11 March 2020
Unfortunately due to current developments in the spread of Corona-Virus SARS-CoV-2, the Bavarian Cabinat and State Ministry for Science and the Arts has decided to postpone the start of the the upcoming summer semester for all state universities of applied sciences, technical universities, art and music schools of higher education until the 20 April 2020.
This decision will win valuable time to prevent further spread of the virus, as it is important to relieve the healthcare system and protect our university community and the general public. Additionally, we can prevent the semester beginning with uncertainty and concerns for all of us.
We apologise for any inconvenience and will post further information as soon as possible.
Preventative safety measures regarding the Corona Virus
This action plan is a summary of the measures taken by the University administration in regard to the spread of the Corona Virus. In the interest of protecting our health, all members of our University are asked to observe these measures. You will be informed of any changes and additions via the usual communication channels. Please make sure to keep yourself informed about further information given from health care institutions and ministries.
All members of our University are asked to observe the following information:
This also applies if you have not been to one of the affected areas yourself but a person whom you live with. Please also contact us if you have been in contact with a person infected with the Corona Virus.
Further information will be given upon your notification.
If relevant symptoms have appeared or appear within 14 days of your stay in a risk area, you should also report this to the above-mentioned address and call your doctor or the medical emergency service at phone number 116 117.
Usual hygiene recommendations also protect against infection with the new Corona Virus:
Information on hygiene is provided through displays and other appropriate channels. Additionally, please refer to the hygiene tips of the Federal Centre for Health Education: www.infektionsschutz.de/hygienetipps/ (german language)
For Questions or problems please send an e-mail to the above mentioned e-mail address.
On behalf of the University administration
Dr. Roland Molitor
Is it rude not to shake hands?
Shaking hands can transmit a variety of viruses and bacteria. Not only cold and flu viruses are distributed in this way, but also the pathogens of eye infections and gastro-intestinal infections such as salmonella and noroviruses are passed on to other people. We are aware that shaking hands or giving hands is considered a form of politeness. However, especially now in times of flu and colds, the risk of infection is considerably increased. Therefore, if you want to do without shaking hands, this is certainly not a rudeness, but rather a purely protective measure that is currently also indicated.