Current decisions from the permanent Crisis Team


Due to the current situation regarding the rise in the number of COVID-19 infections and based on the decrees issued by the Federal and State Governments, the University has passed the following current decisions in order to reduce the possible number of contacts on campus to a minimum and to protect all students and members of staff.


Intended implementation of teaching WiSe 2021/22


The rectorate intends to conduct teaching and study operations in the winter semester 2021/22 in presence. The concrete design will be carried out in strict compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations and in accordance with the decree of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Explicit reference is made to the infection protection measures of the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular to the regulations for entry into Germany, and to a possible adjustment of teaching and study operations due to a changed decree or infection situation.

Contact tracing remains in place.

  • Always carry the HOST Card with you.
  • Record your attendance for the purpose of tracing the chain of infection
    o electronically with your HOST Card at the entrance to the exam room on the cell phone provided using the AppBe@HOST (preferably) or
    o manually via data collection sheet, please bring it filled out.

Please also refer to HOST's current hygiene plan.


The permanent crisis team has decided on the following measures against the backdrop of the desired planning security for students and teachers in the current semester, the permanent crisis team has decided on the following measures:

Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 20.10.2021
Information flow for corona cases

The flow of information when Corona cases occur at the university has been adjusted: Due to the change in the approach of the health departments to contact tracking and the more local impact of Corona cases, accordingly, only local information is provided to faculty, cohort, dean, or ZE/Haus1 about the corresponding cases.

Spot check

AGU - supported by other persons - is authorized and instructed by the crisis management team to carry out random checks to verify the existence of the random samples and the evidence and to accept affidavits.

Test for students

Free home-based Corona self-tests are available to students only until Nov. 15, 2021. After that, students must arrange for testing on their own. However, an exception applies to international students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not yet recognized in the EU. For them, the Corona tests are still available free of charge at the public testing centers until 31.12.2021.

Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 04.10.2021
Duty to test

To make it easier to prove the status of vaccinated/convalescent, stickers are to be procured to be attached to the student ID card for the entire winter semester. These will be issued by Department II upon presentation of the proof of vaccination or convalescence and will be valid for the entire semester.

Please note: Students will be informed separately when the stickers will be issued (approx. end of October).

At the start of the event, appropriate proof must be presentable at all times:

  • for vaccinated persons: the digital COVID certificate of the EU or the corresponding entry in the vaccination card (see notes under "Who is considered vaccinated"?).

The university will provide students with two weekly self-tests free of charge until 15 November 2021. These can be collected from the mailroom (House 1, open Monday - Friday 10.30 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 14.00). After that, you have to take care of the tests on your own.

Learning spaces

The faculties can open the houses on their own responsibility beyond the currently applicable time limits for students who are entitled to admission. Students may only use the learning rooms designated by the faculty for learning groups. For learning rooms, the max. room occupancy according to Corona signage is permitted. For learning groups, the regulations for face-to-face study events apply with regard to spacing and masking requirements. The learning rooms are equipped with Lucca App QR codes and students are obliged to self-register. In the event of non-compliance, the faculty administrators retain the right to immediately lock the learning spaces and prohibit their use.

Events

Study events are events in which only university members participate.

Note: The regulations of the Corona LVO apply to events outside of study operations, in particular the testing obligation (daily rapid test) for indoor events from classification in level 2 (yellow).

Who is considered vaccinated?

Various conditions apply to the status "vaccinated". These are defined, among other things, in the COVID-19 Protection Measures Exemption Ordinance (§ 2 number 3 SchAusnahmV).

Accordingly, the following asymptomatic persons are considered "vaccinated" in Germany:

Persons who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved in the EU in the number of vaccine doses published by the Paul Ehrlich Institute that are required for a complete protective vaccination and in whom at least 14 days have passed after administration of the last vaccine dose.
A current list of COVID-19 vaccines licensed in the EU as well as information on the required number of vaccine doses and vaccine product names in third countries can be found on the PEI website: https://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19.

