Rauma healthcare services received information about two Covid-infections of pupils in Nanu school. The pupils have been in school asymptomatically one on Tuesday and the other on Tuesday and Wednesday.
26 pupils and three school employees have been exposed. They will be placed in quarantine for 14 starting from the last day of exposure. The matter has been notified to the guardians of the pupils as well as to the other employees. Healthcare officials will be in contact with the employees and guardians of the exposed children during Friday.
There were also two infections in Nanu school earlier in January-February. Due to multiple exposure situations, some of the pupils in the school and the after-school club will be tested just in case. Healthcare officials will be in touch on Friday with the guardians of the children that will be tested. However, no spreading of the infection at school has been reported.
The school will arrange distance learning for the quarantined children. Otherwise the school will continue to function normally.
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.
When 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.
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.