Information regarding the corona virus

The Sámi University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) monitors the corona virus situation continuously and puts measures into action based on advises from the authorities and own assessments. Health and safety is the number one priority, even though we have no indication saying that any of our students or staff has been infected by the virus.

The Norwegian government decided to prolong its Covid-19 measures that were made effective from the 4th of January to the 19th of January. The infection control measures will be prolonged from the 20th of January for as long as necessary. The government will assess the situation on an ongoing basis. 

The government has given higher education institutions increased flexibility to make local assessments and adjustments concerning education. Sámi University of Applied Sciences have decided that it is possible to conduct lectures at Diehtosiida again as long as we comply with the infection control guidelines. The infection in Kautokeino and the surrounding area is low, and we have small student groups and enough space for our groups and employees. 

Physical and digital lectures 
All lectures could be held at Diehtosiida as long as we comply with Sámi University of Applied Sciences’ infection control guidelines. It will still be possible to follow lectures digitally. More information to come from the coordinators.

Campus Diehtosiida
Diehtosiida (SUAS’ campus) will be open for our students and employees.

Back to work at the office 
Most of our employees are working from their offices at DIehtosiida again, but staff and students that are in the risk group are recommended to continue working from home, and following classes digitally.

We recoomend our staff and students to travel as little as possible. If you are in quarantine, do not come to Diehtosiida. Stay updated with the governments recommendations concerning travels. 

If you suspect that you are infected with the corona virus (flu symptoms) or you have been in contact with someone who has the corona virus:

  1. If you are sick, stay home.
  2. f you are ill and need medical help, or need individual health advice, contact your GP by phone or electronically. 
  3. Call emergency room 116117 when the GP is not available and help cannot wait. 
  4. In case of life-threatening illness or injury call 113 (In Norway). 
  5. If you are quarantined and have symptoms, take a coronary test.

Everyone is encouraged to follow the recommendations given by the authorities of the area/country they are in (for example Sweden or Finland) and to take responsibility for our common health. 

You can find more information about coronavirus (Covid-19) here.