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Information about Corona virus and measures of the TH Wildau

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Update Corona-Virus 01-04-2020 - Extension of Contact Restrictions in the State of Brandenburg

As was announced on 31.03.2020, the state of Brandenburg contact restrictions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease have been extended until 19 April. For TH Wildau this means that there will be no on-site classes in the distance learning programmes on Saturday 18.04.2020, as we had first hoped.

There is no information at present concerning any extension of our emergency on-site operations and the further organisation of teaching. We will inform you as soon as we know more.

Update Corona-Virus 20-03-2020 - Extension of Bachelor´s and Master´s theses

*** The regulation communicated here is still being published as a decree! ***

In an effort to slow down the spread of the corona pandemic and against the background of the regulation to contain the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) in Brandenburg and the resulting measures, the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) decided on March 18, 2020 - with regard to bachelor's or master's theses - to extend the deadlines by two months, within which the services are to be provided. The basis for the amended deadlines is the framework regulation, and the degree programme-specific regulations respectively of the respective university.

Within the scope of her legal authority, the President of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau decrees that the processing time for all Bachelor's and Master's theses that have begun, will continue, or will be completed in the summer semester 2020 will generally be extended by two months. A separate application is not required.

Extensions that have already been approved by the Examination Committee up to 25 March 2020 will not be counted towards the two-month period. If necessary, the supervisors have to inform the students about the extension period by official channels.

 

Coronavirus Update 18 March 2020, 18:00 - emergency on-site operations from 23 March 2020

As the university now unfortunately has one confirmed Covid19 case and one further suspected case, the unversity executive committee, on the advice of the crisis team and in consultation with the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture, has decided the following:

From Monday 23 March 2020 to and including Sunday 19 April, the university will enter into emergency on-site operations and make maximum use of all digital options for work and study. The aim of this measure is to ensure that all operative areas that cannot work completely digitally are maintained and run by a maximum of one or two staff.

Specifically, these emergency on-site operations entail the following:

  • Buildings will be locked shut and technical operations largely reduced. Entrance is only permitted for the above-defined small number of persons in emergency operations. At present the identity of these persons is being decided in our administrative departments and faculties. In case further colleagues require legitimated entrance (e.g. to keep laboratories operating), this must be applied for to Herr Krüger under detlef.krueger@th-wildau.de. Please note that these can only be exceptional permissions, and that entrance must be restricted temporally and may only be granted for one or a maxmimum of two people.
  • No events, committee meetings or other kinds of work meetings may take place on site.
  • All staff are to perform their tasks as best as possible in home office. We request that you fill out a home office agreement with your superior and send a copy to the personnel department. A standard form is available as a download here.
  • If you require hardware from your office for home office work, please fill out a loan agreement and send this to the dean's office. A standard form is available as a download here. All further details are to be agreed with your superior. Staff from the administrative departments will thus be equipped with hardware and software if required, and this will meet all required security and data protection standards.
  • Should you require items from your office for the next weeks, then you have the opportunity of collecting these and taking them home tomorrow, Friday 20 March 2020, and also Saturday 21 March 2020. If you need to enter your office after these dates, then please contact Herr Krüger.
  • All on-site consulting hours are cancelled. The administrative staff´s availabilities by telephone during this period can be looked up up-to-date in our organisational handbook under https://wiki.hrz.th-wildau.de/doku.php?id=start. Here you will also find useful information on numerous processess and tools that will be helpful in the current situation.
  • We are aware that the current situation entails challenges in caring for children and that home office and childcare are not always compatible. We very much hope that the present home office arrangements can relax this situation somewhat. Please note that these emergency on-site operations do not mean that teaching is suspended. All classes are to be conducted as best as possible online.

 

In consultation with the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture, spoken final examinations for students are for now permissible on-site at TH Wildau under the following conditions. A maximum of three persons (student examined, supervisor and second examiner) may be present in a sufficiently large room, and all hygiene precautions required in this situation must be taken. These examinations may only be undertaken if all (!) present voluntarily agree. The organisation, and in particular provision of access on the examination date, is to be done via the dean's offices and in consultation with Herr Krüger.

As soon as this situation changes you will be immediately informed. Many thanks for your understanding and take care of each other!

 

Coronavirus Update 19.03.2020 - Confirmed Corona case at TH Wildau

At TH Wildau a member of the university tested positive for Covid-19. TH Wildau has taken all necessary steps.

The health department of Königs Wusterhausen has been informed. All members of TH Wildau have also been informed about the case. All members of TH Wildau who had direct contact with the person have been identified and informed. The health department will contact all the named (identified) persons and communicate the necessary measures.

