Rauma healthcare services received information about two covid-infections on Tuesday 2 March. People exposed to those infections were tested and placed in quarantine. Among the tested, six new infections were discovered by Sunday 7 March. These eight cases have been diagnosed on people from Rauma working in Olkiluoto. The infected are working for two separate businesses in two different locations in Olkiluoto. There are a combined of 14 people exposed. All cases are linked to people living in the same community and no other cases have been discovered among those exposed at work.
– Exposed personnel have been mapped together with the covid-organization from Olkiluoto, and placed in quarantine by Rauma infectious disease authorities. The infections are not believed to have originated from the workplace, but from free time. Effective prevention measures are in effect in Olkiluoto and they have been proactive in this case as well. Therefore it is not believed that there is risk of infections spreading at the workplace, Tuoman Nieminen from Satakunta hospital district says.
All exposed and quarantined personnel will be tested before the end of their quarantine, to ensure that people return to the workplace only when healthy. In addition, procedures in Olkiluoto require that in addition to the aforementioned exposed, also people who were exposed to the exposed will also be placed in voluntary quarantine and tested by vocational health officials before returning to work.
Rauma healthcare services track the infections together with the infection unit from Satakunta hospital district and operators from Olkiluoto.
If a quarantined person falls ill, they must go get tested. However, getting tested will not shorten the quarantine.
The incubation period for Covid-19 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.