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One more confirmed coronavirus infection

A student at the Faculty of Humanities and Education is in isolation after confirmed coronavirus infection. The student attended a lecture at Campus Kristiansand Wednesday 17 February. The Municipality Health service asks everyone who was in the student canteen the same day to be extra attentive for symptoms of covid-19.

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Fellow students who attended the lecture Wednesday are informed by text message. They are asked to be extra attentive for symptoms, and take a test even at small rashes. You can find the Corona test centre phone on this webpage – scroll down in the right column. EZ 125554

QR-code and Smittestopp-app

UiA can not demand anyone to download and use either the UiA QR-codes in auditoriums or the Norwegian Smittestopp-app.

But if everyone are using them, the tracing of people who can be contaminated with the coronavirus is far easier and much more efficient for the Municipality Health Service. Using the app and QR-codes are your contribution for keeping the UiA campuses open.

Student of the Faculty of Humanities in quarantine

A student at the faculty of Humanities and Education are put in quarantine Monday morning, suspecting coronavirus infection. Fellow students have received a text message from the UiA, asking them to be attentive to coronavirus symptoms, and take a test even if the symptoms are hardly notoceable.

The possibly infected got a message through the Norwegian Smittestopp-app. He had been close to a person who have confirmed coronavirus. The first tes are negative, but the Municipal Health Service have put him in Quarantine until a second testresult is checked.

The student attended a lecture Tuesday 16 February, and also partcipated in group work last week.

Keep a distance and be aware of symptoms

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.

Also:

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.