Coronavirus: Immediate measures, rules, information
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Latest information added: 30th March 2020
The following preventive safety measures and rules apply for the European University Viadrina and have been reached in consultation with the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture and with all higher education institutions in the State of Brandenburg as well as the City of Frankfurt (Oder) in view of the spread of the new coronavirus:
This meanst hat all buildings are closed, employees work in home office with some exceptions, do research and ensure all administrative processes. At the same time, preparations for online teaching in the summer semester are underway.
Until at least 19th April 2020, all conferences, meetings and other public events will be cancelled. This also applies to events organized by third parties. Committee meetings and other working meetings can only take place as telephone or video conferences.
- This rule also applies to the Orientation Week, intensive language courses and postgraduate courses.
- We are currently working on replacing a wide range of cancelled classes with online teaching as best as possible.
- Information and guidelines for alternatives to classroom teaching (in German)
- Moodle tutorials (in German)
- This measure will have no effect on the end of term, which will be on 24th July.
- All tests and examinations that require presence on site are cancelled.
- The carrying out of oral examinations will be decided on a case by case basis.
- Further information on examinations can be found on the website for students.
Viadrina employees are working from home.
Current information for employees can be found at the website for staff (only in German)
If you have visited a risk area or an area of Germany that is especially affected (Landkreis Heinsberg, North Rhine Westphalia), you are not permitted to enter the European University for 14 days (beginning from the time of your return from such an area). What counts as a risk area and especially affected areas is established by the Robert Koch Institute (in German).
- Keep your distance
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
- Keep your hands off your face
- Follow proper hygiene when coughing and sneezing
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: email@example.com.
The Robert-Koch Institute answers frequently asked questions related to the coronavirus.