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1.6.2021

The number of coronavirus infections in Jyväskylä has remained stable. Last week, 12 new infections were detected, the same as the 12 infections over the previous week. In Week 19, 8 infections were detected. The incidence rate in the city is now 15.6 cases per 100,000 population.
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The city’s Emergency Management Team has reviewed the national government’s amendments to the hybrid strategy to curb the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. As a result of the review, it was decided to reopen the city’s indoors sports and exercise venues as well as self-service libraries starting on June 1. The recommendation to restrict private events to 50 people at most will also be lifted.

Furthermore, the city no longer recommends avoiding travel to locales in the spreading phase of the epidemic. The City Sport Services and the libraries will inform their clients on the procedures and timetables of the reopening during the week.

Pursuant to a previous city guideline, in disabled services work and day activities will continue with exceptional arrangements until the end of July 2021. As arrangements have already been made for the summer, this guideline will not be changed. Day activities for the elderly will likewise be suspended until the end of July 2021. Normal activities will resume starting August 1, observing hygiene regulations and related guidelines then in force.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland has, as of 28 May 2021, decided to no longer issue attendance restrictions for public events in the Central Finland Health Care District area. However, those organizing public events are still obliged to file a report on ensuring the health safety of their event and to carry out good hygiene practices, including providing an opportunity for hand disinfection as well as maintaining appropriate social distancing and cleanliness in the premises. These same practices will be observed in the city’s public spaces and events.

Face mask recommendations remain in force – as does the recommendation for remote work for city staff

The city retains a broad recommendation to wear a face mask for all those over the age of 12. In addition, events should observe social distancing and hand hygiene.

– These baseline instructions are our way of making sure no more infection clusters happen. Therefore it is appropriate it to keep wearing masks in public spaces and maintain social distancing until vaccination coverage is adequate across all age cohorts, says the city physician responsible for infectious diseases Ilkka Käsmä.

The city, as employer, retains the recommendation to work from home for all those in its employ for whom teleworking is possible. This recommendation remains in force until the end of August. Meetings of the city’s representative organs will also be conducted over remote connections until the end of the current City Council’s tenure. The city also retains face mask and break practices for its staff.

The Emergency Management Team switches to observation – regular media releases on meetings terminated

– The City of Jyväskylä would like to convey its thanks to all inhabitants for their perseverance in observing the recommendations and restrictions. Let’s keep up our good habits over the summer as well: let’s wash our hands and stay healthy, said Mayor Timo Koivisto to conclude the meeting.

More information

Mayor Timo Koivisto, Chairman of the Emergency Management Team of the City of Jyväskylä, tel. 050 336 2819

Ilkka Käsmä, Doctor responsible for infectious diseases, City of Jyväskylä, tel. 050 522 0486

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