Instruction for employees

last modification: 15.12.2020 / 2:00 pm

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is challenging OVGU employees and brings with it particular burdens. It is therefore important that all players in the individual areas treat each other in a spirit of solidarity and fairness and find solutions together wherever possible. In this sense, the university management appeals to all employees to adapt their behaviour to the special circumstances and to master everyday business with a sense of proportion and the necessary sensitivity.

Here you will find the current OVGU instructions, adapted to the current Containment Ordinance of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

FAQ for employees

Note: The list of the most important and frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Corona pandemic is not exhaustive and will be updated as necessary.

Which hygiene regulations currently apply at the OVGU?

The hygiene measures that have been announced since the beginning of the pandemic still apply. These include:

  • Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.50 metres,
  • Frequent hand washing,
  • Regular ventilation in closed rooms,
  • Cough and sneeze label,
  • Abstention from shaking hands and hugs,
  • Wearing of mouth and nose coverings suitable for everyday use in all public buildings and for students during face-to-face events. The obligation to wear masks will be extended to the following outdoor areas: Cafeteria and library forecourt, Denhardt-Strasse (street from Campus Service Center until building 22). Even outdoors, it is important to keep your distance and wear a mask if distances cannot be maintained.
  • From December 16th, 2020, all face-to-face teaching will be suspended until at least January, 10th, 2021. Courses are to be offered exclusively online or virtually. Examinations in presence may take place in step 4 in strict compliance with the rules from the hygiene concept.
  • Classroom events outside of teaching and research activities do not take place. Included are events offered by student initiatives, university sports, clubs and university music.
  • In addition, committee and commission meetings must be held online; this also includes meetings of student groups. Group formations on the entire campus area are to be avoided. 
  • Meetings and gatherings must be digital from 5 persons upwards. A switch to digital formats is recommended.

It is still recommended that patients with symptoms of infection be isolated in their own homes. If it cannot be ruled out that those affected have been infected with the corona virus, a test should always be carried out in cases of doubt (fever centre). Those affected and their superiors can decide on their own responsibility what measures are to be taken. An example of a differentiated approach is, for example, a known allergy that regularly manifests itself through snuff-like symptoms (hay fever). In such cases, it must be jointly agreed which measures are appropriate.

If you have had contact with a confirmed corona patient or have received a positive result yourself, please report this immediately to  

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What should I do if I have cold symptoms or suspected infection with the coronavirus?

It is still recommended that patients with symptoms of infection be more strongly isolated in their own homes. If it cannot be excluded that those affected have been infected with the coronavirus, a test should always be carried out in cases of doubt (fever center). Those affected and their superiors can decide on their own responsibility what measures are to be taken. An example of a differentiated approach is, for example, a known allergy that regularly manifests itself through snuff-like symptoms (hay fever). In such cases, it must be jointly agreed which measures are appropriate.

If you have had contact with a confirmed corona patient or have received a positive result yourself, please report this immediately to the public health department and send this information to

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What should be done if there is a fear of being infected by chains of infection?

Increasingly, there is a suspicion of infection through the establishment of infection chains. Due to the low-contact basic operation, such situations can be handled flexibly. If mobile work or a single workstation can be guaranteed, no further steps need to be taken other than that the affected employees carefully observe whether symptoms occur or have a test performed as a precaution.

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Which events can take place?

Depending on the valid level of the gradual plan, there may be different proportions of presence. The design of the classroom teaching can be completely different, e.g. division into several small groups or one group in attendance and the other virtually connected.

Currently the University of Magdeburg is in level 4.

From December 16th, 2020, all face-to-face teaching will be suspended until at least January, 10th, 2021. Courses are to be offered exclusively online or virtually. Examinations in presence may take place in step 4 in strict compliance with the rules from the hygiene concept.

Presence events outside the teaching and research environment do not take place. Included are events offered by student initiatives, university sports, clubs and university music. Courses in the context of sports studies may take place under particularly strict hygiene conditions.

In addition, committee and commission meetings as well as meetings of any kind must be held online; this also includes meetings of student groups. Group formations on the entire campus area are to be avoided. 

University rooms will no longer be made available for external events.

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Where can I get support in questions of hygiene or disinfectants and mouth-nose covers if necessary??

The OVGU offers its employees additional voluntary occupational health care. In addition, the company doctor provides individual advice on work-related health risks. Pre-existing conditions and fears can also be discussed here.

