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Coronavirus: Immediate measures, rules, information

Information for:
Students Employees / Lecturers (in German)

Last update: February 16th 2021

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).

Hygiene measures at Viadrina
In order to reduce the risk of infection for employees or students in the Viadrina buildings, the following hygiene measures were adapted:
  • Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres.

  • Wearing a medical mask (OP mask or FFP2 mask) is compulsaryin all Viadrina buildings. This also applies in office and administration rooms - outside the fixed seating area and if the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be kept.  
  • 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. Nevertheless, please air your offices and meeting rooms regularly.

  • In all offices and seminar rooms, lecture halls, sanitary areas and corridors, door handles and light switches are disinfected once a day, as are handrails in all stairways, lifts and public photocopiers. Separate cleaning of the rooms takes place before examinations.

  • Separate rules apply to the University Library. 

  • Separate cleaning of the rooms takes place before tests.

  • 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.
  • If you are ill, please stay at home and contact your family doctor. Access to Viadrina buildings is prohibited for persons who have contracted the virus or are suspected of having it.

We kindly ask you to follow the current instructions of the Federal Centre for Health Education (available in German).
The government of the State of Brandenburg provides up-to-date information on preventive measures in Brandenburg (available in German).
Access to university buildings
Due to the current situation, the Gräfin-Dönhoff building and Logenhaus are open only for members of the Viadrina.

The dining hall in the GD
 is closed until further notice. However, our staff of the Studentenwerk offers a daily "lunch provision for take away" with a warm dish. The meal can be purchased from Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 2pm in the bistro at Europaplatz 1. From Tuesday to Thursday (5pm to 7pm) there is also a pizza offer for self-collection. This also applies to external guests.

The main building is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, all other Viadrina buildings from 9 am to 6 pm.

The University Library is only open to members and affiliates of the University until further notice.

Until further notice public events cannot take place in the Viadrina buildings until further notice. If possible, online alternatives will be made available to the interested public.

The Collegium Polonicum is accessible following special rules of residence (in German).

The lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21 will end on February 19, 2021. Information on study and teaching in the winter semester (in German).

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