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Coronavirus & COVID-19 • Quad Cities News & Resources
Vaccines (Updated 5/24/2021)The Scott County Health Department is offering a weekday Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic at the health department on the 4th floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St, Davenport. Illinois and Iowa residents are eligible, and walk-ins are welcome.Rock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955. Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm, vaccination clinics are being held at Milan's Camden Centre, operated with the Illinois National Guard. The last day for this clinic will be May 29th. Walk-ins are welcome.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.State-run COVID-19 testing sites in the Illinois Quad Cities have been cancelled. Previously, they were held at the TaxSlayer Center parking lot in Moline. See the IDPH links above for the latest information.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

Federal Grant for QC Chamber


With money from Washington, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will help local businesses recover from the pandemic. The chamber has just received 202,000 dollars from the US Economic Development Administration.

Chief Strategy Officer Kristin Glass says the grant will allow the chamber to continue some of the programs it started last year - to be a one-stop shop for information, and for help finding financial resources like loans and grants.

"We actually re-purposed a position we have internally to be an expert on financial resources for businesses, and so we'll continue to do that work through the grant. We'll also continue to do the news and resources that businesses need to continue to grow."

The federal money will also make possible some new programs, including one focused on attracting and retaining new workers.

"We are launching minority business councils through this grant and that is something new and that allows us to connect and solve issues that are impacting the under-represented businesses in our community."

In addition to the federal grant of 202,000 dollars, the Quad Cities Chamber will spend 350,000 dollars of its own money for its COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.