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Recommended conduct regarding the risk of infection by coronavirus disease

With regard to the spread of coronavirus disease (SARS-CoV-2) in Baden-Württemberg, the THU refers you to the recommendations provided by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration, which is integrating and coordinating the control measures in Baden-Württemberg, and the recommendations provided by the Federal Centre for Health Education.

Due to the dynamic development of the situation, it is possible that central events may be cancelled.

In line with the currently-published measures and information for schools in Baden-Württemberg and in order to protect the University of Applied Sciences community, the THU recommends the following conduct regarding the risk of infection from coronavirus. This applies in particular to travel to or from the "official risk areas" (according to the current definition by the Robert Koch Institute).

  • After the Legislative Decree issued by the State of Baden-Württemberg government on March 16, 2020 all studying at Ulm University of Applied Sciences is suspended until April 20, 2020. Therefore, up to and including April 19, 2020 no mandatory activities can be undertaken with students at all. The State government recommends reducing social contact to the absolute minimum. By doing so, you will be helping to slow the spread of coronavirus disease. 
  • No matter whether they are presenting symptoms or not, those who have visited a coronavirus risk area (published and updated on the Robert Koch Institute website) in the last 14 days, are urgently requested to remain at home for the time being, and to telephone the Personnel Department immediately.
  • No matter whether they are presenting symptoms or not, to protect the rest of the University of Applied Sciences, students who have visited a risk area in the last 14 days should not come back to the University of Applied Sciences until 14 days after their most recent return to Germany.
  • People who are free of the relevant symptoms and have not visited a risk area within the last 14 days can continue to take part in normal university life without limitations.
  • Business trips to risk areas are forbidden until further notice. In general, business trips, meetings and events should be reduced to only those which are absolutely necessary. Mandatory lectures and seminars are fundamentally regarded as necessary.
  • Furthermore, especially in the case of occurring symptoms, you must comply with the behavioral guidelines provided by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Health. Information for travelers to / returning from Italy can also be found on the Ministry of Social Affairs website.
Adherence to the following guidelines is advisable as a matter of principle during the flu season:

  • Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly: wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap. We have installed disinfectant dispensers in the toilets and at the entrances to the THU. Please use these to disinfect your hands. If a soap or disinfectant dispenser is empty, please inform the THU Technical Services Department via e-mail.
  • When coughing and sneezing, keep a distance from other people and turn away from them. Hold your bent elbow in front of your mouth and nose, or use a tissue – which you should dispose of in a bin immediately afterwards (respiratory hygiene).
  • Stay 1-2 meters away from someone who obviously has a cold.
  • Air rooms regularly.
  • If you feel you are developing flulike symptoms, you should visit a doctor – after telephoning them first.

You can find more up-to-date and valid information about the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak on the Robert Koch Institute website and the World Health Organization website.  

 




 

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