Important information about Coronavirus

Advice and information regarding Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. Nord University adheres to the updated advice of health authorities and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Important information

Campus closures: Nord University's campuses will remain closed until and including Monday, April 13, 2020. Students will no longer have access to campus buildings and staff are expected to work from home.


Updated March 20 at 7:00pm
Rector Hanne Solheim Hansen announced today that Nord University’s campuses will remain closed until Monday, April 13, 2020.
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Updated March 19 at 3:45pm
  • Updated rules regarding work-from-home.
  • Campus closures: from 9am on Monday, March 23, access to campus buildings will be closed to students. If you have personal belongings on campus, you must collect these before this time.

Updated March 15 at 4:30pm

  • Outbound exchange students: On Saturday evening, Nord University requested that all exchange students and joint degree students return to Norway, on the basis of advice from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises that Norwegian citizens consider returning to Norway in a calm and safe manner, in cooperation with their airline/travel agent.
    Clarification: The Norwegian Government has closed the borders to foreign nationals with no preexisting grounds for entering Norway. All Norwegian citizens, as well as foreign nationals with valid grounds, such as residency, will be permitted to return. The airports are as such not entirely closed. 
    >> NB: We ask that all Nord staff and students follow updates relating to students on the website of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (currently in Norwegian only).

Updated March 14 at 4pm

Updated March 14 2020 at 11am

Updated March 13 2020 at 4pm

Updated March 12 2020 at 6 pm

  • Nord University closed for 14 days:
    The Norwegian Directorate of Health has declared the closure of kindergartens, schools and educational institutions. The closure is valid from 1800 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 until 2400 on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
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  • New quarantine measures for Norway from March 12, 2020:
    Everyone arriving from countries other than the Nordic countries must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. This measure is retroactive, with effect from February 27, 2020. 

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 Practical arrangements

Preventing illness and transmission

The NIPH does not recommend that healthy people use face masks.  If used incorrectly, face masks can increase the risk of infection and disease.

This does not apply if you work in the health sector or are in contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. People who are sick can use face masks to prevent infecting others.

If you suspect that you are sick:

If you suspect that you have acquired COVID-19, follow the guidelines of the NIPH.

Contact a medical practitioner by telephone for advice and to make an appointment, either:

- Your general practitioner, or
- After-hours medical services, on telephone 116117.

Extraordinary measures in Bodø Municipality:

If you are resident in Bodø and believe you are sick, contact the Corona phone on 75 59 33 10.

You will be asked a series of questions to determine the need for further medical examination.

The Corona phone is open every day between 10am and 6pm.