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Updated 8/3/2021 - The CDC COVID-19 tracker shows Rock Island County's level of transmission is "substantial," and Scott County's is "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 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. Vaccines The Scott County Health Department offers a weekday, Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic 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 CDC has a Vaccine Finder website for the entire country. Click HERE for a Quad Cities area search.Find a list of local providers as curated by the QC COVID Coalition on togetherqc.comCASI, 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 InformationBesides 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.Go to DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com to find pharmacies that offer free testing in both Illinois and Iowa.Iowa residents can register for a free COVID-19 test at TestIowa.com. The Iowa DPH testing in Scott County is by appointment at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.Local Resources:TogetherQC - Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition ResponseRock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955Scott County Health Department, 563.326.8618Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

QC Restaurant Week 2021

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One of the hardest hit sectors of the economy during the pandemic has been restaurants. And that's why Visit Quad Cities says this year's QC Restaurant Week, starting Monday, is more important than ever.

President and CEO Dave Herrell says this is a critical part of the local economy.

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from the list of participating restaurants

"Whether you're comfortable dining in or you're more comfortable doing a takeout option or delivery, it's all about how we can rally behind the restaurant community and support them."

Fifty restaurants are participating, with promotions and special offers.

"As a small business, typically family-owned, certainly we want to do everything from a Visit Quad Cities perspective to promote them and celebrate them, and try to get them in a position where they can survive and hopefully thrive again."

Herrell says Visit Quad Cities has set up a special website, qcrestaurantweek.com, with more information on giveaways and special events. People can submit pictures of their food from a local restaurant, and qualify for prizes including gift cards.