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.
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.