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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

Davenport Wants Public Feedback about Spending $41 Million


The mayor of Davenport says a federal grant will give the city a "shot in the arm" to help with COVID-91 recovery.

Mike Matson says Davenport has less than three years to spend the $41 million it'll receive from the American Rescue Plan Act.

And he's eager to hear how people would like the city to spend the money.

The mayor says the city did not lose money over the past year even while providing rent and mortgage assistance to people who lost their jobs.

Its small business resilience program also provided COVID relief to local companies.

Davenport Mayor Mike Matson (file)

A survey is available for people to give the city council feedback about which priorities are most important to them. Davenport's American Rescue Plan survey is online HERE.The deadline is June 4th.

Mayor Matson says projects and programs in three areas are eligible:

  • COVID-19 emergency response or economic harm to residents and businesses,
  • Replace lost revenue due to the coronavirus,
  • Or infrastructure projects related to water, sewer, or broadband.
Screenshot of Davenport's ARPA public survey