Corona update: On-site lectures in the winter semester, campus survey, library opening hours

Dear students, dear colleagues,

Last Tuesday, the federal-state-conference released its latest decision paper outlining the upcoming corona measures. The paper clearly indicates: In the months ahead, and especially in the upcoming winter term, corona measures are going to determine all aspects of our life. Hence, the so called "3G Rule“ (in German: geimpft, getestet, genesen) will be applied; it will impact how we operate here at the CAU, and most importantly how we teach and study. The rule says `people who are either fully vaccinated, recovered from an infection with the corona virus or present a negative test (not older than 24 hours (antigen test) or 48 hours (PCR)), will benefit of being an integral part of our social and business life´.

However, a concise policy detailing measures and their execution at the universities is still being set up. At current stage, we are preparing ourselves best possible to return to on-site lectures. This obviously depends - among other aspects - on the vaccination rate.

"The federal government and the federal states calls the public for vaccination: The population is "urged" to take up "existing vaccination offers as soon as possible". If you havn´t already done so, they highly recommend to take advantage of vaccination offers against the SARS-CoV2 virus fastest possible. [...] Those who want to have full vaccination protection in autumn must start getting vaccinated now." (Resolution of the governments, German only, 10.8.2021)

On behalf of the University Board and the Crisis Team, we would like to pass this call for vaccination on to you. We cordially invite you to make use of the vaccination offers at the CAU campus and in Schleswig-Holstein.

Survey: vaccination status

To plan the upcoming winter term best possible, we would like to assess the vaccination rate among the university members. Therefore we kindly ask all students and colleagues - who have not yet participated - to join our survey; it will be conducted anonymously. Please assist, click on the link below and answer our two questions (TAN: impfen ).


The upcoming winter semester

 Looking at the new enrolments and re-enrolments for the coming winter semester, we would like to reassure you, dear students, that there will definitely be more lectures on-site than in previous semesters. Please prepare yourself to attend our on-site courses and lectures. We are currently drawing up concise plans, and will keep you updated.

Opening hours of the Central Library

As of Monday, August 16, the Central Library will again extend its operating hours. The Library will be open from Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to 8pm. From August 30, the historical material will be accessible again as well.

Mobile vaccination drive at the CAU campus open to the public

The CAU will open its ongoing vaccination campaign from university members to all interested parties. This offer starts on Saturday, August 14 and will end on Tuesday, August 17.

Last Wednesday, we had a mobile vaccination team on site already; initally this service was limited to students and university members. On the next four days, anyone of legal age who wants to be vaccinated is invited to come to Kiel University. The mobile vaccination team is based at Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 7 (campus area near the Audimax). The service is offered from 9:30am to 3:30 pm (last admission). It´s a walk-in service, there is no need to arrange an appointment.

People who want to get vaccinated can choose between the vector vaccine from Johnson&Johnson - where only one vaccination is required - and the mRNA vaccine from Moderna. Please note: Those who choose the first vaccination with Moderna must organise their second vaccination independently, as no further vaccination campaigns are planned at the CAU campus to date. The second shot of an mRNA vaccine shall take place about four weeks after the first one. Further information

Yours sincerely
 Claudia Ricarda Meyer, Chancellor
 and Professor Markus Hundt, Vice President