COVID-19

Graphic created by the Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition using a graphic adapted by Stephanie King from a CDC graphic, https://tinyurl.com/rlwrtac / Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition, Michigan Medicine, CDC

Events with 10 people or more should be canceled or postponed. The CDC and the White House have updated that recommendation since Monday and late last week, when that number was 50 and 250 or more respectively.

On Friday, local organizations announced they had formed a new COVID-19 coalition. As of today (Monday, 3/16/2020), there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities.

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Unity Point Trinity and Genesis health systems in the Quad Cities are asking people not to visit the hospital if they're sick. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.

Augustana College

Spring break will start one week early, and last one week longer than planned, for students at Augustana College. Friday President Steve Bahls announced in a message to students that in response to concerns about COVID-19, they'll be sent home this weekend.

WIU Cancels Classes

Mar 12, 2020

Following the lead of several other public universities in the state, Western Illinois University will cancel all classes next week - March 16th through the 20th.

Classes on campus have been canceled at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport due to worries about COVID-19. Thursday the university announced it's switching to online classes only, through at least the end of the month (3/29).

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"Not everyone who has the sniffles needs to be tested."

Michelle O'Neill reports that's what the Medical Director of the Scott County Health Department says about the current protocol for coronavirus testing.


Michael Coghlan, Flickr / Michael Coghlan, Flickr

As local health care workers prepare for the coronavirus outbreak, they want to teach people about masks, how to wear them, and their limitations.

Even though the Quad Cities has no reported cases of COVID-19, Michelle O'Neill reports there's definitely confusion about masks.


Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

You can help local health departments, hospitals, and doctors prevent the spread of the coronavirus, along with other types of the flu.

This morning, Genesis, Unity Point Trinity, and the Rock Island and Scott county health departments took nearly an hour to provide accurate information about COVID-19.

Michelle O'Neill reports in the first of a series of coronavirus stories.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

See the slides above for local data. Below you'll find several interactive maps, graphs, and links with details about COVID-19. 

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