IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPOSED

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IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPOSED

If you suspect you have the coronavirus, do an online assessment at www.omaolo.fi and follow the instructions whether you should get tested. Staff members may also get tested in Terveystalo. You may also take a Covid-19 speed test at home.

Access to testing by health care professionals depends on the capacity of your hospital district. If you are able to get tested by health care services, submit the document you receive to LUT's HR services.

If you have tested positive for the coronavirus, follow the instructions you receive from health care professionals. They will also order you into isolation under the Communicable Diseases Act. Read more on the web site of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare here.

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued new instructions for those with the coronavirus disease: If you do not have underlying medical conditions that put you at risk and have mild symptoms, you can take a home test to find out if you have the coronavirus.

LUT and LAB employees may take 7 days of sick leave also based on the Covid-19 speed test result. Record your sick days in the Mepco system (both on-campus and off-campus work).

Let your supervisor know about your situation if it affects your work (e.g. you are unable to work because you are sick, you cannot arrange contact teaching).

If your infection affects your studies, let the teachers in charge of your courses know about it.

If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease, stay at home until you have been without symptoms for two days, and at least 5 days have elapsed from the onset of the symptoms. If you still have symptoms on the 5th day or thereafter, stay at home until you have been symptom-free for at least two days.

LUT and LAB students: tel. 116 117
National hotline, tel. 0295 535 535

LUT and LAB employees: https://www.terveystalo.com/en/Services/Coronavirus-testing/

 

Exposure to the coronavirus

Current data on the coronavirus indicates that exposure at home poses a greater risk of transmission. This is due to the long exposure time. If your family member or roommate gets the coronavirus and you are exposed to it at home, work or study from home for five days after your last possible exposure date.

In other exposure cases, you can come to the campus if you do not have any symptoms.

Health care professionals consider exposure situations in educational institutions as low-risk. If you are exposed on campus, you should look out for symptoms, but you do not need to stay at home if you are symptom-free.

If health care professionals have given you different instructions when you have been exposed, follow them.

Currently, the best way to safeguard our campus activities is to stay at home if you feel at all sick. If you are experiencing any symptoms, stay at home even if your coronavirus test comes back negative.

Letting people know you have the coronavirus

Because contact tracing no longer prevents the spread of the virus and campuses are low-risk environments, we will no longer send updates on campus exposures.

If you test positive for the coronavirus, please inform those you were in contact with on campus up to two days before your symptoms started. This will allow your contacts to watch out for symptoms.

For more information on what to do if you have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, contact the head of the coronavirus task force, Liisa-Maija Sainio (tel. 040 515 4944).