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Another case of infection associated with INN University

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On Wednesday, another student was confirmed as infected with the coronavirus. Thus, two students are now isolated, and more than 40 students and staff are affected by the quarantine.

The two infected individuals are both students at INN University’s Lillehammer campus, but have not been to the campus recently. Both live in their respective collectives and have had contact with other students.

Infection tracing has been carried out by the infection tracing team in Lillehammer municipality. A total of nine close contacts have been quarantined and tested for coronavirus infection.

Awaiting test results

“We are awaiting answers to several COVID-19 tests and have a close dialogue with the infection control authority in the municipality for further follow-up. We assist the municipality in infection tracing and handling of the outbreak,” says emergency preparedness manager Marit Torgersen.

Close contacts to the two infected individuals have participated in teaching and have used INN University's premises. As a preventive measure, the institution has chosen to ask another 41 students and three employees to enter waiting quarantine and stay at home until there are results to the coronavirus tests for the identified close contacts.

The two infected students have both participated in practical experiential learning in recent weeks. The internship sites are informed of the situation and have implemented the necessary measures.

Keep in mind infection prevention measures

INN University encourages students and staff to follow the current infection control advice in order to avoid or limit the spread of infection. Among other things, this applies to limiting social contact, keeping at least one-meter’s distance from others, wearing a face mask in situations where the distance rule cannot be followed, and ensuring good hand hygiene.

“In addition, it is important to stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms that you suspect may be due to COVID-19,” says Torgersen.

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