Information about the coronavirus

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As of March 15, 1 resident of Skjåk have tested positive for coronavirus. And a few are in home quarantine. Note that a few number of residents are now being tested due to a limited number of testing-equipment. 

Who will be testet for coronavirus?

  • Patients with acute respiratory infection who need to be hospitalized.
  • Hospitalized patients in all health care institutions with acute respiratory tract infection.
  • Health personel with broad patient contact. 

Recently returned from a trip abroad?

If you have been travelling to any country and return to Skjåk you should stay at home for 14 days after your return to Norway. Even if you feel fine and are symptom free, and even if you went to work or school last week. We kindly ask you to NOT call legevakten to be tested for the coronavirus, just stay at home. 
 

Schools are closed 

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the maintenance of necessary health and care services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health has, according to the Infection Control Act, decided to close all schools, childcare centres and other educational institutions.
 
Parents will not be asked to pay for kindergarten or SFO while closed. 
 
Kindergartens and primary schools (1st-4th grade) have a service for children of parents with critical society functions. Please contact your local school or daycare. These are considered critical soceiety functions.
 
All swimming pools, gyms and sports events are also closed. 
 
Norwegian Directorate of Health implements the measures from 6 p.m. on Thursday 12 March until Thursday 26 March 2020. 
 

Health information phone

If you have questions about the new coronavirus and cannot find answers on FHI's website, you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015 or local corona telephone number: Tel 907 28 415.
 

Do you suspect infection?

If you meet the criterias for testing, call the emergency room (legevakten) at telephone number 61 21 71 00 or local corona telephone 907 28 415 and share your travel information and symptoms. 
 
In order not to infect others, it is important that you call first and not just show up.
 

How do you prevent infection?

Good hand hygiene is important to limit infection. Wash your hands with soap and water and have antibac available if hand washing is not possible. Cough in the elbow or in paper. Discard the paper after use.
 

Useful information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health