Corona update: First information on regulations for the CAU from June 28

Dear members of the University,

For almost 1.5 years now, our lives have been determined by the corona pandemic, and since then we have been moving at the rhythm of state and federal regulations that tighten or loosen our private lives as well as the framework conditions for teaching, studying, research and administration at the university - depending on how the infection figures develops. Currently, to the relief of all of us, relaxations are possible again.

As a first step, we would like to briefly inform you today about changes for university operations. They are derived from the Higher Education Corona Ordinance in effect as of today, as well as the state's Corona Ordinance. Some of the regulations still need to be elaborated, so more detailed information will follow in the course of the next week. This also applies in particular to working in a home office, which will continue to be possible at CAU in the next few weeks despite the abolition of the home office obligation for employers and employees on July 1; home office will also be necessary due to the unchanged applicable hygiene and distance regulations. In addition, the university library will continue to open its services, which we will also inform you about in the course of the week.

As of now, the following relaxations apply to the obligation to wear masks on campus:

  • The mask requirement does not apply outside of the buildings in the immediate entrance area.
  • In on-site lectures, a mask does not have to be worn at the seat if a distance of 1.5 metres from other persons can be maintained at all times.
  • The same applies to the student workstations in the libraries, where masks are also not compulsory if the distances are observed.
  • Medical or FFP2 masks must continue to be worn within all CAU buildings on all areas until reaching the workplace or fixed seat.

Please continue to observe the known hygiene and distance regulations for all activities and events permitted on site. In addition, it is imperative that you also observe the other requirements that result from the respective hygiene concepts for lectures and from the risk assessments at the workplace. In contrast to the regulations of the state, the occupational health and safety regulations of the federal government do not initially provide for any significant relaxation of the working requirements on site. For example, there are still no special regulations for fully vaccinated employees in the workplace. Detailed information on the new Federal Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which will take effect on July 1, will follow in the next few days.

Many CAU employees have already been vaccinated in recent weeks. In June, the first vaccinations were also carried out by CAU's medical service. Further appointments will follow in July (1st, 6th and 8th). Concrete appointment and booking information will be sent out exclusively via a separate e-m ail distributor. If you are interested in a vaccination appointment and have not yet registered in the distribution list for vaccination offers, please do so immediately:

 REGISTRATION E-mail list "Vaccination offers".

The vaccination programme offered by the medical service is aimed at all civil servants, employees, student assistants and lecturers at CAU. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer a specific vaccination programme for students, but we are continuing our efforts to do so.

With kind regards
Claudia Ricarda Meyer