DOH Advises Public of Carnival Closure Dates for Clinics, Vaccination Centers

Government of the United States Virgin Islands Department of Health

The V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) today has announced the closure of the following offices, clinics and community vaccination centers in relation to the St. Thomas Carnival.

The Community Vaccine Centers (CVCs) along with all VIDOH clinics and administrative offices in the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island District will be closed Wednesday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Friday, April 29, all DOH offices, clinics and CVCs will be closed in both districts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Despite the closures in the St. Thomas/St. John District during the Carnival schedule, the public is reminded that there will be a DOH van and a tent at the Carnival Village to provide COVID-19 vaccines, as well as COVID-19, HIV and STD testing, each night from 7-10 p.m.

Additionally, anyone who becomes fully vaccinated through April 30, whether at the clinics or at The Village or Food Fair, will receive the $250 incentive gift card.

The Department also asks residents to protect themselves and their loved ones throughout the Carnival festivities by following the recommended guidelines on hand-washing and social distancing, especially with persons with whom they do not reside and encourages all residents wear masks, especially when in large crowds.