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Rock Island County begins COVID-19 vaccinations for phases 1A & 1B

Rock Island County Health Department: The Rock Island County Health department is offering drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the foreseeable future. They expect long lines. A portable toilet will be available. The vaccination clinics are open to workers in Phases 1A (healthcare workers) and 1B (frontline essential workers, and Rock Island County residents 65 and older). Currently, the location is the Greater Auto Auction located at 4015 78th Ave, Milan IL.

Jewel-Osco Pharmacies: If you are a healthcare worker, you can schedule appointments at Jewel Osco pharmacies in Moline, East Moline, and Silvis. Next week, January 25th, they will start scheduling for anyone in phase 1A or 1B. Patients will be asked to show proof of employment, including a work badge, paystub, medical license (if applicable) or letter on the employer’s letterhead. Use this link to reserve a slot. www.albertsons.com/covidclinic Slots are already beginning to fill up, and the site might not show any openings currently. However, we recommend checking the site frequently for new openings as they receive more vaccine supply.

Community Health Care: Healthcare workers can also set up a vaccination appointment through Community Health Care, dependent on vaccine availability, by emailing covidvaccine@chcqca.org. CHC plans to vaccinate 1B workers next. CHC will use scheduled appointment times and will be working with employers or community groups who fall into tier 1B to facilitate those appointments. The clinic is run from the Rock Island clinic, 2750 11th St., Rock Island, on Friday afternoons, Saturday and Sunday.

For those 65 and older who are CHC patients, CHC will be messaging and doing outreach to schedule those patients into clinics to receive their vaccine.

For those 65 and older who are not patients of CHC, we would ask you to coordinate first with your employer if still working, but if not you can email covidvaccine@chcqca.org to inquire about scheduling a time to receive vaccine.


As vaccine supply becomes more available, more sites are expected to be announced. The State of Illinois also will announce other partnerships with pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, soon. However, neither of those pharmacy chains are able to take appointments now. Eventually, there will be enough vaccine in our community to get your vaccine in your healthcare provider’s office. Keep watching the Rock Island County Health Department’s Facebook page for updates.


Proper Use of Cloth Face Coverings


COVID-19 & the Outdoors

Indoors, outdoors, anywhere you go, help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We can work together by staying apart.  #TogetherQC @QCTrails.org

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Avoid gathering in groups. Stay at least 6 feet apart

  • Find spaces where you can keep distance from other.
  • Allow space for passing on the path.
  • Be with members of your household or go alone.

6 Feet Apart

Everybody, even dinosaur lovers, can use a little help understanding how to stay 6 feet apart from others!  #TogetherQC

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Together QC: Keep Staying at Home

Our community is committed to working together to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities.  Many elected officials have joined together to share the important “Keep Staying at Home” message with our community.  #TogetherQC  Do your part:  Stay Home. Save Lives.


Quad Cities to launch 24-hour giving event to support community’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

One-hundred percent of contributions will support Quad Cities organizations responding to crisis locally

IOWA-ILLINOIS QUAD CITIES—Media, foundations and nonprofit funders in the Quad Cities are uniting to support the community’s response during this COVID-19 pandemic. “Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery” will be a 24-hour giving event this Monday, April 6.

All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund was activated three weeks ago with lead support from the Community Foundation, United Way of the Quad Cities, and Regional Development Authority. 

Donations are already being accepted online at www.unitequadcities.org or by phone by texting “UniteQC” to 41444. 

One-hundred percent of contributions will be granted back into the community.


JoAnn fabrics is providing free mask making kits

JoAnn fabrics is providing free mask making kits

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/joann-fabrics-is-providing-free-mask-making-kits-for-sewers-to-help-hospitals-with-supply-shortages/ar-BB11KuvN


CDC Stress and Coping with Covid19

CDC Stress and Coping with Covid19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html


Riverbend Food Bank

Riverbend Food Bank: www.riverbendfoodbank.org


Quad Cities Community Foundation and United Way disaster recovery grant information

Quad Cities Community Foundation and United Way disaster recovery grant information: https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/news/2020/3/18/community-foundation-announces-first-grant-opportunity-from-disaster-recovery-fund-in-response-to-covid-19-pandemic