If necessary, the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection (K43) will provide hand disinfectants for attendance at face-to-face events. In this context, reference is made to the corresponding safety data sheets (SDB) and the operating instructions prepared by K43 for the use, storage and transport of disinfectants.

If required, disposable gloves as well as mouth-nose covers are also provided by the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection (K43) for participation in face-to-face events.

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Does the obligation to work no longer apply if I depend on public transport and cannot or do not wish to use it?

No, commuting to work is part of the private sphere. Here, all possibilities for flexibility must be examined. If the working hours are recorded, overtime hours can be reduced or undertime can be built up. Leave can be granted, if necessary, also unpaid. Since mobile work is explicitly supported in level 3, all possibilities must be examined.

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Will I be released from work if I have to look after my children due to the closure of their day care center or school?

 

If day-care facilities, schools or individual classes or groups are closed as a result of COVID or if an individual decision is made by the public health department to order a separation, employees and civil servants have the possibility to take a leave of absence of up to 34 working days, for single persons up to 67 working days, with continued payment of the remuneration. This also applies to foster parents.

Conditions are:

  • Children affected by the closure have not yet reached the age of 12 or are disabled or dependent on assistance.
  • A suitable proof of the closure will be presented.
  • There is no other caregiver available.

If the weekly working hours are distributed differently than five days per week, the entitlement is increased or reduced. Time off can also be granted on an hourly basis.

There is no possibility of time off work if the facilities would be closed anyway (vacations, closing times).

The days off granted so far are to be credited against the 34 or 67 days.

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For which occasions can the days off (34 days per year or 67 for single persons) under the Infection Protection Act be taken?

1. days off and company shutdown

The company shutdown has been announced since the end of the year before last. The days off according to ISchG cannot be taken for this. Employees use vacation, overtime compensation or unpaid time off for this purpose.

2. days off in regular vacations or in times when vacations were planned because children's facilities had closing times even without Corona and therefore vacations were planned.

Time off under the ISchG does not apply to periods of regular vacation. A "conversion" of planned vacation or the reduction of overtime cannot take place during this time. For reasons of equal treatment, vacation that was planned to cover closing times of the daycare centers should also not be converted, even though there are no such uniform regulations here as there are for vacations. In this case, the heads of the structural units must decide, because only they know why vacation was planned beyond the shutdown period, if necessary.

3. time off for officially ordered closing times

For officially ordered closing times, i.e. currently from 16.12. to 18.12.2020 and from 07.01.-08.01.2021, the days off according to ISchG can be used. For the care of school-age children, this can be assessed without any problems. For children attending other childcare facilities, this applies if individual closing times have not already been determined (see point 2). This also applies if there is after-school care, due to which the parents had not planned a vacation. The after-school care is also affected by the official closure, so that the days off can be used for it.

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What should employees do who have to take care of family members due to the closure of other facilities?

The following information has already been published in the Administrative Manual III dated 28.10.2020. For the sake of completeness, they are listed again here in abbreviated form.

Extension of the payment of sickness benefit for those with statutory health insurance for the illness of children under 12 years of age

Contrary to the previous statutory regulations, the entitlement to sickness benefit for the calendar year 2020 is for each child for a maximum of 15 working days, for single parents insured for a maximum of 30 working days. Insured persons are entitled to sickness benefit for no more than 35 working days, single parents are entitled to sickness benefit for no more than 70 working days.

Extension of the possibility of granting special leave in case of illness of children under 12 years of age or dependent relatives

In addition to the previous regulation, special leave with pay for each child up to five working days and for single parents up to 10 working days for each child must be granted in the leave year. This regulation is limited until 31.12.2020.

Extension of the possibility of granting special leave for care of close relatives for civil servants

In amendment of the regulation in the vacation regulation of the country Saxonia-Anhalt immediately up to 31.12.2020 special vacation is to be granted at the most up to altogether twenty working days, whereby for 19 days the remuneration is continued to be paid. The condition is that the acute care situation has arisen due to the COVID 19 pandemic and care cannot be guaranteed otherwise. The declaration of the civil servant is sufficient as proof. The relative does not have to be ill with Corona himself/herself, but the exemption can also be granted if, for example, care cannot be guaranteed due to the pandemic-related bottlenecks.

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Can I be assigned tasks that are not part of my normal duties?

Yes, this is possible in times of increased sick leave and/or when mobile work should be organized as a priority. Also in this case there is no right to refuse benefits. The decisions are made by the supervisor in consultation with the employees.