Today, 19.03.20, the TH Wildau crisis team will discuss further steps and consequences.

Since it cannot be ruled out that there may be other persons at TH Wildau who had contact with the person in question during this time, TH Wildau asks that in this case you contact the crisis management team at krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de.

In addition, TH Wildau has created an information page on the corona virus, which is constantly updated with current information. The link www.th-wildau.de/corona will take you to the information page.

 

Update 17-03-2020, 5.30 p.m. - Current regulations concerning returning travellers 

Please observe the current regulations concerning returning travellers based on the general decree issued by the Brandenburg Ministry of Health:

People who have been to one of the international risk areas or an area within Germany especially affected  by the virus (currently Landkreis Heinsberg in NRW) during the last 14 days are not allowed to enter TH Wildau for a period of 14 days starting with the date of their return.

If you have been to one of the areas in question, please inform the crisis team immediatley via krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de in case you haven´t already done so.

Regarding the risk areas and the areas especially affected within Germany, please refer to the Robert Koch-Institute´s assessment:

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete.html

(regularly updated, in German).

Further information regarding the impact of the coronavirus on the universities of Brandenburg at https://mwfk.brandenburg.de/mwfk/de/ministerium/umgang-mit-corona-pandemie/ (in German).

 

Update 17-03-2020, 4.00 p.m. - Decree concerning the absence at examinations in Summer Semester 2020 

Please take note of the president´s decree P01-2020 concerning the absence at examinations at TH Wildau in Summer Semester 2020, which was issued today:

"Within the scope of my legal authority as President of Technische Hochschule Wildau I hereby decree that from 16 March 2020 until 31 August 2020 and due to the Corona pandemic students missing examination dates will not be penalised with a “fail” grade as a result of their absence according to § 22 paragraph 1 no. 1 of the TH Wildau Rahmenordnung (Framework Regulations). The student missing an examination is deemed to be excused with no requirement to provide any notification or documentation of reasons of absence."

https://www.th-wildau.de/files/Praesidium/Verfuegungen/Verfuegung_P01_-_2020.pdf  (in German!)

 

Update 16-03-2020, 5.00 p.m. - Important information for students regarding lectures in sommer semster 2020

You will receive e-mail messages on your courses mainly via the course on the Moodle e-learning platform. This means that it is important that you are registered in these courses. Usually this happens automatically, but not always - for example if you are not studying in the regular programme of a certain semester.

This is why I would like to ask you today to check that you are registered for all the courses in your timetable, and that you can access the corresponding e-learning courses in Moodle.

https://elearning.th-wildau.de/login/

If this is not the case, then please write to your teacher and ask to be registered as a user. Otherwise you may miss important information.

 

Update 16-03-2020, 1.45 p.m. - Canteen closing from 17.03.2020

Due to to the current situation the canteen will be closed from tomorrow, 17.03.2020 till presumably 20.04.2020!

For further info see: https://www.studentenwerk-potsdam.de/en/about-us/news/news-detail/hinweise-zum-corona-virus/ (also in English).

 

Update  16-03-2020, 9.00 a.m. - University Library closed from Monday, 16.03.2020

due to the Corona virus, our location in hall 10 of the University Library of the Technical University of Applied Sciences will be completely closed from Monday, 16.03.2020 until further notice.

Please note:

Despite the closure you can still search in our library catalogue Wilbert. Via Wilbert and VPN access, members of our University can use our extensive online resources. There will be no late fees for borrowed media during the closing time.

For urgent enquiries, please contact us at bibinfo(at)th-wildau.de or via phone: +49 3375 508 123.

We will keep you up to date on all other organizational issues here of our website.

The university will check at the beginning of the coming week which services can still be offered by the library.

We ask for your understanding in this difficult situation.

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13-03-2020, 6.00 p.m.-Instructions for the implementation teaching in SoSe 2020Open areaClose area

Update 13-03-2020, 6.00 p.m. - Instructions for the implementation of the teaching in the SoSe 2020: goals, measures, organisation

In a letter dated 13.03.2020, the president informs all students and lecturers of the TH Wildau about the teaching at the TH Wildau in the summer semester 2020 following the press release of the MWFK Brandenburg dated 13.03.2020 (see also last update 13-03-2020, 5.15 p.m. )

Download Statement president

13-03-2020, 5.15 p.m. - press release of Friday, March 13, 2020Open areaClose area

Update 13-03-2020, 5.15 p.m. - Update on dealing with Corona: Prime Minister's press release of Friday, March 13, 2020

On his press conference this afternoon, the Minister President announced measures to help the higher education institutions in the State of Brandenburg deal with the coronavirus: https://mwfk.brandenburg.de/mwfk/de/ministerium/umgang-mit-corona-pandemie/ (in German)

All classroom courses will be suspended from Saturday, 14.3.2020, up to and including Friday, 17.4.2020.

