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

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

  • On-site teaching will be discontinued from 1 December 2020 until at least 20 December 2020.
  • 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 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: during night curfew, all university buildings close at 8pm. 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. In the period from 16 December 2020 until 10 January 2021, on-site operations will be largely dicontinued.
  • 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 University of Bamberg branch libraries are open and available as places of study and work, as well as for the borrowing and return of books and other media. During the period from 16 December 2020 until 10 January 2021, the University Library will be closed; contactless checkout will not be available after 20 December 2020 either.
  • Dining halls in the Austraße and the Feldkirchenstraße are open and operating in a restricted capacity.
  • Administration and research activities will be maintained.

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