Protection against infection

Stay healthy!

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: June 28th 2021| 11:30 am

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is open.

The opening hours of the buildings are set at 06:00 to 20:00 Monday through Friday.

On Saturdays, the University is open as follows:

Buildings are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

On Sundays, all buildings remain closed.

In compliance with COVID lockdown regulations, lectures will continue to take place primary in online formats.

After May 19th there will be some face-to-face courses or examinations if it is absolutely necessary. All participants will have to provide a negative professional corona rapid test that must not be older than 24 hours.

If level 2 (14 days of incidence below 100 resp. 5 days below 50) applies:
Individual and block courses for exam preparation are now possible; testing is mandatory.

As of 21-06-02, a professional rapid testing site will be operating at Café 1 (building 1, ground floor).

All university employees work from home unless their presence on Campus is absolutely required. They can be contacted via email.

The AHA+L-rules ("AHA+L": distance + hygiene +  masks + ventilation) are mandatory.

Medical masks must be worn in all buildings. FFP2 masks are recommended. In labs and workshops FFP2 masks are mandatory unkess a minimum distance of 2 meters between partisipants can be guaranteed.

This appplies when the „emergency brake“ is in effect (3 days of incidence >100):
Meeting of max. 2 households, FFP2 medical mask mandatory .

This applies at level 1 (5 days of incidence  < 100):
Meeting of max. 2 households, mask mandatory, FFP2 mask recommended.

This applies at level 2 (14 days  < 100 resp. 5 days < 50):
Meeting in groups of max. 10 people, mask mandatory, FFP2 mask recommended.

The AHA+L-rules ("AHA+L": distance + hygiene +  masks + ventilation) are mandatory.

As of 21-06-02, a professional rapid testing site will be operating at Café 1 (building 1, ground floor). The rapid testing site can be visited free of charge, several times a week.

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):
https://www.infektionsschutz.de/coronavirus/wie-verhalte-ich-mich/bei-verdacht-auf-infektion.html

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.remove-this.de.

As long as the course of the illness is mild, you will perform your work duties remotely.

For students:

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.

For students:
Report the quarantine or contact Category I immediately to Occupational Safety and Health: arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.remove-this.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.remove-this.de) as well as the HR department via Abwesenheitsmeldung(at)hr.fra-uas.remove-this.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.

Members of a security service are on duty on the campus and in the buildings to control the implementation of the university's hygiene regulations. The instructions of the security service must be followed.

 

Examinations are to be carried out online.

According to the current infection situation, face-to-face examinations can take place in the Frankfurt fairgrounds and on campus.

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.

Hygiene tips

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
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last updated on: 06.28.2021