Protection against infection
In connection with the new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Frankfurt UAS provides information on preventive health care. Our goals: We want to protect the health of employees and students and take precautionary measures to best prevent the spread of the Corona virus within our sphere of influence.
Further information on the current risk assessment for Corona infections, hygiene measures and an overview with questions and answers can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute and that of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA).
The state of Hessen has set up a citizens' hotline to answer pressing questions regarding the coronavirus.
Tel.: 0800 5554666, Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For answers to questions regarding labor law, please visit the Website of Techniker Krankenkasse. Additional information is available on the website of the Frankfurt Public Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt Frankfurt).
Measures taken by Frankfurt UAS
Our primary goals are to protect the health of employees and students and to prevent the spread of the Corona virus in our sphere of influence as far as possible through precautionary measures. In doing so, we follow the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute, the Health Department of the City of Frankfurt, and the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts.
Further information on study-relevant measures of the university are summarized on the FAQ page of the university; for employees and teachers there is also a FAQ page on the intranet.
Latest information: February 23rd 2021| 3:00 pm
Until further notice Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences will stay open.
The opening hours of the buildings are set at 06:00 to 20:00 Monday through Friday. Only the main entrances (facing the campus) are open.
On Saturdays, the University is open as follows:
Buildings are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, but only accessible through the main entrances.
On Sundays, all buildings remain closed.
In compliance with COVID lockdown regulations, the university campus will be closed to the public from the evening of December 18, 2020 and until January 31, 2021. Lectures will be taking place in online formats only. There will be no face-to-face courses or examinations during this period.
Prescheduled courses in small groups as well as examinations may be taking place as planned until 18.12. if urgently required.
The university will be closed to the general public from Dec. 18, 2020 through Jan. 31, 2021. Based on tightened contact protocols, the self-study center and individual study rooms will be closed as early as 12/16/2020. That means no study groups will be allowed on the university's properties, including the BCN, before January 11, 2021. The library will remain open for book lending in the afternoon up to and including 18.12.2020 and will presumably reopen from 01.02.2021.
From 16.12.2020 to 23.12.2020 and from 04.01.2021 to 31.01.2021, all university employees work from home unless their presence on Campus is absolutely required. They can be contacted via email.
Mandatory wearing of masks applies on the entire campus grounds as well as in the buildings (from 21.01. exclusively medical masks such as surgical masks or FFP2). Masks must also be worn in offices, seminar rooms and laboratories; masks may be removed in individual offices.
It is essential to observe the risk assessment for the work areas.
The mask requirement is constantly reviewed and adapted to the current situation.
A maximum of 2 people are allowed to meet on the campus grounds at the required distance, analogous to the regulations of the city of Frankfurt.
This does not apply to the very small number of face-to-face teaching sessions or possible team meetings with small numbers of participants (we have our safety, spacing and hygiene concepts for this). Work meetings with larger groups should only take place digitally.
Persons affected by COVID-19 or who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had contact with a person with symptoms may not enter the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences campus and its facilities for 14 days. If there is only a cold without further symptoms, the Frankfurt university can be visited.
From 8.11.2020, a uniform re-entry regulation applies for stays and vacations abroad in risk areas: a 10-day quarantine applies, which can be shortened at the earliest after the 5th day, provided a negative test result can be documented. The regulations of the Foreign Office and the responsible authorities apply. In addition, the occupational health and safety department in the personnel department must be informed immediately.
Further informations here (in German):
The instructions of the local responsible health office always apply!
Until you have the test result, behave as if you were tested positive.
If you have tested positive for SARS COVID19 or have to go into quarantine (also called domestic seclusion) due to official orders, e.g. as a related person in the same household or so-called contact category I, the official orders apply.
Please enter the test result into the Corona Warning App. For more information, please see the Infection Prevention and Quarantine Fact Sheet.
For staff and faculty:
Within the university, please be sure to inform your supervisors and Occupational Health and Safety (arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.de) as well as the HR department via abwesenheitsmeldung(at)hr.fra-uas.. de
As long as the course of the illness is mild, you will perform your work duties remotely.
Immediately report the quarantine or Category I contact to Occupational Safety and Health: arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.de.
If necessary, further steps will be taken and communicated to protect university employees.
