Soite remains at the coro­n­avirus base lev­el — the mask rec­om­men­da­tion has been expand­ed to also include junior high school students

Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group gath­ered on Wednes­day 3rd of March 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture as well as the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions. Over­all, the sit­u­a­tion in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia is calm and there­fore Soite remains at the coro­n­avirus base level.

The author­i­ty task group decid­ed to update the reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions for the area so that the mask rec­om­men­da­tion is expand­ed to include junior high school stu­dents in grades 7 to 9 start­ing Mon­day 8.3. Junior high school stu­dents will also be urged to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they have only mild symptoms.

The updat­ed mask rec­om­men­da­tion and oth­er cur­rent region­al rec­om­men­da­tions remain in effect until 15th of March.

The author­i­ty task group has its next meet­ing on Wednes­day 10th of March 2021.

Today’s sit­u­a­tion

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. Those close to the infect­ed per­son who have been exposed have been con­tact traced and placed in quarantine.

No patients with COVID-19 are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

In total, 222 cas­es of coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in the hos­pi­tal dis­trict of Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia dur­ing the pandemic.

Stop the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cough in your sleeve or in a tissue
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you have only very mild symptoms
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • When it’s your turn, take the coronavirus vaccine.

Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only very mild symptoms:

  •  Online by filling out the corona symptom evaluation at the address:
  • By calling Soite’s corona helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm). Children (for persons younger than 16 who are ill). Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7) If you require urgent care, call Soite's Medical Helpline, phone 116 117.

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