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Entry, Obligation to Pass On Information and Quarantine for Members of the University Community

Last revised: 22/10/2020, 12.23 p.m.
 

  1. All members of the university community are permitted entry to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 
  2. The State Government’s Quarantine Regulations [de] now only apply to persons entering the state, if they show any symptoms [de] that could point towards an infection with COVID-19. Quarantine can be ended following a negative COVID-19 test result.
  3. If you have entered the state from an international risk area you must observe the 14-day period of quarantine. You require two negative test results in order to be able to end the period of quarantine.

Support Point at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund


Members of staff at UAS Stralsund’s newly instated Support Point provide you with all of the important information about the State Government’s quarantine provisions [de], the COVID-19 tests and support available through the Buddy Programme in cooperation with the Students' Union (AStA). The Support Point can be contacted via email and over the phone.

Contact:
email: corona-support@hochschule-stralsund.de
Tel.: +49 3831 45 7719

Current Measures Issued by the Crisis Team


last revised: 18/09/2020, 2.19 p.m.

Following the decisions passed by the Crisis Team on 17/09/2020, the following regulations enter into force as of 01/10/2020.

A face mask must be worn inside all of the buildings on campus. The face mask can be removed as soon as the seat has been taken (e.g. in lecture halls, meeting rooms and offices).

Furthermore, the obligation to wear a face mask on campus also applies outside of buildings in situations in which the minimum distance cannot be observed.

Persons who are unable to cover their noses and mouths with a face mask due to a medical or psychological impairment or a disability, and are able to prove this with a doctor’s certificate, are exempt from having to wear a face mask.

 

The decisions passed by the Crisis Team on 24/06/2020 extend the restricted normal operations as follows:

  1. Urgent work-related travel within Germany is once again possible following consultation with the line manager/superior.
  2. Teaching in winter semester 2020/21 shall be continued in hybrid formats (digital and on-site teaching). Efforts shall be made to provide the freshers, in particular, with more on-site teaching. Digital teaching shall take place in dialogue-based formats.
  3. The timetables remain valid and include all classes taught in both digital and face-to-face formats.
  4. The Crisis Team recommends all members of the university community make use of the Corona-Warn-App.
  5. Face-to-face conversations with members of teaching staff and administrative staff require the prior arrangement of an appointment via email or over the phone.
Extended emergency operation with updated access authorizations

 

as of: 15.05.2020, 04:40 pm

The crisis team decides on first measures for the reopening of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund.

The extended emergency operation shall apply until 1 June 2020. However, in compliance with the current hygiene rules and procedures, the following presence activities will be possible from 14 May 2020:

  1. Colloquia for the defence of bachelor and master theses can also be held in presence as an alternative to the digital form. This requires a pass for all persons involved, which in this case can be applied for via e-mail to Ms. Pysall-Wöller (occupational safety and health protection)
  2. Access to laboratories is possible for students with final and project work. For this purpose, a pass is required for all persons involved, which in this case can be requested from the Dean via e-mail.
  3. The meetings of the Appeals Committee, including rehearsal and interview, may be held in person. In the case of rehearsals for the permanent appointment of a professor, broad student participation (beyond the student members of the appointment committee) must be ensured. This should be realistic from June at the earliest. This requires a pass for all persons involved, which in this case can be requested from the Dean via e-mail.
  4. The university library will implement the lending of media in the form of a contactless pick-up service. Students will receive a confirmed appointment to pick up the media in front of the entrance area of the university library

If you have any questions about the current hygiene and procedural rules, Ms. Pysall-Wöller, Head of the Occupational Safety/Health/Environmental Protection Department, will be happy to answer them

From 2 June 2020, the university will switch to limited normal operation. In compliance with the current hygiene regulations and procedural rules, the following openings of the university operation are then planned:

  1. A further opening of the teaching facilities is possible in principle, taking into account restrictions on room use and hygiene requirements. Details are currently being worked out by the study commission. Digital courses can be continued. The curriculum and timetables will remain valid.
  2. The entire campus area is again accessible without a pass.
  3. Working in a home office is particularly recommended for employees who belong to the risk group. The home office is also possible for employees with systemic care needs.
  4. All university members are recommended to use and maintain a contact diary.

 

as of 16.04.2020, 10:38 am

The extended emergency operation is maintained until further notice. The crisis management team also announces the adapted access conditions for university employees. These will apply from 15 April 2020.

