NMH coronavirus information and resources

The NMH campus is closed. Faculty and administrators are working from home and students are receiving remote instruction. This site is updated daily with official information from the Academy regarding the coronavirus and its impact on our community.

Information for students and staff:

How the shutdown affects the NMH community

The NMH campus is closed until and including Monday 13 April. All public events are cancelled until further notice (at least 30 April). Government health authorities have implemented social distancing measures and recommendations to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. As far as possible, interactions with people outside your own household should be avoided.

  • All instruction is conducted remotely
  • The NMH campus is closed, and it is not possible to access the facilities
  • Staff works from home
  • Students and instructors use remote teaching methods

Principal Peter's videoblog

During the global coronavirus outbreak, Principal Peter Tornquist speaks directly to our students and employees via YouTube in the playlist Rektors rom. Principal Peter will upload two or three videos each week to share updates and current information regarding the corona situation and the status of the Academy. Remember to switch on English subtitles if you don’t speak Norwegian. Please feel free to post a comment if you have any questions or feedback. We take all your comments into consideration.

Remote learning: digital resources and technical assistance

In Canvas you will find digital resourcees and useful information regarding remote learning platforms for students and instructors.

NMH also offers Zoom for staff. Sign in with your Feide user (your NMH username and password).

To access files (not BOX) and some of the library services you must log in with vpn.nmh.no (feide- log on primarily intended for administrative staff).

it@nmh.no and the rest of the administration is available during office hours (in a working from home capacity).

Contact us

Even though the academy is closed, staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have questions regarding credits tied to projects that cannot be completed due to the coronavirus situation, tuition, exams or other issues, please send an email to your student advisor. They may not have all the answers, but are working to be able to help you as fast as they can.

You can also send an email to korona@nmh.no.

Contact the administration

Find all staff at NMH


Useful websites

•    Helsenorge.no in English
•    Norwegian Institute of Public Health
•    SiO has closed many of their facilities. The student services office at Blindren can be contacted by phone 22 85 32 00. SiO Health offers remote consultation. You can book an appointment with your GP by logging in to Helsenorge.no or calling 22 85 33 00.

Rules of Quarantine

Anyone who has travelled to or in other countries after 27th February 2020 must self-quarantine for 14 days immediately upon returning.

Helsenorge.no are continuously updating quarantine guidelines.


We are all responsible for preventing the spread of infection

We follow the recommendations laid out by the institute of public health (FHI)

  • Avoid unessential contact with people outside your own household. Indoor social interactions should be limited to other household members, and no more than five people should gather outdoors, keeping a two metre distance between all individuals.
  • Wash your hands often. If soap and water is not available, use a disinfectant hand sanitizer.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Throw the tissue away immediately.
  • Do not share utensils, cutlery, cups or glasses with others. Use your own and wash it yourself, or use disposable cups.
  • Touch panels on coffee machines, copiers and vending machines are sources of contamination. Make sure you wash/sanitize your hands before and after use.
  • Keep your distance (minimum 1 meter) from each other.

What should you do if you suspect that you are sick with the new coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Contact the doctor’s office by telephone for advice and to arrange a consultation og call emergency out-of-hours clinic on 116117. Symptoms of the disease are the same as other respiratory infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties. There is also a Coronavirus hotline for Oslo :  tel: 21 80 21 82


Travel

All staff travels planned in March are cancelled.

Booking any new work-related travels this must be cleared with your immediate superior and/or the person with budget allocation authority. The pertince of choosing a ticket catagory with cancellation options must be assessed. Please familiarise yourself with NMHs information regarding travel (Norwegian only).

Keep the following points in mind;

  • Is the trip essential?
  • Will the travel insurance cover the cost of potential health care, quarantine and return journey?
  • What will the consequences of such a trip be upon your return, both privately and professionally?
  • What will the consequence be if you get stuck in quarantine in the country you have travelled to, and will you have access to satisfactory healthcare services to in that country? Remember that many countries now experience severe shortage of healthcare supplies and personnel.

Many countries have shut their borders to foreign citizens and implemented strict travel restrictions. Remember that while the corona pandemic is ongoing, countries and regions are continuously implementing and updating regulations and measures.

Cancellation of travel

If you want to cancel a work-related trip you yourself have booked via the G-travel portal, please go into the site and cancel it there. If you did not book the trip yourself, please contact Guri Arnesen.

We follow the regulations and recommendations published by the Norwegian Institute of public health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD).

Last updated: 1. April 2020