In principle, the Rectorate of the UDE has decided that normal teaching and study activities should be continued without restriction for the time being. A questionnaire was developed to assist in the decision making process for other events (only in German):
Events with many participants can help to spread the virus faster. Depending on the individual case, therefore, the cancellation/postponement or implementation with accompanying measures may be justified.
Important general information and answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus are provided by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of the European Union. Both keep their information constantly up to date, which is why the UDE expressly links to it:
- German Federal Ministry of Health: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/press/2020/coronavirus.html
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china/questions-answers
The University endorses the travel warnings as well as the travel and security advice of the German Foreign Office. These may change depending on global developments.
- Information on risk areas, travel and security advice can be found here:
German Federal Ministry of Health: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/press/2020/coronavirus.html
- Information on case numbers by country can be found here:
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases
When to Contact Public Health Department / Doctor
- after personal contact with a person in whom the SARS CoV-2 virus has been detected in the laboratory, or
- after staying in a risk area designated by the Robert Koch Institute in the last 14 days.
Please contact the Human Resources Department with your questions: email@example.com
Please contact the Registrar's Office with questions regarding exam matters, registration or admission
and the respective examiner(s).
All other questions should be directed to the International Office:
UDE also expressly recommends that the general hygiene rules by relevant authorities be observed (e.g. World Health Organization). The most effective measures for your personal protection as well as for the protection of other people from infection are: proper coughing and sneezing etiquette, keeping a distance (of about two meters) from people who may be ill as well as proper hand hygiene (see video below). Due to the currently increased demand for personal hygiene, building management is paying more attention to ensuring that hand soap and disposable towels are refilled quickly. Possible bottlenecks can be reported by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Health Organisation: Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others.
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