During the week 44 27 infections were discovered, whereas during the week 43 55 infections were diagnosed and in the week 42 there were as many as 108 infections. Even though the infection numbers were declining, the emergency management team of the City of Jyväskylä were concerned about the fact that altogether 6 infections were discovered at the weekend in the long-term care ward in Keljo.

The City highlights that you only should visit the housing units of the aged people and services for disabled persons when you are completely healthy, and you should use face masks and take care of your hand hygiene according to the given instructions. 

Visiting the housing units for the aged people and services for disabled 

Elderly and people with disabilities are belonging to the coronavirus high risk group. To protect the risks groups, it's important to follow the the  instructions for the visiting the housing units for the aged people and services for disabled persons. The instruction is also followed in the housing units regulated by the Social Welfare Act.

Instructions for the visiting the housing units for the aged people:

  • The visits always are arranged in advance with the personal of the unit. 
  • A family member or a close friend receives the instructions for a safe visit for example via phone call before coming to the resident. 
  • It is recommended that there should be two visitors (2) at the same time. 
  • A family member or close friend takes care of the hand hygiene during the visit and uses the disposable mouth and nose mask given by the personal. 
  • During the visit you should keep the distance and avoid touching the resident. However, it is possible to move the resident outside by using the wheel chair. 
  • The visits can be arranged outside, in a separate room or in the resident`s own room. 
  • The visitors are not allowed to visit the common rooms of the unit without a good reason.
  • Visits in the housing unit can be temporarily banned due to a corona virus infection or a suspected corona virus case.  

More information

Physician responsible for communicable diseases, City of Jyväskylä, Ilkka Käsmä, tel. 050 522 0486
Chief Physician , City of Jyväskylä, Johanna Tuukkanen, tel. 050 572 4205
Service Director, Elderly care, City of Jyväskylä, Maarit Raappana, tel. 014 266 3634  
Director of social and health services, City of Jyväskylä, Kati Kallimo, tel. 050 442 2302