Information about the coronavirus

As of May 25 in Strand: 0 infected residents. Since March 13, 379 have been tested for coronavirus, 13 tests were positive.

Preventing transmission is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness.     

Norwegian Directorate of Health implements the measures from Thursday, March 12.

Health information phone

If you have questions about the new coronavirus and cannot find answers on NIPH's website, you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015.

Do you suspect infection?
If you have symptoms of the disease (respiratory infection, fever, cough, chest pain or difficulty breathing) or have been with a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus - send a message on (at any time of day) or call your doctor during office hours, and the emergency room (legevakten) at 116117 at night. In order not to infect others, it is important that you send a message/ call first and not just show up.

Recently returned from a trip abroad?
Everyone travelling from abroad will be in quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. Even if you feel fine and are symptom free, we kindly ask you to NOT call emergency room (legevakten) to be tested for the coronavirus, just stay at home.

Local measures in Strand

  • Kindergartens opened April 20, with slightly reduced opening hours. 

  • Schools 1st-4th grade opened April 27.

  • Schools 5th-10th grade open during week 20.

  • It is not possible to visit the residents at Jonsokberget or Tautunet.

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.


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Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)