Töölö library

Possible mass exposure in Töölö library on the 7th of September

A person present in Töölö library on the 7th of September was later tested positive for coronavirus. Persons present in the library’s reading room on said date between 9-13 o’clock and on the 4th floor between 13-16 o’clock may have been exposed to the coronavirus. They are urged to monitor their health closely for two weeks until the 21st of September. They should seek out coronavirus testing even with mild symptoms.

The symptoms include intermittently elevated body temperature, fever, coughing, headache, muscle ache, a sore throat, a runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of the sense of smell and taste, nausea, diarrhoea and abnormal fatigue.

The infected person did use the Koronavilkku app. The person has entered their unlock code to the application, anonymously warning other Kononavilkku users of a possible exposure.

Helsinki residents can complete a coronavirus symptom assessment at omaolo.fi. The Omaolo service provides instructions and advises you to make an appointment for a coronavirus test when necessary. Helsinki residents are also served by the coronavirus helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (8–18 o’clock every day).

Residents of other municipalities should contact their local health services if they experience coronavirus symptoms.

For more information about the coronavirus, please visit https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en and https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/coronavirus-en.

Visiting the library is safe during the coronavirus epidemic. Safe distances and hygiene have been considered in a variety of ways. Please bear in mind that you should not visit the library when you're sick. Further information on visiting Helmet libraries safely can be found at helmet.fi https://www.helmet.fi/en-US.