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Coronavirus infection detected at Campus Kristiansand

A student at the Teaching Education Unit has tested positive for coronavirus. The student has been on campus and participated in several 'fadder' week events. 

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The student was on campus Monday 16 August and took part in several 'fadder' (buddy) events, including a tour of the campus which included the temporary tent of the Teaching Education Unit, student cafeteria, library, main entrance hall and other common areas. In the evening, the student took part in events in the city centre.

On Wednesday 18 August, the student attended lectures, and on Thursday, the student was at Dyreparken (Kristiansand Zoo). 

Informed by the municipality

150 people who were in the same group as the infected student have received a text message from Kristiansand municipality. The text message had the following information:

Important message from the infection tracking team in Kristiansand municipality. You may have been exposed to coronavirus at a lecture at UiA 18/08. We ask you to be aware of symptoms. See https://www.kristiansand.kommune.no/smitteinfo

Kristiansand Municipality did not request quarantine from any of the students who were in the same group as the infected student. 

Canceled in-person lectures 

Lectures for the group on Friday 20 August will be digital, to avoid further spread of the virus. 

Learn more about the lectures on Canvas.

Easy testing 

Korona testestasjon - plakat.

"The situation is potentially large-scale, so everyone who has been on Campus Kristiansand in recent days should be extra aware of the smallest symptoms", says emergency manager Jan Egil Heinecke.

On site coronavirus testing facilities make it easy to get tested. In addition to receiving the results quickly, you will also get a green corona certificate - if you test negative, that is.  

On Friday 20 August, the testing centre at Spicheren will take rapid tests from 09:00 to 11:00.  

In addition, Kristiansand Municipality's mobile test centre will be on campus in front of the main entrance from 11:00 to 14:00. 


Kristiansand and Grimstad municipalities want students to be vaccinated against the virus. 

Go to "Guidelines and information about the coronavirus" on uia.no and find out how to get an appointment to get vaccinated.