchase a mask from a local business
Pick one up from the City of Evanston
Residents who don’t have access to a cloth face covering should call 311 to place a request. Limit 2 per person; max 8 per family.
Cloth face coverings 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. Please get a note from your medical provider if your medical condition requires you to not wear a face covering.
Call or text (847) 448–4311 or visit cityofevanston.org/covid19 for more information.