Important informationen for upcommon exams: All examinations will take place tommorrow (14.3.2020).

The consequences of this decision and how we at TH Wildau deal with them (f.e. using E-Learning tools during this time)can soon be found on our website www.th-wildau.de/corona.

12-03-2020  - Upcommon press conference of federal state of BrandenburgOpen areaClose area

Update 12-03-2020  - Upcommon press conference of federal state of Brandenburg, Friday, 13 March, 4 p.m.

As of today, there is no new information regarding the start of the semester and the current examinations. However, tomorrow at 16:00 premier Woidke will hold a press conference concerning the Corona pandemic. In case there will be any consequences for the universities of Brandenburg arising from this you will be informed immediately on this website.

11-03-2020 - Dealing with eventsOpen areaClose area

Update 11-03-2020 - Dealing with events

In view of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, the crisis team of TH Wildau decided today that from tomorrow, Thursday, 12.3.2020, all events of the university that do not serve to maintain teaching and research operations will be cancelled or postponed. As things stand today, this regulation applies until 13.4.2020.
 

If you have any further questions on this topic, please contact krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de. Further information on the crisis team and on the topic of coronavirus will be regularly updated in the future at www.th-wildau.de/corona.

10.03.20 - people returning from risk areas, semester start, new crisis teamOpen areaClose area

Update 10-03-2020 -  important information esp. for people returning from risk areas; crisis team has been set up

In view of the further spread of the coronavirus and the upcoming start of lectures, the TH Wildau would like to inform you that a crisis team has been set up at TH Wildau especially for this purpose. The crisis team observes the daily developments with great attention and is in constant exchange about further action.

In order to counteract the spread of the virus at the beginning of the semester as best as possible, we now need your support!

In case you have travelled to Germany in the last few days from one of the risk areas identified by the Robert Koch Institute (currently China, Iran, South Korea, Italy):

 

  • Please inform the crisis team immediately at krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de!
  • If you are not aware of any contact with infected persons on your journey, please remain at home and away from TH Wildau for 10 days after re-entry.
  • If you have come into contact with infected persons, please remain at home for 14 days. In this case please also contact - first by telephone! - one of the specially established examination centres (currently six in Berlin, see list below).
  • If you show symptoms of the disease, please contact - first by telephone! - one of the examination centres!
  • Students and lecturers who have to stay away from the university for one of the reasons mentioned above should also inform their respective course coordinators, in addition to the crisis team.
  • If students have to be absent from the university for one of the reasons mentioned above, they will not suffer any disadvantages in terms of the examinations.

 

Further information for all lecturers:

  • Please take the current situation into account when planning and conducting your examinations during the semester.
  • In order to be able to inform contact persons in the event of infections, we ask you to keep and store participation lists in your courses until further notice.
  • In order to be prepared for possible further effects on teaching, please familiarise yourself as far as possible with the existing possibilities of e-learning. Contact persons for this can be found at www.th-wildau.de/hochschule/zentrale-einrichtungen/zentrum-fuer-qualitaetsentwicklung/e-learning/.
  • An additional general information website with details of useful tools is currently under construction at https://www.th-wildau.de/elben/webinare/.

Please continue to observe the hygiene instructions given in the previous information notices (collected under www.th-wildau.de/corona). The risk of infection can also be reduced by using dishes and cutlery you have brought with you.

Disinfectant is made available in limited quantities in the Dean’s offices.

If you have any further questions on this topic, please contact krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de. Further information on the crisis team and on the topic of coronavirus will be regularly updated in the future at www.th-wildau.de/corona.

27-02-2020: urgent, prophylactic recommendationsOpen areaClose area

"Dear colleagues and students,

Members of the Executive Board are following the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus with great attention. The highly dynamic nature of this development makes it necessary to evaluate the situation on a daily basis and to examine how we as a university must manage it. We have begun to draw up an emergency plan. And we are in close contact with other universities and relevant institutions.

