Information about Corona pandemic

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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.

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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. After the nationwide and state-wide protective measures were largely discontinued at the end of May, the University…

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Information on digital teaching

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. 

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Templates for notices and forms

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 as an employee and the Corona hotline (see below) as a student or send an email to and fill out the Corona registration form. Thank you very much!



Special circumstances:

You have questions about how to deal with an illness or a suspected case

Students and staff (teaching staff, lecturers, guest lecturers and employees) at the University of Erfurt. Persons who:

  • had contact with a sick person
  • who are staying abroad, but who cannot return to Germany due to safety regulations in the sense of the quarantine measure
  • are themselves ill (with unspecific general symptoms or respiratory problems)
  • are in quarantine;

please report immediately by telephone or e-mail to your superior and in Department 2: Personnel at e-mail: (employees) or in Department 1: Studies and Teaching at e-mail: (students). Together with you, the colleagues will then discuss the further procedure, such as the possibility of teleworking.

You have a family and need advice and support

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.

General questions

What steps does the university management take to protect its employees and students and their relatives from the corona virus?

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.

What should I do if I have symptoms of illness?

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 should take a test at an official testing centre and, if the result is positive, please contact your supervisor immediately by telephone or e-mail, as well as the Department 2: Human Resources at e-mail: (employees) or the Department 1: Studies and Teaching at e-mail: In addition, please contact your supervisor immediately by telephone or e-mail and in Department 2: Human Ressources at email: (employees) or in Department 1: Registrar‘s Office at email: (students). Your colleagues will then discuss the next steps with you, e.g. the possibility of teleworking or mobile working.

How can I protect myself and others from infection?

With simple measures you can help to protect yourself and others from the corona virus:

  • When coughing or sneezing, keep the greatest possible distance from other people - and it is best to turn away.
  • Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief - and then dispose of the handkerchief in a bin with a lid.
  • Washing hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is considered a sufficient hygiene measure. In particular, this hygiene measure must be taken after blowing the nose, sneezing or coughing. 

A brochure from the Federal Centre for Health Education provides further tips. (only available in german)

How do I distinguish a corona infection from a flu or cold?

The Robert Koch Institute has published an orientation guide on this.