Center for Disease Control
General Business FAQs (updated December 2, 2020)
State of Illinois
Tier 4 Revitalization (effective March 23, 2020)
City of Evanston
The City of Evanston has a regularly updated Covid-19 website with daily case updates, communication updates, task force updates, health recommendations, ways to help out and more. Sign up for regular email updates from the City.
Host and sponsor a clean up event at Independence Park on the Saturday following Earth Day. Provide bags, gloves, seed bombs for volunteers. Leading up to the clean up event, Central Street will highlight business environmental practices on social media.
Mother's Day Promotion - Spring Stroll - May 1
Promote Mother's Day shopping specials on Central Street for a shop & stroll event on May 1. Also incorporate Fair Trade Day on May 8th by advertising your Fair Trade goods.
Around the World on Central Street – June 18-20
Businesses provide an international special for the weekend whether it is a food, product, book, etc. Create online branding, graphics for social sharing; posters and possibly vinyl for signboards; business decorate their storefront windows to celebrate their cultural offering.
Central Street Evanston will send out a biweekly e-newsletter featuring information about special events in the business district, community events, and promotions, sales and other announcements at individual businesses.
If you want to include an event in the e-newsletter, please email a description of the event with a website that provides more information, and a photo (600 px wide by 400 px high) in jpg or png to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tag @centralstreetevanston and/or make @centralstreetevanston a co-host of a Facebook event and/or an Instagram post.
Central Street Evanston does not provide snow removal service to the business district. It is the responsibility of businesses, residents and landlords to remove snow and ice from sidewalks after a snow event. Below is a summary of the City of Evanston's ordinance.
Sidewalks should be completely cleared to allow everyone, including people with disabilities, children walking to school and the elderly, to travel freely using the sidewalks instead of the street.
Businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property; snow should be removed a minimum of 36” away from the building to avoid citation.
Snow should be removed so as to not block any public right of way (alleys, sidewalks, fire hydrants and streets).
If you need assistance finding a company to clear snow for you, please email email@example.com.