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What do the other restrictions mean for the transfer of work tasks?

We still have an exceptional situation which is intended to reconcile the maintenance of service operations, the greatest possible protection of employees and the enabling of family obligations, e.g. through school closures.

If the hygiene regulations are observed (at least 1.5 meters distance, if possible work on individual workplaces or no cooperation of more than 2 employees), all work tasks can be performed at the company workplace. However, to keep contacts to a minimum in Stage 4, mobile work or transferred duty should be made possible. This may also involve reorganization of work.

Mobile work cannot be granted if the conditions for it do not exist and cannot be created.

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How is the recording of working time dealt with during the time of a basic operation?

According to the current regulations at the OVGU, scientists* have confidential working hours. For non-scientific personnel, working hours are regulated in the service agreement on working time regulations within the framework of the 40-hour week and flexible working hours as well as regulations on flexibility within the framework of part-time employment contracts at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (without MED). At the company workplace, working hours are recorded as usual.

In mobile work, employees are responsible for observing working hours, breaks and rest periods. The times are entered into the Excel table. There is no overtime in mobile work. Availability and attendance times at the workplace must be agreed between employees and superiors. Accessibility must also be guaranteed in mobile work.

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Who gets knowledge of the private telephone number?

Number redirection has its limits if the telecommunication network of the University of Magdeburg fails or other circumstances prevent access to the redirection. Therefore it is essential that employees leave their private number in the secretary's office so that they can be reached quickly under certain circumstances and can be informed immediately about new developments and orders. In the departments, the telephone numbers of all employees must be stored in a protected area.

Telephone numbers which are required by the department for on-call service, the maintenance of core processes or a reporting chain to be established for an emergency or disaster situation are to be made known at the appropriate offices (deaneries, rectorate, chancellor and heads of central institutions). In addition, the departments will send private telephone numbers to the chancellor () so that the heads of the departments can be reached. Since under the present circumstances it must be expected that reporting chains will be interrupted, there is a justified interest on the part of the service in recording private numbers at higher levels.

If this situation is no longer given, numbers which are no longer needed in order to ensure permanent availability must be deleted.

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What is the procedure if employees belong to a risk group?

Certain groups of people are at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease.

The following has been defined:

Membership of a so-called risk group and any protective measures taken by the employer or the employer's staff must be determined in each individual case on application by the company medical service. Within the scope of the recommendation of the company medical service, employees are subject to compulsory service. The relevant deployment is regulated as usual by the supervisor.

  • Mobile work should be enabled, if the work task allows it
  • Transferred service, minimization of official contacts
  • Limitation of consultation hours
  • Compliance with hygiene regulations
  • Granting of vacation, reduction of overtime hours, building up of minus times, unpaid vacation in consideration of the official interests

 Pregnant women should be especially protected. The employment of pregnant women as lecturers is on a voluntary basis in accordance with the risk assessment and the recommendations of the company medical service.

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What duties must supervisors perform?

The department expects that superiors see the maintenance of the service as their highest priority.

The decision for mobile work must be made properly. Differences between employees, which are objectively given but subjectively cannot be understood, must be communicated.

General decisions that were made without observing the minimum standards must be revised, leave of absence for longer than 14 days without performing any work is not permitted.

The university is aware that this situation, which is both unpredictable and very worrying for many employees, poses a particular challenge for supervisors. They should fulfil their role model function and help to stabilize the situation by being present and accessible.

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Can approved leave be taken?

Requested and approved vacation should be taken according to plan so as not to fall behind in the granting of vacation. Approved leave may be taken back only if required by urgent business needs. In consultation with the employees, the leave that cannot be granted now must be granted within the next few weeks. It should be urgently avoided that during the period in which normal operations can be resumed, vacation entitlements arise from postponements.

Leave is to be granted with priority if mobile work is not possible and other measures for the adherence to the hygiene regulations do not take effect completely. In order to achieve the desired reduction of contacts in these areas as well, vacation should be offered if the official concerns allow it.

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What must be observed when travelling privately abroad or when travelling to domestic risk areas?

Private trips abroad or to high-risk areas affect the off-duty behavior of employees and staff. Due to the coming into force of the SARS-CoV-2 quarantine regulation, however, it can be assumed that such trips are made in full knowledge of the legal situation. If a trip is booked or undertaken at a time when the restrictions resulting from the quarantine regulation were already known, the consequences must be borne by the employees and staff themselves.

