CORONAVIRUS SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19

Latest information for students, staff, and associates of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

Last updated: 25 July 2022, 09:01 a.m.: NEW:  E-mail to staff, adjunct instructors, and students on the continuation of the Coronavirus rules for examinations

Important: The latest coronavirus information for students, staff, and associates of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is available on this page (in German) and in the FAQ. More detailed information is sent via e-mail newsletters. If you are associated with the university, please check your university e-mail account regularly. The university administration will also refer to new e-mail newsletters via this website.

The president’s office at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences appeals to all individuals to handle the situation in a responsible manner. Health must be the first priority.

General

  • Inside university buildings, it is strongly recommended to wear a medical mask if distancing of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained. Under the regulations, medical masks include surgical masks or protective masks certified under the FFP2, KN95, or N95 standards, or comparable masks.The university administration still strongly advises you to wear a FFP2 mask.

Hygiene plan of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

The hygiene plan of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences includes mandatory guidelines for all parts of the university, such as for room hygiene and upcoming examinations, and is a central part of our strategy for handling the COVID-19 pandemic. It is based on the latest directives from the state government and is continuously updated.

Go to the hygiene plan of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (PDF, 488 KB)

State employees, student assistants, and students who belong to a risk group

You can find more information in our FAQ.

Cafeterias

Information about the hygiene regulations and the opening hours of the cafeterias can be found on the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main website.

Public events and conferences

Public events and in-person conferences and conventions can be held, providing that the necessary hygiene measures (distancing or mask requirements) and legal requirements are met.

Libraries

The University and State library (HLB) can be reached at five locations as well as online. Almost all public areas of the HLB are accessible, working in groups is possible (except at Rheinstraße and Unter den Eichen); Courses and consultations will again take place on site.

The online offers will remain as well as the obligation to wear a medical mask if minimum distancing of 1.5 meters cannot be safely maintained.

Detailed information can be found on the University and State Library website.

Work, field, study, and research trips

Work trips can again take place as usual, provided that hygiene provisions are complied with. The necessity of the work travel being planned should continue to be assessed.

Training courses

Due to the current situation, the vast majority of AGWW events and internal iwib seminars are being held online. The online offerings can be found at www.hs-rm.de/iwib and www.agww-hessen.de.

General information

Possible coronavirus cases are notifiable under the German Infection Protection Act. The duty to report includes suspected cases, cases of infection/illness, and cases of death. The responsible public health department (“Gesundheitsamt”) should be notified. Should you suspect that you have become infected with the virus, follow the advice from the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration. On the Ministry’s website, you can also find pages in English with the the latest information, coronavirus phone hotline details and FAQ.

You can find important information about coronavirus and the risk areas on the RKI website.

Hygiene practices

Maintain simple hygiene practices:

  • Recommendation to wear a medical mask if minimum distancing of 1.5 meters cannot be safely maintained
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbows
  • Regularly air rooms

Additional hand sanitizers are available inside and outside bathrooms. An overview of the most important hygiene measures (PDF, 600 KB) is available from the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA).

The RheinMain University of Applied Sciences has set up a co-ordinating team. The team can be reached at corona(at)hs-rm.de. We have also compiled an FAQ page, with important questions and answers.