The following was submitted by Rescue Capt. Tracy Fredericks:
Free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Rescue Station.
If you have symptoms, please call Block Island Health Services, (401) 466-2974 or Rescue Capt. Tracy Fredericks at (207) 229-6349.
On Thursdays, the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) along with members of the Block Island Rescue Squad will offer walk-up testing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., along with regular scheduled appointments from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the Department of Health website: portal.ri.gov/s/log - in/?language=en_US&startURL=%2Fs%2F&ec=302.
If you can schedule, please do.
We ask that everyone please be there during the scheduled times and bring a filled-out copy of the testing paperwork. Remember to be patient. We will get to everyone.
All of the testing is done by volunteers, and we will continue to offer this service for as long as needed.