City of Rauma healthcare services were on Thursday afternoon January 21 notified of a covid-19 infection in oral health care clinic and in a private business. A total of four new infections were diagnosed in Rauma on Thursday and three on Friday morning. The number of infections is clearly on the rise in Rauma.
Employee of public oral healthcare was diagnosed with an infection with a known source. Seven other employees was exposed and they have been contacted and placed in quarantine. No patients were exposed. Some appointment will be rescheduled.
Ten people were exposed in a private business. The source of the infection is known. Those exposed have been contacted and placed in quarantine.
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 10. 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.
Following mask recommendations and safe distances is still important
The City of Rauma reminds that people must continue to follow a strong mask recommendation and safe distanced. People over the age of 12 should wear a mask in all indoor public areas. The Finnish institute for health and welfare has specified the safe distance, which is now more than two meters.
Satakunta regional infectious disease prevention team decided to extend current regulations and recommendations until January 31.
Restrictions on gatherings will remain the same in Satakunta. The regional state administrative agency gave new orders that are in effect until February 23. Public events and gatherings are forbidden, but events indoors and in limited outdoor spaces can be held for up to 20 people.