The University of Jena is now in on-site operation under Covid-19 conditions. When working on-site, you need to comply with the hygiene rules of the University (Hygiene framework [pdf 602KB] [pdf, 374 kb] de).
The winter semester 2020/21 will begin on 1 October 2020 and will last until 31 March 2021, with the lecture period beginning on 2 November and ending on 12 February. The semester will have as many face-to-face components as possible and will be delivered as digitally as necessary.
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In case of questions regarding the current situation in Jena, the number of cases, general rulings, as well as advisory and information services provided by the City of Jena, please visit https://gesundheit.jena.de/en/coronavirus.
For up-to-date information on the situation at the University, please see this overview of FAQs and visit our blog.
If you return to Jena from a risk area, you are obliged to immediately report to the Public Health Department by phone at +49 3641 49 2222 or online at https://gesundheit.jena.de/webform/corona2. In addition, you must immediately self-isolate. If you show symptoms of illness, you must call the hotline +49 3641 49 3333 in addition to calling your general practitioner or the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung). The designation of risk areas can be found at: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html.
Travellers from areas within Germany who report infection numbers of more than 50 do not need to be tested and are not required to undergo isolation.
Protect yourself and others by acting reasonably and adhere to the hygiene rules currently in force. Limit direct contact with other people as far as possible.
The occurrence of cold symptoms follows seasonal patterns and, in most cases, is not due to an infection with the coronavirus.Wait and see whether the suspected infection is confirmed by laboratory findings. If this is the case, the Public Health Department in charge will take care of tracing the contact person(s).
If you have symptoms like fever, cough, headaches, sore throat, or limb pain, please call your general practitioner or the emergency service for patients with statutory health insurance at 116 117. They will discuss the further course of action with you and will let you know if testing for COVID-19 is indicated.
If you need to take sick leave, notify your superior as usual.
If you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and experience symptoms like
contact your general practitioner and, additionally, turn to the Public Health Department in charge.The Public Health Department will inform you about the further course of action.
If your health deteriorates rapidly, call EMS and inform them about your contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
If you do not show any symptoms, you must still inform the Public Health Department. Self-isolate at home until the Public Health Department informs you about the further course of action.
If you do not show any symptoms, you can continue working on the premises of the University unless ordered otherwise by the Public Health Department.
Please ensure strict compliance with the actions mentioned under no. 7. Keep the number of contacts to a minimum and try to keep face-to-face meetings under 15 minutes.
Comply with the hygiene rules currently in force.
Take the following simple actions: maintain a distance from other people, practice good hand hygiene, wear a face covering.
You can always get up-to-date information from these institutions.
Robert Koch Institute
Information of the Federal Centre for Health Education on infection prevention (in German)
Information of the Federal Ministry of Health on COVID-19
Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines
Public Health Department of the City of Jena
The following rules apply to on-site events:
Room occupancy is based on the specifications of Lecture Hall Management in the Division for Construction and Facility Management on the possible occupancy density under pandemic conditions (application for rooms via firstname.lastname@example.org).
The lecturers or organizers of the event are to inform the participants in advance about the applicable distance and hygiene rules [pdf, 374 kb] de and ensure that they are observed.
Participants are to declare in writing that they are free of corona symptoms and risk contacts and that they will adhere to the distance and hygiene rules.
Attendance lists with contact details de are to be kept to facilitate contact tracing in case of an infection. At the end of the event, the lists are to be given to Lecture Hall Management in the Division for Construction and Facility Management for safekeeping.
The offering of drinks and open meals in the form of buffets or similar is prohibited.
All University members and guests are obliged to wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose inside the buildings and on the premises of Friedrich Schiller University
Exceptions: After taking a seat in the ThULB, in PC pools, lecture halls, seminar rooms and during exams, as well as generally at the workplace, face masks may be taken off provided that the minimum distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained and that the University’s Hygiene and Infection Prevention Plan [PDF 374KB] [pdf, 374 kb] de is applied.
The Mensa Ernst-Abbe-Platz is open for students and university members Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30. From 7 November 2020, it is also open on Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00. In addition to on-site services, the canteen continues to offer takeaway meals.
The cafeteria in the ThULB is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 15:00 and on Saturday from 11:00 to 15:00.
The cafeteria in the University Main Building is open from 9:00 to 14:00 and offers breakfast and two warm meals for lunch, at least one of which is vegetarian. During the opening hours, a standard selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and cakes is available.
University members can also use the cafeteria Campus EAH (House 5, next to the library), which is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00. The Mensa Carl-Zeiss-Promenade (EAH) is open from 8:00 until 14:00.
The Mensa Philosophenweg is open from 11:00 to 14:00.
The Cafeteria Carl-Zeiss-Straße is open from 9:00 to 15:00.
Only cashless payments by thoska are accepted.