Information on Coronavirus

In December 2019, cases of respiratory diseases caused by a previously unknown virus (coronavirus) occurred in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus first spread within China and subsequently led to further cases of the disease in Asia, Australia, the USA and Europe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency on January 30, 2020. In its current risk assessment (status: 26.3.2020), the Robert Koch Institute considers the risk of infection for the German population to be high. However, the risk varies from region to region. Since 21 March, exit restrictions(105.2 KB) have been in place in Bavaria to contain the spread of the virus.

The most recent developments

According to the orders of the ministries and the university board of management, the following regulations apply:

  • At Bavarian universities, the summer semester’s lecture period begins on 20 April through the implementation of web-supported teaching.
  • On-site operations at the University of Bamberg are to be reduced to a bare minimum. With the exception of a small number of employees all members of university staff are to work from home for an initial period of two weeks beginning 23 March.
  • All university buildings remain closed until further notice, public transport will be suspended in all facilities. This also applies to the facilities of the Studentenwerk Würzburg as well as branch libraries.
  • Travel returnees from risk areas are prohibited from entering Bavarian universities for 14 days after leaving the area.
  • 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.
  • All classroom-taught courses at all locations of the University of Bamberg, as well as external courses and excursions, will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice. 
  • From Wednesday, 18 March, there will no longer be any examinations during the course of study. Oral and written online exams are not possible.
  • Administration and research activities will be maintained.

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

Information from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art (Bayerisches Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst)

Information from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege)