Coronavirus & COVID-19 • Quad Cities News & Resources

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Here are some useful links and phone numbers to use during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The links will open in a new window.

National Coverage from NPR

Current cases in Iowa, Illinois and US:

Local Resources:

Credit https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/community/crisis-line / Scott County Community Services

To help deal with stress and anxiety, here's a list of providers from the local county health departments. Also see the image to the left for a number of resources. 

If possible, first call your primary care physician or health care provider for a referral.

  • Robert Young Center, 4600 3rd St., Moline,  309-779-2031
  • Transitions, 2326 16th St., Moline, 309-793-4993
  • Center for Youth and Family Solutions, 4703 44th St., Rock Island, 309-788-9581
  • Vera French Community Mental Center, 1141 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, 563-383-1900
  • Genesis Psychology Associates, 4455 E. 56th St., Davenport, 563-355-2577

To donate blood, visit the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center website HERE and make an appointment.

The Quad Cities area Red Cross offers many ways to help others during disasters, and more information is HERE.

In April, the Illinois Department of Public Health began providing information about outbreaks at long term care facilities available HERE.  As of 10/9/2020, the IDPH reports outbreaks at long term care centers in Rock Island County totalled 445 COVID-19 cases among residents and staff and 66 deaths.

COVID-19 outbreaks (cases & deaths) in Rock Island County as of 10/9/2020

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Another Scott County resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the county total to 37 and the Quad Cities total to 134. The number of deaths in Rock Island County remains at 97. 

WVIK News

Public health officials in the Quad Cities are asking people to pull together as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths rises.

Worried about the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the city and the Quad Cities, Davenport Mayor Mike Matson has issued an executive order. Effective immediately, city staff and people visiting city facilities must wear masks, and attendance is limited to ten people at public meetings.

Frieze Lectures Focus on Pandemic

Oct 19, 2020
Rock Island Library

2020 is certainly a year for the history books, so it’s no surprise that the 23rd annual Frieze Lecture Series at the Rock Island Public Library will take a deeper look at our reaction to global pandemics, past and present. 

When the second quarter opens Monday for the Rock Island schools, students will do something they haven't done for 2 1/2 months - physically go to school. Classes have been held remotely for the district's 6,300 students since early August.

More than two months after the school year began, students in the Rock Island district will actually go to school for the first time. Since classes opened in August, students have been attending remotely, but many will report for in-person instruction beginning on Monday.

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Daily COVID-19 cases in the Quad Cities have tripled in recent weeks, shattering previous highs set during the summer. ICUs are operating at full capacity, and some local businesses have been forced to close. 

Bix Lives Awards

Oct 14, 2020

Josh Duffee and Carol Schaefer are two Davenport men who are passionate about one of most famous people ever born in Davenport.  

Help is available for people who owe criminal and traffic fines and fees to Rock Island County. The circuit clerk's office is offering an amnesty program for them to pay what they owe or set up a payment plan.

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