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Information on the Coronavirus

Current Status: 21 January 2021, 22:15

This page is regularly updated. Please note, that only the German version is binding. If you find no answer to your questions on this page, please send an e-mail to .

  • Following the decision of the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government on 20 January 2021, the Presidium has adapted the special infection-preventing work specifications for the period from 22 January 2021 to 15 Februrary 2021. The changes can be found in the section on the special infection-preventing work specifications.
  • With immediate effect, the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance makes it mandatory for supervisors to offer home office to employees if there are no compelling operational reasons to the contrary and the spatial and technical requirements are met. Employees are not obliged to accept and implement the offer.
  • From 29.01.2021, it will be compulsory to wear certified medical mouth-nose masks (OP masks, alternatively also FFP2, KN95 or N95 masks) at the university instead of the previous mouth-nose coverings (everyday masks). The university provides OP masks to all employees and students on site. Details on how they will be distributed will be announced by 28.01.

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Current situation at the university

  • For the period from 22.01.2021 to 15.02.2021, special ifection-preventing work specifications apply that go beyond the previous regulations.
  • Since 16.12., only digital teaching will take place.
  • The university, including the libraries, is open.
  • Student work and PC spaces are available in the libraries and PC rooms. Student lounges are closed from 16.12. due to digital-only teaching.
  • Personal counselling will primarily take place via telephone, web conference or email.
  • Office space is only used by one person; flexible working is also used.
  • There continues to be no evidence of infection spread within the university.
  • The infection rates in the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf are decreasing, but are still too high. Comprehensive nationwide restrictions on public life are therefore in effect. All people are called upon to reduce their contacts to a minimum.

Please note the basic guidelines for members, relatives and guests of the Philipps-Universität during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the implementation regulations for the organization of work and studies.

The applicable ordinances and general decrees for Hesse can be found on the websites of the state government. There you will also find an overview of the Hessian escalation concept. For current regulations and information in the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf, please refer to the public announcements and press releases of the district. Please also visit the websites of the City of Marburg regularly for information.

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Information for our joint commitment

As members of the Philipps-Universität, we are working together to ensure that the university remains a place for research and study in presence and online in the winter semester 2020/21. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly and situation-specific about the applicable rules and the organization of science and studies:

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