Six employees were found to be infected with the coronavirus at the beginning October. Occupational Health Helsinki employs about 150 people. The infections originated from multiple infection chains, which are currently being investigated by City of Helsinki’s epidemiologic unit. The exposed persons have been identified and contacted.
The exposed persons and all employees who worked in the same areas will be tested as per the instructions of the epidemiologic unit. Measures necessitated by the epidemic have been taken.
“We take this situation very seriously. The staff have been informed and instructed on what to do next. All Occupational Health Helsinki employees adhere to nationwide instructions on hygiene, safety distances and personal protective equipment. We are also stressing their importance to all employees even more than before,” Tiina Pohjonen says.
Some services will be provided remotely
Occupational Health Helsinki will begin providing some clinic services remotely. Each customer will be personally informed about any changes to appointment type. In-person appointments will be arranged as necessary.
“Customers can still access our services without having to worry. We also provide them with the opportunity to change an in-person appointment to a remote one. It is absolutely safe to visit our clinic on Helsinginkatu. We put a lot of effort into cleanliness through intensified cleaning, good hand hygiene and so on. All staff members and customers wear a mask at all times,” Pohjonen says.