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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