Corona virus

Student – Get a Covid-19 vaccination!

As the Covid-19 vaccine coverage keeps increasing while the pandemic seems weakening in Finland, many have already started to think about life after the pandemic. However, even if the situation would appear more positive compared to the early days of the pandemic, it is still important to get vaccinated against Covid. We discussed with Jaana Tilli, a professor of Health care at Diak’s Helsinki campus, the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations and the general issues related to vaccines.

Covid-19 increased students’ mental health challenges — Diak innovates new services

There has been a strong increase in mental health problems among students during the pandemic.

Rector’s greeting in the beginning of a new study year

Diak’s CEO and Rector Elina Juntunen’s greeting for students in the beginning of a new academic year:

Diak’s campuses are closed until 11 April 2021 

Because the corona situation remains alarming in Finland, Diak’s task force on corona situation has decided that campuses remain closed until 11 April 2021. The task force decided earlier that the campuses are closed between 8 and 28 March. According to the update, the campuses will be opened 12 April 2021. 

Diak updated its corona instructions

The coronavirus situation has worsened across the country in recent weeks. All of Diak’s campus locations are either in the phase of accelerating or spreading the corona epidemic, or close to moving to these phases. For this reason, Diak has also updated its corona instructions.

Helsinki campus closed until 28 February 2021

Diak’s task force for corona situation has decided that Helsinki campus is closed until 28 February 2021. 

Diak’s Helsinki campus closed 19 Feb 2021

Diak’s Helsinki campus is closed 19 February 2021, because on Wednesday 17 of February there has been a person in the premises who has later been tested COVID-19 positive.

Distance teaching continues until the end of spring semester in Diak

Diak’s corona task force has aligned that distance teaching and learning continues in Diak until the end of spring term (30 June 2021). The task force estimates that the covid-19 situation will not improve significantly during the next few months because the vaccinations of the population have started slowly, and the new coronavirus variant has emerged.

Teaching in Diak is organised mostly online until the end of February

Diak’s task force on corona situation has decided that teaching continues mostly online until the end of February 2021. The task force continues to follow the development of the corona situation and to monitor national as well as regional alignments closely. It will adjust the guidelines when needed.

Important updates to Diak’s corona instructions 

The corona situation has gotten worse especially in the capital region. A large amount of new COVID-19 cases can be tracked to situations that feel familiar and safe.