This means, for example, that in the event of quarantine on entry or return, difficulties on the return journey or prohibitions on activities, leave or unpaid leave must be applied for if mobile work cannot be fully performed. This applies for the period of validity of the SARS-CoV-2 quarantine regulation. There are very large regional differences in the regulations that have been made, so that in particular the regulations that apply to the respective place of residence and work must be observed.

You will find the RKI's information on the RKI website.

As the situation is very dynamic, especially with regard to the assessment of risk areas, it is often not possible to assess the risk before the start of the trip. It is recommended to discuss the possibility of mobile work with the supervisor(s) before the start of the trip in order to minimize the consequences of a quarantine. If a quarantine is ordered by the authorities, there is a claim to payment of the remuneration according to the Infection Protection Act.

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What happens if a destination is declared a risk area after the start of the journey?

If the destination is first declared a risk area during the trip and then a quarantine must be maintained, it is an officially defined quarantine. In this case, continued payment of wages will be made. However, mobile work has priority here as well. In this case, too, close coordination between employees and their superiors must take place.

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Are business trips in Germany and abroad permitted?

In principle, business trips should only be ordered and approved if they are absolutely necessary for the performance of the service.

The current, regional infection situation must be taken into account. The official concerns and the duty of care must be weighed up. Business trips may only be approved if they are indispensable and no travel warning is given at the start of the trip. The decision is incumbent on the approving party.

Current travel warnings and instructions must be observed at the start of the trip. If necessary, trips already booked must be cancelled if the risk is too great for the travelers. The costs for cancellations or non-refundable expenses are to be paid from the decentralized travel expense budgets or third-party funds accounts. This also applies to travel for further education. For this reason alone, increased attention and sensitization of travelers and approvers is required when approving business trips.

If corona tests are required on entry or exit or to prevent quarantine, these costs can be reimbursed as incidental expenses via the travel expense report. If a quarantine is imposed on return, this will be considered as an excused absence.

This is not the case if a business trip is started despite an existing travel warning. In this case the regulations as described under point 11 apply.

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Can I refuse to work if third parties with whom I have professional contact come from abroad?

No, the work cannot be refused. Special attention must be paid to the hygiene regulations. Even if there is a special risk of an existing basic illness, work cannot be stopped. If necessary, relocations in the own area are to be checked. In such cases, the right of direction is broader than usual, and the employer can also assign employees activities that are not normally part of their duties. Organisational measures must be taken to keep contact as low as possible. Minimum distances must be observed and the accumulation of many people in a small space must be avoided. It may be considered whether in offices where several employees work, it is possible to achieve by staggered service that contact can be minimized and thus chains of infection can be interrupted. In cases where employees are able to carry out their tasks in the home office, it should be examined whether alternating models, by which the employees of one area are affected to the same extent, can be a solution to maintain operation. These measures are primarily the responsibility of the immediate superiors; the personnel department must be involved in cases of doubt. Meetings and consultations should be kept to an absolutely necessary minimum. If possible, they should take place in digital form. In addition, a mouth-and-nose cover should be worn if there is contact with third parties.

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Is there a right to mobile work?

Mobile work can only be granted if the activity is suitable for it. This means:

  • all or a substantial part of the work can be done in mobile work,
  • the superiors (deans, heads of organizational units, etc.) have the task of drawing up a work plan for the employees concerned, unless they are independently engaged in scientific work
  • availability by e-mail and telephone must be guaranteed
  • there is an obligation to check the e-mail and website several times a day. The setting of call forwarding or information on the answering machine must be organized,
  • Personal presence is not necessary (e.g. because there is no regular customer contact),
  • Data protection concerns are observed.
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Which minimum standards must be observed when agreeing on a home office, what must be documented?

The OVGU has a Working from Home Agreement. Many of the facts relating to equipping the workplace and conclusion of an agreement are not applicable in the current situation. Other facts must nevertheless be taken into account:

  • Definition of the duties to be performed when working from home
  • Compliance with data protection and IT security
  • Definition of attendance times
  • Rules regarding breaks, compliance with maximum working hours and rest periods
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Are groups of workers excluded from the possibility of mobile work?

