"Summer regulations" and prospects for the winter semester

Dear university Members,

Many of you will currently feel reminded of the summer of 2020: many things we had to abstain from for a long time, like concerts, restaurant visits, and similar, are possible again, especially outdoors. At the same time, we are looking towards autumn and winter with worry and uncertainty in view of the fact that the number of infections is already on the rise again. Preparations for the coming winter semester are in full swing and we are still planning to have as much lectures on site as possible. We will send you further information on this as soon as possible, because we are aware that despite all the imponderables of a pandemic, the greatest possible planning security is needed. In the following, we would like to inform you about the current regulations and further vaccination offers.

For the remaining summer semester, CAU‘s Hygiene Conceptual Framework has been once again adapted based on the University Corona Ordinance of 22 July 2021. It continues to allow more attendance along with hygiene concepts in many areas of university life if essential hygiene regulations are followed. This is especially the case for official meetings and discussions and for so-called "non-teaching events", which include, for example, conferences and workshops with external participants, cultural events, but also internal events such as summer parties. However, the restrictions at the university workplace remain largely unchanged due to the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, which are still in force. Please inform yourself on the CAU Corona website.

Examinations in the summer semester:

These will take place as planned in both examination periods. The communicated regulations and requirements for examinations in attendance remain unchanged.

Services of the Central Library:

The current pandemic situation makes it possible to expand the services of the Central Library as follows:

  • Individual workstations: There are now 283 individual workstations and 42 internet workstations available on a first-come-first-served basis. Online reservation is no longer required.
  • Automats: The snack and drink vending machine, the CAU Card validation machine and the money exchange machine can be used.

CAU Card Validation:

The CAU Card can still be validated in the foyer of the University tower building. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition, the validation terminal is accessible in the Central Library and in Mensa I during opening hours.

Vaccination offers for all university members:

We continue preparations to offer lectures on site to the greatest possible extent in the winter semester. Of course, this will depend on the dynamic of the pandemic up to the start of lectures in mid-October, and hybrid as well as digital formats will have to be the "Plan B" in the event of stricter corona regulations. However, lectures on site on a larger scale can only be carried out if the distance regulations are eased. The vaccination rate will also play a decisive role here. In order to be able to plan for your vaccination requirements, we are asking all university members to participate in the following survey and anonymously answer two questions that are necessary for further planning of university operations under pandemic conditions:

Vaccination survey

More information on vaccination offers:
(The vaccination offers are voluntary and not compulsory)

  • Vaccinations by the CAU's medical service have been completed in the meantime, the demand had fallen significantly recently. Employees who are interested in vaccination are asked to take advantage of the open offers from the state, city and university.
  • Open vaccination offers of the state and the city of Kiel can be booked at the following link with free choice of appointment: www.impfen-sh.de/sh/start/termine. In addition, all vaccination centres are open without an appointment for those interested in vaccinations from Wednesdays to Sundays between 1 and 6 pm. The Kiel Vaccination Centre Schwedenkai is open Wednesdays to Sundays 9 am to 5 pm without an appointment.
  • The mobile vaccination teams at the CAU campus, which already carried out Corona vaccinations in July, will be on site again in August. Between 11 and 17 August, the second vaccinations will be carried out for all those who took up the offer in July. In addition, the appointments are also available for new first and single vaccinations. However, anyone wishing to take advantage of the August appointments for a first vaccination must attend the second vaccination independently at a general practitioner's office or at the vaccination centre. All university members and relatives are invited to make use of this offer. Further information.

If you have not yet taken advantage of any vaccination offer, please evaluate this for yourself and, if necessary, consult a doctor you trust. A vaccination remains a personal decision that you have to make for yourself. It will not be an obligation or a requirement within the university to participate in university life. However, the vaccination quota is likely to be an important factor to allow for more on-site campus life.

Yours sincerely
Claudia Ricarda Meyer