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General regulations

Consult the current Hygiene Plan. Until further notice, the following arrangements are currently in force at Kempten University of Applied Sciences: 

Switch to reduced operations

Switch to reduced operations

In order to deal with the evolving situation regarding “COVID-19”, Kempten University of Applied Sciences is switching to reduced operations until further notice. We have ensured that the departments and contacts responsible for issuing advice can be reached by telephone or email, but they are currently prohibited from attending personal meetings.

Hygiene instructions

Hygiene instructions

  • Regularly wash your hands thoroughly (for at least 30 seconds) and clean them using the disinfectant dispensers provided. In addition to those already in place, 17 additional disinfectant dispensers have now been installed, mainly at the entrances to the university.
  • If you need to sneeze, do so inside your elbow.
  • Keep your distance from anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Click here for to consult our full hygiene plan for students and visitors.

Exclusion from university premises

Exclusion from university premises

The following people are prohibited from visiting the university’s premises:

  • Anyone infected with the coronavirus or tested for coronavirus and the result is not yet known.
  • Anyone who has had direct contact with someone infected with the coronavirus within the past 14 days until the potential infection has been evaluated by local health authorities. A directive issued by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts prevents employees from being excused of their duties, which means anyone affected is required to work from home (“home office”).
  • Anyone who has visited a hazardous region is prohibited from attending the university’s premises for 14 days after their return. Visitors from risk areas in Germany are allowed to attend the university. A directive issued by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts prevents employees from being excused of their duties, which means anyone affected is required to work from home (“home office”).
  • Members of any facility that has been closed by decision of the Health Authority due to a case of coronavirus.
  • Members of any company that has made its own measured decision to close due to a case of coronavirus.
  • All external parties, unless an appointment has been arranged in advance and then limited to the necessary extent.

All employees, teaching staff and students are obliged to immediately inform the university if they meet any of the above criteria. Teaching staff and students should notify their faculty office by email or letter; employees should notify the Chancellor.

Please alert anyone who might be affected by these instructions and urge them to comply, particularly from outside the university!

Conduct if infected

Conduct if infected

Should you have symptoms or suspect for some other reason that you might have been infected with the coronavirus, please contact your regular doctor by phone.

Students: If you test positive for SARS-CoV-2, you must immediately report this to the university by emailing covid19(at)hs-kempten.de, also stating which classes you have attended in person during the past 14 days. Before returning to the university, you must also send the negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 to the email address covid19(at)hs-kempten.de .

Business trips and off-site training

Business trips and off-site training

No business trips or off-site training can be undertaken in risk areas outside Germany. Within Germany, there are no restrictions, but all staff are asked to carefully consider just how crucial a business trip or training off-site really is.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding novel coronavirus

Frequently Asked Questions regarding novel coronavirus

The Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts has launched a dedicated section for FAQs about coronavirus (in German only).

Detailed information about COVID-19

Detailed information about COVID-19

You can find further information about coronavirus on the Robert Koch Institute website. All of the university’s employees, teaching staff and students are requested to regularly check the latest updates.

What happens next?

What happens next?

Should the Health Authority end up instructing the university to close, we will inform you of this via email and post a bulletin on our homepage, outlining the emergency arrangements and all important information and regulations.

To ensure you are properly prepared in case the university is closed at short notice, please always maintain general operational safeguards in your area of responsibility, which you are continuously obliged to do in any case.

If the university is closed at any point, please keep an eye on our homepage for updates!

Exceeding the threshold for infection rates

Exceeding the threshold for infection rates

Based on the extremely volatile infection rates, the following regulations have been implemented but remain subject to continuous review in response to changing instructions by the Health Authority or other necessities:

7-day infection rate greater than 35

  • f the 7-day infection rate in the town of Kempten and/or in the District of Upper Allgäu exceeds 35, in accordance with the updated 7th Bavarian Regulation on Infection Prevention, the obligation to wear face masks will be extended to apply to lectures, other classes and events, in the library and everywhere outdoors.
  • The 7-day infection rate prevailing at the university’s satellite premises determines the regulations applicable there.

7-day infection rate greater than 50

  • If the 7-day infection rate in the town of Kempten and/or in the District of Upper Allgäu exceeds 50, only absolutely essential classes will be held face-to-face, with the rest of lecturing and teaching conducted online. Face-to-face classes cannot be recommenced, at the earliest, until the 7-day infection rate in the town of Kempten and the District of Upper Allgäu falls below 35.
  • All other classes and events will not take place.
  • The 7-day infection rate prevailing at the university’s satellite premises determines the regulations applicable there.

 

Obligatory face masks

Obligatory face masks

Face masks are compulsory in our buildings, particularly in areas where people meet. Strict adherence is required with this obligation, which is not even relieved by a medical certificate exempting someone from wearing a mask on health grounds. No-one is permitted to enter buildings without wearing a mask, even if they have such a medical certificate. Anyone failing to comply with the obligation to wear a mask will be ejected from the building, in which case the President authorises all members of staff to enforce this house rule.

Immigration-Quarantine Regulation

Immigration-Quarantine Regulation

The Immigration-Quarantine Regulation currently in force requires anyone returning from a foreign risk area to enter quarantine for 14 days, thus prohibiting them from attending university’s premises. This does not apply to students who commute to the university from a domicile just over the border. There is also no obligation to quarantine and therefore also no prohibition from the university for anyone travelling to the university of applied sciences from a risk area in Germany.