Employees who cannot do their work from home are NOT allowed to do their work in mobile work. These are usually technicians, laboratory assistants, workers (K4, K5), library employees, employees with reference tasks whose work equipment is exclusively available at the university or who process documents that are not suitable for mobile work (personal documents, personnel or student files), etc. Employees who do not have the technical prerequisites for digital work and for whom no device can be procured, cannot use mobile work either.

If mobile work can be allowed, it must be determined whether work must nevertheless be done on site (mail processing, picking up work for mobile work, participation in meetings, etc.).

If employees can do at least part of the work from home by creating the technical conditions, shared service can be arranged to prevent contacts within the offices. For the part of the mobile work it is also valid that a definition of the tasks and a control takes place. The immediate superior is responsible; there should always be coordination with the next higher level in order to avoid unequal treatment.

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What legal regulations apply to working from home?

The service agreement on mobile work applies without restriction.

However, there are no individual agreements on mobile work, but arrangements are made between supervisors and employees. Work tasks are defined, assigned and controlled.

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Which work tasks can be transferred in mobile work?

Employees can only be instructed to work from home if their work can also be carried out from home.

Employees who work from home are expected to perform all of the tasks assigned to them, and availability must be guaranteed during core working hours.

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How is accessibility in mobile work ensured?

The accessibility of employees by e-mail and telephone must be guaranteed. There is an obligation to check e-mails and the website several times a day. The setting of a call diversion must be organised.

In principle, availability must be ensured in the time between 8.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Persons who look after children during core working hours and therefore have to work flexibly make appropriate arrangements with their superiors or within the organisational unit. The heads of the organizational units must ensure that the regulations are implemented.

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What do I have to do when I travel to Germany from a risk area?

According to an order of the quarantine regulation of Saxony-Anhalt of 27.10.2020, the travel returnees/entrants must be quarantined for 10 days. A negative COVID-19 testresult on paper or an electronic document in German, English or French may be taken no more than 48 hours before entry or must be taken upon entry into Germany. This reduces the quarantine period from 10 to 5 days. You need to complete this Digital Registration on Entry so that the local health authority can check whether you're staying in quarantine.  You must be in quarantine until you are notified by the Public Health Authority. If you enter without a test result, the test must be taken at least five days after entry. You can take a free test in the "Fieberambulanz" (Brandenburger Str. 8, 39104 Magdeburg).

If you do not want to be tested the mandatory quarantine time remains 14 days.

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Are further training courses offered?

Training events for employees are regularly offered as online formats. This applies to both internal and external speakers. Events where personal attendance is required for learning success are postponed until the Containment Ordinance is lifted, unless it is absolutely necessary. This may be the case for legally required further training or for further training courses that impart mandatory knowledge (e.g. legal regulations). In this case, further training must be carried out in our own rooms in compliance with individual hygiene concepts.

Coachings and mediation are carried out as required. As a rule, it is assumed that coaching sessions are conducted online. A presence coaching has to be justified and is carried out under hygiene conditions.

Mediations are suspended or continued in digital form if the parties involved consider it appropriate.

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Will the English courses continue to take place?

For the time being, classes are maintained with ZOOM events and homework. As of the winter semester, large groups will be divided and classroom instruction will take place in A and B groups in 14-day rotation. Actually, it was planned that after one year of lessons, an advancement to the next level will take place. This will be suspended. If employees still wish to change jobs, suitable solutions can be found in cooperation with the Personnel Development Department of the Human Resources Department.

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Are the university buildings open?

With the coming into force of Stage 4, the buildings of the University are closed to the public. Until further notice, the regulations of the announcement - "Access options in the event of closure of the buildings in basic operation; issuance of additional locking authorization for building entrance doors" (HÖB Part III of 24.03.2020) will again apply for an unlimited period.

Therefore, as of 21.12.2020, access is only possible for employees by means of locking authorization for the respective building entrance doors. Special regulations apply to buildings 6, 9,10 and 50 and will be communicated on a departmental basis. If necessary, the information and security service (Tel. 54444) is available at any time for consultation on the currently applicable procedures or for individually necessary arrangements within the applicable framework conditions.

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What information is available on the use of the sports centre?

Unfortunately, the offers of the sports center cannot be used from 2 November 2020, including outdoor sports courses. However, the sports center currently offers online sports courses.

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What information is available about using the university library?

The University Library will be closed to the public from 16.12.2020, borrowing and returning of media is possible and can be done by appointment. The University Library offers, among other things, a digital lending service or the provision of semester apparatuses. More information about the library's services can be found here.

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What information is available about using the facilities of the Studentenwerk?

