COVID-19

Bettendorf School District

With help from a local television station, high schools in the Iowa Quad Cities will hold virtual graduation ceremonies this weekend. On Saturday, KWQC-tv will show one-hour programs produced for each of the six high schools. 

River Action

Thanks to COVID-19, the annual Ride the River event on Father's Day has become "Ride and Seek." River Action has replaced the one day bicycle tour of Quad Cities riverfronts with a month-long scavenger hunt.

UnityPoint Health Trinity

People who struggle with substance abuse face a higher risk from COVID-19 and other diseases.

And Jay Pearce reports during the recent lockdown, the number of people asking for help fell dramatically. 


Arts and cultural organizations in eastern Iowa are among those that'll receive some welcome help from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Wednesday it announced grants totaling 1.1 million dollars for relief during the pandemic, with the money coming from the federal CARES Act. 

Illinois Secretary of State

As Illinois begins to re-open after the long lockdown, employees of the Secretary of State will be very busy. As they open this week, Driver Services Facilities are expecting a flood of customers.

Mike Miller, CEO of River Bend Foodbank
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

The River Bend Foodbank needs help dealing with increased demand and higher expenses. Jay Pearce reports.


https://tinyurl.com/ybfonust / Scott County Auditor's Office, Scott County Election Central

While thousands of Scott County voters have already mailed in their ballots for Tuesday's primary, others will need to double check where to vote in-person. 

COVID & the Arts: Museums Begin to Re-open

Jun 1, 2020
Family Museum

The Family Museum in Bettendorf and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport have taken different approaches to re-opening after shutdowns caused by Covid-19.

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.

Thanks to the pandemic, unemployment in the Quad Cities has reached the highest April level in nearly 40 years. Our jobless rate hit 15.2 per cent last month - reaching a level last seen here during the farm crisis in the early 1980's (1983).

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