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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A COVID-19 rapid test kit box sits on a purple background. A dropper, two tests and two fluids are in the foreground.

Biden administration offers eight free, at-home COVID-19 tests

Lily Carey, Assistant City Editor May 17, 2022

The Biden administration will re-open its website for families to order eight more free at-home COVID-19 tests, it announced Tuesday. As COVID-19 cases rise due to the spread of omicron subvariants,...

An exterior shot of Evanston Township High School,

ETHS reinstates indoor mask requirement for all students and staff

Jorja Siemons, City Editor May 16, 2022

Evanston Township High School reinstated its requirement for students and staff to wear masks indoors on Sunday.  The new mandate, enacted on Monday, follows a Feb. 28 decision to lift a previous mandate...

Illustrations of a syringe, vials, a mask, gloves and hand sanitizer in blue are set against a background illustration of COVID particles.

City updates COVID-19 mitigation recommendations

Elena Hubert, Assistant City Editor May 15, 2022

Evanston released new guidelines Friday for combating the spread of COVID-19 — including the recommended use of face masks indoors. The updated recommendations come as Evanston reported a seven-day...

While the University maintains that COVID-19 metrics on campus have been stabilizing, its positivity rate continues to reach record-breaking levels.

NU COVID-19 positivity rate continues to reach record-breaking numbers

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director May 13, 2022

Northwestern’s COVID-19 positivity rate reached its latest peak this week at 9.28%, rising almost two percentage points from last week’s positivity rate. As positivity rates continue to rise, the...

A view of the southwest end of the Jacobs Center with sunlight on it.

University says PCR tests are only offered on a limited basis for those partaking in NU-related travel

Maia Pandey and Iris Swarthout May 13, 2022

Northwestern is only offering PCR tests on a limited basis to faculty, staff and students who are required to obtain a PCR test for University-related travel, University spokesperson Erin Karter told The...

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