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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

Mississippi River Cities & Towns Ask Congress for COVID-19 Revenue Reimbursement

Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative
Screenshot of MRCTI graphic on its website

A year after historic flooding, Mississippi River communities are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. 

Credit submitted / City of Bettendorf
City of Bettendorf
Bettendorf, Iowa Mayor Bob Gallagher (file)

Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher is the co-chair of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative.

He and other mayors are urging Congresss to pay back the money cities have spent to fight COVID-19, plus revenue lost due to lockdowns. 

Gallagher says so far, Bettendorf and other Mississippi River cities have lost 8%-30% of their annual revenue. A handful of city employees decided to retire and those positions have not been filled. The Family Museum has lost eight positions as well. 

In addition, Colin Wellenkamp, Executive Director of the initiative, says most cities have not received federal payments for fighting the record flood. Reimbursements from FEMA are 24 months behind, and cities who applied for funds from the 2016 flood just received payment awhile ago. 

Gallagher and the other mayors are all concerned more job cuts and furloughs will be necessary if Congress doesn't provide any funding. The members of the initiative are also asking for more resources for testing and PPE for schools.