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BREAKING: Illinois School Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin As Covid Omicron Slams State

December 21st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois School Shutdowns, Vaccination Mandates Begin As Covid Omicron Slams State

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois school shutdowns have begun, along with shutdowns of various businesses and performances, and Chicago area businesses are beginning to require vaccination for entry, as covid continues to ravage the state and the omicron variant begins to spread rapidly. Yesterday set the record for the most covid cases in one day since Dec. 1, 2020 as 12,328 new cases of the virus were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Today, Illinois public health officials reported 10,264 new cases and 63 covid-related deaths. The seven-day statewide test positivity rate is 7.6 percent.... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In ‘Critical’ Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

December 16th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In 'Critical' Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

BREAKING NEWS: Quad-Cities covid numbers are reaching a “critical” zone, according to local health officials, as area hospitals are jammed and local doctors and nurses are exhausted trying to keep up with the overflow due to covid cases. In the Iowa Quad-Cities, the situation is in a “critical” state according to the Scott County Health Department. “The COVID-19 situation is critical in our community: ICUs are full, resources are tight, staff are overwhelmed, emergency departments are housing critically ill patients, and there is no end in sight as COVID cases continue... Read More

Rock Island County Health Department Releases Latest Illinois Covid-19 Numbers

November 22nd, 2021
Rock Island County Health Department Releases Latest Illinois Covid-19 Numbers

The Rock Island County Health Department reports one COVID-19 death: a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized. The total number of deaths is now 383. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” said Janet Hill, chief operating officer and public information officer of the Rock Island County Health Department. The health department also reports 166 cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Friday. The total number of cases is 20,009. Currently, 25 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The average age of newly infected patients is 32. “We crossed... Read More

Milan Covid-19 Vaccination Center Open Through Saturday; Clinics Begin Next Week

May 28th, 2021
Milan Covid-19 Vaccination Center Open Through Saturday; Clinics Begin Next Week

The Milan Camden Centre mass vaccination site will be open through Saturday, May 29. Starting the week of June 1, the health department will have twice-weekly vaccination clinics. Tuesday is for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (18 and older) vaccine and Friday is for Pfizer (12 and older.) Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. both days and by appointment other weekdays. If those times don’t fit in your schedule, find your shot at vaccines.gov. #vaccinateqc #vaxupIL  Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Offers Chances to Boost Covid Vaccination Rates

May 21st, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Offers Chances to Boost Covid Vaccination Rates

BREAKING NEWS: As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes more readily available, more efforts in the Quad-Cities are taking shape to encourage more people to not throw away their shot. UnityPoint Clinic – Express Duck Creek is welcoming walk-in vaccine appointments seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Now, anyone age 12 and up can now get their Pfizer vaccine by simply walking in at the Express Duck Creek located at Kimberly and Middle Road, Bettendorf. Residents of both Illinois and Iowa are welcome to receive their vaccine at this location. “We are trying to do our part to make sure the vaccine... Read More

Today Is The Last Day For The Quad-Cities To Get A Little Music With Their Vaccines

May 20th, 2021
Today Is The Last Day For The Quad-Cities To Get A Little Music With Their Vaccines

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan 2 and 3 p.m. today, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears. Taking inspiration from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan, and TODAY is the last day for the performances! “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances... Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island County Reports Dropping Covid-19 Numbers

May 5th, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island County Reports Dropping Covid-19 Numbers

BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 numbers are dropping in Rock Island County, according to data released by the Rock Island County health department. As previously reported earlier on QuadCities.com, numbers across Illinois have been dropping as the number of vaccinated people above age 16 in the state has gone over 50 percent. Today, the Rock Island County health department reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 14,487. Currently, 26 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The average age of today’s cases is 32. The new cases are: • 2 women in her 40s •... Read More

Rock Island County Covid Update: Numbers Going Down In Illinois Quad-Cities

May 3rd, 2021
Rock Island County Covid Update: Numbers Going Down In Illinois Quad-Cities

The covid-19 numbers are thankfully going down in the Illinois Quad-Cities. Just a week ago, there was some talk about the Quad-Cities potentially being in danger of another lockdown due to rising numbers in its Region 2 spurred by skyrocketing numbers in the Peoria area. However, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said that numbers wouldn’t automatically trigger another lockdown and that they would be taken in a case-by-case basis and perspective. Today’s latest numbers from the Rock Island County Health Department show that Illinois-side Quad-Cities covid numbers are beginning to stabilize... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Reaches Milestone: 42 Percent Of Over-16 Adults Vaccinated For Covid

May 3rd, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Reaches Milestone: 42 Percent Of Over-16 Adults Vaccinated For Covid

BREAKING NEWS: Douglas Adams would be so proud. Today, it was announced by the Rock Island and Scott County Health Departments that the Quad-Cities has reached the point where 42 percent of the population over 16 years old has been vaccinated against covid-19. The Rock Island Health Department announced the following today: Congrats, Quad Cities, for achieving 42% COVID-19 vaccination of our 16+ population! Let’s keep the momentum going…for ourselves, our neighbors, and our community! #vaccinateqc #VaxUpIL Find vaccination options here: https://togetherqc.com/2021/04/covid19-vaccine-options/. The... Read More

Weather Programs, ‘Fever’ Tryouts, Cornhole And More Highlight This Week’s FUN10

April 11th, 2021
Weather Programs, 'Fever' Tryouts, Cornhole And More Highlight This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More