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COVID-19: Dr. Katz on Testing & Response Priorities

Michelle O'Neill
Dr. Louis Katz, Medical Director of the Scott County Health Department (file)

Local public health officials have not emphasized testing for COVID-19. But some people continue to express frustration and confusion about it.

They'd also like to know the total number of tests conducted in Illinois and Iowa to learn how fast the virus is spreading and how serious it is.

During a telephone press conference last week, Michelle O'Neill asked Dr. Louis Katz to help us understand. Listen below for part of his answer. He's the Medical Director of the Scott County Health Department and an infectious disease expert.

The Rock Island and Scott county health departments are asking for supplies of personal protective equipment to help protect health care workers.

That includes eye protection, gloves, gowns, and masks.

To donate any of these items in the Quad Cities, please contact the Salvation Army at 563.324.4808. 

Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.
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