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Corona - Current Developments

Details will be published here shortly.
We try to inform you as soon as possible about new developments. Please understand that delays may still occur owing to the current dynamics of the pandemic.

G E N E R A L   R U L E S:

As a place of study, scientific institution and employer, the City University of Applied Sciences Bremen (HSB) bears a special responsibility towards students and employees in the current COVID 19 pandemic. Taking local conditions into account, the university management has made arrangements to comply with the official regulatory measures to contain the pandemic. The regulations are based on recommendations made by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and are continuously adapted according to the infection situation.

Medical masks mandatory - textile everyday masks no longer permitted

New Corona regulation by the Federal Ministry of Labour (German only) - valid from 27th of January 2021:

Hochschule Bremens buildings may only be entered with medical face masks (OP-Masken) or FFP2 masks. All members of the Hochschule (employees and students) are to be provided with appropriate masks for necessary visits to the Hochschule. The necessary equipment is to be ordered from the D4. For examinations in attendance, the hygiene concept is considered and checked separately in this regard.

In order to protect themselves and others, all persons are obliged to wear a medical mask: on campus, in all waiting areas, on entering university buildings, in the corridors. For students as well as lecturers, the obligation to wear masks when attending courses already came into effect on 2.11.2020 – also when seated! Persons with proven health impairments are exempt from this rule. A minimum distance of 1.5 metres is to be maintained in all areas, including event and work rooms within the university for which no separate regulations apply.

Which entrance should I use? Access rules and routes

As of 2 August 2021, students and employees will only be allowed access to HSB buildings (including libraries, refectories and cafeterias) if they provide one of the following proofs:

  • negative test result
  • complete proof of vaccination
  • or laboratory-proven recovered status.

This is regulated in the version of the "28th Ordinance for the Protection against New Infections with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV 2", which has been in force since 27 July 2021 and comes into effect on 2 August 2021.

In order to continue to enable smooth operations for everyone, we ask, as in the past, for prior appointments in each case before coming to the Hochschule.

In accordance with the ordinance, appropriate technical measures for access control and contact tracking will be gradually introduced by the beginning of the winter semester 2021/22 in order to meet the requirements of the Corona ordinance and to create an orderly transition to significantly more face-to-face events at HSB.

What this means for you in detail and how HSB will control the evidence is currently being worked out. We are doing everything we can to make the processes as simple and at the same time as secure as possible and will keep you up to date on the new measures.

In buildings The following applies to persons with access rights when entering buildings: 

  • Disinfect your hands when entering the buildings – dispensers are available!

  • Observe the walking directions marked on the floor and the information displayed on signs – especially when using lifts!

  • Students attending scheduled courses, as well as visitors to the university or the library, may move around the university buildings and stay for a limited time when in the company of their contact person. All persons must wear a suitable MNC. The designated contact persons are responsible for ensuring that they comply with the rules.

  • The updated hygiene concepts (German only) shall also apply to individual work areas (offices, laboratories, workshops etc.).

  • To support the efficient tracking of chains of infection, the presence of staff members of the university as well as students, guests of the university and employees of external companies is documented.

What to do in confirmed or suspected case of infection with the corona virus?

If you show symptoms of infection – stay at home!

If you think you are showing symptoms of infection (see the COVID-19 Orientation Guide issued by the RKI), first call your family doctor. Outside regular surgery hours, you can contact the medical on-call service of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bremen (KVHB) (telephone 116 117). You can also call the number 115, which is the ‘Corona-Virus’ information hotline for Bremen.

If symptoms develop while you are at the HSB, you must leave the university immediately (be sure to inform the responsible member of staff on site) and have the suspicion clarified by a doctor. In the event that you have had personal contact with a person who tested positive in the past 14 days, you should stay at home and immediately contact your local public health authority by telephone – even if you are showing no symptoms of infection. They will inform you about the necessary steps to take.

You must notify the HSB crisis management team immediately by e-mail of any suspected or confirmed case of infection (positive test).

Procedure of the University in case of corona (suspected) cases

Please forward any justified suspicion or confirmed case of illness (positive test) immediately by e-mail to the crisis management team at the Hochschule Bremen.

Procedure at the University in case of (suspected) corona cases

  • If you are affected (justified suspicion or confirmed case of illness), please report immediately by e-mail to the crisis management team at the Hochschule Bremen (be sure to include a telephone number or mobile phone number). HSB employees should report additionally to their line manager.
     
  •  If the suspicion is confirmed by a positive test result, the public health authority will contact the person concerned and, if necessary, the university to identify possible contact persons. As far as we are able and legally permitted to do so within the framework of data protection, we will provide our support.

  • In consultation with the person concerned and his or her organisational unit, a qualified group of individuals then jointly takes care of forwarding the participation/contact lists with name, e-mail and/or telephone number to the public health authority.

Info graphic of the RKI for contact person tracking (German)

Further information for HSB employees (illness, suspicion of infection, quarantine etc.)

Have you installed the Corona-Warn-App?

In order to avoid uncontrolled spreading of the virus, we strongly recommend using the Corona-Warn-App provided by the German government.

For Android devices (Google Play Store) // For iPhones (Apple App Store)

Contact & more information

Should you have any questions that are not answered on these pages or if you have any comments to make, please write to: corona@hs-bremen.de

Other sources of information in connection with Corona (German only)


 

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