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New version of campus protocol online

4 September 2020

A new version of the campus protocol was published on 4 September. It includes information on what to do in the event of an infection.

The academic year has now started and we are able to welcome many of our students and lecturers back in our university buildings. As more people are coming to the university, we will also have to deal with virus infections among our students and staff. Understandably, this raises some concerns and questions within our organisation, including what to do in the event of an infection. This campus protocol has therefore been updated to include this information; a new version of the protocol is now available.

What should you do if you contract the coronavirus?

If you test positive for coronavirus, we urge you strongly to report this to us. Students can inform their study adviser and staff can inform their manager. Together – students and staff – we are a community where we have close contact with one another. It is in the best interests of everyone’s health and safety to know if there are clusters of infections – whether these are confirmed or threatened.  This is why we are asking you to let us know if you test positive for coronavirus.

There is no obligation to report infections. They are not recorded and there is no database where information on infections is kept. The information on infections will only be passed on to our Security Department, and always in anonymous form, so that if necessary we can discuss with the Municipal Health Authority any additional measures that may be needed. A logical consequence of this is that we will not publish on our website any overview of infections, nor will we communicate about infections in any other way throughout the university.

If everyone keeps to the campus protocol - that is: don’t come to the university if you have any symptoms or if you have returned from a country with a red or orange travel advisory, keep a distance of 1.5 m between people, and wash your hands regularly -  the risk of infection is low. Together, we will make sure the university remains a safe and healthy workplace for our fellow students and colleagues, and at the same time we will play our part in fighting coronavirus.

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