Gradual plan of the university

To evaluate the current infection situation in Magdeburg and the resulting actions for the University of Magdeburg, a five level plan will be introduced. Currently the university is in grade 4.

Grafik Grade 4 (c) Shutterstock

The transition to a new level - whether higher or lower - is not an automatic process, but takes place in close coordination with the faculties and the university's crisis management team on the basis of the local infection incidence and in accordance with the specifications of the authorities. Relaxations or restrictions due to official decisions (e.g. cancellation of university sports or regulation of the cafeteria operation) are not excluded.

Changes of the level and its duration until a new examination is held are communicated via the known channels within the University of Magdeburg. Please observe the hygiene concept adopted by the Rectorate at all levels. Our hygiene concept and measures follow the guidelines of the federal government and the state of Saxony-Anhalt as well as the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute. Please continue to observe the reporting chain for corona infections!

Level 1:

(local incidence of <50
(7 days/100,000 inhabitants)

 

General hygiene rules to be observed

  • General AHA+L rules (distance, hygiene, everyday mask and ventilation) must be observed

  • The use of the Corona-Warn App is recommended

Presence Teaching

  • Classroom teaching can take place under the applicable hygiene conditions

  • Digital forms of examination are possible - the examination schedule corresponds to the regulations for the summer semester 2020

Mask obligation

  • Masks are compulsory in the buildings and on the traffic areas

  • If the minimum distance of 1.50 m is not reached, a mouth-nose cover must also be worn in outdoor areas

Attendance regulations for employees

  • Presence work on campus is the main focus (possibly with a time delay

Regulations for business trips

  • Business trips to domestic or foreign risk areas or hotspots are only permitted if they are absolutely necessary for business reasons

Regulations for (academic) further education

  • Training can take place in the presence of up to 12 participants under the applicable hygiene conditions

 

 

Level 2:

(local incidence of 50
(7 days/100,000 inhabitants)

 

Reduction of the number of participants in face-to-face events

  • From 100 participants on, a changeover to digital formats takes place

Extension of the mask obligation

  • Masks are also required for students during the courses on the course (except for sports courses)

No face-to-face events outside of teaching and research

  • e.g. university groups, student initiatives, associations

  • Excursions are not carried out

Allocation of university rooms

  • Premises are no longer made available for external events

Committee meetings / commission meetings are held digitally

  • Meetings must be held digitally.

  • Presence only possible in justified exceptional cases in compliance with the hygiene concept and the extended mask obligation at the place of work

Regulations for meetings

  • Meetings (this includes e.g. meetings within the scope of research activities or meetings of student groups, staff meetings) from 5 persons upwards must take place virtually

  • At face-to-face meetings, the measures of the hygiene concept must be observed and the extended mask obligation at the place

Attendance regulations for employees

  • Scientific and non-scientific employees may, in agreement with their supervisor, work on a mobile basis (at home) to the extent that this is easily possible in terms of content, technology and organisation. In addition, employees can apply for mobile work if they belong to a risk group (with a certificate from the company doctor) and an individual workplace cannot be realised.

  • In these cases, it may be necessary to restructure work processes in order to enable mobile work or create individual workplaces.

  • Accessibility must be ensured and work tasks must be performed without significant change.

  • If presence at the workplace is necessary, functional groups should be formed which have no contact with each other to ensure the workability of the areas. For this purpose, alternating service (presence and mobile work or transferred service) can also be organised.

  • Digital work meetings are preferable if distances and ventilation cannot be maintained.

Regulations for business trips

  • Domestic and foreign business trips shall only be approved if they have to be carried out for important and absolutely necessary business reasons.

Regulations for (academic) further education

  • Vocational further education takes place digitally (also scientific further education). Participation in legal and external further education is possible upon approval

   

Level 3:

(local incidence from 100
(7 days/100,000 inhabitants)

 

Reduction of presence teaching

  • There is a strong reduction in classroom teaching.
  • All lectures take place online; seminars, tutorials, exercises, practical courses: where possible - online teaching, where necessary - presence in compliance with the hygiene concept and the extended mask obligation at the seat

Extension of the mask obligation

  • Extension to the following outdoor areas:

    • Mensavorplatz (in front of canteen and the library)
    • Denhardt-Straße (Campus Service Center to building 22)

Attendance regulations for employees

  • Mobile work should be made possible for all scientific and non-scientific employees, if technical and content-related possibilities can be created for this. This should also limit contacts in corridors or common rooms. To this end, technical prerequisites beyond the usual workplace equipment are to be created as far as possible.

  • In order to enable mobile work, the reorganisation of work processes may have to be implemented.

  • If presence at the workplace is necessary, functional groups should be formed which have no contact with each other to ensure the workability of the areas. For this purpose, alternating service (presence and mobile work or transferred service) can also be organised. Individual workplaces are to be set up.

Regulations for meetings

  • Meetings (this includes e.g. meetings within the scope of research activities or meetings of student groups, staff meetings) from 5 persons upwards must take place virtually.

  • It is recommended to hold meetings and official arrangements digital to avoid long meetings

Regulations for business trips

  • Similar to Level 2

Regulations for (academic) further education

  • Statutory or external further training can be approved on request

 

 

Level 4:

(Transition to stage 4
by voting in the university management)

 

Digital Teaching

  • Complete conversion of the teaching operation to online formats

University operation   

  • Changeover to low-contact basic operation

Service Facilities

  • Change in opening hours (e.g. library, Campus Service Center, Student Secretariat)

Access to buildings

  • Buildings are closed to the public

  • Further access restrictions come into force (e.g. closing of the library to the public, closing of the teaching rooms for student groups

Attendance regulations for employees

  • Mobile working* or staggered working hours, as in level 3.

Regulations for business trips

  • Business travel ban

   

Level 5:

(Transition to stage 4
by voting in the university management)

 

University operation

  • Further operation takes place in "Shutdown".

  • Only important areas necessary for law and order, security and compliance with mandatory deadlines will be maintained.

Examination forms

  • Only alternative forms of examination to the attendance test are permitted

Access to buildings

  • All buildings are closed (access only via issued access authorizations)

Attendance regulations for employees

  • Only mobile work is carried out.

Regulations for business trips

  • Business travel ban

* Obligation of availability and work performance remains also in mobile working (exception: vacations).

 

Last Modification: 08.02.2021 - Contact Person: Dr.rer.nat. Volker-Uwe Kirbs