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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

Two blue and black boxes sit on a black surface. In front is a thin white paper package with a nose swab and to the right is a propped up COVID-19 testing card.

How to order 4 free, at-home COVID-19 tests for your household

January 19, 2022

The federal government launched an order form Tuesday for each household to obtain four free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. The Biden administration purchased 500 million at-home COVID-19 test kits....

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Cook County Health to open COVID-19 vaccination sites in Forest Park, Matteson, Des Plaines

January 17, 2022

With COVID-19 cases surging in Illinois and the addition of vaccine mandates in cities like Evanston, Cook County Health is opening three new vaccination sites this week.  These sites will offer initial...

Two boxes of Abbott tests stacked on top of each other, with an active test propped against them. The test is white and the test boxes are black and blue.

Evanston residents struggle to find COVID-19 tests amidst nationwide shortage

January 13, 2022

When Evanston resident Peter Baker and his family were planning to travel out of state for the holidays, they wanted to test for COVID-19 several times during their trip. However, his search for at-home...

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As COVID-19 cases rise, the city recommends boosters shots. Here’s what you need to know about how to receive one.

December 23, 2021

Evanston reported 161 COVID-19 cases last Friday, the highest number of cases in a day since pandemic began in March 2020, according to a Monday news release.  The city averaged about 94 cases per...

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COVID-19 positivity rate increases before Thanksgiving amid booster shot eligibility expansion

November 22, 2021

As the number of COVID-19 tests taken on campus continues to decline, the positivity rate has risen.  Out of roughly 4,000 tests taken this week, 37 came back positive, putting the positivity rate...

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