This week has been full of announcements from the CDC and major store chains. Places like Target, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and others have announced that they would no longer require mask mandates for those who are fully vaccinated.

Before you start leaving your mask at home though, it is important to remember not everywhere is immediately doing this. Many stores and schools will be continuing their mask mandates.

Many major shopping chains have come out with statements similar to ones like these from Walmart,

“Beginning today, vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop without a mask, and we will continue to request that non-vaccinated customers and members wear face coverings in our stores and clubs.”

According to KCRG, Hy-Vee said it is going to strongly recommend face coverings for customers who are not fully vaccinated.

Some spots will not be doing this however, Dr. Fauci explained that it is understandable that some businesses and localities are maintaining mask requirements. And showed some support for these decisions.

This means you'll still most likely also still see people wearing their masks when out and about.

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So while we don't know what the future holds, as of right now many spots will be keeping their mandates. Many schools are also planning on maintaining the mask wearing protocol through the end of the school year.

As of right now with many smaller stores still requiring masks for everyone, it's still a good idea to keep that mask on you while running errands. As always, stay safe out there in the Quad Cities.

Hotel Davenport Demolition

The Hotel Davenport is located at 5202 Brady St. and was reportedly built in the early 1970s. Earlier this year it was decided that this hotel was no longer set to have guests.

According to the Quad Cities times, the Davenport hotel has faced a number of fires, along with safety and health code violations. This has led to the call for its demolition. I've driven past it many times and have seen that the building had clearly began to deteriorate.

It was scheduled for demolition earlier this year, and said demolition began in April. Many involved in this project are excited to see what the future holds for this lot in Davenport.

I drive past this spot every day for work, and over the last month have snagged some pictures of the demolition.

Quad Cities Closed Eateries

The pandemic has hit businesses hard. So hard that some of them have closed during the course of the pandemic. These are Quad Cities restaurants that are no longer open.