If you have COVID-19 or suscpect you may have COVID-19

Guidelines for possible infection, confirmed infection and quarantine.

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I have a cold

If you have recently exhibited respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or are feeling generally reduced, then you should stay home.

If you suspect that you are infected, you should get tested.

I may be infected 

Everyone with symptoms should be tested:

Once you have taken the test, you should stay at home until you have the results.

Acute sickness

If you or someone close to you is seriously ill, call emergency health services at 113.

Test result is positive

Report the results to:

We ask students to please include the following information when you contact NIH: 

  1. Name of your degree program
  2. Date you were last on campus
  3. In which area(s) or room(s)?
  4. Have you been in contact with any classmates or instructors yet with the positive results from your test? 

If the test result is positive, you must go into isolation. See the Norwegian Health Services' website for advice, protocol, and routines.

You are responsible for notifying those you have been in close contact with in the last 48 hours prior to testing positive. 

If you are an employee, you must inform your immediate supervisor if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Test result is negative

In the event of a negative result, you are still required to follow current guidelines to prevent disease transmission.

If you still have respiratory symptoms, it is a good idea to take a rapid test every 3 days until you are well. A negative result does not guarantee that you are not infected!

Close contact with someone who had COVID-19

If you have been in close contact with someone who is infected, you should take a PCR test and go into quarantine.  See the Norwegian Health Services' website for advice, protocol and routines.