COVID

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Just like everyone else, Mr. Thanksgiving has had to rethink plans this year. So, he'll host a drive-through dinner with help from two Hy-Vee stores, South Park Mall, and MetroLink.

Michelle O'Neill reports he'll need community support, too. 


WVIK News

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.

https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/ / 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. 

Data source IDPH & RICDPH / Illinois Department of Public Health, Rock Island County Department of Public Health

The vast majority of people infected with the coronavirus recover in Illinois.

This week, the state health department started releasing new statistics about the outcome of confirmed cases.

https://youtu.be/gpzQToUYjHw / US Rep. Cheri Bustos office

Moline Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is promoting the Heroes Act after it passed in the House late last week. 

https://www.livestories.com/ / Zoom press conference with cities of East Moline, Moline & Rock Island

Three of the Illinois Quad Cities are working together to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Jay Pearce has more. 


The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce wants Illinois and Iowa to help coordinate the reopening of the local economy.

President and CEO, Paul Rumler, says the vast majority of non-essential businesses are ready to reopen with restrictions to protect workers and customers. But so far, the states have responded differently to the pandemic. 

Soldiers are helping Iowa test people for COVID-19 in Davenport.

On Monday, the Iowa Army National Guard, Iowa DOT, and state health department set up a test site at North Park Mall.

Herb Trix has more.


https://tinyurl.com/y9bzt9rp / Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

People who live in Whiteside County can get tested for COVID-19 whether they have symptoms or not. Herb Trix has more. 


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/23/upshot/five-ways-to-monitor-coronavirus-outbreak-us.html / The New York Times

Local health officials are concerned that Quad Cities residents are getting tired of hand-washing, staying home, cleaning, wearing masks, and staying away from other people.

The Rock Island and Scott county health departments report the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. The total number of confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon is 822, with 24 deaths. 

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