Persons who have undergone a PCR/SARS-CoV-2 antibody-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and have subsequently been vaccinated once with a COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: FAQ of the RKI

Under certain conditions, international students can be issued digital vaccination certificates in pharmacies for their vaccination previously received abroad with EU approval (see here). This makes it easier to check the vaccination certificate.

International students who have received one or more vaccinations abroad with vaccines that are not licensed in the EU are considered unvaccinated. However, they can make use of rapid tests in test centres (§ 4a No. 3 Coronavirus Test Ordinance). Furthermore, there is the possibility to use home self-tests provided by the university until 15.11.2021.
 

Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 29.09.2021
Business trips

In urgent exceptional cases, business trips are also possible to high-risk areas; business duties must not be impaired afterwards (e.g. due to quarantine).

Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 02.09.2021
Courses & max. room occupancy

Lecture halls and seminar rooms

  • Classroom events are held up to level 4 (red) of the risk-weighted classification (according to the classification of the LAGuS M-V). The crisis team continuously monitors the infection situation and reserves the option of switching to extended emergency operation and thus switching to digital teaching.
    ** (Raumbelegung am Beispiel des Hörsaal 1 im Haus 5)
  1. Up to and including Level 3 (Corona traffic light orange): for the performance of teaching and other classroom events of the study operation, the occupancy standard is the checkerboard pattern according to the maximum occupancy shown for each room* **
    *(corresponds to the resolution of August 18, 2021, except for the adjustment of the level).
    ** (Room occupancy using the example of lecture hall 1 in building 5)
  2. Note: The stickers on the chairs and tables in the room do not apply to checkerboard occupancy.
  3. At level 4 (Corona traffic light red): Changeover to face-to-face teaching with a minimum distance of 1.5m while maintaining the permissible maximum occupancy or - if the maximum occupancy with this distance is not sufficient - changeover to digital teaching.


Laboratories/special workrooms (not PC labs)

  • In deviation from the regulations for other rooms, occupancy at all levels is subject to compliance with the minimum distance of 1.5m, insofar as this is practically possible. Otherwise, the minimum distance may be undercut in accordance with hygiene concepts specifically applicable to laboratories.


Effective date of higher education corona ordinance on 9/1/2021

  • Note: In the case of face-to-face study events, all persons participating, including teachers and other persons participating, are obliged to comply with the 3G rule with modified testing requirements. In the event of checks by teachers or other persons, proof of vaccination or recovery or proof of testing (rapid test at the test center, PCR test or employer-certified testing) must be shown or an affidavit (home self-testing) must be submitted.

Situation of international students

  • The deadline for enrollment is extended up to and including 11/10/2021 for international students due to their special situation.
  • Instructors are strongly advised to provide course materials and offer separate office hours for international students who have been unable to attend face-to-face classes for courses held up to that date.
Duty to test

A 72h valid test (twice a week) with a negative test result is mandatory for the participation in attendance events of the study program of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences. According to § 4 paragraph 1 HochschulCoronaVO M-V the presentation of a negative test for an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus is required. Persons (students, lecturers, other persons) who do not comply with the test obligation and also do not present any of the other approved proofs, cannot participate in the presence offers of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences.

Appropriate proof must be presentable at all times with the start of the event:

  • for vaccinated persons: the digital COVID certificate of the EU or the corresponding entry in the vaccination card.
  • for recovered persons: the EU digital COVID certificate or, depending on the competent health department, the proof provided by the health department within 28 days and 6 months after the positive PCR/POC test.
  • for tested persons: either proof of a negative domestic self-test by submission of an affidavit or proof of a negative test result according to § 1a para. 2-4 Corona-LVO M-V (e.g. rapid test in the test center, PCR test or test certified by employer)

For the purpose of proving negative domestic self-tests, persons participating in the event (students, lecturers and other persons) must carry along the completed affidavit and hand in the signed document upon verification. In view of the possibility of checks in several courses on the same day, students are advised to carry additional forms of the affidavit with them and to complete them as required.

