Part of the pupils and personnel at Lauttasaaren ala-aste quarantined due to coronavirus exposure

HUS diagnosed on 8 March 2020 a woman of working age, who is part of the personnel at Lauttasaaren ala-aste, with the coronavirus infection (covid-19). The infection is connected to the infection diagnosed by HUS on Friday evening, before which the infected person had no knowledge of a possible coronavirus infection.

Due to the infection diagnosed today, THL’s, HUS’s and the city of Helsinki’s experts have decided that the school classes 3E and 3F and less than 10 members of the personnel at Lauttasaaren ala-aste will be put in home quarantine for two weeks. The number of persons quarantined is around 60. The parents of the school pupils recently received information about the matter in a Wilma message.

The entire school’s operations will not be brought to a halt, as only a part of the personnel and the pupils in the aforementioned school classes have been exposed according to the joint impression of the experts. Those put into home quarantine must stay at home and not be in contact with people outside the home.

The family members of those who were exposed are not placed in quarantine, since they have not been in close contact with the child infected with the coronavirus. They can continue living and moving as normal.

An official decision will be delivered to the people placed in quarantine, according to which a guardian can stay home and take care of their child under 16 if need be, even if the child is healthy. The decision is based on the Communicable Diseases Act.