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Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Augustana College unveils its new health clinic today. Genesis Health System is staffing the clinic Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Western Illinois University

With help from a lab in Kansas City, Western Illinois University will test everyone on both campuses for COVID-19. 

Testing for COVID-19 will be available to 300 randomly-selected students and staff at Augustana College. Starting next week, Augustana will use a less-invasive saliva test. 

WVIK News

After just two days, a school district in the Quad Cities has had to throw in the towel, showing how difficult it may be for Illinois students to return to school. 

Augustana students begin moving in today. In past years, the whole process has taken 4 hours. This year, it'll take 48. To slow the spread of COVID-19, only 15 students will be allowed to move in at a time, and they're limited to two guests. 

Less than two weeks after the new academic year began, the East Moline schools will return to all, online classes, starting next week. In a letter to parents Monday, Superintendent Kristin Humphries made the announcement after the district had to send home four classrooms, including 29 students, late last week because of possible exposure to COVID-19.

Saint Ambrose University

The search will soon begin for a new president of Saint Ambrose University in Davenport. Tuesday Sister Joan Lescinski announced she will retire next year after leading the university since 2007.

The Davenport school board will hold short interviews on Thursday with eleven possible new members. They submitted letters of interest by Tuesday's deadline for the vacancy created by the recent death of long-time board member Clyde Mayfield.

Saint Ambrose University

The fall semester opened Monday at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, but with quite a few changes from past years. 

When the new school year begins, the Bettendorf schools will use a hybrid plan. 

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