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Thread: Message from Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes

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    Message from Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes

    A total of 5 local transmission of COVID cases have been detected. Contact tracing started immediately to try to find out where these cases originated from. These people caught the virus 2 weeks ago so the government expect the total amount to go up. Some measurements had to be put back into place immediately to avoid this virus of spreading out.
    As of Tuesday, August 4th, the following measurements will come into place:
    .1) Mouth caps will be encouraged in all places where it is difficult to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters of others.
    2) Sport: All indoor team sport and contact sport is forbidden
    3) Restaurant: Tables of max of 4 people (excl kids), distance between tables has to be 1.5 m of distance and it is only permitted to sit. Standing is not permitted.
    4) Nightclub/Bar: dancing is not allowed, music live/DJ, sitting and standing at the bar is not permitted
    5) Casino: strict protocol
    6) Agglomeration of more than 4 people in public places is prohibited.
    7) Churches: Strict protocols
    8) Funerals: max 25 people at a time.

    Let's adhere to these rules and regulations in order to protect our selves and our families. In case you were at a nightclub and/or in the area and you have symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately.



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    Very understandable regulations. Just hope everyone follows
    these simple guidelines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    Very understandable regulations. Just hope everyone follows
    these simple guidelines.
    And most importantly we hope the Government follows up and enforces in the places even I know have not been following the rules!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    A total of 5 local transmission of COVID cases have been detected. Contact tracing started immediately to try to find out where these cases originated from. These people caught the virus 2 weeks ago so the government expect the total amount to go up. Some measurements had to be put back into place immediately to avoid this virus of spreading out.
    As of Tuesday, August 4th, the following measurements will come into place:
    .1) Mouth caps will be encouraged in all places where it is difficult to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters of others.
    2) Sport: All indoor team sport and contact sport is forbidden
    3) Restaurant: Tables of max of 4 people (excl kids), distance between tables has to be 1.5 m of distance and it is only permitted to sit. Standing is not permitted.
    4) Nightclub/Bar: dancing is not allowed, music live/DJ, sitting and standing at the bar is not permitted
    5) Casino: strict protocol
    6) Agglomeration of more than 4 people in public places is prohibited.
    7) Churches: Strict protocols
    8) Funerals: max 25 people at a time.

    Let's adhere to these rules and regulations in order to protect our selves and our families. In case you were at a nightclub and/or in the area and you have symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately.

    and terrible news . As of now 52 local cases are reported.

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    Oh No!!!! We are set to leave this Saturday, My mother, husband and I just got our negative rapid antigen test (as we cannot find a PCR test with a 72 hr turn around time) We plan to have have the PCR test when we arrive in Aruba, though I see some members of the forum are hesitant to be tested at the Aruba airport.
    I am now torn if we should still proceed with our trip or just cancel, please help me decide

    Also, Is it possible that Aruba will close their borders to the US due to this increase??
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    I would not have gone before but with the rapid outbreak there is ZERO chance I would still go. Sorry, but you asked. No idea if they will close the border or not...if the cases continue to spike it gets more likely IMHO. This just stinks!!!!!
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    I cannot hep you make your decision.
    I wish it were easy.
    I am very disappointed with the new numbers.

    Yes it is possible about the borders.
    Quote Originally Posted by beachbunny View Post
    Oh No!!!! We are set to leave this Saturday, My mother, husband and I just got our negative rapid antigen test (as we cannot find a PCR test with a 72 hr turn around time) We plan to have have the PCR test when we arrive in Aruba, though I see some members of the forum are hesitant to be tested at the Aruba airport.
    I am now torn if we should still proceed with our trip or just cancel, please help me decide

    Also, Is it possible that Aruba will close their borders to the US due to this increase??



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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbunny View Post
    Oh No!!!! We are set to leave this Saturday, My mother, husband and I just got our negative rapid antigen test (as we cannot find a PCR test with a 72 hr turn around time) We plan to have have the PCR test when we arrive in Aruba, though I see some members of the forum are hesitant to be tested at the Aruba airport.
    I am now torn if we should still proceed with our trip or just cancel, please help me decide

    Also, Is it possible that Aruba will close their borders to the US due to this increase??
    It's a personal decision depending on a lot of factors. For me, I have a timeshare confirmation and flight for Sep 20th. I've been swaying back and forth on whether I would go. As of today I've decided not to go for certain reasons. One, I don't want to be tested in Aruba. Why? If I test positive with no symptoms, I have to quarantine for 14 days. If I test positive at home, I don't get to fly to Aruba but at least I quarantine at home. I'm also high risk a diabetic so it's a big risk for me to catch the virus and I have a 95 year old Mom living with me who will hopefully turn 96 Oct 1st. I also don't want to infect her home attendant. The measure airlines are taking gave me hope as well as the measures Aruba Gov is taking. However, they can't have their eyes all over the place on what hotels, restaurants, people do. We have that same issue here in NYC and the Gov gave out fines to bars, took away liquor licenses etc. If I went and Aruba decided to close their borders, I would not be happy if I had 48 hours notice to go back home or got stranded there for weeks, months. Actually what a nice place to be stranded but I have responsibilities Ms Daisy, my job etc. I have another confirmed time share for December so I will see how things are then.




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    It's hard to ask us to make a decision regarding your family. I'm currently in southern California and the daily cases are staggering. Please make a wise decision based on your personal concern regarding your safety. I would not travel to Aruba given the current situation.

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    Why can't people follow simple guidelines.
    Selfishness. We are supposed to leave Sept 22nd; if it happens great
    If boarders are close it wasn't meant to be. (will do something else. don't know.. maybe go to Mass to visit )
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