When do I need to leave campus?

When do I need to leave campus?

If you develop symptoms of a respiratory tract infection:

  • Go home immediately if you are on campus or somewhere else.
  • Stay at home if you are already there.
  • Contact the municipal health service for testing and stay at home until you get the test result
  • If the test result is negative: Stay at home until you have been free of symptoms for at least 1 day.

If you have been near to a person with symptoms of a respiratory tract infection:

  • You can move around in the community as usual unless you are contacted by staff from the municipal health service because they have defined you as a close contact to somebody with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • If you get symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, you must stay at home and contact the municipal health service for testing. Stay at home until you get the test result.
  • If the test result is negative: Stay at home until you have been free of symptoms for at least 1 day.

See the information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) about household members.

If the test result is positive:

  • You must be in home isolation.
  • Please remember to notify NTNU that COVID-19 infection has been confirmed – telephone number 48 40 90 65.
  • The municipal health service carries out contact tracing.
  • The municipal health service gets in touch with your close contacts and informs them about what they need to do next.

See the Institute of Public Health’s definition of close contacts.

Staff and students do not need to go home from the campus if a colleague or fellow student develops symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection.


When a household member has an acute respiratory tract infection

If one person in a household has an acute respiratory tract infection, they should be tested and they should keep their distance from the other household members until the test results are available.

The other household members are not quarantined before any positive test results are available, but they should pay extra attention to their own symptoms. If they develop symptoms of respiratory tract infection, they should be tested themselves and should stay at home until the test results are available and they are free of symptoms.

This also applies to health workers. This means that health workers can go to work as usual if they have household members with a respiratory tract infection that has not been confirmed as COVID-19 or is probably not COVID-19.

In  Norway many people are tested for COVID-19, but so far less than 5 percent of all those who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. In other words, the vast majority of respiratory tract infections are still caused by something other than COVID-19.


Suspect you're infected?

Suspect you're infected?

If you strongly suspect or have a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, your are requested to notify NTNU, tel. +47 48 40 90 65 (HSE section) during working hours. NTNU will then perform infection prevention cleaning procedures in the areas that you have used. If you suspect that you are infected, you should go in quarantene and contact the municipality's corona hotline.

If you have questions regarding absence from work or studies, contact your line manager or your lecturer/student adviser.