A good response to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is based on naive immune cells, whereas pre-existing memory cells are rather disadvantageous, as shown by a research team from the Cluster of Excellence PMI.
On 19.03.2022, numerous regulations in the Infection Protection Act expire. These are currently the basis for protective measures at the CAU, directly or indirectly via ordinances of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
The CAU will not count the winter semester 2021/22 as an actual semester (“Fachsemester”). An additional attempt at the examination will be granted if the type of examination has been replaced by another type of exam that was not provided for in the degree-specific examination regulations.
Teaching will be converted to digital teaching from 10.1. onwards, more stringent masking requirements in face-to-face courses, examinations will mainly be conducted digitally, home office will be increased, face-to-face events outside teaching will be prohibited until 30.1. for the time being.
Those who are being treated with TNF alpha blockers for a chronic inflammatory disease probably need a booster vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 earlier than others. A study by the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" indicates this.
The University Board has now updated the CAU’s hygiene policy. The changes mainly affect the regulations from the amended Infection Protection Act and the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, this entails the obligation to work from home and 3G proof at the workplace.
The federate state government of Schleswig-Holstein has decided not to tighten the regulations currently in place. This means that Kiel University will continue to operate in teaching, studying, conducting research, offering administration and services as before.
Since the size and diversity of our university require a great deal of detailed regulation, you will find an overview of the planned regulations below: Lectures and examinations, work places and vaccination service
Current specifications in the regulations, 50 percent regulation, Information for planning lectures and organising rooms, Compensation for disadvantages, 3G regulation, Contact tracing, Examination periods for the winter semester 2021/22
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.
As announced mobile vaccination teams will be on site at all universities in Schleswig-Holstein again; this includes the CAU too. Specifics of the service are outlined here. Please feel free to benefit from our vaccination offer, conveniently set up right here at the Campus.
Even though the further course of the pandemic is not yet foreseeable, a return to a regular university live with on-site lectures is planned for the winter semester 2021/22, as far as possible under these special conditions.
CAU employees must prove that they belong to priority group 3 at the vaccination appointment by means of a confirmation from their employer, unless they already belong to a priority group for other reasons.