Karelia University of Applied Sciences monitors the coron­avirus situation

Karelia University of Applied Sciences monitors the coron­avirus situation


Karelia UAS actively monitors the situation with the coron­avirus and the related instruc­tions from the author­ities. At the moment (10th March 2020), the coron­avirus does not cause changes in or excep­tions to the normal opera­tions of Karelia UAS. However, Karelia UAS staff and students are advised to take care of good hand hygiene and follow the instruc­tions for coughing, sneezing and blowing one’s nose.

Karelia UAS does not recommend travelling to the epidemic areas. In addition, you are advised to carefully consider the need for any other travelling at the moment.

If you have traveled in an epidemic area and are experi­encing symptoms of a sudden respi­ratory infection such as fever, cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of leaving the area, first contact the emergency services of your hospital/health care centre by phone to receive instruc­tions on how to seek treatment.

Up-to-date infor­mation on the coron­avirus epidemic:
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates 
Ministry for Foreign Affairs:https://um.fi/matkustustiedotteet
WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 
Ministry for Social Affairs and Health: https://stm.fi/en/frontpage 
Siun Sote (in Finnish): https://www.siunsote.fi/

National hotline 0295 535 535 provides general infor­mation on the coron­avirus on weekdays at 8am-9pm and on Saturdays at 9am-3pm. No individual health counselling or counselling for acute symptoms is provided by the hotline.

Karelia UAS follows the current preparedness plan and the instruc­tions given by the author­ities. Karelia UASs staff and students will be informed about the coron­avirus situation on the staff intranet and on Pakki Student Portal. The instruc­tions will be updated as the situation develops.