The Robert Koch Institute and the German Federal Ministry of Health are constantly providing up-to-date information on the development of the coronavirus. This information is a reliable decision-making aid for you - also in your private environment.
The Robert Koch Institute has expanded the risk areas in which coronavirus is expected to continue spreading from person to person. Italy and France, popular vacation destinations, are included in the list of risk areas.
- Students and employees who have returned to Germany from a risk area in the last 14 days are strongly encouraged to contact their local public health authority (Gesundheitsamt). Further, university employees should contact their supervisor and students should contact the Student Council.
- All individuals who have had contact with people infected with coronavirus and display typical symptoms of an infection should first contact their family doctor by phone. Alternatively, you can contact the on-call medical service by phoning 116 117. A third option is to contact your local public health authority.
- In the interest of the health of your fellow students and coworkers, we strongly request all individuals who may be infected or have tested positive for coronavirus to inform the university (either your superior if you are an employee or the Student Council if you are a student).
- To protect yourself against the virus, we advise you to faithfully practice the following health precautions: regularly wash your hands with soap and water, cough or sneeze into your flexed elbow or a tissue that you can dispose of immediately, and avoid shaking hands: greet with a smile instead.
Further, please observe the following previously published information for students and employees of our university.
- We strongly advise you to avoid travelling into risk areas in part due to the possibility of restricted return travel. Currently we are not aware of any students or employees who are returning from those areas.
- We have no partner institutions in or students from the most-affected Chinese provinces. Chinese students who have chosen to remain in their home country are receiving online support. If a university employee is under precautionary quarantine, they will still receive their salary.
- University employees whose children must stay at home due to closings of schools, preschools, or other childcare providers can be released without pay or may work from home.
- Employees who wish to cancel previously booked work-related trips, participation in conferences, training or other events for the cancellation of which costs may be incurred should contact Chancellor Sylvia Bäßler.
- Until further notice, in all other cases employees may contact Dr. Julia Köhler (email@example.com).
- Students may contact the managing director of the student council Gordon Guido Oswald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Representatives from university administration, the management of the university, and students are in regular contact under the direction of Chancellor Sylvia Bäßler regarding the current situation and necessary measures for the university and its employees and students. The central focus of all measures is the health of our students and employees and the effort to contain the spread of the virus.
Please remain objective and calm in this situation.