Picture: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-wuhan-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/
Picture: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-wuhan-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/

As state of alert has now been issued because of the COVID-19 coronavirusThe Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management emphasizes the importance that everyone follows instructions issued by the Icelandic chief of epidemiology. Newest information can always be found on the web www.landlaeknir.is

First and foremost we emphasize on washing hands often with soap and water. We have put hand sanitizers in various places for staff and students to use.

Individuals who have symptoms and might have been exposed to infection, for example due to travelling, are encouraged to contact health authorities by calling the number 1700 and get instructions. Those who have been in close contact with individuals that have a confirmed or possible infection will need to go into quarantine, as will those who have recently travelled to areas defined as risk areas.

It is likely that more and more people have to go into quarantine which can influence our schedule. If a teacher needs to go into quarantine we might need you adapt teaching methods or schedule. We will try our best to keep our staff and students informed along the way. 

If a student or a teacher is diagonezed with COVID-19 and/or needs to go into quarantine we kindly ask to promptly inform Anney Þórunn Þorvaldsdóttir by e-mail anney@mimir.is