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Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the University of Erfurt has taken various measures to protect its students and employees. On this page we inform you about the current situation, protective measures and answer the most frequently asked questions. After the nationwide and state-wide protective measures were largely dropped at the end of May, the University of Erfurt has also adapted its regulations until further notice. They are currently limited to the distance requirement, general hygiene rules and the wearing of a mask inside the buildings (where distances cannot be maintained). You can find the current regulations under the following link.
As soon as the pandemic situation worsens again, we will of course inform you here and take new protective measures.
On our topic pages you will find an overview of the most important questions (and of course answers) concerning digital teaching at the University of Erfurt.
In the course of the Corona protection measures, we have created templates for notices and posters for you, which you can use as required and also adapt individually. You will find these on our service pages under (print)templates.
The University of Erfurt has set up an e-mail address at the University Health Management for all questions regarding the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus (see below). Please note: If you want to make a Corona report, please contact email@example.com as an employee and the Corona hotline (see below) as a student or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the Corona registration form. Thank you very much!
The Office for Equal Opportunities and Family Affairs has compiled all the important information for you on its website and is also available for further questions and advice.
>> see also the "Family at the university" website
The FAQ will be supplemented or updated as necessary.
The University of Erfurt has set up a crisis team. It continuously assesses the very rapidly changing situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and makes recommendations to the Presidential Board regarding suitable protective measures. The crisis team follows the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute in its assessment and is in close contact with the Student services organisation (Studierendenwerk), the city of Erfurt, the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society and the other Thuringian universities.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the crisis management team developed a catalogue of measures, the implementation of which is intended to protect the health of employees, students and other people. These measures include temporarily suspending campus attendance, switching to digital teaching and learning formats, temporarily suspending business trips and making working hours more flexible. In addition, a protection concept has been drawn up which will be updated as necessary. The current version can be found here.
Persons who have had contact with a person infected with the coronavirus should test themselves closely, observe the cough and sneeze etiquette and the rules on distance and hand hygiene, and avoid unnecessary contact for the time being.
In the event of acute respiratory symptoms or a positive self-test result, you as a student should do the following:
The following applies to staff:
Employees with a positive self-test result should immediately contact their supervisor by phone or e-mail and also the Department 2: Human Resources at e-mail: email@example.com. Together with you, the human resources team will then discuss how to proceed, e.g. the possibility of teleworking or mobile working.
No, there is currently no legal basis for this.
But: The number of infections with Corona has been increasing significantly again since autumn 2022. Against this background, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Erfurt, Professor Gerd Mannhaupt, has appealed to students and staff to protect themselves and others from Corona infection by wearing suitable masks. The Student Council also expressly supports this appeal. It is true that the legal situation does not (yet) offer the possibility of obliging students to wear masks indoors. Nevertheless, the university management asks all university members to protect themselves and others by responsibly and independently wearing mouth-nose protection in situations where a minimum distance of 1.50 m between themselves and others cannot be maintained. Especially in the seminar rooms and lecture halls, all but those speaking at the time should wear a mask without being asked to do so.
However, staff and guests of the university who are not involved in teaching are also asked to wear a mask indoors, to keep the appropriate distance and to ventilate the rooms sufficiently. (see infection control concept).
With simple measures you can help to protect yourself and others from the corona virus:
A brochure from the Federal Centre for Health Education provides further tips. (only available in german)
The Robert Koch Institute has published an orientation guide on this.
Yes, since 1 November 2021, staff and students of the University of Erfurt can also access the campus network from home via a so-called VPN access. The access is activated on the basis of the open source application eduVPN. Documentation on setting up and using eduVPN can be found via the following link on the University Computer and Media Centre (URMZ) website: www.uni-erfurt.de/universitaetsrechen-und-medienzentrum/beratung-und-hilfe/weiteres/vpn. A separate application for this service is not necessary. The VPN access can be used with the already known user account (Uni-Login). Please note the usage guidelines as a matter of urgency.
The staff of the University Computer and Media Centre will be happy to answer any questions and provide support.