Corona-Update: regulations for lockdown until January 10

Dear University Members,

in view of the further increase in corona infections and death figures, the prime ministers have agreed with the Federal Government on a new lockdown, which will begin on December 16. On this basis, tighter corona measures will be adopted in all federal states, including Schleswig-Holstein. Now that the state regulation for Schleswig-Holstein has just been published, we expect the more far-reaching regulations and restrictions for the universities to be adopted shortly. (State regulation, German only)

The following basic regulations will come into force for the CAU in anticipation of the University Corona Regulations from Wednesday, December 16, 2020, to Sunday, January 10, 2021:

  • No attendance courses will be held from 16.12.2020 to 10.01.2021. The lecturers will inform their students whether the courses previously held on site will be continued in an alternative format during the period of the above-mentioned regulation.
  • The examinations on site planned for the period from 16.12.2020 to 10.01.2021 must be postponed or offered in an alternative format. In justified individual cases, examinations may take place on site. The students concerned will be informed in good time by the examiners.
  • Library serviceswill be maintained to a limited extent, i.e. borrowing and returning items will continue to be possible; on-site work for the preparation of final theses will only be possible in justified cases, e.g. if there is no adequately equipped workplace.
  • Employees are to be sent into home office, if the work can be done from the home office.

You will receive more detailed information on the above-mentioned areas tomorrow, as soon as we have received and applied the regulation to the university. In particular, regulations will follow for employees who are currently affected by the closure of schools and Kindergarten.

We would like to urge you once again to make your contribution to a rapid reduction in the number of infections by consistently following the rules in the university as well as in private life. Please avoid all unnecessary contacts.

With kind regards
Claudia Ricarda Meyer, Chancellor