Minority and low income families will soon receive some help coping with the pandemic. Unity Point Health and John Deere have packed 1,000 COVID-19 care packages for residents of the Quad Cities, Muscatine, and Des Moines.
A new effort is underway to improve the health of people who live in the Floraciente Neighborhood in Moline. A bi-lingual community health advocate started working there in February, meeting with residents and holding classes.
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.