Coronavirus / Augustana College

So far, Augustana College officials are pleased with the way students and employees are handling new rules due to COVID-19. 


Illinois will offer free, COVID-19 testing later this week in the Quad Cities. From Thursday through Sunday, the drive-through site will be open from 9 am until 5 pm at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island.

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As a coronavirus outbreak continues at a state prison, the Rock Island County Health Department reports three more older people have died.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

(Updated 9/7/2020)

Rock Island County has reported its highest number of new, daily coronavirus cases, thank in large part to an outbreak at the East Moline Correctional Center. On Monday, the county health department reported 67 new cases (the highest number since the pandemic began), 54 at the prison. On Sunday, 46 of the county's 59 new cases were from the prison. Here's a joint statement from the agencies: / Illinois Department of Public Health

This week, the State of Illinois is offering free, drive-through coronavirus tests in Aledo.

The state's public health department says people can also walk to the Mercer County Health Department for a COVID-19 test. / eTrueNorth and US Dept. of HHS

A pharmacy in Davenport now offers free, drive-through testing for the coronavirus. The Hy-Vee on East 53rd Street is particapting in a US Health and Human Services program. And it's not the same as the Test Iowa site at North Park Mall. 


A Quad Cities man who's recovered from COVID-19 is living life and doing well more than a month later.

Herb Trix reports 41-year-old Jason Roessler, of Rock Island, got tested on July 11th after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

His test was positive, too, so he took two weeks off from his welding job to quarantine with his wife and son.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Over the past two days, local health officials blame COVID-19 for eight more deaths, most in the Illinois Quad Cities.

Michelle O'Neill reports. / United Way Quad Cities

More people need more help because of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Michelle O'Neill reports that's why the Quad Cities United Way is kicking off its annual campaign early.

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People who live in Dubuque County now have another option to get a free coronavirus test.

Michelle O'Neill reports residents can go to a couple of pharmacies.