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General Information on the Corona Pandemic

Hand sanitiser dispenser in the library's entrance hall.

In addition to the current regulations, since February 1, 2021, it is obligatory that all persons aged 16 or above wear a medical-grade mask (surgery mask or FFP2-standard mask or similar). It remains unchanged that children and youths up to 15 years of age are obliged to wear a mouth-nose covering.

The regulation applies in all areas of movement (entryways, exits, hallways, elevators, etc.), in sanitary facilities, or waiting rooms in university buildings, and all outside areas of the university.

Surgical masks will be handed out by security at the entrances to university buildings.

Please also take care to adhere to the distancing and personal hygiene regulations (washing of hands, coughing and sneezing etiquette).

(status on 12.02.2021)

There are currently three members of the university that have tested positive. If there is a case, we reconstruct the chain of contact as far as is possible. As soon as we have said information, all affected university members will be informed immediately. A 14-day isolation period will then immediately begin for these contact persons. Said isolation period is linked with a ban on coming onto campus and into the university buildings. Said persons are required to contact their doctor as soon as symptoms of a COVID-19 infection appear.

One person has died as a result of COVID-19.

The symptoms reported most frequently in Germany are coughing and fever. However, there are a whole host of other symptoms such as a cold, loss of the sense of smell and taste, sore throat, respiratory problems, headaches, joint pain, and general weakness that are possible.

However, the course of the illness is unspecific, diverse, and can vary greatly. That is why no general statements regarding the “typical” course of the illness can be made.

Please contact the patient service at 116 117 if you are experience acute health problems.

(Source: Federal Centre for Health Education)

All important behavior rules and recommendations can be found here.

In addition to the current regulations, since February 1, 2021, it is obligatory that all persons aged 16 or above wear a medical-grade mask. It remains unchanged that children and youths up to 15 years of age are obliged to wear a mouth-nose covering. The regulation applies in all areas of movement (entryways, exits, hallways, elevators, etc.), in sanitary facilities, or waiting rooms in university buildings, and all outside areas of the university. Surgery masks, FFP2-standard masks, or comparable masks are considered medical-grade masks.

Surgical masks will be handed out by security at the entrances to university buildings.

If an office is being shared, staff in administration, the faculties, and deaneries must also wear medical-grade masks when seated. This also applies to all meetings.

If all other safety measures are met (distance regulation, spit protection, regular ventilation, etc.), it is possible to refrain from the wearing of masks in shared offices, if all parties involved agreed to this.

Under the above stated conditions, the use of masks can also be refrained from during face-to-face interviews (appointment and job application proceedings).

In addition, the currently valid Corona Ordinance of the Bremen State specifies that the obligation to wear a mask may be waived under the following conditions:

You might not be obligated to wear a mask due to a medical indication or due to pregnancy. Please always carry your medical certificate with you to the university so that you can present this when someone asks you about your missing mask.

Additionally, the obligation to wear a mask does not apply for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, those accompanying them, and, for persons who communicate with them.

(Additions/changes are to be expected).

Recommendations on how long the different masks should be worn:

For the textile mouth-nose covering, the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) recommends to wear masks no longer than three hours during light physical activity (e.g. office work).

Surgical masks should not be worn longer than two hours during moderate physical activity (e.g. janitorial exercises). This time period can be extended to three hours during light physical activity, provided that the mask has not yet become wet. After that, a break of 30 minutes should be adhered to, after which the mask can be worn again for the same duration as before. For FFP2 masks without an exhalation valve,  masks should be worn no longer than 75 minutes, followed by a 30-minute break with a maximum of five uses per work shift.

You can find more information on mouth-nose coverings, medical-grade masks, and particle-filtering partial masks here (in German only).

Yes, the university has done so. You can find the tabular overview here.

Even if the regulations appear complex, we ask that you very carefully adhere to the correct ventilation of the individual rooms.

All state universities in Bremen are continually in contact with the Senator for Science in order to react quickly to a change in situation, if required.

We ask that you help to reduce the number of infections by behaving appropriately and taking the known hygiene regulations into consideration.

Telephone hotline

  • You can reach Bremen Health Authority at +49 (0)421 361 15 113
  • The national health insurance companies have also set up hotlines. Please contact your health insurance company if necessary.

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Further Informations On the Coronavirus

Telephone hotline

  • You can reach Bremen Health Authority at +49 (0)421 361 15 113
  • The national health insurance companies have also set up hotlines. Please contact your health insurance company if necessary.

Detailed Information