Infection control at the university One employee in Bodø, one in Mo i Rana and a student at a session-based study programme in Bodø has tested positive for covid-19. By:Nord universitet Published:28. October 2020 kl. 19:50 Updated:04. December 2020 kl. 09:38 Main bodyThose infected are in isolation. Close contacts have been traced by the local infection control authorities and the individuals infected have received direct information. The student has not attended sessions when infected and is followed up by the local infection control authorities.Infection control Local infection control authorities are responsible for tracing close contacts and has contacted all three cases in question. Those identified as close contacts to the cases of infection have received direct information from the infection control authorities, and necessary measures have been taken.This means that those of you have not been contacted by the infection control authorities, are not considered close contacts to the individuals who are infected.Nord University is in close contact with the local infection control authorities, and are taking the necessary measures to limit infection. Personal health information is considered to be sensitive information. Therefore, we are not sharing information that may identify individuals. We will provide more information about the case if this is considered necessary. Most staff will attend work as normalThe health of our students and staff is our top priority. Nord University continues to contribute in the national fight to prevent infection from spreading. We continually monitor the infection situation, and our measures are in line with the current situation.The infection situation in Norway is changing, and we are witnessing an increase in infection cases nationally and locally. Stricter measures will be taken if this is needed. In this case, staff will be informed well in advance. Staff will attend work as normal. Exceptions can be made for employees in high risk groups and employees who rely on public transport. Special information for students and staff in BodøAs a result of reduced infection control measures, the buses in Bodø are now reducing the amount of passengers on bus departures. This has consequences for the capacity on the buses to and from campus at Mørkved. Nordland County Council encourages all passengers to consider alternative transport, in order to give priority to students and travellers with critical jobs. Employees in Bodø who rely on public transport to and from work are encouraged to work from home, unless they have tasks that require attendance on campus. Teaching will continue as normal, and ordinary times for attendance are maintained. Please observe that students who rely on public transport in order to attend teaching or professional training, are asked to allow extra time and avoid rush hours. Students that are unable to attend mandatory teaching or professional training, must contact their student adviser.We encourage all employees to follow the general advice for infection control: Maintain a good hand and cough hygiene Keep a 1 metre distanceStay at home if you feel unwellRequire a test if you have symptoms By:Nord universitet Published:28. October 2020 kl. 19:50 Updated:04. December 2020 kl. 09:38 Right body Share on Facebook Share on Twitter E-mail Print this page Articles published on www.nord.no may be reprinted with reference to the original source. Images on www.nord.no may not be used without the written permission of the Communications Unit. Nord University takes no responsibility for the content of external websites linked to articles on www.nord.no.