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Coronavirus: Immediate measures, rules, information

Information for:
students staff (in German)

Last update on September 15th

You will find rules and preventive safety measures on this site, that apply for 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 (in German only).

Access to university buildings
All University buildings are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (GD is open until 4 p.m.).

The University Library is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for members of the university and external users with a user card.

The cafetria (Mensa) in the Gräfin-Dönhoff building is also open to external guests with a with a limited choice of meals from Monday to Friday, 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Coffeebar in the main building is also open for external guests daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Following preventive safety measures and rules events in the university buildings can take place, even with external guests. Participants will have to register according to the contact regulation (Umgangsverordnung).

The Collegium Polonicum is accessible following special rules of residence (in German).
Winter semester 2020/2021
The lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21 starts on November 2, 2020 and ends on February 19, 2021. Teaching will take place both online and on-site.
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:
  • For your own protection and the protection of others, a minimum distance of 1.50 metres should be observed. Where this is not possible, mouth-and-nose cover should be worn.
  • 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, such as the wearing of a mouth-and-nose protection when using the reading room outside of the permanent workplace.
  • The most important measure - and this "in your own hands" - remains regular hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds.

We kindly ask you to follow the current instructions of the Federal Centre for Health Education (in German).
The government of the State of Brandenburg provides up-to-date information on preventive measures in Brandenburg.

Please address questions and concerns regarding the coronavirus to:

Useful weblinks:
The Robert-Koch Institute answers FAQs related to the coronavirus