Who needs extra precaution

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease, but based on currently available information these are the risk groups

  • Older adults
  • People who have severe underlying medical conditions - like heart/lung disease or diabetes
  • People with moderate to severe asthma 
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease
  • People who are immunocompromised

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others (stay 1.5 - 2 meters away from eachother).
  • Keep away from people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched services.
  • Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying condition or if you are sick.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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In collaboration with our partners we have set up a number of services to assist your business in complying with all the necessary DVG measures and the Aruba Health and Happiness Code. These COVID-19 services are mentioned in the flyer below. If you need any information or would like to request assistance for these services please contact us at info@medwork.aw or call us at +297 5878880.

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