If you have had contact via third parties, our robust recommended safety measures will suffice.
If you have had close contact (e.g. contact under 1.5 meters without a mask for more than 15 minutes or several hours with a mask in an unventilated room) with a person who has tested positive, the previous instructions concerning "tested positive" apply.
If you had Category II contact, meaning you followed the rules ("AHA+L": distance + hygiene + masks + ventilation) , then almost no further action needs to be taken. For more information, see the RKI's chart on contact tracing (Schaubild des RKI).
However, pay even stricter attention to compliance and implementation of the AHA+L rules and contact the authorities at 116117 or the local phone number if symptoms occur.
If you have tested positive for SARS COVID19 or are required to go into quarantine (or domestic seclusion) by official orders, for example, as a related person in the same household or so-called contact category I, the official orders apply.
Report the quarantine or contact Category I immediately to Occupational Safety and Health: arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.. de
For staff and faculty:
Within the university, please be sure to inform your supervisors and Occupational Health and Safety ( arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.) as well as the HR department via deAbwesenheitsmeldung(at)hr.fra-uas.. de
If necessary, further steps will be taken here to protect university employees.
If you have had contact through third parties, our robust and above recommended measures are sufficient.
Be sure to comply with quarantine regulations and requirements.
All events that are not part of the core business of teaching (e.g. graduation ceremonies, sporting events) must be coordinated in accordance with the current regulations of the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt if they are to be held on site.
In any case, they can only take place if the current hygiene, safety and distance regulations are adhered to. Since the regulations and ordinances - adapted to the respective situation - may change very quickly and frequently, the current status must be checked regularly on the part of the organizers.
Online formats are preferable whenever possible.
Official trips within Germany are to be reduced to a minimum and are only to be approved by superiors if an online alternative is not expedient and a postponement is not possible. If a work trip is unavoidably necessary, it should be carried out, if possible, in a company vehicle without further passengers or in a private car.
For required travel, please check the applicable regulations of the destination and any measures required on your return.
For events, please observe the respective hygiene concepts of the conference venue, the means of transport and any country-specific requirements.
Persons who have been in a COVID-19 risk area abroad as currently defined by the RKI must follow the quarantine regulations of the State of Hesse as well as the City of Frankfurt before they are allowed to return to our university.
Employees of the State of Hesse are expected not to travel to countries outside the Federal Republic of Germany if the government has classified the trip as risky and it is not urgently necessary.
Business trips abroad are prohibited.
Persons who have stayed in a COVID-19 risk area abroad according to the current definition of the RKI must follow the quarantine regulations of the state of Hesse as well as the city of Frankfurt before they are allowed to return to our university. As of 8.11.2020, a uniform entry regulation applies when vacationing abroad in risk areas: a 10-day quarantine applies, which can be shortened at the earliest after the 5th day with a negative test.
In case of symptoms typical for the Corona virus or influenza and a stay in a risk area within the last 14 days, please contact the nearest general practitioner's office or the centers for Corona testing immediately by telephone and discuss the further procedure.
If you have any questions, please contact the medical on-call service around the clock at 116 117 or the Hessian hotline for questions about Corona at 0800-5554666 (daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Solutions for working remotely are being provided where possible. Specific cases are to be discussed with your respective superiors.
General hygiene measures, the minimum distance of 2 meters and the mask requirement apply to attendance at the university. Meetings will be be held online when possible.
In everyday life we encounter many pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, most of which are harmless to humans. Nevertheless, it is advisable, especially in the winter months, to protect yourself and others from contagious infectious diseases such as influenza or the coronavirus. The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) provides regular information on their website https://www.infektionsschutz.de regarding hygiene tips that can easily be implemented in everyday life. Many tips can also be implemented in the office.
To avoid the risk of infection with the coronavirus as far as possible, the same recommendations apply as for influenza and other respiratory diseases, especially:
- Good hand hygiene (soaping your hands for a longer duration of time when washing them; if possible do not touch your face), Advices from the Robert-Koch-Institute.
- Cough and sneeze etiquette (do not cough into your hand, but into the crook of your arm)
- Distance to people who are affected (about 1 to 2 meters)
- No shaking hands
- Stay at home when sick