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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

Ill. Gov. Modifies Stay-At-Home Order

Office of Illinois Governor

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended his stay-at-home order for another month, but with some modifications. State parks, golf courses, and more businesses will be able to open with certain restrictions, but face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces.

His earlier order was set to expire April 30th - the new one will go into effect May 1st.

Thursday the governor said if the stay-at-home order were lifted this week, a second wave of the outbreak in Illinois could start next month, which would claim thousands of lives and greatly exceed the state’s hospital capacity.

The changes taking effect for Illinois on May lst include:

- Surgi-centers and hospitals will be allowed to do certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions.

- State parks will begin a phased re-opening.

- Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines.

- Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses.

- And animal grooming services may re-open.

Also starting May 1st in Illinois, everyone will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a 6-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores.