Regulations and Effective Dates

 

Regulation

In Effect Until (as of July 08, 2020)

Traveling Abroad

The RKI has resumed its practice of identifying risk areas. The affects possible travel arrangements of university members. For further information, please refer to our blog.

until further notice

Duty to report infections of University members

Cases of infection of University members are immediately to be reported to the University Medical Center at +49 0241 80 94444 ("Hochschulärztliche Einrichtung")

until further notice

Order for employees with category 1 contact person status to work from home (for the usual quarantine period). Category one contact persons are individuals who have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus for at least 15 minutes in a closed room (face-to-face contact).

For an in-detail definition of category 1 contact persons, please visit the RKI website (de).

until further notice

Work-from-home arrangements for all employees, where possible.

For further information, please visit the RWTH Blog on the Corona Epidemic.

at least until July 31, 2020

Closure of study rooms and reading rooms

Pilot operation for 75 study spaces in the University Library since July 1, 2020.

The University will decide on whether to provide more study spaces after a trial period of at least 14 days. Further information

until further notice

University Library

The University Library and the Medical Library have reopened for the loan and return of books and other items. Access is limited to two individuals at any one time – please note that this may lead to longer waiting times. The libraries are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

RWTH members can again order books and other items from the Central University Library, University Library 2, the Central Textbook Collection, the Center of Patents and Standards PNZ, and the Medical Library using the KatalogPlus online catalogue. The ordered media can then be collected from the checkout desk on the ground floor of the Central Library and from the Medical Library.

until further notice

Cancellation of all events outside of teaching

at least until August 11, 2020

Restrictions on in-person advising services

Due to the large number of individual advising services offered, it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list at this point. Please refer to the web pages of the University institution providing the service.

at least until July 31, 2020

No in-person lectures and classes

It can be assumed that all lectures will be held remotely in summer semester 2020. Any exceptions that might apply to smaller courses will be communicated by the course convenors as soon as possible.

until September 30, 2020 (end of the summer semester)

Written exams can be held, strict regulations apply

until September 30, 2020 (end of the summer semester)

Lab courses and practical training sessions that cannot be carried out remotely can take place in person. However, strict regulations apply. Please read the respective announcements carefully.

until September 30, 2020 (end of the summer semester)

Excursions

Excursions should be made possible under certain conditions. Further information will be published here shortly.

until further notice

Work meetings

If the supervisor(s) deems in-person meetings to be essential on the basis of the content of the discussion, such meetings are permitted in compliance with the known hygiene regulations. In all other cases, the University still recommends holding meetings online instead. So-called “hybrid solutions” (partly in person; partly online) are also possible. If larger meeting rooms are required, employees should consider contacting the central room booking serivce. To clear up any questions regarding the hygiene regulations, please contact the Occupational and Radiation Protection staff unit.

A minimum distance of 2 meters between individuals must be maintained during all activities. If this is not possible, the activity may only be carried out under application of compensation measures previously agreed with Occupational Safety.

Here you find guidelines on how to conduct job interviews (de).

until further notice

The University Sports Center has now expanded its interim program. The woodchip and running tracks on Königshügel can also be used again, but use is subject to certain restrictions. The outdoor fitness facility, the changing rooms, and sanitary facilities are still closed.

The Wildenhof water sports facility is only open for sports activities and as part of the interim program. For further information, please visit the HSZ website.

until further notice

Deadline for the submission of final theses and term papers Please get in touch with the Central Examination Office ZPA for further information