CORONAVIRUS SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19

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

Last updated: 23 August 2021, 10 AM: New: FAQ updates on teaching in the winter semester 2021/2022 // E-mail newsletter to students and lecturers on teaching in the winter semester 2021/22 // E-mail newsletter to employees on in-person requirement from 1 September, teaching in the winter semester 2021/22 and on the rules for travelling // FAQ updates on the regulations of the new service instruction

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

In order to minimize the risk of infection for everyone, the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences must take the following measures:

  • Persons who have the coronavirus may not enter the buildings of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences until it is proven that the affected individuals have been cured or are no longer contagious. They are excluded from the university out of due concern for the protection of others. Persons who have had contact or are maintaining contact with individuals affected by the novel coronavirus (e.g. because they are caring for them), are also excluded from the university for the duration of the contact and for a further 14 days.
  • Persons who have been in risk areas within the last 14 days are excluded from all university buildings for 14 days after their entry to Germany, regardless of whether or not they are showing symptoms. If a negative test result is presented during this period, the exclusion order will end from the date of the negative test result. Latest information on risk areas (in German)
  • In common areas at the university (corridors, foyers, bathrooms etc.), medical masks must be worn by all persons.  A medical mask must also be worn during in-person university operations, in particular during classes, examinations and admission sessions, as well as when using seminar, PC, study and work spaces, and workspaces in libraries that are available to students outside of classes for study purposes. According to the regulations, medical masks include surgical masks or protective masks certified under the FFP2, KN95 or N95 standards, or comparable masks. At office workstations, face coverings do not need to be worn, provided that the hygiene rules can be maintained. 
  • The university expects minimum distancing from others of 1.5 m to be maintained.
  • Seminar rooms remain closed outside of classes/examinations. Student workspaces and study areas remain closed until further notice. Faculties can open individual rooms as study areas under supervision. 
  • To participate in events requiring in-person attendance, in particular in classes, examinations and admission sessions, as well as to use seminar, PC, study and work spaces, workspaces in libraries that are available to students outside of classes for study purposes, as well as academic meetings and conferences, contact details must be recorded.

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 or upcoming examinations, and is a central part of our strategy for handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan implements the latest directive from the state government and will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Go to the hygiene plan of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (PDF, 150 KB)

State employees, student assistants, and students who present a risk

You can find information in the FAQ.

Cafeterias

The catering facilities of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main remain closed until further notice.

Examinations

You can find information in the FAQ.

Public events and conferences

Public events will not be held until further notice. In-person conferences and meetings that cannot be postponed will not take place during the summer semester and must be canceled.

Libraries

All locations of the University and State library are open for the borrowing and return of items as part of essential operations. You can find more detailed information on the website of the University and State Library

Internships outside the university

You can find information in the FAQ.

Work, field, study, and research trips

You can find information in the FAQ.

Training courses

No in-person AGWW events and internal iwib seminars will take place until at least end of August 2021. You can find the online services at www.hs-rm.de/iwib and www.agww-hessen.de.

Childcare in the event of closure of daycare centers and schools

You can find information in the FAQ.

General information

Possible coronavirus cases must be reported under the German Infection Protection Act. The duty to report includes suspected cases, cases of infection/illness, and cases of death. The report should be made to the responsible public health department. Should you suspect that you have become infected with the virus, follow the advice from the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs. On the Ministry’s website, you will also find 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:

  • Hand hygiene: Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water
  • Coughing etiquette: Cough and sneeze into your elbows
  • Distance: at least 1.5 m, avoid handshakes
  • Regularly air rooms
  • Information (mainly in German) about general protection against infection

Additional hand sanitizers will be made available in 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 coordinating team. The team can be reached at corona[at]hs-rm.de. We have also compiled an FAQ page.