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(Visite la página web Evanston en Español para obtener las últimas actualizaciones.)


Recovery Task Force

The City of Evanston's biggest priority is to protect the health and safety of the residents and staff.

The City of Evanston is working to develop a plan to get the city back to a new normal of work and recreation. While Evanston’s plan will conform to guidelines provided by the CDC, FEMA, and the State of Illinois, it will address Evanston-specific operations, services, and community concerns. Through the Mayor’s Task Force, City staff and community leaders are working together to determine the best way to get our faith organizations, nonprofits, and businesses to manage in this challenging time and eventually get back to regular business. The difficult truth is that our community will be living with COVID-19 until there is an effective vaccine for the virus or another way of developing herd immunity. That means that some services and businesses are going to be operating while COVID-19 remains active in our environment. We all need to carefully work together to protect our most vulnerable residents and to ensure that we do not create a surge that will send us back to shelter-in-place.

On May 5, 2020, the State of Illinois released a statewide plan called Restore Illinois. The Restore Illinois Plan describes a five-phase opening strategy. In addition to describing potential restrictions at each of the phases, it also includes information on what conditions need to occur in order to move forward to the next phase of reopening. The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting on the metrics to provide information. The plan divides the state into 11 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) regions in order to potentially allow for different areas of the state to proceed through the phased reopening at different rates. Evanston is located in EMS Region 10.

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