The city of Joensuu is now at the accelerating phase of the coronavirus epidemic. This means, for example, that face masks are recommended to be worn in most occasions and higher education institutions will start temporarily implementing studies as distance learning. Karelia UAS complies with these decisions given by the authorities. Consequently, Karelia UAS will start implementing studies as distance learning as of 23rd November 2020. Only studies requiring presence or special facilities will continue to be implemented as contact teaching, but with compulsory use of face masks and other protective equipment. The equipment will be provided by Karelia UAS. These instructions are valid until further notice.