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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Pritzker: Pace, Metra, CTA mask mandates lifted

Ilana Arougheti, City Editor April 19, 2022

Patrons will no longer be required to wear masks on Illinois public transit following a Tuesday announcement from Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Masks will become optional at Illinois airports, Pritzker said,...

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News Quiz: COVID-19 cases, elections and TikTok

Alex Perry, Newsroom Strategist April 18, 2022

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @WhoIsAlexPerry

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NU COVID-19 positivity rate reaches second highest of the pandemic with limited testing, no mask mandate

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 15, 2022

Northwestern’s positivity rate reached the second highest reported throughout the pandemic at 5.91% in the absence of testing and masking requirements on campus. The highest positivity rate, 5.98%,...

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Evanston’s COVID-19 new positive cases more than double last week’s number as state no longer tracks positivity rate

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 14, 2022

Evanston reported an increase to 197 new positive cases this week — bringing the number to over two times greater than last week’s 95. This rise follows a relatively steady increase in positive...

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Two years of NU COVID-19 testing requirements and dwindling enforcement

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 11, 2022

Since students were allowed to return to campus in winter 2021, Northwestern has implemented a series of testing requirements which have changed according to the public health landscape and national guidance. Last...

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