The canteens and cafeterias will be closed from 16 December 2020 - 10 January 2021.

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What happens if you don't come back from a risk area?

If the employee cannot return in time due to travel restrictions or quarantine at the vacation location and therefore cannot start work again punctually after the end of the vacation, there is no salary entitlement. Fault is not relevant here, as the employee always bears the so-called "travel risk". In this case, solutions should be found together with the superiors (taking vacation, reduction of overtime) to minimize salary losses.

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What regulations apply to employees who come from risk areas (especially for commuting)?

Increasingly, domestic cities/urban districts are also being declared risk areas. If employees come from these areas and have their regular residence there, the following measures must be taken:

  • Employees are strongly recommended to install the Corona-Warn-App and check it daily.
  • If they receive a message that they are a Category I contact person, the regulations for this group of persons apply.
  • If possible, attendance times should be reduced and mobile work should be arranged.
  • If presence is required, hygiene rules must be strictly adhered to by employees, in particular the obligation to wear masks and the rules governing distances.
  • If employees work in places where the required minimum distance to other employees cannot be maintained, the use of plexiglass panels, the wearing of masks or the transfer to individual offices should be considered. If it is appropriate, it is also possible to arrange for staggered service.
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What should be done if there were contacts with infected persons (category I contacts)?

Category I contact persons include people who have been in close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 virus infection. Information about this can be obtained from the public health department, the infected person himself or herself or through the Corona Warning App (high risk level: red indicator).

Close contact means:

  • There was at least 15 minutes (cumulative) contact with the affected person in a closed room and face-to-face (e.g. conversation).
  • There was direct contact with secretions or body fluids of a confirmed Covid-19 case: for example, by coughing or sneezing.
  • During a flight with a confirmed Covid-19 case on board, passengers in the same row of seats and the two rows in front and behind the infected person are affected.

 Once the positive test is known, these persons must report urgently to the Public Health Authority and restrict handling. If there are no symptoms, voluntary quarantine must be maintained until the test results are available, even without official instructions. If possible, mobile work should be arranged with superiors. If the test result is positive, the Public Health Authority will decide on further steps.

In this case please report the contact also via the mail  

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What rules apply if there was no close contact with an infected person or with a Category I contact person?

Persons without direct personal contact with a Covid 19 infection case are referred to as Category II contact persons. These persons are advised to reduce contact with other people, to pay particular attention to hygiene rules, to wear more mouth and nose cover to protect others and to contact their family doctor and/or health authorities immediately if symptoms indicate a Covid-19 infection. If an infection is nevertheless more likely, mobile work can be arranged for employees to interrupt any chains of infection.

If contact has only been made with a Category I contact person, it is important to keep a close eye on whether symptoms are developing. Otherwise, no further measures are necessary. The special hygiene rules should be observed even more meticulously than before. If possible, home offices can be arranged for employees in coordination with their superiors. The risk assessment depends on the extent and intensity of the contact.

These regulations also apply if the Corona-Warnapp indicates a low risk level (green or yellow).

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Can Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral examinations take place?

Bachelor's and Master's defences/colloquia can be held provided that only the student and the required number of examiners participate and that the necessary room size/spacing is provided (maximum number of participants up to 4 persons).
The university public of such examinations can be established via digital media e.g. a video conference, livestream or similar. The DSGVO must be observed. Students should contact their examiners and the responsible examination office by phone or e-mail.

Final examinations for PhDs, master's and bachelor's theses can be taken if all of the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • Only the student and the minimum required number of examiners may participate in the examinations (individual examination). Exams in seminar form are not permitted. The same applies to public attendance.
  • Both the examiners and the students must initially agree to the examination. In the event that students or examiners are not prepared to take the examination for health reasons, the examination must be postponed.
  • The examiners must ensure that the required safety distances are maintained. The minimum distance of two meters must be maintained between two persons.
  • Both examiners and students must not show any suspected symptoms of corona disease. Suspected symptoms are in particular:
    • a) influenza-like signs of infection, b) previous travel to risk areas, c) contact with infected persons
  • The hygiene concept and the currently valid level of the graduated plan must be observed.

All relevant service instructions must be observed.

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How will teaching be structured in the summer semester of 2021?

Teaching arrangements for the 2021 summer semester are currently being planned. Information will be communicated through your student email or through the university websites.

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Last Modification: 08.01.2021 - Contact Person: Katharina Vorwerk