The Federal Chancellor and the Minister Presidents of the states have decided to impose a strict lockdown from Wednesday 16 December 2020, reducing public activities to a minimum. The university’s arrangements already communicated via email have been revised and updated to reflect these highly dynamic developments and new basis for decisions.
The pressing issue of “coronavirus” has raised many questions regarding the university’s entire operations, which we have discussed with the heads of all the faculties and departments. Furthermore, the Bavarian State Ministry has issued formal instructions for dealing with this situation. We would like to inform you of the regulations that now apply.
Until further notice, the following arrangements are currently in force at Kempten University of Applied Sciences:
Click here for to consult our full hygiene plan for students and visitors.
The following people are prohibited from visiting the university’s premises:
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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
7-day infection rate greater than 50
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.
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.