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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

Davenport Schools Resume 100% In-Person Classes

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To comply with the new state law, Tuesday Davenport schools will begin offering 100 per cent in-person learning.

Superintendent T.J. Schneckloth says since the fall the district has offered either a hybrid plan or all virtual learning at home. And he admits to having mixed feelings about welcoming back thousands of students and staff members, five days a week.

"There's some general anxiety about coming back to school, both students and staff. And there's also this underlying, you know, I get to see all of my students every day and really begin to attack that lost learning that we know is out there because there's no replacement for face to face learning."

He estimates about 75 per cent of the district's 14,500 students will return to full-time classes.

The number one mitigation strategy will be masks - at all grade levels, and all the time.

"We're not going to be able to get six feet, our class sizes are large, and so inside of our classrooms and our hallways we're not going to be able to get six feet. The masks are incredibly important."

Stairways and hallways all have one-way signs, there are plexiglass barriers in offices and classrooms, plus hand sanitizer spray bottles everywhere. A big concern is lunch, and they're working on ways to spread everyone out.

Schneckloth says the district held its own vaccination clinic for staff and everyone who wanted one got the first dose.