Arcada’s management reviews on daily basis the latest developments concerning the Corona virus (Covid-19) and the necessary contingency plans are currently reviewed. This work includes an active dialogue with Terveystalo and the student health care, as well as monitoring of government instructions from the Institute for Health and Welfare and the Ministry. Our primary task is to minimize the spread of infections and work to ensure that Arcada's operations are disrupted as little as possible.

If you suspect that you have contracted the virus, do the following:

  1. If you suspect you may have contracted the virus (you have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed and you get a fever, cough or difficulty breathing), stay home and contact your closest health service station by phone. It is the public health care, not the occupational health care, that organizes testing, care and other possible measures. 
     
  2. Inform your amanuensis by phone or mail
    • Enoksson, Maria / Hälsa och välfärd: 0294 282 572, maria.enoksson@arcada.fi
      • Programmes: Ergoterapi, Fysioterapi, Idrott, Socionom, Hälsofrämjande (Master), Det sociala området (Master)
  • Falcao, Elina / Energi- och materialteknologi: 0294 282 581, elina.falcao@arcada.fi
    • Programmes: Energi- och miljöteknik, Process- och materialteknik, Materials Processing Technology
       
  • Genberg, Camilla / Ekonomi och affärsanalys: 0294 282 672, camilla.genberg@arcada.fi
    • Programmes: Företagsekonomi, International Business, Informationsteknik, International Business Management (Master), Big Data Analytics (Master)
       
  • Löv, Monica: 0294 282 568, monica.lov@arcada.fi
    • Programmes: Film och media, Kulturproducent, Media Management (Master)
       
  • Åkermarck, Erica: 0294 282 809, erica.akermarck@arcada.fi
    • Programmes: Barnmorska, Förstavårdare, Hälsovårdare, Sjukskötare, Nursing 
       
  1. Rest and take care of yourself

Suspicion of infection in the same household or quarantine

  1. If someone in your household or someone that you in other ways have been in close contact with has been contaminated with the Corona virus, or is placed in quarantine, stay home and follow the same instructions regarding the quarantine as the one contaminated/placed in quarantine.
     
  2. Inform your amanuensis by phone or mail

How to avoid contamination?

Wash your hands

As always during flu season, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water (for 45 seconds). If you do not have access to soap and water, you should use hand disinfectant. Disinfectant will be made available, and they will be placed out in conference rooms, blocks and classrooms. Use paper towels to dry your hands. Do not use common towels.

Please follow the Institute for health and welfare’s instructions on how to wash your hands properly:

https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases/information-materials

Cough and sneeze in to the crook of your arm

When you cough and sneeze, droplets containing germs are spread. By coughing and sneezing into the crook of your arm or a paper towel, you prevent the germs from spreading or contaminating your hands. 

Where can you find the most up to date information about the Corona virus?

The Institute for health and welfare’s updates their web page regularly with information: https://thl.fi/sv/web/infektionssjukdomar/aktuellt/aktuellt-om-coronaviruset-covid-19.

Useful sites:

https://minedu.fi/etusivu

https://www.oph.fi/fi/uutiset/2020/opetustoimi-ja-koronavirus-valmistaudu-poikkeustilanteisiin-etukateen

https://www.sttinfo.fi/tiedote/koronavirusneuvonta-helsinkilaisille-kaynnistynyt-maanantaina-2-maaliskuuta?publisherId=60590302&releaseId=69875944

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019