Requests for proofs will be made on the basis of random checks. The respective instructor or event director or the person responsible for the organization of the event is responsible for carrying out the checks.

Students will be provided with two weekly self-tests by the university free of charge until November 15, 2021. These can be picked up in the mailroom (House 1). After that, students must take care of the tests on their own.

If persons are not able to present any of the approved proofs during a check or do not submit an affidavit regarding the negative domestic test, they are to be excluded from the specific event by the teacher or the event management or the person responsible for the organization of the event with reference to the domiciliary rights. Participation in attendance events is only possible again when the corresponding proof can be presented.

Test strategy

Further details on the test strategy and the corresponding documents are available here.

Mask wearing obligation
  • Always applies to face-to-face study events, regardless of grading, if the 1.5m distance is not maintained (checkerboard pattern).
  • At the fixed seat there is no mask obligation up to and including level 3 (Corona traffic light orange), if the room occupancy permits compliance with the distance of 1.5m (compliance with the maximum room occupancy specified for level 4 red)* *(corresponds to the resolution of August 18, 2021, except for the adjustment of the level).
  • Masks are always mandatory for laboratories/special work rooms (not PC laboratories)
  • For meetings: If a seat distance of 1.5m is maintained, the mask can be removed up to level 3. Random checks of the 3G evidence are carried out by the meeting chairperson.
  • The mask requirement continues to apply in hallways, kitchenettes, etc.
Test position for employees
  • depending on occupational SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (currently valid until September 10)
  • For unvaccinated and non-recovered persons, it is recommended to take advantage of the offer of home self-testing twice a week. For employees who participate in face-to-face events of the study company, testing is compulsory.
  • In cases of special need, tests are also provided to vaccinated and recovered persons (by the week, max. 2 per week).
Procedure for violations of quarantine

In the event of a known violation of the quarantine obligation, affected persons are to be excluded from the event (domiciliary right) and the public health department is to be informed (administrative offense).

Procedure for symptoms of disease

Quarantine is no longer required in the case of symptoms typical of COVID-19. Employees should coordinate their presence with their supervisor in order to reduce contact. At least one rapid test is recommended prior to attendance, alternatively a PCR test. In the case of symptoms, participation in meetings and, in accordance with § 4 Para. 4 of the HochschulCoronaVO (University Corona Ordinance) for all persons (students and employees), participation in classroom events of the study operation is excluded, unless a negative nucleic acid test (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technology) is available, which must not be older than 48 hours.

Other
  • Interviews (08/31/2021):
    Conducting interviews in presence is possible again as of now. The 3G rules must be observed.
  • Approval of the use of university buildings in accordance with § 2 II HochschulCoronaVO (31.08.2021):
    • University buildings may be used for off-site events as an exception to the University Corona Ordinance if the requirements of the July 27, 2021 resolution are met.
  • Use sports hall as a lecture hall
    • Procurement of equipment screen, sound equipment, podiums delayed, if necessary for bridging extension rental of equipment for A&O

Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 18.08.2021 (with amendments of August 23, 2021*)
Duty to test
  • A home self-test at least 2x a week is obligatory for participation in face-to-face events. An affidavit is to be carried along.
  • Vaccinated persons and recovered persons are exempt from the test obligation. An officially valid proof (vaccination certificate or medical certificate) must be carried.
  • These rules apply to all university members.
  • Compliance with the testing requirement will be monitored through random testing.
  • The university will provide tests free of charge until November 15, 2021. Thereafter, testing must be provided independently. The crisis team explicitly points out the free vaccination offers.
  • The test strategy is based on ILIAS.
Courses*
  • The occupancy standard for lecture halls and seminar rooms is the checkerboard pattern (one seat available at a time). Masks must be worn.
  • If the minimum distance of 1.5m is observed (lower occupancy), there is no obligation to wear a mask at the fixed seat.
  • In the case of Corona traffic light dark red: Changeover to digital teaching or presence event with minimum distance of 1.5m and mask carrying obligation in compliance with the permissible maximum occupancy.
  • Corona traffic light purple: Switch to digital teaching, no face-to-face teaching permitted.
  • Fully vaccinated and recovered individuals are counted in numerical limitations.*
Laboratories/special workrooms
  • If the minimum distance of 1.5 m is observed, masks do not have to be worn in fixed sitting or standing positions. Otherwise masks must be worn.
  • For Corona traffic light dark red: Presence only if indispensable, otherwise exposure.
  • With Corona traffic light violet: Suspension of the presence event.
PC laboratories
  • If the minimum distance of 1.5 m is observed, masks do not have to be worn if the user is seated or standing. Otherwise masks must be worn.
  • For Corona traffic light dark red: conversion to digital teaching or face-to-face teaching with minimum distance of 1.5 m and mask wearing obligation in compliance with the permissible maximum occupancy.
  • Corona traffic light purple: Switch to digital teaching or suspend the presence event.
Use of gymnasium / cafeteria
  • Due to reduced room usage due to the pandemic, the gymnasium and cafeteria will be made available for instructional events on a priority basis.
  • The cafeteria for is available for courses during the times: 08:00 to 11:15 and 14:00 to 17:15.
  • Sports activities in the gymnasium are unfortunately not possible during the winter semester due to prioritization and costly renovations.
  • The use of the gym during lecture times is allowed.The use of the gym during exam times is not allowed.
Examen
  • Minimum distance 1.5m, no mask wearing obligation for "fixed seat
Mask wearing obligation
  • The following applies in principle: If the minimum distance of 1.5m is not maintained, masks must be worn.
  • Masks must be worn in the buildings.
  • Masks do not have to be worn in buildings if the minimum distance of 1.5m is maintained at fixed seating and standing positions.
  • If masks must be worn, only a medical face mask or an FFP2 mask is permitted.
Circular decision of the permanent crisis team of 27 July 2021
External events

External events can again take place on campus. The external organizers must confirm with the usage agreement that they have a hygiene concept in accordance with the specifications of the Corona-LVO M-V and are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements, in particular the Corona-LVO M-V. In the event of non-compliance, the university reserves the right to revoke the user agreement without notice.

Decision of the permanent crisis team of 07.07.2021
Examinations
  • The obligation to wear a medical face mask (mouth-nose protection) or FFP2 mask still applies.
  • The obligation to test before examinations in face-to-face format continues to apply. There is no testing obligation for fully vaccinated or recovered persons (appropriate proof must be carried).
  • The crisis management team expressly recommends that all Examinees get tested in advance at an official test center (= test certificate no more than 24 hours old).
  • Examinees without a test certificate will be given the opportunity to take a supervised self-test in the examination room 30 minutes before the start of the examination. Further details can be found in the hygiene plans (checklists for teachers and students).
  • Self-tests conducted at home are not sufficient.
Hygiene plans
  • The hygiene plans and checklists for teachers as well as students published in the Ilias contain the implementation regulations for the supervised self-tests before presence examinations and information about possible test centers in Stralsund.
Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 01.07.2021
Home office regulation
  • The regulations on compulsory home office and alternating operation are cancelled.
  • As of Monday, July 5, compulsory presence will apply again.
  • Situational home office is still possible in coordination with the supervisor, as long as there are no conflicting business concerns.
  • The simultaneous use of offices or workrooms by employees must continue to be avoided. A risk assessment by AGU is to be carried out. This regulation does not apply to fully vaccinated, recovered or tested persons.
Obligation to wear mouth-nose covering
  • Wearing a medical face mask (mouth-nose protection) or FFP2 mask in the buildings remains mandatory.
  • The mask may only be removed for individual work at one's own workplace or for small work consultations (up to 5 persons).
Self-tests
  • Self-testing kits will continue to be provided for employees in the „mail room“.
  • The urgent recommendation to conduct self-testing twice a week is suspended.
Exams and Lectures
  • The requirement to wear a medical face mask (mouth-nose protection) or FFP2 mask continues to apply.
  • Mandatory testing prior to exams still applies. No testing obligation* exists for vaccinated or recovered persons. A corresponding proof has to be carried along
  • For courses/lectures with a high proportion of foreign students, the crisis team management makes the urgent request to offer hybrid teaching formats for WS21/22.

