Evanston Township High School requires masks starting Monday

CHICAGO (CBS)– Evanston Township Secondary School will require all students and staff to wear masks indoors from Monday.

Students and staff will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.

New mandate comes in response to CDC update High level of risk for the COVID-19 community in Evanston.

The city of Evanston is not currently reinstating a mask mandate, but the city’s Department of Health and Human Services says masks must be worn in public — regardless of vaccination status. It is also advised to socialize outdoors and avoid poorly ventilated indoor environments, to get tested before a family and public event, to keep up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and reminders and to follow the recommendations of CDC Isolation and Quarantine.

In Evanston, it is estimated that around 90% of people are fully immunized, and the focus has been on getting people to stay awake during booster shots.

Chicago and suburban Cook County are one “medium” COVID-19 risk level. Suburban Cook County for these purposes excludes Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park and Stickney Township, which each have their own health departments.


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