The university management expects everyone to do what they can to contribute to the social endeavour to fight the spread of the coronavirus and to stay updated through uia.no. Life and health are the first priority.
In this situation, it is important that all students take personal responsibility for their own progression as far as possible. Students must actively stay informed on changes in the educational options through Canvas.
Students and staff with known allergies or other respiratory disorders with typical symptoms (runny nose with watery discharge, itchy or watery eyes) may attend UiA. However, people with allergies can also become ill with COVID-19 and should stay at home if they experience other symptoms typical of COVID-19. The same applies to people with other chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis or asthma; any deviation from usual symptoms should be emphasised when assessing for COVID-19.
People who have known chronic illness would do well to inform fellow students that they are not infected with the coronavirus but are allergic or have another chronic respiratory disease. Without such information, there is a risk that others will react negatively to the symptoms.
Follow-up at UiA
The University appointed a central emergency management team on 3 March.
In the autumn semester 2020, an operational emergency management team will monitor the situation and assess ongoing measures. The central emergency management team is kept informed and can meet on short notice.
Students that are currently or are going to participate in health-related internships, must take the same precautions as other health personnel. Keep yourself updated and follow the guidelines on your practice location.
Students who receive a sms from "UIA-CIM" may be covid-19-infected. UiA contributes for the municipal health service in tracing covid-19-infected persons. It is important that they who receives the sms reads it and follow the instructions.
Contact your student counsellor to notify UiA about being in quarantine or if you have study-related questions.