A student at the Faculty of Humanities and Education has been put in isolation after confirmed coronavirus infection.
The student has not been on campus in the past week.
The municipal health services have put the other members of the household in quarantine, and a municipal unit is tracing possible close contacts.
At UiA we have been lucky and successfully followed the guidelines to prevent contagion. Which means that students have been allowed to use reading rooms and common areas on campus. The students in Oslo were given the same offer yesterday and received the news with great joy, as could be seen on TV. UiA students are offered weekly lectures on campus. Let us continue our efforts to limit the number of cases.
The virus can spread really fast as we have seen in outbreaks around the country. We also see that universities and colleges are among the first places health services close down.
To avoid closed doors on campus, we all have to continue following the infection control guidelines:
1. Stay at home if you are ill or develop respiratory symptoms.
2. Wash your hands or sanitise them often.
3. Social distancing is important – maintain at least a one-metre distance. Keep this in mind in the canteen and common areas.
4. Limit the number of close contacts you have as best you can. And keep track of the people you have been in contact with for more than 15 minutes within two metres of each other.
5. Use the QR codes wherever possible and
6. Download the Smittestopp app for digital contact tracing from the Norwegian Institute of Public Heath
All such efforts make us better equipped in the fight to avoid lockdown.