RWTH Staff Tested Positive for Coronavirus


Contact persons have been identified. The University's strategy proves effective.


An RWTH employee has tested positive for infection with the coronavirus. All ten contact persons at his workplace - an institute - were immediately identified by the university doctor and, in coordination with the health department of the city region, a home quarantine was ordered for 14 days. Also, the institute’s management decided to let all employees work from home for the time being.

Following the recommendations of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Robert Koch Institute, and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, RWTH has prepared for a possible further spread of the virus in close cooperation with the public health department as well as the crisis management team of the Städteregion and city of Aachen and has taken preventive measures to avoid further infections as far as possible.