One new coro­n­avirus case relat­ed to mass expo­sure has been con­firmed in Soite’s area

One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Soite’s area. The case has caused a mass exposure and is connected to the earlier chain of infections in Kruunupyy.

The case was confirmed to be a middle school pupil at Kaustisen keskuskoulu (7.-9.) in Kaustinen. Soite is currently contacting those exposed and will during the weekend contact everyone exposed, and if needed they will be called to coronavirus testing. About 80 people will be placed in quarantine.

In order to ensure that classes continue, Kaustisen keskuskoulu (7-9.) has decided that classes will be held online as distance education from November 23rd until November 29th 2020. The municipality of Kaustinen will inform pupils and parents in more detail about the study arrangements through Wilma. The youth events on the evenings of Wednesday November 25th and Friday November 27th have been cancelled in Kaustinen.

Soite asks all pupils and students in the area of Kaustinen to be very mindful of their health and safety and avoid unnecessary social contacts during next week (23-29.11.2020). Please do not hesitate to sign up for coronavirus testing immeditely even if you have only mild symptoms indicative of corona.

It’s impor­tant to test your­self even if you have only mild symptoms!

You can contact Soite’s infection clinic by filling out a form to evaluate your coronavirus symptoms in the Omaolo service on the address: https://www.omaolo.fi/ . If yours symptoms require it, your contact information will be sent to Soite or you can book time for testing at Soite’s drive in testing station through Omaolo. The coronavirus helpline is open weekdays from 8 am to 17 pm and during weekends from 8 am to 16 pm at the number 06 828 7499. Soite’s children’s hospital is open around the clock 24/7, phone 06 826 4444.

Every­one can con­tribute to pre­vent­ing the spread of infection

Within Soite’s area, an expanded recommendation regarding masks is currently in force. Masks is one way of preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Prevent the spead of coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands
  • Cough in your sleeve or in a tissue
  • Keep your distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you get symptoms, stay at home and sign up for testing
  • Download and use the corona warning app Koronavilkku

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