Humak’s Corona Task Force actively follows the Covid-19 situation in Finland and acts following the instructions given by the authorities. Task force had its meeting on 8th September. The next meeting will be held on the 15th September if necessary. The bulletins are updated by noon on meeting days.
We want to remind you that Covid-19 corona task force update in English is made to this web page and the brief bulleting of changes is published on your own Teams-channel (Humak (D) Teams > International). Personnel will find their own information in Humak’s Intranet.
You can find new updates on the bulletin by the subheading’s update date.
The situation in Jyväskylä is now better and the region is lowered to a stable level.
Community Transmission Phase: Helsinki Metropolitan Area (2.9.) and Turku (7.9.)
Acceleration phase: Kuopio (6.9.)
Stable level: Jyväskylä (6.9.)
Up to date information about regional situations as well as recommendations and limitations can be found from THL’s website.
According by the law given for University of Applied Sciences (31 §) the university has a responsibility to secure the safe learning environment to everyone. UAS has right to give orders in order to offer the safe environment.
Humak has adviced both the staff and the students to wear masks and prohibit participation for the contact teaching during the case of illness. You have to wear mask indoors always when there are more than one person present in the locations.
A contact teaching lesson can be stopped if there are persons not wearing masks during contact teaching indoors.
THL on arvioinut sisätiloissa tapahtuvan kokonaisriskin vähäiseksi. According to THL’s estimate, the risks of indoor contact teaching are low. It currently sits at 1 on a scale of 1-9. The risks of spreading and transmission are also at the lowest level. In low risk situations, the chance of coronavirus infection and spread is low. Transmission risk can also be lowered with limiting contacts, use of masks, ventilation, good hygiene and avoiding crowded spaces. For these reasons, following the official guidelines is still important.
Government and health officials estimate the national vaccination coverage to reach 80% in people over 12 during October. Restrictions can be taken before reaching the desired vaccination coverage. Regional epidemic phases will stop being used and the new strategy will be local and regional actions based on the communicable diseases act. These actions are more limited in their targets, contents, duration and area.
Humak strongly wishes to return to normal conditions at the beginning of the autumn semester. The planning of teaching and work takes into account possible safety intervals and mask recommendation, which may vary regionally.
If the regional restrictions are tightened and the contact teaching is not possible for everyone without restrictions, contact teaching for the following groups will be prioritized in Humak:
Student union HUMAKO wants to offer safe environment for students’ social gatherings. The tour is arranged with general safety measures and regional restrictions in mind. HUMAKO will acknowledge the ongoing COVID-19 situation by:
Planning of the international exchange (EU + global) can be started taking consideration of the travel recommendations.
If you are leaving to exchange period now in Autumn term, you have to be prepared for any quarantine rules and repeated corona tests required by the destination country. Testing may be subject to a fee. It is also worth preparing for remote learning practices at the university in the target country.
More information on THL’s travel restrictions (Link takes you to THL’s website).
Microsoft Teams is the official platform for communication. Peppi no longer serves a role in daily communications for the students.
The main place for the Corona Task Force News is the webpage (this page will be updated with relevant information) and the updates are published in Teams Channel : International under Humak (D)-Team.
Corona vaccine and acting responsively (hygiene and facial mask) is crucial in order to secure a normal activity in the universities. Humak wants to provice secure and social possibilities for everyone and we strongly recommend everyone to take a corona vaccine.
Please acquire information on the vaccination from your local covid vaccination center and consider possibility to use your municipality’s pop in vaccination services. Local links for the vaccination centres are:
Student psychologist has started in Humak.
You can apply to a study psychologist for individual appointments through a study counselor or directly to a study psychologist. An appointment with a study psychologist is free and confidential. In addition, the study psychologist has on-call time at Zoom every other week on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 4 pm starting September 1, 2021. During on-call time, you can ask freely about anything or for example book an appointment for later. You can also send a text message or e-mail and the study psychologist will get back to you during that time.
You can seek the services of a study psychologist either through the study counselor or by booking an appointment directly with the study psychologist by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Write your own information (name, year of commencement, student number) and what kind of topic you would like to discuss in the e-mail, and you will receive suggestions for the time of the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your appointment no later than one day before the agreed time.
Thanks to additional resources for Humak’s student counselling, coaching and well-being projects, our university has measures for existing and future support.
Here is a list of services that will be available or coming in the coming months:
Student union HUMAKO is Humak’s own student union. HUMAKO provides support and advice to all Humak students. Student Union HUMAKO encourages all students to join the Student Union Discord platform. The platform has been created for students, from students to students! You can come to Discord to discuss issues related to school and student everyday life, or just to talk about these. Nothing needs to know in advance to get help on the platform easily. All Humak students are welcome.
In addition, the tutors of HUMAKO advise students on issues related to studying and student life through email@example.com.
The student body HUMAKO regularly informs about its activities in the autumn through its website, Instagram and membership letter.
This information is checked and updated on 17th August, 2021.
Pre-agreed contact learning will follow the following guidelines:
During the Autumn semester, the internships take place normally, provided that the organizations providing internships do not cancel them.
Korona may also affect the studies of the Open University of Applied Sciences. The lecturers responsible for the course or competence unit announce eventual changes in the tasks and methods of completion of the courses in the Open LMS e-learning environment. If you have any questions about completing the course, please contact the lecturer in charge of the course.
For questions related to the Open University of Applied Sciences’ registrations, fees and financing of studies, you can get advice by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 0400 349 266 or tel. 0400 349 319.
Services operate remotely where applicable. Basic services such as the study office, library, information management services and mail continue to operate during the Spring semester.
Study office services
Media and official contacts:
Head of Training Noora Ahti, noora.ahti(at)humak.fi, puh. 0400 349 225
Principal/CEO Jukka Määttä, jukka.maatta(at)humak.fi, tel. 0400 349 249
You can send generic guestion on covid-19 to email@example.com. The mail is answered between 9-15 from Monday to Friday. If you have an urgent matter, please contact your PDP Study Coach or Study advisor.
If you get sick (get Covid-19 symptoms) in or after contact
If you will be informed that a covid-19 case has been reported in your personal circle
A family member / person living in the same household has taken a test or has been booked for a test. How do I proceed before the test result arrives?
You are tested positive for Covid-19