Information on Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis continues to affect our professional and private lives. It remains our goal to enable each of us to continue to perform our duties together and to maintain our research and teaching activities while diligently observing health protection measures – regardless of the current increase in the number of infections. Thus far, we our efforts have been largely successful, not least thanks to the high degree of acceptance, flexibility and creativity displayed by staff and students. However, in order to continue to protect the health of all university members, we must remain vigilant. The most important information for facing the challenges of new working conditions and an exceptional semester is collected here.

The most recent developments at a glance

Please be aware: Whenever new federal guidelines for dealing with the Corona pandemic are announced, they first have to be translated into state law in the individual federal states. If corresponding general regulations are established for Bavaria, specific regulations for the Bavarian universities and colleges may also result. This process usually takes a few days before detailed, legally binding regulations are issued. As soon as the university executive board is aware of new developments or the executive board passes new resolutions itself, we will inform you immediately on these pages. Until then, the most recent information communicated and published here applies to the University of Bamberg.

  • On-site teaching has been largely discontinueduntil at least 15 February
  • From Monday, 15 February, all in-person examinations (i.e. centrally organised as well as decentralised examinations) will again take place as scheduled.
  • Masks are mandatory for all persons in all university buildings and on all university premises. At present, masks are obligatory without exception in all in-person courses and examinations and (in the event of a reopening) in all branch libraries. This means that masks must remain on even at individual work stations.
  • With the start of the lecture period on November 2, all university buildings will remain open within the regular opening hours. Exception: in the event of another night curfew, all university buildings will close at 8pm at the latest. Authorised personnel are urgently requested to stop locking doors, as was customary during building closures. On-site operations at the University of Bamberg are however to be kept to a minimum (e.g. teaching and examinations).
  • On-site operations at the University of Bamberg continue to be reduced. Wherever possible, employees of university staff are to work from home since 23 March.
  • Employees can still be reached by email and telephone. Appointments and consultation hours will be provided by telephone or e-mail as far as possible.
  • The university’s branch libraries and the university archivereopen on 8 March 2021.
  • The dining halls in the Feldkirchenstraße and Austraße are open for business at limited capacity. Patrons must wear an FFP-2 mask when picking up food.
  • Administration and research activities will be maintained.

Further information on the current situation and alternative solutions can be found on the FAQ pages.