    (*Equal treatment of vaccinated persons and recovered persons with tested persons applies. Likewise, the presentation of a maximum 24h old certified Self-test by a suitable third party (especially vaccination center, pharmacy) is possible in terms of equality.)
Meetings / Committees
  • Meetings and committee meetings are again allowed in presence, in compliance with hygiene regulations. The max. number of room occupancy must still be observed.
  • As a rule, a medical face mask (mouth-nose protection) or FFP2 mask must be worn.
  • In the case of small team meetings (up to 5 persons), the obligation to wear a mask may be waived.

 

Hygiene plans
  • The hygiene plans published in the Ilias remain valid.
Restricted public access
  • For external visitors an appointment and a contact person is necessary.
  • Personal meetings with faculty and administrative staff require a written or telephone appointment.

 

Access to the campus
  • Access is again permitted outside of business hours for those with access authorization for project work.
Learning spaces
  • For learning rooms/spaces, the usage time is extended from 06 am to 9 pm ( Mon - Fri ).
Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 16.06.2021
Business trips

Urgent business trips are again possible in coordination with the supervisor/manager.
Participation in external events via videoconferencing is to be preferred.
Business trips to "virus variant areas", "high incidence areas" or "risk areas" are still prohibited.

Excursions

Curricular based field trips are again possible. Excursions to "virus variant areas", "high incidence areas" or "risk areas" are still prohibited. Attention must be paid to the conclusion of travel cancellation options

Internal events

Events can take place again. Only with an agreed hygiene concept, AGU will approve the event on a case-by-case basis. Preference should be given to outdoor events. The number of participants must be reported to AGU at the end of the event.

Operating status

The university adjusts the operating status to the current pandemic situation and switches to "restricted normal operation". This reopens the campus to the public and eliminates the need to carry a pass. The HOSTCard is still required for Corona tracking using the be@HOST app.

Study rooms / learning spaces

Learning spaces are now allowed, the maximum room occupancy as per Corona signage has to be noted. Learning spaces will be equipped with Lucca App QR codes and students will be required to self-register. Faculty administrators retain the right to immediately lock learning spaces and prohibit use in the event of non-compliance.

Decisions of the permanent crisis team of 01.06.2021
teaching events

All teaching courses will continue to be taught exclusively digitally until the end of the lecture period 6.7.2021 due to the desired planning security for students and teachers, despite falling incidence figures.

The following are exempt from this: events preparing for exams, seminars (reflective learning formats), and selected courses for the firstand second semesters.

However, these may only take place if they are held in hybrid form (i.e., digitally as a livestream and simultaneously in presence in one or more teaching rooms, in compliance with hygiene and distance rules).

Here, too, it is important to the crisis team to maintain the desired planning security for students and lecturers. 

A daily valid home self-test is required for attendance in teaching courses. A written self-declaration by the student must be submitted.

Precence classroom teaching courses, which necessarily require special laboratory and work rooms and are therefore not possible in hybrid form, are possible from 31.5.2021 until the end of the lecture period with the approval of the faculty head in those courses, in which no significant number of international full-time students are enrolled.

