Coronavirus

Prevention

You can take steps to protect yourself and others during a COVID-19 outbreak. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from...

Symptoms and testing

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The common symptoms for COVID-19 are: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Difficulty breathing Sore throat Loss of smell and/or taste Tiredness Not sure whether you should get tested? Please do the questionnaire/self check on: https://www.arubacovid19.org/ When to seek medical attention...

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 Peop...