Most Evanston city workers will take a furlough day Monday as the city tries to reduce its COVID-19 induced budget shortfall. That means city recycling pickups will be delayed one day.

Trash pickups, handled by a private contractor, will occur on their regular schedule.

Some services, including fire and police emergency operations and the Heatlh Department’s COVID-19 response will maintain regular operations.

Evanston 311 services will not be available on Monday but service requests can still be placed online.

Youth meals distribution will be offered on Tuesdays, May 19 and May 26, rather than on Mondays, May 18 and 25, due to the furlough day and the Memorial Day holiday They’ll take place at a new time, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the four distribution locations: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Robert Crown Community Center, Kamen Park David Wood Fieldhouse, and Mason Park.

Street cleaning will not take place on Monday. Street cleaning parking restrictions will not be enforced.

Evanston Public Library services will continue to be offered by phone and email on Monday, but will not be available on Friday, May 22.

City facilities, including the Morton Civic Center, recreation and community centers and library locations, continue to be closed as part of the statewide stay-at-home order.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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