Rock Island County Health Department

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the Quad Cities continues to grow, and three people have died since late last week. 

Michelle O'Neill, graph / WVIK News

The head of the Rock Island County Health Department is worried about a jump in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Michelle O'Neill has more.


Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Governor J.B. Pritzker is deeply concerned that the number of COVID-19 cases in Rock Island County is increasing.

Michelle O'Neill reports after he and local officials spoke at the health department this afternoon after a stop in Quincy earlier.


Three weeks after it opened, the COVID-19 testing site in Rock Island is going to close this weekend. Operated by the state, it opened on June 29th, and will perform its final tests on Sunday afternoon.

The pandemic has changed the way first responders in the Quad Cities handle emergencies. Travis Noyd, Deputy Chief of EMS for the Moline Fire Department, says his department was advised to maintain distance and put masks on patients, when possible.

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.

WVIK News

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).  

Today, the State of Illinois will begin coronavirus testing in the Quad Cities.

The drive-through test site is located at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. And there are no restrictions. Previously, COVID-19 tests in Rock Island County were reserved for those who met certain criteria.

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Illinois will offer COVID-19 testing for Rock Island County residents starting next week.

On Monday, the drive-through test site will open at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. 

Scott County Health Department

Quad Cities health officials are worried about a drop in the number of people who've been vaccinated.

And they want to prevent outbreaks of pertussis, measles, meningitis, hepatitis, and other preventable diseases. 

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