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Vaccines (Updated 6/22/2021) 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

Better Internet Access for R.I. Students

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With help from Mediacom, students in the Rock Island schools now have better access to the internet. The company has made its equipment available so there are many more hot spots available throughout the district.

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homework hot spot locations in the Rock Island School District

Troy Bevans, I-T Director for the district, says when the pandemic began, students could use all the schools as "homework hot spots" for internet access, and a few businesses volunteered to help. But that left a lot of areas without coverage.

"So even if we can put a cradle point router broadcasting at a restaurant, the pandemic kept closing the restaurant. And so during the wintertime, that was when it was very difficult for students to get out into the cold or come up to the school building parking lot and utilize that."

Now, thanks to Mediacom, there are more than 100 possible hot spots around the Rock Island School District, and best of all he says, at very little extra cost. Bevans' goal is for dependable internet access in at least 80 to 85 per cent of the district.

The special network he created for the students is call ROCKfi, which stands for Reaching Our Community's Kids with fidelity.