Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 14th of Jan­u­ary 2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Mon­days, Thurs­days and when need­ed and it updates the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus infec­tion in the area was con­firned on 10th of Jan­u­ary 2021. No patients with COVID-19 are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

Cur­rent­ly, about 1000 coro­n­avirus tests are being tak­en every week in Soite. The coro­n­avirus inci­dence in the area is cur­rent­ly the low­est in Fin­land and it is very impor­tant to fol­low restric­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing coro­na so that the sit­u­a­tion does not worsen. 

Dur­ing its meet­ing on 13th of Jan­u­ary 2021, Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s COVID-19 author­i­ty task group declared that Soite’s area will be re-clas­si­fied as base lev­el, but that rec­om­men­da­tions remain in force and large­ly unchanged. Soite’s coro­na task group also wants to stress that an exten­sive facial mask rec­om­men­da­tion is still in force with­in Soite’s area, as well as as rec­om­men­da­tion that pri­vate gath­er­ings should be restrict­ed to no more than 10 par­tic­i­pants. Changes to the rec­om­men­da­tions for recre­ation­al activ­i­ties were made only for swim cen­ters and libraries. The coro­n­avirus task group rec­om­mends that all unnec­es­sary trav­el­ling should be avoitd­ed. Work­ing from home is rec­om­mend­ed. Cur­rent direc­tives and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the accel­er­a­tion phase with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site:

Soite still dis­trib­utes facial masks to low income house­holds. If you have ques­tions regard­ing the free facial masks to low-income house­holds, please call 040 806 5095 Mon-Fri between 9 and 15 o’clock.

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions have begun at Soite’s depart­ments. This week, vac­ci­na­tions of the elder­ly and the per­son­nel at the care home units have begun. The vac­ci­na­tions of the elder­ly at the care home units have gone well.

90 % of Soite’s front­line per­son­nel has been vac­ci­nat­ed. Vac­ci­na­tions at Soite’s units con­tin­ues accord­ing to the nation­al pri­or­i­ty list.

Changes in Soite’s oper­a­tions at the care and hand­i­cap ser­vices units con­tin­ue until 14th Feb­ru­ary 2021. Region­al rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus are also in force until then:

  • will continue with special arrangements until 14th of February 2021.
  • persons who live at home and persons who live in housing services are kept separate. Work and day activities are arranged in the housing services units for persons who live in housing services. In force until 14th of February.
  • remain in force until 14th of February. 1-3 persons at a time may visit and preferably only one group of visitors/resident/day. The visit may lasts 1-2 hours.
  • in Soite's area until after the 14th of February 2021.

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