St. John, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS –The VI Department of Health’s Epidemiology Division will offer free COVID testing at Coral Bay, St. John from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12th.

The division will not offer COVID testing at its regular location at the VIPA Parking Lot in Cruz Bay, this week, due lack of adequate space following the St. John celebration.

The Division is encouraging individuals who are experiencing the symptoms of COVID to be tested. Symptoms include fever, cough, tiredness and loss of taste or smell.

Those who tested negative on a home test kit and continue to feel sick, should also get tested for confirmation. A positive confirmation qualifies the individual for antiviral medication that can lessen the severity of the illness, possibly shorten its duration, and avert hospitalization.