Two more students at the Faculty of Humanities and Education are in voluntarily quarantine after group work with a student who are infected by coronavirus. Update Saturday at 16:30: The coronavirus test was negative for both students.
Update Saturday at 16:30: The coronavirus test was negative for both students. They are no longer in quarantine - but we all have to take extra care, take a coronavirus test quickly if we feel even a little symptoms - keep the social distance and the other infection control guidelines.
The two fellow students who can be infected by the coronavirus were working in a group with the infected student Monday 15 January. The infected one tested positive on Wednesday. The two fellow students were participating in lectures Thursday and Friday, and participated also in an information meeting Friday. They are tested Friday night, and are in voluntarily quarantine until the test results are clear.
Only the Municipal health service can impose isolation or quarantine, but the university recommends in general students and employees who have been close to infected students to take a coronavirus test and go into quarantine voluntarily until they are cleared by the test result.
Fellow students and teachers have got a text message, asking them to be very attentive to symptoms of Covid-19.
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.