Current information on the restriction of university operations (status: 17.03.2020 15:30)

The university management of the University of Koblenz-Landau has decided to further restrict university operations at the Koblenz and Landau campuses in order to contribute to slowing down the spread of the virus. Following the postponement of teaching activities in the summer semester 2020, examination activities will also be discontinued. This must not result in any disadvantages for students. Important services without public access will be maintained, administration and research will - as far as possible - continue. 

The preventive measures are in line with those of other universities in Rhineland-Palatinate. In the following you will find summarized information about university service offers, which are currently unfortunately only available to a limited extent:
Start of lectures: The start of classroom lectures in the summer semester 2020 is initially postponed until 20 April. 

Examinations: All scheduled examinations will be cancelled from 18 March 2020 until 20 April. Individual examinations can only be held in justified exceptional cases (contact: Jan Brauns, Tel.: 06131 37460-604). The period of the new examination dates will be organized and announced by the responsible departments and the examination offices. 

Counselling services: All administrative units, such as the University Examination Office, Student Advisory Service, Student Secretariat, BAföG Office, Key Administration, Personnel Department and Study Office are closed to the public until further notice. They are nevertheless manned and can be reached online and by telephone. 

Events with an external audience: The University of Koblenz-Landau has cancelled all public events until 20 April. This includes the orientation days in Landau and the orientation week in Koblenz.

University sports: All university sports events are cancelled with immediate effect. The halls are closed.

University libraries/PC pools: The university libraries in Koblenz and Landau are closed until further notice. Consultations in the UB, lending and returning books (exception: book return box in front of the UB Landau) are not possible. However, personal information and advice by e-mail and telephone is possible. The PC pool rooms remain closed. The university management and the University Library will check whether the range of electronic media can be extended at short notice. 

Mensen/Studierendenwerke: Please visit the websites of the two Studentenwerke to find out which services are currently offered: Studierendenwerk Koblenz and Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz.

Organisation of work: Research and administrative operations will be maintained as far as possible. Mobile working and time off will be decided upon in consultation with superiors, taking into account the risks involved in regular operations. Employees who belong to a risk group (see Robert Koch Institute) should only be employed in the form of mobile working. If this is not possible, priority should be given to reducing overtime and flexitime before taking time off work.

Business trips: Business trips in Germany and abroad are no longer permitted. Business trips to risk areas that have already been approved are hereby deemed to be revoked. Other business trips can only be approved for compelling reasons after consultation with the respective superior. 

Domestic quarantine: All persons returning from a trip to a risk area should inform their superior or supervisor and maintain a 14-day domestic quarantine. If you notice symptoms in yourself or family members, please contact your family doctor. An analogous quarantine obligation also applies to students returning from risk areas.

Committee work: From the point of view of the university management, the committees are currently no longer functional; therefore, committee work should be discontinued. If urgent decisions that cannot be postponed are necessary, the university management is the point of contact.

About the closure of schools / day-care centres etc. persons affected: If daycare and school closures have been ordered by the authorities, you can, if possible, work from home in coordination with your superior or your superiors. If this is not possible, you can reduce overtime or flexitime or take leave. Please discuss possibilities for time off with your supervisor or your manager or the Human Resources Department.

Further information: As the situation can change daily at the moment and some other regulations concerning the study, research and administration of the university still need to be adapted, the university will keep all members of the university informed on an ongoing basis. An overview with the most important questions and answers can be found on our website. Students as well as employees are requested to follow the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the health authorities.

The university management is currently working hard to examine whether and under what conditions teaching can be converted to digital content. Students should not suffer any disadvantages - especially as a result of the postponement of exam dates. 

Status: 17.03.2020 15:30