The QC Welcome Promise is a commitment to help promote the health, safety, and vitality of our community. The promise promotes a shared message about our region’s re-opening and confirms our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment. The promise also includes a commitment from Quad Citizens and visitors to follow guidelines and to do their part in keeping everyone in our family of communities safe.
Visitors, customers, and business owners are encouraged to join the QC Welcome Promise. The following items are available for download on the QC Welcome Promise website:
Current Status of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities
Local Health System Status
Three trends that are concerning at Genesis:
What our community needs to understand about these numbers and why we need their help:
Statement from UnityPoint Health – Trinity President & CEO, Robert J. Erickson
“UnityPoint Health – Trinity continues to monitor the ongoing shortage of intensive care beds throughout our EMA regions in Iowa and Illinois. We continue to experience elevated COVID-19 inpatient numbers as well as other intensely sick members of our communities. As all hospitals are facing the same challenges, transferring patients to other facilities for care is a growing concern for all of us as we activate our surge plans to accommodate the needs of our patients safely. As healthcare providers, we are doing everything we can to ensure we have the resources necessary to serve our communities – but we need the community’s help. We urge you to do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon and when you protect yourselves and others, you are literally saving lives while helping us and other health systems provide care for COVID-19 patients as well as all patients who need it. Please social distance, wash your hands, wear a mask around others and avoid large gatherings…this is a winnable fight but we all need to do our part and we will all make it through this together.”
Call to Action for Quad Cities Residents
We are all in this together. Please do your part.
Please listen to public health guidelines:
Continue to Support Our Community:
With the beginning of fall, many in our community start to plan for Halloween fun. Since some of the ways in which this holiday is usually celebrated make it harder to social distance and take other steps to
slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important to plan early and find lower risk ways to celebrate Halloween.
COVID-19 is still spreading in our community as we enter flu season (typically October – March each year).
Here are some tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 and the flu:
The CDC’s Vaccine Finder website will help you find a location for a flu shot near you: https://vaccinefinder.org/find-vaccine.
October 6, 2020
To: Scott County Business Leaders
From: Edward Rivers, Director, Scott County Health Department
Nita Ludwig, Administrator, Rock Island County Health Department
The Quad Cities are seeing sustained transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 despite a wealth of evidence that masking, social distancing and other simple interventions are highly effective in reducing spread. State and local governments have been reluctant to support mandates for the use of masks, but you are free to do so on private property.
Consider requiring masks on your premises.
Transitions Mental Health Services has launched the T-COVID Support Line. The talk line has been created to support you if you have been struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 309-581-2858, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.
Indoors, outdoors, anywhere you go, help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We can work together by staying apart. #TogetherQC @QCTrails.org
Avoid gathering in groups. Stay at least 6 feet apart
Everybody, even dinosaur lovers, can use a little help understanding how to stay 6 feet apart from others! #TogetherQC