Corona rules for study and teaching
Update from 29 November 2022
With the discontinuation of a large number of state-mandated infection protection measures, each and every one of us has a high degree of personal responsibility. The Presidential Board recommends that all members of the university and visitors to the HfMDK continue to wear a mask where possible, carry out regular self-tests and ensure individual vaccination protection in order to protect themselves and others.
The state of Hesse has lifted the previous 5-day isolation requirement in case of Corona infection as of November 23, 2022.
Despite the lifting of the isolation obligation, the Presidential Board makes the urgent recommendation not to enter the university in the event of infection, at least within the first five days, and to work digitally or mobile, if possible, in order to avoid further infections.
- There are still no access restrictions (i.e. no proof of vaccination or testing is required)
- In the audience, there is only an urgent recommendation to wear a mask (OP mask sufficient, FFP2 recommended).
- The concert hall occupancy is not subject to any restrictions
- Projects with 20 or more participants (except theory seminars / discursive formats) as well as all scenic projects and lessons (regardless of the number of participants) continue to work on the basis of daily self-tests. Appropriate projects must be registered with the KBB at least 2 weeks in advance.
All employees receive 2 tests per week (to be picked up at the gate)
- The mask requirement does not apply (i.e. entering the university and participating in classes and events is possible without a mask)
- Wearing a medical mask is still recommended, especially if a distance of 1.5 m from other persons cannot be maintained. If a person in the room requests that masks be worn, we strongly encourage everyone in that group to wear a mask.
In situations where others are not wearing masks, you can protect yourself to a very high degree by wearing an FFP2 mask. When used properly, scientific studies suggest an efficiency of more than 90%.
Please continue to think about regular and intensive ventilation - besides the mask, this is the most effective measure to prevent infection
The state of Hesse has lifted the previous 5-day isolation requirement in case of Corona infection.
Instead of the isolation the following applies since Wednesday, November 23, 2022:
For positively tested adults and children from 6 years, the following applies for at least five days after the first positive test:
- a mask obligation outside the own dwelling. In the open air, the mask can be removed in compliance with the distance rules (1.5 meters).
- a ban on entering and working in hospitals, old people's and nursing homes, shelters for the homeless and refugees, and other facilities with vulnerable persons or increased risk of infection - for both visitors and staff. Among others, persons who are being treated or cared for in the facility as well as police and rescue forces are exempt from the ban on entering.
At the same time, it is strongly recommended to isolate oneself for five days and not to receive visitors in case of an infection with symptoms. Isolation should not end until there is at least 48 hours of freedom from symptoms or ten days have passed since the initial test.
The lifting of the isolation requirement is a result of the ongoing review of the Corona situation in Hesse. The lifting of isolation will also apply from Wednesday to all those who are in isolation at this time due to the previous regulation. Should the situation come to a head again, especially in Hessian hospitals, the state government will again discuss and decide.
Despite the lifting of the isolation obligation, the Presidential Board makes the urgent recommendation not to enter the university in the case of infection, at least within the first five days, and to work digitally or mobile, if possible, to avoid further infection.
If you are unable to work in the event of a Corona infection, please report sick to the Human Resources Department by 9 a.m.; a medical certificate must be submitted as usual no later than the fourth day of illness.
There is no general recommendation for a 4th vaccination. Nevertheless, we would like to point out the vaccination offers that continue to exist. A second booster vaccination is recommended for the following groups of persons
- Persons with immunodeficiency (ID) from the age of 5 years
- Persons aged 60 years and older
- Persons aged 5 years and older at increased risk for severe COVID-19 due to an underlying disease