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Quad-Cities Genesis Health Systems Releases Statement On Local Covid Testing And Pandemic

January 4th, 2022
Quad-Cities Genesis Health Systems Releases Statement On Local Covid Testing And Pandemic

Genesis Health Systems has released the following statement from Kurt Andersen, MD, Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Medical Officer, regarding the current state of covid testing and the pandemic. “Our Lombard Street COVID-19 testing site in Davenport on Monday cared for more than 400 patients, who experienced exceedingly long lines and wait times reaching up to three hours. This was a similar experience for those patients seeking care from our Genesis Emergency Departments and Convenient Cares. Our current volumes are exceeding any we have experienced throughout this pandemic. Our 7-day symptomatic... Read More

Western Illinois University Holding COVID-19 Fall 2021 Test Clinics And Vaccine/Testing Incentives

August 28th, 2021
Western Illinois University Holding COVID-19 Fall 2021 Test Clinics And Vaccine/Testing Incentives

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University faculty, staff, and students will be required to participate in the University’s weekly COVID-19 testing program. Individuals may opt out of testing if proof of vaccination is provided. Testing will be required each week for those individuals who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination. WIU-Macomb COVID-19 Fall 2021 test clinics began Monday, Aug. 23. Fall 2021 test clinics on the Macomb campus will be held from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday thru Thursday in the WIU Student Recreation Center MAC Gym (south gym). Test clinics will be held in Riverfront... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

August 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

BREAKING NEWS: Patients in the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and Muscatine may experience longer than usual wait times due to the current spread of Covid-19 and other illness, according to a Friday release from UnityPoint Health – Trinity. It says the Covid situation remains critical as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads in our community. UnityPoint Health – Trinity encourages the use of online scheduling options to visit a UnityPoint Clinic Express or Express Care location to be evaluated by a medical provider for a Covid test. This is a faster and more cost-effective option... Read More

Western Illinois University Holding Weekly Covid Testing Clinics

July 6th, 2021
Western Illinois University Holding Weekly Covid Testing Clinics

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University-Macomb COVID-19 summer test clinics will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Thursday, Aug. 12, in the University Union Sandburg Lounge. Fall 2021 test clinic times and days will be announced prior to the start of the fall semester, which is set to begin Monday, Aug. 23. WIU-Macomb faculty, staff and students will have the SHIELD Illinois fast-turnaround saliva-based COVID-19 tests created by the University of Illinois available. The SHIELD test requires individuals to deposit a small amount of saliva in a vial,... Read More

COVID-19 Summer Test Clinics Being Held at Western Illinois University

June 28th, 2021
COVID-19 Summer Test Clinics Being Held at Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University-Macomb COVID-19 summer test clinics will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Thursday, Aug. 12, in the University Union Sandburg Lounge. Fall 2021 test clinic times and days will be announced prior to the start of the fall semester, which is set to begin Monday, Aug. 23. WIU-Macomb faculty, staff and students will have the SHIELD Illinois fast-turnaround saliva-based COVID-19 tests created by the University of Illinois available. The SHIELD test requires individuals to deposit a small amount of saliva in a vial,... Read More

Western Illinois University COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Set for April 1

April 1st, 2021
Western Illinois University COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Set for April 1

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for WIU faculty, staff and student employees only (graduate assistants and undergrad student workers) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 on the WIU-Macomb campus. Please note that retirees, dependents, spouses and alumni are not eligible to participate. The Moderna vaccine will be available, with the second dose clinic set at WIU for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 29. WIU encourages members of the University community to take advantage of the free vaccination... Read More

Covid-19 Testing At Western Illinois University Taking Place Thursday, March 11

March 9th, 2021
Covid-19 Testing At Western Illinois University Taking Place Thursday, March 11

Thursday, March 11, COVID-19 surveillance testing is underway at Western Illinois University and will continue as the semester progresses. Additional open appointment times may be added periodically for those who would like to be tested,but have not been selected as part of the surveillance test population. In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has added select dates for free test clinics on the WIU-Macomb campus, the next being March 11. Each week, approximately 700 students, faculty and staff* will receive an email encouraging them to get a free COVID test provided by Beu... Read More

Spring 2021 COVID Test Information: IDPH Clinics Scheduled At Western Illinois University

February 25th, 2021
Spring 2021 COVID Test Information: IDPH Clinics Scheduled At Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — COVID-19 surveillance testing is underway at Western Illinois University and will continue as the semester progresses. Additional open appointment times may be added periodically for those who would like to be tested,but have not been selected as part of the surveillance test population. In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has added select dates for free test clinics on the WIU-Macomb campus (see below). Each week, approximately 700 students, faculty and staff* will receive an email encouraging them to get a free COVID test provided by Beu Health... Read More

Looking For A Covid Test? Western Illinois University Offering Spring 2021 COVID Tests

January 27th, 2021
Looking For A Covid Test? Western Illinois University Offering Spring 2021 COVID Tests

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Beginning the week of Feb. 1, Western Illinois University will begin COVID-19 surveillance testing and continue as the semester progresses. Additional open appointment times may be added periodically for those who would like to be tested,but have not been selected as part of the surveillance test population. Each week, approximately 700 students, faculty and staff will receive an email encouraging them to get a free COVID test provided by Beu Health Center. According to Executive Director of Auxiliary Services and Risk Management Joe Roselieb, the University is using the... Read More

Western Illinois University Continuing To Offer Covid Testing

January 19th, 2021
Western Illinois University Continuing To Offer Covid Testing

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University will continue to host numerous COVID-19 test dates during the Spring 2021 semester. In keeping with Tier 3 guidelines, which remain in place, employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible and should coordinate with their supervisor to determine appropriate arrangements. Visit wiu.edu/coronavirus for updates and information before returning to campus. For those on the Macomb campus, an appointment must be made by going to beuonline.wiu.edu. Individuals should arrive at the meter parking lot at the northeast corner of the University Union... Read More