Current developments on the spread of the coronavirus
Please note: The most recently dated regulations are applicable in all cases. If information stated about individual issues is contradictory, the most recently dated version as posted above will apply.
2 November 2020
The cafeteria remains open.
Face covering must be worn by all persons during their stay in the public areas of all university buildings (i.e. public areas such as corridors, sanitary areas and stairways). From 2 November 2020, it also applies that face coverings must be worn continuously at indoor venues - i.e. also after taking a seat.
A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained when meeting other people. Compliance with the minimum distance does not apply in practical exercises as long as a face covering is worn. The current recommendations of the Robert-Koch-Institute on hygiene must be observed.
Face covering is any covering of the mouth and nose attached to the face that helps to reduce the spread of aerosols caused by coughing, sneezing or talking. Certification is not required. Plastic face shields are not an acceptable face covering. However, according to the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts instruction of 28 October 2020, plastic face shields must be worn if a justified medical certificate indicates that it is not possible to wear any other mouth-nose protection.
5 October 2020
University and State Library (HLB)
The University and State Library (HLB) at the Heinrich von Bibra Platz site is expanding its services from 5 October 2020: the shelfing areas are open again. In the library on campus the expanded basic services remain unchanged. 110 workstations (including some PC workstations), the individual workrooms, the shelving areas and the copiers on the first and second floor are accessible. Please find all current regulations here (in German).
From winter semester 2020/21 onwards, the ID card is again valid as a semester ticket. This means that, since 1 October 2020, students have to present their ID card in form of a chip card again. The special rule of only showing a valid enrolment certificate does no longer apply.
1 October 2020
Wearing a mouth and nose covering at university
On 30 September 2020, the Hessian Cabinet adopted further regulations which will come into force as early as Friday, 2 October 2020. In accordance with § 5a of the CoKoBeV, all persons on campus must wear mouth and nose protection in public areas of the university buildings (e.g. entrance areas, staircases, corridors) as well as until a fixed place is taken in the lecture hall.
22 September 2020
Campus-based teaching with a sense of proportion: hybrid semester concept for studies in winter semester 2020/2021
Fulda University of Applied Sciences is currently planning the courses for the 2020/2021 winter semester, which begins in October.
Due to the corona pandemic, the universities in Hesse have agreed with the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts (HMWK) on a hybrid operation for this winter semester.
Universities are places of meeting and learning together. At the same time, there is a short-term change in the number of participants taking part in various programmes and events. This is what distinguishes universities from schools. These particularities make special protective measures necessary which currently do not allow a complete return to normal operation.
Universities should only be run in face-to-face formats wherever necessary and where the occurrence of infection and the space available allow it. The remaining courses will be offered as online courses.
“We are very sorry that a return to normal operation will unfortunately not be possible in the winter semester due to the occurrence of infection. However, we were able to offer our students high-quality digital teaching formats in the 2020 summer semester, allowing them to complete their studies successfully and without delay," says University President Prof. Dr. Karim Khakzar. "In the winter semester, we will increasingly hold face-to-face events on campus, but the majority of teaching will still take place in online-based formats".
In the case of face-to-face events, first-year students, students in the final phase of their studies and students with a high demand for face-to-face events e.g. events in laboratory operations and project work, should be given special attention. In this case, events can take place on campus in compliance with the rules of hygiene.