Corona virus: Information for student and staff

Koronaviruset - bilde

Teaching is digital on all USN campuses. Staff must work from home as far as possible. Due to different local restrictions, different regulations apply.

Campus Drammen

The Government has decided to continue the infections control measures at level 5A in some municipalities in Viken county, including Drammen. This means that Campus Drammen will continue to be completely closed to students.

Campus Ringerike, Kongsberg, Vestfold and Porsgrunn

The Government have decided that the infection control measures at level 5B apply in Horten and Porsgrunn until and including Thursday, 22nd of April, and in Ringerike and Kongsberg until and including Sunday, 25th of April. This means that all teaching activities must be carried out digitally as much as possible. Learning activities which cannot be digitalized, and that are necessary to maintain study progression may be carried out on-campus.  The library and reading rooms are open. Everyone who stays on campus must follow the infection control guidelines.

Campuses in Rauland, Bø and Notodden

The national measures apply as there are no regional or local restrictions.  This means that the teaching activities should be carried out digitally as much as possible. Learning activities that are necessary to maintain study progression and that cannot be conducted digitally, may be carried out on-campus. The library and reading rooms are open. The current national measures apply until and including Wednesday, 14th of April, and a new assessment will be made by this date.


Session-based programs

As far as possible, the session-based study programs should be scheduled as online programs this semester. If it is necessary for students to meet on campus to maintain study progression (skills training, lab or workshop), then the same rules apply for session-based studies as for other studies on the relevant campus.


Everyone must contribute to fight COVID-19, and these are the most important things you can do as staff and student at USN:

  • Staff must work from home as far as possible.
  • Follow the infection control guidelines when you are on campus.
  • Meetings should be conducted digitally as much as possible.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel between campus

Please download and use the infection control app Smittestopp - - By doing so you will help to track and stop infection.

Covid 19-relatet information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

keyboard_backspace Corona Restrictions from 25th of  March

keyboard_backspace current guidelines and routines that USNs students and staff are encouraged to follow.


USNs Emergency Phone for corona

The emergency telephone is answered Bjørnulf Stokvik, Ingrid Reitan, Merete Varpe og Inger Lene Solheim. It is important that the phone number is only in use in situations where it is urgent to contact the emergency management. Employees and students should first seek information on the website or from their immediate supervisor.