+++ Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) +++

++ Start of lectures delayed until 20 April 2020 ++

Ban on entering university premises for persons returning from risk areas

Individuals who have stayed in a risk area may not enter universities in Bavaria within a period of 14 days after leaving this risk area.

The risk areas can be found in the daily situation report on the homepage of the Robert Koch Institute.

All university members (professors, employees, students) and lecturers who fall under this ban on entering must also report per email to gesundheitsschutzatth-nuernbergPunktde.

This information will be treated confidentially. Please contact your supervisor to decide about work-from-home options.

Please observe the following hygiene measures with immediate effect:

  • Keep your distance and avoid close contact with obviously ill persons.
  • Do not shake hands to greet and say goodbye.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap (at least 20 seconds).
  • Use disposable tissues for coughing and sneezing, alternatively: sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands if possible.

Films on how to behave in case of infectious diseases can be found at www.infektionsschutz.de

For students: How does the delay of the start of lectures in 2020 affect my studies?

Information from the Student Advisory Service / Student Office about the start of lectures being delayed until 20 April 2020 is available on our website under the "Important information about starting at university" tab.

Stay home.

University members who show unspecific general symptoms or respiratory problems of any severity and have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient in the last 14 days before the onset of symptoms, or who show unspecific general symptoms or respiratory problems of any severity and have been in a risk area in the last 14 days before the onset of symptoms, are considered to be so-called well-founded suspected cases and must be treated as unfit for duty or incapacitated for work and must therefore not appear for duty until the presence of a coronavirus infection has been clarified.

This applies to students as well. If you have these symptoms, please do not come to the university campus.

Contact your doctor immediately or the Ärztlichen Bereitschaftsdienst (on-call medical units) by telephone (116 117).

Inform the university at gesundheitsschutzatth-nuernbergPunktde. Staff must also inform their supervisors that they will not be coming to work.

University members who have been in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, must immediately inform the local Health Department (Gesundheitsamt) responsible for them and a report must be sent to gesundheitsschutzatth-nuernbergPunktde. These reports must be made – regardless of whether symptoms of the disease are present.

The risk areas can be found in the daily situation report on the homepage of the Robert Koch Institute.

Within the framework of the current establishment agreement (Dienstvereinbarung), it is possible to work from home if this has been agreed with your supervisor and if the operations of your unit allow it.

 

Employees who have to stay at home to care for their children because they are not allowed to go to childcare or school due to a possible infection with the coronavirus are granted a temporary leave of absence, with the missed working hours being completely waived if care cannot otherwise be provided for the children. As far as possible in addition to caring for the children, employees are required to work from home.

 

 

 

In view of the dynamic situation around the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, please keep yourself up to date by reading the information on the following sites regularly (daily): 

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft  und Kunst (StMWK) für Hochschulen und kulturelle Einrichtungen

Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL Bayern)

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA)

Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Nürnberg

The risk areas can be found in the daily situation report on the homepage of the Robert Koch Institute.

Current information about the coronavirus and the summer semester for students

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the State Ministry of Science and the Arts has postponed the start of courses in the summer semester 2020 to 20 April.

10 March 2020: Coronavirus Information for THN Students

 

On the website of the Federal Ministry of Health you will find all information and the current risk areas.

The website of the Robert Koch Institute is continually being updated as the situation evolves.

Information in English about the start of courses being delayed until 20 April 2020 is available on our website under the "Important information about starting at university" tab.

Information in English about student affairs from the Student Advisory Service / Student Office is available on their website.

On the website of the Federal Ministry of Health you will find all information and the current risk areas.

The website of the Robert Koch Institute is continually being updated as the situation evolves.