Corona

Corona update: current regulations

Dear Members of the University,

we would like to send you further information on regulations for university operations, working at CAU, and the services offered by various institutions:

  • There are no changes for the lectures that are currently still running. In addition to the practical courses that can currently take place on site, outdoor courses are also possible in compliance with the applicable distance and hygiene regulations. The examinations for the summer semester can take place as planned according to the current status. Due to the new university corona regulations, there have been no changes to the examinations and sufficient rooms have been made available for all registered examinations on site. We will inform you in the coming week about the concrete framework conditions and the conduct of the on-site examinations in the first examination period (02.08.-21.8.21), with regard to the necessary hygiene regulations and registrations, as well as about the examination periods for the winter semester 21/22.
  • Vaccination offers for students: This week there will be special vaccination campaigns for students by mobile vaccination teams of the Ministry of Health. We will inform the students separately in an email.
  • As of July 5, there will be about 100 workstations additionally available in the Central Library. These can be used without prior reservation. In the future, online reservations will no longer be required for the existing workstations. Already from July 5 the break between the morning and the afternoon session will be shortened to 30 minutes. Please inform yourself about the currently offered services on the websites of the UB (www.ub.uni-kiel.de/en) or the subject libraries as well as here on Corona pages of the university.
  • The University Sports Department is also gradually expanding its sports offerings and will also be providing indoor courses starting July 5. Registrations are now possible.
    To the university sports program
    Information about the offer of the sailing center (German only).
  • The museums of the CAU can be visited without testing and prior registration, however, the known hygiene rules must be observed (medical mask, distance requirement). In the Botanical Garden, the open-air area is open and the greenhouses will open again shortly for a limited number of visitors. Please check the websites of the facilities or the Corona pages of the CAU for more information.
  • With the expiration of the "federal emergency brake" in the Infection Protection Act, the home office requirement has also been eliminated as of July 1. However, home office is still possible at CAU - and necessary - because of the unchanged distance requirement at the workplaces in research, administration and services! In consultation with your superiors, you can therefore continue to work from home until further notice. In view of the limited space available for working in presence due to the distance requirement, flexible working hours, shift work or physical barriers as well as the maximum occupancy of rooms also remain. Further information on the Corona page of the CAU
  • When working on-site at the university, meetings and workgroup meetings may be conducted in presence, provided the minimum distance is maintained throughout, medical mask is worn, and the rooms used are regularly ventilated.
  • Committee meetings will be held exclusively digitally until further notice.
  • Job interviews and professoral appointment procedures will continue to be conducted as videoconferences; exceptions are possible in justified cases.
    Further information on job interviews
    Further information on appointment procedures
  • Business trips that are not absolutely necessary should be avoided. Business trips to countries classified as virus variant or high incidence areas should not be approved. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the University Board. For more information, see the CAU Corona page. Here you will also find information on the use of vehicles from the CAU fleet.
  • Internal continuing education and training courses can be conducted on site, with a hygiene concept while maintaining the minimum distance throughout, wearing medical masks and sufficient ventilation, online offers are to remain. The same applies to the offers of the CAU counseling centers. Please inform yourself on the respective websites for more information.
  • Events with external guests such as conferences, workshops, lecture series or readings can be planned as hybrid formats. A hygiene concept is required for the implementation and the premises must be approved for the maximum number of guests specified by the state of Schleswig-Holstein in each case (cf. capacity details in UnivIS). Further information will follow shortly.

Regardless of your vaccination status, please continue to adhere to the known hygiene and distance regulations for all activities and events permitted on site, as well as the mask requirement (medical or FFP2 mask) that applies throughout the campus within the buildings. Unlike the state's regulations, no special provisions have yet been made in the federal Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for those who have been fully vaccinated. As soon as changes occur here, we will of course inform you.

Take advantage of the opportunities for free rapid testing at numerous public testing centers and stations, including on campus in the Sechseckbau in front of Mensa I and at the Sports Center. The University also continues to offer up to two self-tests per week to all employees who work on site. However, a negative rapid test is only a snapshot in time, and even with a negative rapid test on a daily basis, hygiene and spacing regulations must continue to be followed.

Thanks to the growing number of vaccinated people and decreasing infection figures, we are currently on a good path back to hopefully "normal" life and work. However, please remain as attentive, cautious and considerate as ever, as the increasing spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus shows us that the pandemic is far from over!

With kind regards
Claudia Ricarda Meyer
Chancellor