In general, there are currently the following urgent, prophylactic recommendations:

  •  We advise TH members not to travel to high-risk areas. (This does not only apply in view of the current world health situation; information on this can be found under the links below)
  • If you are currently on a business trip or excursion which, in the course of or after the trip, turns out to lead to a health risk area, we recommend that you consult with your supervisor. In this case, it is recommended to work from home for 14 days, if possible. We do not have any concrete regulations as to how this is to be arranged, so that we ask the supervisors to report this case to the Chancellor of TH Wildau in order to coordinate the arrangement of the regulation
  • If an already approved business trip/excursion is imminent and the travel situation changes, we urgently recommend that you do not take the trip for reasons of caring for yourself, your family and colleagues. Please contact the Chancellor, Mr Thomas Lehne, regarding any cancellation fees

We also urge you to observe and comply with the following precautionary measures:

  • Your hands are an important transmission channel. Therefore, avoid touching your face (especially your eyes, mouth, nose), especially after public contact (light switches, door handles, etc.) and refrain from shaking hands and hugging to greet or say goodbye
  • Avoid close contact with sick people. Keep a distance of 1,5m - 2m from people who cough
  • Ventilate the rooms and wash your hands regularly with soap (please also pay attention to the spaces in between and remove any rings) - also use the disinfectant dispensers provided
  • Please ensure good respiratory hygiene - cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your arm when coughing or sneezing
  • Please use tissues and dispose of them immediately in closed containers
  • If you have cold symptoms, please stay away from your workplace and inform your supervisor. In this case you do not need a certificate of sickness from your family doctor
  • In case of clear symptoms of illness (dry cough, high fever, headache), especially after a stay in a health risk area, please contact your family doctor immediately!  A blood test can provide a clear diagnosis

The Berlin Senate Administration has set up a hotline on this topic at +49 (0)30 90 28 28 28"

13.02.2020 - Information about CoronavirusOpen areaClose area

Information about Coronavirus 13-02-2020

Due to a new type of Coronovirus, the World Health Organization declared an international health emergency on January 30, 2020 and the Federal Foreign Office issued a travel warning for travel to China. These actions have prompted to make the following arrangements:

  • Business trips by employees to China are not permitted until further notice.
  • Already approved business trips and trips to China with students are cancelled or postponed. This should be coordinated with the person concerned, particularly with regard to any costs that have already arisen.
  • I ask all university members who have returned from a stay in China since January 1, 2020 to report to university management (at praesidentin(at)th-wildau.de) in order to be able to take measures against the spread of the virus at our university in the event of illness.
  • Events with guests who have recently been to China cannot take place at TH Wildau until further notice. Events that have already been planned are cancelled or postponed. Here, too, there should be coordination with the responsible persons.

Please also observe the hygiene recommendations that are common in times of flu.

Crisis team of the TH Wildau:

Ansprechpersonen:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tippe (president8

Thomas Lehne (chancellor)

Prof. Heike Pospisil (Dean Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences)

Mike Lange ( Centre for University Communications)

Vertreter/ Vertreterin (referent student councel)

Counselling: Dr. Evelyn Klüssendorf-Mediger (company doctor)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Frohme ( chairman of the senate)

 

Zentrale E-Mail: krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de

Template loan hard- and software of th TH Wildau (in German)

Template agreement home office:

contact points Brandenburg:

Citizen phone Brandenburg (DE) / Bürgertelefon beim Landesamt für Arbeitsschutz, Verbraucherschutz und Gesundheit (LAVG):

0331 8683-777
(mo. to  fr. from 9.00 a.m until 3.00 p.m.

 

Number of emergency medical service / Nummer des ärztlichen Bereitschaftsdienstes:

116 117

Contact points Berlin:

Coronavirus examination centre Wedding / Campus Virchow-Klinikum

adress: Mittelallee 1 in 13353 Berlin:

phone: 030 450 50 (Campus Virchow-Klinikum)

Coronavirus-Abklärungsstelle in Prenzlauer Berg / Vivantes Prenzlauer Berg

adress: Fröbelstraße 15 in 10405 Berlin
phone: 030 130 160 (Vivantes)

Coronavirus examination centre in Tempelhof / Vivantes Wenckebach-Klinikum

adress: Wenckebachstraße 23 in 12099 Berlin
phone: 030 130 190 (Vivantes)

Coronavirus examination centre in Lichtenberg / Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge (KEH)

adress: Herzbergstraße 79 in 10365 Berlin
phone: 030 54 72 38 16 (KEH)

Coronavirus-Ambulanz in Spandau / Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe

adress: Kladower Damm 221 in 14089 Berlin
phone: 030 365 01 0 (Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe)

Coronavirus examination centre in Charlottenburg / DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend

adress: Spandauer Damm 130 in 14050 Berlin
phone: 030 30 350 (DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend)