New cases and exposures of coronavirus on the Töölö Campus, Uniarts Helsinki strongly recommends wearing a face mask in its facilities at all times

During the past weekend and Monday morning, five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed on the Töölö Campus.

Some of the students and staff members on the Töölö Campus have been exposed to coronavirus. It is likely that there have been two different transmission chains. The Epidemiologic Operations Unit will be in touch with the persons who have been identified as close contacts, and they will be placed in quarantine.  

Due to the coronavirus infections and exposures, the Tribute to friendship concert, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, will have to be cancelled. Those who had already purchased a ticket will be sent instructions on how to get a refund for their ticket. 

Coronavirus infections in Finland and around the world are on the rise. Infection and patient numbers have increased also in the HUS district since the beginning of August. The Helsinki Region has entered an acceleration stage in the epidemic.   

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infections, the university is now introducing a stricter mask policy: it is strongly recommended that a mask is worn whenever operating in the university facilities in order to make sure that the university is able to keep its facilities open during the ongoing academic term. The stricter mask recommendation takes effect immediately. Those who do not have their own mask can get one from the info desks of the university’s main buildings (M, N and R Building, Kookos, Academy of Fine Arts).  

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Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever, coughing, headache, diarrhoea, muscle pain, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath and loss of the sense of smell or taste.   

Students, contact your healthcare centre or emergency clinic by phone. You will be given instructions on what to do by a healthcare professional. The residents of Helsinki and Espoo can do a check-up and book an appointment for a test in the online service. The residents of Uusimaa can review their symptoms and book a coronavirus test using the Coronabot service. If you test positive for coronavirus, we ask you to also notify the Epidemiologic Operations Unit of Helsinki by phone.  

Staff members can also contact the occupational healthcare provider.   

  • Digital Clinic  
  • Phone number of Mehiläinen’s OMATyöterveys health service: 010 414 0777    
  • You can book an appointment by calling: 010 414 0666  

The number of the national telephone service (general information about coronavirus): tel. 0295 535 535   

The residents of Helsinki and foreign visitors can also contact the coronavirus helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (every day 8–18).  

It is recommended that people with symptoms avoid close contact with the elderly and high-risk groups until they receive a negative test result and after the symptoms are gone.  

We recommend using Koronavilkku. You can download the application on your phone from an app store or at Koronavilkku does not provide information on exposures that took place before the downloading of the app. 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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