  1. The top priority for all persons at the university should be the interruption of the infection chains. In doing so, it is important to follow the maxim of the lowest possible presence on campus. This should continue to be done primarily by using the home office facility. The crisis management team strongly recommends the home office especially to commuters who cross state borders (people with their main residence outside of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).
  2. In case of an urgently needed presence, the overlap-free occupancy of the rooms on campus must be ensured. A maximum of half an occupancy is to be achieved. The responsibility for access via a pass lies with the faculty management, department heads, staff units and the heads of the central facilities.
  3. The wearing of own masks on campus outside the respective offices is welcomed.
Measures of the permanent crisis team

As of: 25.03.2020, 02:55 pm

The crisis team has decided on the following preventive measures in coordination with the rectorate:

Extended emergency operation: The university will be in extended emergency operation from 25 March 2020 until 20 April 2020. The extended emergency operation further restricts the presence operation. This means the suspension of presence in the research and administration area in addition to the suspension of teaching operations. In principle, all contact persons can still be reached in order to ensure that university operations can be maintained digitally or by telephone. Continuation of necessary work on campus is only possible for emergency personnel with a pass.

Suspension of classroom teaching: By decree of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of 14 March 2020, teaching is temporarily suspended until 19 April 2020 inclusive. With the exception of colloquia in defence of Bachelor's and Master's theses, no examinations will be held. Colloquia for the defence of bachelor and master theses can only take place digitally. The research and administrative operation will be maintained. Public access will be suspended. The faculties are required to conduct or develop alternative teaching. Students are not allowed to stay in the buildings on campus, with the exception of the Holzhausen student residences, the cafeteria and the guest houses on campus. Exceptions (such as laboratory access for the processing of final theses) require individual case decisions by the permanent crisis management team or the persons authorised by the crisis management team (see contact persons).

Events: All events of the Hochschule Stralsund up to and including 31 May 2020 will not take place. The respective responsible persons will check whether events can be postponed or have to be cancelled.

Business trips: The travel activities of staff must be suspended until further notice. Travel authorizations that have already been issued are revoked by this decision. New business trip applications will only be approved after separate examination of the informal justification submitted.

Instructions: In case of symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, colds, diarrhoea, breathing problems, etc., or in case of contact with a confirmed infected person, or in case of return from risk areas (international) or particularly affected areas (national) according to Robert Koch Institute, you are obliged to contact your doctor by telephone and inform the university about your case via coronameldung@hochschule-stralsund.de. You are obliged to avoid the campus until you are free of symptoms or have a negative test for COVID-19.

The crisis management team

The crisis team of the university monitors the current situation regarding the spread of the virus and decides on measures in coordination with each other and with the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute as well as the official orders at federal and state level.
The crisis team shall consist of

  • University management (Chancellor and Rector) and their representatives in office,
  • the Head of Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Protection,
  • the Head of Central Services and Real Estate, and
  • the Head of University Communication.

Depending on the situation, the crisis unit is expanded to include experts and responsible persons.
With regard to coronavirus, the extended crisis team also includes

  • the Head of the International Office,
  • the Prorector for Education,
  • the Department for Study and Examination matters
  • the Management of Personnel and
  • the Deans of the Faculties,
  • and the AStA.

Contact person at the university

 

Area / Contact

Study and Teaching / Department II

Staff and missions / Department III

International / International Office

Real estate and buildings / Department I

Press and events / University communication

Procurements / Department III

Research Matters / Vice Rector II

Library / University Library

Hygiene and health / Occupational safety/health/environment

 

Current information

As of 31.03.2020, 3:50 pm

On 31 March 2020, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture announces the continuation of teaching operations from 20 April 2020 and presents the main framework conditions for this:

  • Due to the epidemiological situation, teaching and studies do not take place in classroom form, but, for example, in digitally supported formats ("distance learning").

  • Examinations that are possible without direct contact and are organised independently by the universities can already be carried out digitally and quality-assured without physical contact.

  • Classroom teaching and examinations as well as practical training will gradually take place again as soon as health protection reasons no longer prevent this. This will be coordinated in advance with the authorities responsible for health protection.

  • All credits earned in the summer semester 2020 will be recognized.

The Federal Chancellor and the 16 heads of federal government agreed on 22nd March 2020 on a ban on contact in Germany. This means that it is now only permitted to stay in public places alone, with another person not living in the household or with members of one's own household.

The start of teaching and event operations will be suspended at all universities in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern until April 20, 2020, or the already started lecture operations will be suspended. The operation of the refectories and cafeterias of the Studierendenwerke will also be suspended during the same period. The functionality of the universities remains guaranteed by the operation of central facilities, such as a computer centre and laboratories.