A pupil in Nanu school has been diagnosed with a covid-infection on Thursday January 28. The pupil has participated in teaching and after school activity with no symptoms on Tuesday and Wednesday. The source of the infection is known and it is not from the school, but related to another chain of infections published yesterday.
There are 36 exposed in total, consisting of 28 children and 8 staff members. They will be placed under quarantine for 14 days.
The matter has been informed to the guardians of the exposed pupils on Thursday night. Rauma infectious disease authority aims to be in direct contact will all of the parents during Friday January 29.
The school will arrange distance learning to quarantined pupils. School work will continue normally for other pupils and staff.
Facilities have been cleaned thoroughly.
The quarantine does not apply to family members of the exposed and they can move freely. If a quarantined person gets sick they must be tested and then members of their family must wait for the test results at home. If the quarantined person is a child, one of their parents can stay home and receive infectious disease allowance to compensate for loss of income, if working from home is not possible.
There is no reason to test the asymptomatic. Getting tested will not shorten the quarantine.
The incubation period for the coronavirus is usually 4 to 5 days, but can vary from 1 to 14. If the exposed person displays even mild symptoms, such as runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste or smell or diarrhea in some cases, they must be tested immediately.