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Coronavirus: Immediate measures, rules, information

Information for:
Students Employees / Lecturers (in German)

Last update: April 5th 2022

You will find rules and preventive safety measures on this site, that apply to European University Viadrina and have been reconciled with the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture and with all higher education institutions in the State of Brandenburg as well as the City of Frankfurt (Oder).

Find detailed information for: students and employees/lecturers (available in German).

Access to university buildings

The university buildings are generally accessible. Access is prohibited for persons who have Covid-19 or who are suspected of being infected. 

Here you can find the current opening hours of the university buildings.

The current opening hours of the Mensa in the GD and the Coffeebar in the main building can be found on the website of the Studentenwerk.

The University Library is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sundays from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m.

The Collegium Polonicum is accessible in compliance with special rules of residence, that are written down in the hygiene concept for the Collegium Polonicum (in German). Here you can find the opening hours of the Collegium Polonicum library.

Public Events

For public events at the European University, the obligation to wear a medical mask applies if a minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.

Hygiene measures at the Viadrina

To reduce the risk of infection for employees or students in the Viadrina buildings, the following hygiene measures apply:

  • In the buildings of the Viadrina, the obligation to wear a medical mask (OP mask or FFP2 mask) applies wherever a minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be safely maintained and no suitable protective measure (structural separation, separation by glass, Plexiglas or similar) is available. The MWFK has issued a non-binding recommendation for all state authorities to wear FFP2 masks wherever masks are mandatory. If the work processes allow it, the wearing of FFP2 masks is therefore also recommended at the Viadrina, but not obligatory.

  • Regular hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds is one of the most important hygiene measures.

  • The ventilation systems in all Viadrina buildings are operated in accordance with current infection protection standards. Please also ventilate your office and meeting rooms regularly.

  • Seminar rooms and lecture halls, the workplaces in the library as well as the door handles, light switches and handrails in the university buildings are cleaned regularly. The cleaning of tea kitchens and toilets takes place daily.

  • Separate rules (available in German) apply to the University Library.

  • If you are sick, please stay at home and contact your general practitioner. Access to Viadrina buildings is prohibited for people who are infected with the virus or who are suspected of having an infection.

  • We kindly ask you to use the Corona Warning App of the Federal Government. The app helps to identify chains of infection and supports the health authorities in containing the pandemic.

Guidance on the barrier-free implementation of infection control measures (pdf in German).

We kindly ask you to follow the current instructions of the Federal Centre for Health Education (available in German).


Please address questions and concerns regarding the coronavirus to: praevention@europa-uni.de.