Information on coronavirus

New information on the coronavirus is updated to this blog post

New update 11.9. Hygiene ratings and event organizing instructions were updated. We also updated the instructions for event participants.

 

KY’s instructions for members

During the past week there have been several confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Aalto community. A number of people have also been exposed to the virus, which is very alarming. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our members, and we wish to enable events being organized safely so that our members can still enjoy their student life and this community. Because of this we feel the need to update our instructions for both event organizers and participants. 

KY follows the guidelines given by the Finnish Government and THL, and restrictions concerning KY’s events will be dismantled step by step accordingly. KY has put in place some restrictions regarding the use of KY’s premises as well as instructions for organizing events safely, which can be found here.

We encourage all of our members to be careful, remember social distancing and put extra effort on hygiene when holding meetings or events. Instructions for event participants can be found here.

These policies may be revised if the pandemic situation or official recommendations by the authorities change.

We have also updated the safety and hygiene rating system for events. Safety and hygiene ratings for events are ultimately a tool to communicate to the potential participants which safety and hygiene actions are taken into account in the event organizing process. See more info about the event’s safety and hygiene rating system here.

Note that if a confirmed case of Covid-19 which has resulted in several people being exposed to the virus appears at KY, all of KY’s premises will be closed for at least two weeks and all events during that time period will be cancelled. 

 

Studies at Aalto

Teaching and studying will continue mainly remotely during the autumn semester. 

As of Monday, 31 August, students will gain access to those buildings on campus which offer contact teaching or study-related support services or have student cafeterias or bookable self-study spaces. Students can access the buildings during their opening hours through specifically marked entrances.

The course arrangements will be announced on the MyCourses and Into sites. More information about the effects of coronavirus can be found on Aalto University’s website.  Information especially concerning students, studies, exams and financial aid is available here. If you do not find answers to your questions in material published on this webpage, you can email us at corona.information@aalto.fi. 

 

AYY

AYY Service Office opening hours will be added to the contact page of the services office. You can ask about membership or rental facilities with this form. If you have questions about housing, you can contact us with this form.

See more info on AYY’s website

 

Contact information

Please follow KY’s official channels to stay up to date about coronavirus.

KY’s official channels are:

Website: www.ky.fi

Facebook groups: KY Today & KY Events

Instagram: ky_1911

Email: MondayMail (contact emilia.silius@ky.fi if you want to subscribe)

 

If you have any questions regarding the current situation please contact:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nina Pitkänen

nina.pitkanen@ky.fi

0500 430 546

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Heikki Helaniemi

heikki.helaniemi@ky.fi

050 517 7525 

 

Information about the situation and useful links:

If you suspect that you have contracted the coronavirus

If you have symptoms of any infectious disease, you are advised to stay home. If you suspect that you have contracted the coronavirus and are experiencing symptoms (according to THL, the most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath), please stay at home and follow the common instructions given by THL.

If you have questions regarding coronavirus, a nationwide telephone helpline provides general information on the coronavirus: 0295 535 535 (Call 112 only in a case of an emergency). This telephone counseling does not provide health counseling or counseling for acute symptoms on call. Open from 8 am to 9 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays.

The public health care helpline number is: 116 117 (24/7)  

We strongly recommend downloading the Koronavilkku app to help with contact tracing. (linkki)

 

KY follows the instructions given by authorities and Aalto University

KY follows the instructions given by Aalto University, authorities and the Finnish government. In Finland, the situation is monitored and assessed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL. The risk assessment of THL is largely based on information and situation assessments from  WHO and ECDC. THL carries out a risk assessment daily, and the up-to-date information can be viewed on their website.

Aalto University’s own guidelines as well as frequently asked questions are compiled on their website. Aalto University updates the information and links to official sources frequently. If you do not find the answers to your questions in the published material, you can email your question to corona.information@aalto.fi. 

 

Authorities

A nationwide telephone helpline on the coronavirus (Call 112 only in a case of an emergency): 0295 535 535 

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL:

https://thl.fi/fi/ 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

https://um.fi/etusivu

Aalto University and AYY

Aalto University:

https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus

Summary info including students’ services and financial aid is available in Into:

https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Coronavirus+-+information+for+students 

Aalto University Student Union AYY:

https://www.ayy.fi/en/aalto-university-student-union-preventing-the-spread-of-coronavirus-changes-to-opening-hours-and

 

Updates

New update 9.9. Mursujaiset was cancelled due to the worsened situation regarding Covid-19 cases in Aalto

New update 21.8.  Updated information about the event’s safety and hygiene ratings. New guidelines for organizing events during the Covid-19 pandemic.

New update 29.6.  From the beginning of August, KY’s premises will be at normal use and events can be organized in line with the regulations given by the Finnish Government. Other information is also updated to meet the new regulations given by the Finnish Government. (See the full list of updates at the bottom of the page).

New update 14.5.  From the beginning of June, KY begins to reopen its premises step by step to KY Office and volunteers. Other information is also updated to meet the new regulations given by the Finnish Government.

New update 31.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-31.5.2020. KY’s associations are also advised to cancel their events for the same time period. Nevertheless, we would like to emphasize that restrictions will be removed earlier if possible. Other information is also updated to meet the new regulations given by the Finnish Government. (See the full list of updates at the bottom of the page).

New update 18.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-1.5.2020. KY’s associations are also advised to cancel their events for the same time period.  All contact teaching is paused until 13.4.2020. Also, University’s facilities are closed until 13.4.2020. Other information is also updated to meet regulations given by the Finnish Government. (See the full list of updates at the bottom of the page).

New update 17.3. give open feedback on studies. We will take your feedback to the School of Business. Link to the feedback form can be found below.

New update 16.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-13.4.2020. Also, KY’s associations should cancel their events for the same time period. Other information is also updated to meet new regulations given by the Finnish Government.

New update 13.3. all KY’s events are cancelled and KY’s premises closed 16.3.-5.4.2020. Also, KY’s associations are recommended to cancel their events during the same time period.

New update 12.3. service hours are cancelled, both in Espilä and KY Building, until further notice.