The decisions and urgent recommendations of the permanent crisis management team result from the aim to reduce the mobility for the students as much as possible, especially foreign students.

exams

Against the background of the desired planning security for students and teachers, the permanent crisis management team makes the urgent recommendation - even if the incidence figures fall - to implement the upcoming examination phase in alternative and digital examination formats.

Before deciding on an examination format, a survey – asking the students - should be obtained.

The maximum number of examinees is derived from the Corona maximum occupancy rate determined for the respective examination room.

Particularly in the case of examinations with a significantly high proportion of foreign students, the permanent crisis management team is opposed to a face-to-face examination due to the entry problem.

In the case of examinations in face-to-face format, students and lecturers are required to take an accompanied self-test. The self-tests are provided by the university. 

study rooms

Seminar and teaching rooms (for max. 10 students) are opened for exam preparation in the faculties during regular house opening hours. The faculties (dean) provide information, which learning rooms. Students must ensure self-monitoring for compliance with hygiene regulations and attendance control. Faculty administrators retain the right to immediately lock the learning spaces and prohibit their use in the event of non compliance.

sport indoor/outdoor

Sports operation is permitted from June 1 (according to the ordinance of the state government to amend the Corona-LVO M-V* of May 27, 2021, § 2 para. 21):

  • Individual sports: 10 persons (max. 5 households) inside.
  • Club-based (university sport): max. 25 persons outside
  • Club-based (university sport): max. 15 persons inside
  • Existing test obligation only inside
  • Hygiene requirements must be observed
events

Basically oriented to teaching activities (mostly online), so no events on campus at this time. Events with hygiene concept can be applied for, R and K (as crisis manager) reserves the right to check.

meetings

Currently no change due to the home office requirement regulations in the Infection Prevention Act until June 30.

business trips

Business trips and excursions are currently not allowed.
Unavoidable business trips require the explicit approval of the university rectory.

The permanent management crisis team is waiting for a new enactment.

job interviews

The permanent management crisis team has decided that hybrid interviews (candidates and appointments committee in presence, students and other University members online). However, these are only permitted if all candidates can participate in presence. Hybrid form (online or presence) must be the same for each group of participants (candidates, appointments committee, university public). There is the requirement for guided self-tests.

Interviews are still to be held digitally.

home-office

The home office requirement will remain until June 30 due to regulations in the Infection Prevention Act.

operating status

Due to the restrictions that still remain, the University of Applied Sciences remains in "extended emergency operations".

building closure

The crisis management team has decided to return to regular building closing hours due to low attendance/use.

cafeteria operated

Regulations will be submitted soon by the Studierendenwerk (students union).

Presumably, only outdoor operation without mandatory testing will be possible.

mask requirement

Wearing a medical face mask (mouth-nose protection) or FFP2 mask in the buildings is mandatory.

The mask can only be removed for individual work at the ownworkplace.

The obligation to wear the mouth-nose protection applies outside the buildings only where the minimum distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained.

library

The library is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. It is not necessary to make an appointment.

Decision of the permanent crisis team of 28.04.2021

The Permanent Crisis Team agreed that canceled exams can also be performed during the lecture period.

Furthermore, the Permanent Crisis Team decided that wearing a medical face mask (mouth-nose protection) in the buildings with announcement on 30.04.2021 is mandatory.
The mouth-nose-protection or the FFP2 mask may only be removed for individual work at the own workplace. Furthermore, the obligation to wear the
mouth-nose protection applies on campus outside the buildings whenever the minimum distance cannot be maintained.

The Extended Crisis Team will deliberate in KW18 on the continuation of the teaching operation beginning 31.05.2021.

The Permanent Crisis Staff makes an urgent recommendation to conducting Corona self-tests prior to attending classroom events.

Decision of the permanent crisis team of 04.02.2021

Decision of the permanent crisis team of 04.02.2021

Colloquia will be held digitally only until further notice.

Decisions as of 13/01/2021

In view of the still unbroken infection situation, the crisis team of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences would like to address the current principle of digital implementation of teaching and examinations in accordance with the decree of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and adopts the following resolution.

