Illinois Department of Public Health

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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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After just two days, a school district in the Quad Cities has had to throw in the towel, showing how difficult it may be for Illinois students to return to school. 

For a second time, the COVID-19 testing site in Rock Island has been extended. First it was going to be open at the QCCA Expo Center for two weeks, ending Friday (7/10), then it was going to be open through this weekend, and now it'll be here an additional week.

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COVID-19 testing in Rock Island has been extended by two days. The site opened on June 29th, and was originally scheduled to close this Friday. But now, it will continue through Sunday (7/12).  

Rock Island County Health Department

Following a sharp increase in the number of cases this year, the Illinois Department of Public Health has declared an outbreak of gonorrhea in Rock Island County. There've been 44 cases in the county so far this year, compared with 27 at this time last year.

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With the flu season well underway, hospitals in the Quad Cities have started restricting visitors. Following a recommendation from the Illinois Department of Public Health, both Trinity and Genesis health systems announced the guidelines Wednesday.

The Rock Island County Health Department can help people qualify for medical marijuana. Monday it announced joining a statewide program to help the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Dangerous Cold

Dec 14, 2016

With extreme cold affecting eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois, be on the lookout for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.