Confirmed COVID-19 case, new measures in HAMK
A student at Riihimäki campus has been confirmed with COVID-19 infection. Three other students are on quarantine. Since the Kanta-Häme region is at the point of accelerating coronavirus epidemic, the Hämeenlinna and Riihimäki campuses will mainly move to distance teaching and distance working for a period of two weeks starting from Monday.
The student has been present in the auditorium among some 60 students on Wednesday 16 September before noon. We recommend all of those students to follow their symptoms closely and get tested even if mild symptoms occur. All students have not been put on quarantine, because safety distances have been kept in the auditorium.
New measures in HAMK
The Kanta-Häme region is at the point of accelerating coronavirus epidemic. Starting from Monday, 28 Sep, the Hämeenlinna and Riihimäki campuses will mainly move to distance teaching and distance working for a period of two weeks. For this decision we have consulted Sally Järvelä, the Chief Medical Officer at Kanta-Häme Hospital District.
So far this autumn second-, third- and fourth-year students have followed a hybrid model, mainly in distance teaching. Now also first-year students will also primarily move to distance teaching for weeks 40 and 41. Teaching will not stop here.
Teaching in small study groups (necessary simulations, laborations etc.) can be carried out by paying attention to safety distances and/or using masks and by complying to good hygiene. HAMK will provide for the necessary masks to students and teachers in contact teaching. Campuses and restaurants will stay open.
In the public spaces of the campuses (e.g., hallways, halls, restaurants) the National Institute for Health and Welfare(THL) recommendation on the use of face masks is valid. Paying close attention to safety distances is now especially important.
The announcement published yesterday by the Finnish Institute on Health and Wellbeing on face mask recommendations.