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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

COVID-19 Outbreak at Bettendorf's Iowa Masonic Health Center

Iowa Masonic Health Facilities & Masonic Village

Scott County is reporting its first outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home.

The county health department says the 14 cases are among residents and staff of Iowa Masonic Health Facilities in Bettendorf. 

Ed Rivers, Director of the Scott County Health Department, says an outbreak is defined as three or more cases of coronavirus in one long term care center. 

Iowa Masonic has notified residents and family members about the outbreak and is working with the health department to protect residents and staff at the 79-bed facility. No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in association with the Bettendorf Iowa Masonic care center. 

The Iowa Department of Public Health coronavirus website shows 21 outbreaks at long term care centers throughout the state, with 440 deaths and 146 recoveries. 

Credit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19 / Illinois Department of Public Health
Screenshot of COVID-19 long term care center outbreaks in Rock Island County, IL as of 7/17/2020

By contrast, the Rock Island County Health Department has been reporting coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes and long term care centers since April. There have been 191 cases at ten locations, with 23 deaths. 

Data about COVID-19 cases at Illinois long term care centers include 3,974 deaths and a total of 23,607 cases. That number includes all positive test/cases at nursing homes, not just those where there have been outbreaks. That information is usually updated weekly HERE.  

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