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In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, the tracing of coronavirus chains has been stopped. As the coronavirus situation is congesting services, it is more important to have enough nurses for vaccination, nursing and to ensure the well-being of those who test positive.
Liiduilla asfalttiin piirretty koronavirus. Image Jaana Pinson

Patients with a positive result are contacted by telephone and, if necessary, also via an electronic service channel, so that a certificate can be written for the infectious disease daily allowance, says Ilkka Käsmä, the doctor in charge of infectious disease tracing. 

Customers are asked to be patient while waiting for the call to arrive. Instructions for those who have tested positive can be found on the website.

- The continuation of quarantine practices in this disease situation is unnecessary and ineffective for a healthy and vaccinated population, says Käsmä.

In practice, corona contact tracing will continue for health care staff, inpatients and those at risk. Other forms of corona chain tracing, i.e. quarantine, will be discontinued. 

Starting on 12 January 2022, Jyväskylä no longer quarantines the close contacts of infected inhabitants, with the exception of some specific groups of people. Social services and health care workers and persons in assisted living may be continued to be instructed to quarantine, based on a risk assessment conducted by contact tracing on a case-by-case basis. 

We recommend persons who have become ill with the coronavirus to notify their contacts, such as family, friends, and hobby contacts, they may have been exposed to coronavirus infection. A person exposed to the coronavirus, but protected by vaccination and exhibiting only mild symptoms, is best off waiting for the disease to pass at home. It may not be necessary for them to get a COVID-19 test.



More information

Ilkka Käsmä, doctor responsible for communicable diseases, City of Jyväskylä, tel. 050 522 0486