ST. LOUIS, July 2, 2020 – Any resident of the City of St. Louis may now get a free test for COVID-19. Up until now due to limited supplies, COVID-19 testing in the city has been restricted to those persons showing symptoms.
Through a partnership with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, free tests are available at the federally qualified health centers.
“Only being able to test symptomatic individuals has been similar to being in a fight with one hand tied behind your back,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “Now that our testing capacity has increased to include testing of people without symptoms, we’ll have the opportunity to get a much better understanding on how widespread the disease is in the community.”