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What are the typical symptoms of an infection? Is there a crisis team at TH Wildau? Here you will find answers to general questions about the Corona virus.

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Crisis Team

What are the tasks of the Crisis Team of TH Wildau?Open areaClose area

The Wildau crisis team coordinates, prioritizes, controls and decides on the following fields of action:

  • Internal / external information policy (employees / guests)
  • operational and personnel planning ("key functions")
  • Internal / external access regulations (employees / guests)
  • Hygiene measures (procurement, rules of conduct)
  • Code of conduct for third parties / business trips
  • Trigger advanced telework
  • additional medical planning and

  • Return to normal

Members are Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tippe (President), Prof. Jörg Reiff-Stephan (Vice-president for Studies and Learning), Thomas Lehne (Chancellor), Prof. Heike Pospisil (Dean Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences), Mike Lange (Centre for University Communications, Academic Staff Council Representative), Sebastian Christeleit (Representative of non-academic staff council), Sebastian Stoye (Internal Communication, ZFHK) and a referent of the student councel, counselling Dr. Evelyn Klüssendorf-Mediger (company doctor) and Prof. Dr. Marcus Frohme (Chairman of the senate). If necessary, other relevant positions or people are also consulted.

Contact: krisenstab(at)th-wildau.de

Implementation of compulsory testing since 17 May 2021 (updated on 18.6.2021)

What applies to self-tests and rapid tests in general?Open areaClose area

As a general rule, it is recommended to take tests before attending an attendance event (at home/at an official test station, etc.). The Corona test centre on our campus (House 17, Room 17-0025) or other state-funded offers are also suitable for this purpose.

If this is not possible, the university provides self-tests, which are handed out at the gatehouse in building 13. The porter's office is also staffed on Saturdays for face-to-face courses and issues self-tests as required. The courtyard hall in building 13 is available for testing. Used material can be disposed of there.

The "negative certificate" can then simply be brought to the course or exam.

Here is an overview of possible testing stations:

DM and Lidl shops now also have small free test centres:

 

Where can I find the certificate for the negative test (self-test)?Open areaClose area

The certificate and the "docket" on negative self-test can be found on our Corona website or here: CLICK

Are there any exemptions from testing for fully vaccinated or recovered people?Open areaClose area

Yes, according to the COVID 19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance of 8 May 2021, fully vaccinated and recovered persons are exempt from the testing requirement, but must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery upon request.

The current guidelines on the mask requirement and the distance requirement also continue to apply to these groups of people.

Compulsory test for on-site teaching

Is on-site teaching only allowed to be attended with a negative coronal test?Open areaClose area

Yes, especially from §23 (Other educational and training institutions) of the New Ordinance on the Handling of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus and COVID-19 in Brandenburg (valid from 16 June to 13 July 2021). 12 May 2021 the following regulations exist:

  • As before, attendance at classroom events must be accompanied by a negative Corona test.
  • Participants in face-to-face courses must provide evidence of a negative test on their first day of attendance each week.
  • Self-tests will continue to be provided by the university if required (issued at the gatehouse, house 13). The negative test certificate will continue to be used and must be carried on campus at all times.
  • However, it is generally recommended to do the tests in advance (at home or at an official testing station).
  • The negative certificates are valid for 72 h (3 days), so that a maximum of two tests are necessary if the course is held on different days between Monday and Saturday.
  • This means that the previous regulation that tests carried out are valid for a maximum of 24 hours no longer applies.
  • Fully vaccinated or recovered persons are exempt from testing under the COVID 19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance of 8 May 2021, but must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery upon request.
  • Teaching staff are entitled to be shown the negative certificates or proof of full vaccination or recovery. The university explicitly chooses the trust-based approach in this point in order to ensure that courses and examinations are as practicable and simple as possible.

    As a reminder: The university regularly provides information about free vaccination appointments, which are made possible in cooperation with a local doctor's practice. You can find the registration form for this on the Corona website or directly here: https://www.th-wildau.de/index.php?id=32765.
    Use this option to protect yourself and others particularly effectively and also to be exempted from current or future testing obligations.

The certificate and the "docket" on negative self-test can be found on our Corona website or here: CLICK

Do attendance events also mean examinations?Open areaClose area

Yes.

Both courses and on-site examinations are considered attendance events. 

How long are the negative certificates valid?Open areaClose area

The negative certificates are valid for 72 hours (3 days), so that a maximum of two tests are necessary if the course is held on different days between Monday and Saturday.

This means that the previous rule that tests carried out are valid for a maximum of 24 hours no longer applies.