1. Teaching

Studying and teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 is to be held digitally for all students until further notice.

From 18/01/2021, the only exceptions to this are courses that require special laboratories or workrooms. These laboratory courses may be attended by a maximum of 5 students and can only be held in strict compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations.

Classroom tests that require special laboratory or work rooms are only permitted in small groups of up to a maximum of five students in one room.

An online test (= students work on examination tasks outside the university location, e.g. in a home environment) is permissible as an alternative form of implementation for all tests.

If online testing is not feasible, a test must be waived or postponed to a later testing period.

 

2. Examinations

Until further notice, examinations in the winter semester 2020/21 are to be held digitally for all students.

Examinations that cannot be implemented with digital or alternative examination formats are exempt from this. These examinations may be held in person at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences with a maximum of 30 students per examination and in strict compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations. For examinations with more than 30 students, all written examinations will be moved to the second examination period. If the postponement or the transfer to a digital or alternative examination format contradicts a clear opinion of the students, the examiner can apply to the examination board to conduct the face-to-face examination in the first examination period, giving reasons.

The lecturers are urged to seriously examine the possibility of conducting so-called home examinations (= students work on examination tasks outside the university location in e.g. a home environment) and, in the event that this is to be done, to indicate this in advance.

Amended Quarantine Regulations as of 18/12/2020

The State Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has amended the State’s quarantine regulations. From now on, persons returning from private trips to high-risk areas within Germany (with an incidence of 200 or above) must self-isolate on return if the purpose of travel was not to visit members of the immediate family.
Please take this into account when planning travel over the Christmas holidays!

Amended Decree as of 16/12/2020

The university libraries and archives remain closed to the general public apart from for taking out and returning media.

Decisions from 12/12/2020 “Further specification of extended emergency operations”, 12/12/2020, 3.30 p.m.
Teaching and studying on campus and at home
  1. As of 14 December 2020, studying and teaching for all students at HOST will only take place in digital form until further notice. Only essential courses that require specialist laboratories or rooms with specialist equipment can be held on site up until 18 December 2020.
  2. Limited on-site operations shall not resume until 18 January 2021. From this date onwards, essential courses that require specialist laboratories or rooms with specialist equipment, as well as examinations can be held on site subject to strict observation of the hygiene plans.
Library
  1. The University Library’s reading rooms and other areas that can be used by students for study purposes may only be used for preparing for exams and working on dissertations and only as long as the 7-day incidence in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen is below 100.
  2. The University Library remains open to all members of the university community for taking out media, subject to the observation of the hygiene plans.
  3. Please note: a new decree changed the situation as of 16/12/2020
Mensa (cafeteria)
  • Regulations will be issued at a later date following a new decree from the State Government (expected 14-18/12/2020).
  • Food will not be available from the Mensa (cafeteria) from 17/12/2020 until 03/01/2021.
Sessions of university bodies
  1. Sessions of university bodies must be held in digital formats, they may only be held on site in urgent exceptional circumstances.
  2. Sessions for professorial appointment committees must be held in digital formats. Trial lectures/classes as part of professorial appointment procedures shall not take place until further notice.
  3. Interviews must be held in digital formats.
Decisions passed on 06/11/2020 “Realisation of extended emergency operations”, 09/11/2020, 9.30 a.m.
Decisions passed on 06/11/2020 “Realisation of extended emergency operations”, 09/11/2020, 9.30 a.m.
Access to the campus

All buildings are locked throughout the day during the period of extended emergency operations.
The members of staff responsible for essential courses being held on site are responsible for enabling access to the respective building.

 

Teaching and studying on campus and at home

Elements of an essential course can be held on site in order to enable freshers without access to the internet to take part in the course.
 

