8/16/2021 - The CDC COVID-19 tracker shows Rock Island County's level of transmission is "high," and Scott and Dubuque counties' are also "high."
At those levels, the CDC recommends everyone (whether vaccinated or not) wear a mask in indoor public places and practice social distancing. Local health departments are asking everyone to follow all the CDC guidelines.
Both local health departments say the best way to prevent serious illness and death from the coronavirus infection is vaccination. People from 12 years old and up are eligible and can find a place to get one at Vaccines.gov.
- The Scott County Health Department offers a free Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic Monday-Friday, 8 am- 4 pm, on the 4th floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St. in Davenport. Illinois and Iowa residents are eligible, and walk-ins are welcome.
- Rock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 am until 4 pm (but not during the noon hour) at its offices at 2112 25th Ave. in Rock Island. The department's "Pfizer Friday" vaccination clinic will include booster shots to those who are eligible starting on Friday, Oct. 1st.
- Find local vaccine providers through the Quad Cities COVID Coalition.
- CASI, the Center for Active Seniors in Davenport, is helping Scott County residents 65 and older with online vaccine registration. The number to call is 563.386.7477.
COVID-19 Testing Information
- Besides checking the county health department websites, check HERE for permanent Illinois DPH test sites and HERE for mobile test sites. Community Health Care clinics in the Illinois Quad Cities and the CVS in Rock Island are included, but registration and screening are required.
- Many pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing.
- Iowa residents can learn about free COVID-19 tests at TestIowa.com. At-home test kits are now available.
- TogetherQC - Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition Response
- Rock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955
- Scott County Health Department, 563.326.8618
- Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, 563.322.1706
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