It is to ease the surge of the Omicron variant in Aruba and its consequences for the island’s public health, economy, and the island’s recovery. Starting December 20, 2021, the quarantine policy has been changed and applies to all who have been in direct contact with someone infected with COVID. These individuals should immediately self-quarantine for ten days, vaccinated or not. As previously stated, vaccinated individuals can become infected with COVID and also spread the virus to others, and considering the high level of contagion in the past weeks, the DVG opted to go back to the previous quarantine policy until cases drop to a safe level below 20 daily new cases.
The DVG urges those who test positive to isolate immediately and wait for the DVG to contact them. Those who test positive during the weekend should act responsibly and isolate immediately and wait for the DVG’s phone call on Monday. Those who test positive should also go over the isolation and quarantine protocols on www.arubacovid19.org/protocolnan.
For more information, follow the Department of Public Health on Facebook @desparuba or contact the DVG on 522-4200 or 280-0101.