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Rock Island County Covid Numbers Moving In The Right Direction

May 15th, 2021
Rock Island County Covid Numbers Moving In The Right Direction

Covid numbers are going down in Rock Island County, but, the health department says, we must remain vigilant and use common sense to continue the numbers moving in the right direction. The Rock Island County Health Department reports the total number of deaths from the virus is now 320. In addition, the health department reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. The total number of cases is 14,737. The average age of newly infected people is 38. Currently, 23 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The cases are: • 1 woman in her 70s • 2 women in their 50s • 5 women in... Read More

Getting Your Vaccine In Rock Island? Get A Free Concert Too!

April 13th, 2021
Getting Your Vaccine In Rock Island? Get A Free Concert Too!

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan between April 14 and May 20, 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. “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances by QCSO musicians starting April... Read More

I Sure As Hell Hope Rock Island County Board Knows What It’s Doing With The Courthouse

March 25th, 2021
I Sure As Hell Hope Rock Island County Board Knows What It's Doing With The Courthouse

And so the saga sort-of, maybe, kinda, possibly, ends. Or not. We’ll see. The Rock Island County courthouse saga has gone on for a couple of years now, with the county wanting to demolish the building and repurpose the spot just off Centennial Bridge, and a growing number of citizens calling for it to be sold to local developer Joe Lemon, who has been trying to buy it for over a year. We at QuadCities.com have covered this issue extensively, and if you want to get more of the details, I encourage you to listen to my various QCUncut podcasts of a meeting about the issue, an interview... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

February 26th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

On Friday, United Way Quad Cities announced it has awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income and health. The new “United for Equity” grants will help 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs provide access and opportunity to people of color in the Quad Cities by focusing on three primary goals — empowering the next generation, strengthening families, and educating and equipping the community. “In these turbulent times, issues of racial equity and social justice have been magnified. And, our... Read More

BREAKING: New Deadlier Covid-19 Strain Found In Rock Island

February 11th, 2021
BREAKING: New Deadlier Covid-19 Strain Found In Rock Island

BREAKING NEWS: A Rock Island person is the first to be infected with the new, more deadly strain of the South African COVID-19 variant Thursday, Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced tonight. The variant B.1.351, was found in a Rock Island resident, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It’s not yet known how the person contracted the disease. “We expected to see more cases of variants detected in Illinois, including the B.1.351 strain,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike in a release. “These variants seem to spread more rapidly, which can lead... Read More

Next Illinois Q-C Covid Vaccine Clinic Will be at TaxSlayer Tuesday, Feb. 9

February 5th, 2021
Next Illinois Q-C Covid Vaccine Clinic Will be at TaxSlayer Tuesday, Feb. 9

Because of predicted cold temperatures, the weekly Covid vaccine clinic run by Rock Island County Health Department for Tuesday, Feb. 9, will be inside the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Vaccine distribution priority groups are Phase 1A and Phase 1B in Illinois, and the health department typically has a Tuesday drive-through clinic at Greater Quad City Auto Auction, 4015 78th Ave., Milan. Those seeking their first dose may visit the RICHD Facebook page or website at 10 a.m. each Friday for a link to reserve an appointment. Those seeking their second dose may visit the same sites... Read More

How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

December 11th, 2020
How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

There’s been in incredible number of questions in regard to an upcoming covid-19 vaccine, what it means, when it’ll get here, and how it’ll impact the Quad-Cities and beyond. In an effort to, as usual, present the latest FACT-BASED reporting and research on the topic, we at QuadCities.com are presenting a question and answer session on the topic, courtesy of the Rock Island County Health Department. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Vaccine 101: What we know now The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers,... Read More

Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers…

December 11th, 2020
Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers...

There are a LOT of questions in regard to covid-19, the upcoming vaccine, and various other health issues. In an effort to answer those questions and, as always, provide FACT-BASED reporting and information, we at QuadCities.com are printing the following Q and A regarding the covid-19 vaccine and other covid-related matters. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Who is involved in the vaccination planning in the Quad Cities? Our health departments, emergency management agencies, our local health systems (Genesis and UnityPoint) and... Read More

Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

December 10th, 2020
Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting five additional deaths from COVID-19: a man in his 90s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, all of whom had been living in long-term-care facilities; and a woman in her 80s who died at home. The total number of deaths now is 192. “We offer our sincere sympathies to the loved ones of these five Rock Island County residents,” said Janet Hill, chief operating officer of the Rock Island County Health Department. In addition, the health department reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 9,522. Currently,... Read More

Rock Island County Health Department Reports 8,511 Total Covid Cases

December 2nd, 2020
Rock Island County Health Department Reports 8,511 Total Covid Cases

The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting three additional deaths from COVID-19: two men in their 70s who had been hospitalized and a man in his 90s who had been living in a long-term-care facility. The number of deaths in the county from this virus, as of Dec. 1, is now 151. “We offer our heartfelt sympathies to their friends and family,” said Nita Ludwig, administrator, Rock Island County Health Department. “Throughout the pandemic, we have a seen about a three-week lag between a surge in cases and an uptick in deaths. We unfortunately are bracing for more COVID-19 deaths in... Read More