Picture of students getting face masks

Many students want to protect themselves with a face mask

The infection situation in Oslo calls for more use of masks, and many students at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology used the opportunity to supply themselves with some the 20,000 masks they have received from a partner.

‘The infection situation has become more serious in Oslo, this requires a greater effort from everyone to limit the pandemic and make everyday life safer for everyone,’ writes head of department Hallgrim Hjelmbrekke in an e-mail to employees and students at the department.

‘We want to keep students, teachers and other employees healthy so that we can complete the semester in the best possible way.’

‘At the same time, it is important for us that any infection that may occur here should not be spread to family, friends and the rest of the population.’

Keep distance – use masks

‘At the department, we ask that everyone keep the necessary distance at all times - and use masks where the distance rule can be challenged. This applies consistently in laboratories and rooms for training.'

The department has received the 20,000 face masks as a gift from the exchange and collaboration partner SCSDA - Chongqing Smart City and Sustainable Development Academy, with the greeting “Let's overcome difficulties with one heart and one mind”.

The department are now sharing the masks with students and staff. Everyone can therefore initially pick up a package with ten CE-marked masks. The masks will also be distributed in the coming weeks.

Caption: Many students are getting masks from the department’s office. Here the master's students in Structural Engineering and Building Technology: Maria Louise Blomlie Mannseth, Andre Bockelie and Marika Åsrud. Photo by Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology.

Published: 23/09/2020 | Olav-Johan Øye