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What happens when a student is tested positive with COVID-19?

We closely monitor information about students tested positive and act fast

As soon as SAP is notified about a student who has been tested positive with COVID-19, we call up the student, for all useful details and info on who the student has been in close contact with at ITU. The student will self-isolate and we instantly get in contact with all who have been in close contact with the student. They are asked to stay at home until they have a negative test.


Close contacts
To be precise close contacts are defined as:

  • Persons with whom the student have had close physical contact – for instance given a hug.
  • Persons with whom the student have had contact with, less than one meter apart, for more than 15 minutes for instance during a conversation.

Further actions

We then inform the whole year group about the situation, as well as teachers and teaching assistants on the courses followed by the student. Just as information. If you are not identified as a close contact, you can show up at ITU as normal.

To sum up

Therefore when you hear about a student in your course or your year who has been tested positive with COVID-19, unless you are contacted by SAP, you can take comfort in knowing that all close contacts have been notified and that they will all need a negative test before coming to ITU again. 

ITU acts in accordance with The Danish Health Authorities recommendations

Acting fast and tracking down close contacts is essential for minimizing the spread. Being able to keep a safe distance when at ITU is also a way to protect yourself and others. Under these circumstances it is still possible to attend courses located at ITU.

But as always it is important to:

  • Keep a safe distance to your fellow students, meaning staying at least one meter apart
  • Keep a good hand-hygiene by washing your hands often or using the hand sanitizer
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms like:
    • dry cough, fever, trouble breathing, a sore throat, headache and/or muscle pain

This page was last updated September 24 2020