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Information about Coronavirus

Website created on 03/20, last update 14.1.2022 (Guidelines for hybrid teaching and distance learning)

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is actively following the development of the coronavirus situation. In our operations, we follow the recommendations and instructions of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Ministry of Foreign AffairsRegional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) and other authorities. Please follow the latest and updated information given by the Finnish officials regularly .

As the epidemic changes, the guidelines may need to be changed quickly. New instructions are always notified by e-mail.

Guidlines for hybrid teaching and distance learning at KAMK 17.1-14.2.2022

The following guidelines for hybrid teaching are valid from January 17 to February 14 2022. After that we will return to contact teaching if the situation allows. All changes will be announced separately. 

Guidelines for hybrid teaching 

1. The teaching of all bachelor's degree students who started their studies in 2021 and 2022 will be organized as contact teaching. This applies for both full-time and part-time studies. These instructions are valid at all KAMK campuses. If there will be separate Covid-19 instructions to different areas (regarding the use of facilities or teaching), instructions will be changed to correspond to the instructions in that area. 

Some of the first-year students (studies started 2021 or 2022) in international degrees are in their home country due to delays in residence permit processes and therefore they will be offered possibility to participate lessons remotely. Teachers will send a Teams link to such students upon request. 

2. In Master School studies, all studies are organized remotely. 

3. Students who started their studies in 2020 or before will move on to distance learning.

 

Instructions for studying and working on campus 

 
Campuses are not closed. 

There is a strong recommendation of using protection gears. A visor or mask should be worn when moving on campus. Study, exercise and work facilities are available by using protective gears. 

There are automatic hand disinfection machines on campus. In classrooms where common equipment are used (keyboards, exercise or teaching equipment), disinfection cloths are used to clean the equipment before and after use. 

In social and health education study situations where skin contact is necessary, the same protective equipment is used as in working life. 

Come to campus only if you are healthy. Do not hesitate to have a test for Covid-19. If you have been quarantined, follow Kainuu Sote's general instructions at https://sote.kainuu.fi/en/covid-19 If the exposure occurs in a family circle or if you are quarantined, follow the quarantine instructions. Otherwise, the exposed person can participate contact lessons by using a mask. 

 

KAMK's students, staff and stakeholders are effectively protected from infection. Therefore, we follow common safety guidelines:

  • come to campus only completely healthy
  • wear protective equipment (face mask or vizier) 
  • keep the safety distances
  • take care of good hand hygiene

If you are feeling any kind of symptoms of Covid-19 and suspect infection, COVID test needs to be booked immediately by calling +358 40 165 0020. Test is taken in Kajaani, in Cent­ral Hos­pi­tal (dri­ve in test) and you will receive the test result by SMS. Tes­ting is free of char­ge (in ar­ri­val test or acu­te ill­ness). Avoid all social contacts while waiting for your test / test results.


KAMK's services for students

The study office serves remotely. All contacts are requested to be made either by email or telephone. Visits to the study office can be agreed separately on a case-by-case basis.
 
Administrative services operate remotely, as they have so far.
 
The KamIT service point serves normally on weekdays (8.30 - 11.00 and 12.00 - 15.00), transactions at the service point one customer at a time.