Decisions passed on 30/10/2020 “University changing to extended emergency operations”, 06/11/2020, 4.25 p.m.
Decisions passed on 30/10/2020 “University changing to extended emergency operations”, 06/11/2020, 4.25 p.m.
The standing Crisis Team decided on the following on 30.10.2020:

Due to the current rise in COVID-19 infections and in light of the national and statewide decrees, the University is to return to a state of extended limited operations as of 02/11/2020

As a result of the current COVID-19 developments and in order to protect all students and members of staff, efforts must be made to reduce the chances of coming into contact with others on campus.

To this end, the following measures have been passed:

Hygiene regulations
  1. The hygiene regulations and hygiene plans remain intact.
  2. It is compulsory to wear a face covering:
    • in all buildings until the person has taken his/her seat at his/her desk,
    • if it is not possible to observe a distance of 1.5 m,
    • in meetings with more than two participants.
  3. We urgently recommend that face coverings are also worn after a seat has been taken at all classes.
Access to the campus
  1. Professors and members of staff: Access to the campus will only be granted to persons with a valid pass. The HOST Card is considered a valid pass. Contract lecturers receive a HOST Card.
  2. Students: Students shall only be granted access to the campus if they have a meeting in Building 1, or for meetings with members of teaching staff. Access shall also be granted for the remaining courses being held on site (see 3. Teaching), for visiting the library or for practical work on dissertations or projects that is a fixed part of the curriculum. Students require both their HOST Card and a written confirmation that they have a meeting or proof that they are registered for courses still being taught on site.
  3. Public access: Guests, visitors and employees from external companies who have been commissioned with work, may only be granted access for essential visits or work purposes and only if they have a valid pass or written confirmation of a meeting.
  4. Both the management and members of teaching staff are entitled to expel persons violating these regulations from the premises. We ask all members of the university community to keep a close eye on those present on campus and, if in doubt, to inform persons about the valid campus rules.
Working on campus and at home
  1. Working from home:
    • Wherever possible, working from home should be prioritised and approved by line managers/superiors.
  2. On-site presence:
    • Managers of organisational units are asked to ensure that a maximum of 50 % of the staff belonging to one area is present on campus at one time.
    • If on-site representation is required, members of staff must avoid contact to others as much as possible.
Sessions of university bodies
  1. Sessions of university bodies must be held in digital formats, they may only be held on site in urgent exceptional circumstances.
  2. Sessions for professorial appointment committees must be held in digital formats. Trial lectures/classes as part of professorial appointment procedures shall not take place in November.
  3. Interviews must be held in digital formats.
Work-Related Travel
  1. Work-related travel and excursions shall currently not be approved, previously approved work-related travel is hereby revoked.
  2. Indispensable work-related travel must be explicitly approved by the university governance.
Teaching and studying on campus and at home
  1. The freshers courses in the 45th calendar week will also no longer be held on site. They must be provided to the students as a digital livestream. The faculty governances are required to support members of teaching staff with the realisation of the courses.
  2. Other courses may no longer be taught on site.
  3. Essential courses that can only be taught on site (laboratory practicals, other practicals) can take place on campus. The imperative nature of the course will be determined by the faculty governances following consultation with the respective members of teaching staff.
  4. In November, colloquia will only take place in digital formats.
Other events on campus
  1. Both internal and public events are not permitted.
  2. Previously issued user agreements must be revoked.
  3. Use of the sports halls and sports field is not permitted.
  4. Leisure activities on campus and get-togethers for student societies and projects (e.g. racing teams) are not permitted.
Library

The Library is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. It is not necessary to arrange an appointment in advance.

Mensa (cafeteria)

Regulations will be issued at a later date following a new decree from the State Government (expected Monday, 2/11/2020).

Support Point at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund

At UAS Stralsund’s newly established Support Point, members of staff provide you with all the important information on the State Government’s quarantine regulations [de] and the COVID-19 tests. You can contact the Support Point via email or 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.

Reporting obligation

Coronameldung

Reporting graphic

Contact person at the university

 

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