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

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

The Daily Northwestern

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Evanston reaches ‘High’ COVID-19 transmission level

Jacob Fulton, Editor in Chief May 12, 2022

Evanston’s COVID-19 community risk level has reached the “High” transmission level, the city announced Thursday. The metric is based on COVID-19 positivity rates per 100,000 residents. The transmission...

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The Daily Explains: Updated city, state COVID-19 guidelines in light of omicron subvariant prevalence

Angeli Mittal and Alex Harrison May 12, 2022

Evanston stopped publishing COVID-19 test positivity rates April 28 due to shifts in federal reporting requirements, according to Health and Human Services Director Ike Ogbo.  The change occurred shortly...

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NU COVID-19 positivity rate reaches highest of the pandemic as University announces it has no plans to increase mitigation measures

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director May 6, 2022

Northwestern’s positivity rate reached the highest reported throughout the pandemic at 7.40%, according to University data published Friday, with campus opened to full capacity and no changes to testing...

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Evanston moves to “Medium” transmission level due to significant case rise, no longer reports COVID-19 positivity rate

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director May 5, 2022

Evanston has moved to a "Medium" transmission level due to a significant rise in new reported positive COVID-19 cases.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this transmission...

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Northwestern to maintain policies of no mask mandate and no general testing requirement until end of academic year

Maia Pandey, Campus Editor May 5, 2022

Northwestern will maintain its policies of no mask mandate or required regular testing through the end of the year, absent any major changes to COVID-19 spread on campus, Vice President for Operations...

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