A case of coronavirus on Uniarts Helsinki’s Töölö Campus

A person who has spent time on Uniarts Helsinki’s Töölö Campus on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Despite the case, it will still be possible to study and work in all of the university’s facilities as long as everyone takes the university’s coronavirus-related safety guidelines into consideration.

The Epidemiologic Operations Unit will contact the persons who have been identified as close contacts in the next few days. The persons who have been exposed to the virus will be placed under quarantine for two weeks.   

The risk of infection of other people who have spent time in Töölö Campus is very small based on this infection case. They, too, will still have to check their health and seek testing, if needed. If symptoms occur, returning to Uniarts Helsinki’s facilities is possible only after a negative coronavirus test and after the symptoms are gone. Nobody is allowed to visit the campus when sick.

We want to take all possible measures to be able to continue our teaching, research, artistic activities and other work at Uniarts Helsinki as normally as is possible in these current conditions. That is why we remind everyone that it is imperative that everyone follow Uniarts Helsinki’s safety guidelines, which are based on the regulations, policies and instructions issued by the authorities. More detailed safety instructions can be found in our coronavirus guidelines.

It is important to break transmission chains early on, so please remember to download the Koronavilkku application from your phone’s app store. If you receive a notification of a possible exposure in the Koronavilkku app, the app will give you instructions on how to seek a coronavirus test, for example. It is important that you stay at home and monitor your health during the next two weeks, avoid contact with people and take care of good hand and coughing hygiene. You should contact your teacher-in-charge or your supervisor about arrangements concerning remote studies or work. You can return to the campus after receiving a negative result in a coronavirus test. 

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