KU measures during the coronavirus pandemic

The University Management has established an action committee developing protection measures for employees and students in order to be able to prevent infection at the KU and to respond quickly if a university member tests positive to ensure that any spreading of the virus is kept to a minimum. We have summarized the important information concerning your workplace, business trips, courses and examinations as well as any other KU events. We urgently appeal to all KU members to observe these regulations.

Please keep informed about current developments and check your e-mails regularly.

The following FAQs will be adapted and updated continuously taking into account all the latest relevant developments.

Hygiene-concept (last updated: July 2022)

Last updated: July, 2022.

1. In a nutshell

  • 3G and 2G rules no longer apply
    Any restrictions regarding access to campus have been lifted effective immediately. There will be no more checks of people's vaccination or recovery status or of test results.
  • No more mandatory wearing of masks in KU buildings: The obligation to wear a face mask in KU buildings has been lifted. However, to avoid infection, the KU recommends wearing a mask. This especially applies to lectures with a large number of participants or in confined spaces and frequented areas.

  • Regular testing
    The KU asks all its students and employees to test regularly, even if you do not have symptoms. Please make use of testing offers, especially before classes and meetings.

2. Questions on masks

Is there still an obligation to wear a face mask at the KU?

  • It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask in KU buildings. Still, the University recommends wearing face masks for your protection and to protect others. A simple surgical mask or cloth face covering primarily protects others against droplet infection. Wearing an FFP2 mask will additionally protect yourself because it filters the air you breathe. Please act responsibly, in particular to protect vulnerable groups of people around you!
  • The KU recommends wearing a face mask, in particular during lectures with many participants or in confinced spaces and much-frequented areas. Please make sure you still have a face mask with you when on campus so that you can react flexibly and put it on when needed.
  • Lecturers have the right to order that participants of their course wear a face mask if the number of participants or the spacial conditions do not guarantee that everyone can keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between each other. In this case, wearing a surgical mask will suffice. Lecturers ordering wearing a mask during their courses are asked to inform participants beforehand by e-mail (using KU.Campus) to ensure that they bring a mask to campus. The same shall apply for all other events (conferences, concerts etc.) for which the hosts can order that participants must wear a face mask during the event due to confined spacial situations. The lecturers' right to order wearing a face mask is safeguarded by the domiciliary right conferred on them for their courses in accordance with KU House Rules.

3. Prevention

How can I minimize the risk of infection?

The KU strongly recommends that all students and employees resolve all issues that do not necessarily require personal contact by phone or e-mail to the extent possible. This will reduce personal contact to a minimum.

All University members are asked to take a responsible approach to the current situation and, in particular, adhere to the following hygiene measures:

  • Keep distance to other people (1 to 2 meters) and avoid contact to people who are obviously ill.

  • Avoid shaking hands.

  • Ensure that you wash your hands regularly (at least 30 seconds, use soap).

  • Adhere to the coughing and sneezing etiquette (sneeze into the bend of your elbow).

  • Avoid contact to persons who suffer from respiratory diseases.

  • Avoid large groups of people.

  • Wash your hands properly before preparing and eating meals.

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

  • If you have any employment law questions that are not answered on this website, please contact your responsible officer at the HR Department.
  • If you have any questions regarding examination matters, please contact your responsible officer at the KU Examinations Office.
  • If you have any questions on health prevention and hygiene measures, please contact the KU Health Management: gesundheit(at)ku.de

Other useful telephone numbers (medical emergency service, Health Office...)

  • Health Office (Gesundheitsamt) Ingolstadt: +49 841/ 3051461
  • Health Office (Gesundheitsamt) Eichstätt: +49 8421/ 70 - 0
  • Coronavirus hotline: +49 9131 6808-5101
  • On-call service of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst): 116 117
  • Hotline of the German Federal Ministry of Health: +49 800 / 011 77 22

Where can I find additional information?