Is it necessary to use the university's self-tests?Open areaClose area

No, you are free to choose which self-tests or test centres you use. The decisive factor is that the test is negative and this is proven by the negative certificate.

Basically, however, the recommendation is to take the tests in advance (at home or at an official testing station). The "negative certificate" can then simply be brought to the exam.

Here is an overview of possible test centres:

DM and Lidl shops now also have small free test centres:

In case this is not possible, the university provides self-tests in house 13 at the gatehouse.

Are the quick tests also available on Saturdays?Open areaClose area

Yes, the gatekeeper's office is also staffed on Saturdays in the case of attendance offers and issues self-tests if required.

Basically, however, the recommendation is to take the tests in advance (at home or at an official testing station). The "negative certificate" can then simply be brought to the exam.

Here is an overview of possible test centres:

DM and Lidl shops now also have small free test centres:

In case this is not possible, the university provides self-tests in house 13 at the gatehouse.

Are there any exemptions from testing for fully vaccinated or recovered people?Open areaClose area

Yes, according to the COVID 19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance of 8 May 2021, fully vaccinated and recovered persons are exempt from the testing requirement, but must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery upon request.

The current guidelines on the mask requirement and the distance requirement also continue to apply to these groups of people.

Hygiene concept & hygiene measures

Where can I find the hygiene concept of TH Wildau?Open areaClose area

You can find the hygiene concept here: CLICK. It is also linked in the right column of the Corona website.

What hygiene standards apply at TH Wildau?Open areaClose area

The following hygiene standards apply at TH Wildau:

  • Minimum distance between individuals of 1.5 m. In case minimum distance cannot be guaranteed due to the size of rooms or the kind of work undertaken, then a case-by-case assessment as to the feasibility of higher standards of protection must be undertaken. Any such requirements for higher standards must be reported via the deans to the executive university management. The university management will endeavour to support such applications. Should the requirements reported be impossible to meet, however, due to delivery shortages, then the class or examination in question may not be conducted on site and must be rescheduled to a later date.
  • The university will make disinfectants available.
  • Within the buildings of the university, the wearing of a medical mask (surgical or FFP2 mask) is mandatory. In offices and laboratories used by a defined group of persons, the wearing of a mouth-and-nose protector may be dispensed with, provided that the minimum distance of 1.5 m between staff members is maintained and regular ventilation is provided.

  • In classroom training the mask requirement for classroom events in closed rooms (courses and examinations) does not apply as soon as the students have taken their fixed seat. If they leave their fixed seat, the mask must be put back on.

The hygiene concept of TH Wildau lists all measures taken at the university and can also be downloaded from the general Corona page.

Which hygiene measures should I take in general?Open areaClose area

  • Basically, it remains essential that we all adhere to the applicable distance and hygiene rules.
    • Distance and hygiene rules
      Distance - at least 1.5 m, also outside the buildings
      Hygiene rules - wash hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds and follow cough and sneeze etiquette
      Mask - wear a medical mask when on campus. This has to be a surgical or FFP2 mask.
      Ventilate - regularly ventilate all type of room as best you can: offices, seminar rooms, lecture theatres etc.
      App - install the federal government's Corona warning app on a voluntary basis. It enables contact tracing and thereby to break contact chains.

Contact tracing & mandatory masking

Mandatory maskingOpen areaClose area

As a general rule: In all other premises of the TH (corrodirs, foyers etc.), the wearing of a medical face mask (OP mask or FFP2 mask) is mandatory!

The principle applies that staff (members) should not be in the position of having to violate the distance rules in their offices or laboratories. In this sense, it is strongly recommended to use the possibilities of the home office to reduce the occupancy of the premises accordingly. If the distance rules cannot be complied with due to an urgent need for higher occupancy of the premises or the nature of the activities, compensation through additional protective measures must be examined in individual cases (e.g. application for Plexiglas panes).

Offices and laboratories

In offices and laboratories used by a clearly defined group of people, the wearing of nasal masks can be dispensed with, provided that the minimum distance between staff (members) of 1.5 m is maintained and regular ventilation is ensured.

Classroom (teaching) events

In classroom training the mask requirement for classroom events in closed rooms (courses and examinations) does not apply as soon as the students have taken their fixed seat. If they leave their fixed seat, the mask must be put back on.

How is contact tracing at TH Wildau regulated?Open areaClose area

TH Wildau introduced a system developed in-house for contact tracing in case of a SARS-Cov2 infection: the "Web-App für contact tracing". 

All premises of TH Wildau will be successively equipped with QR codes - in the first step all event and meeting rooms, laboratories and the library, in the second step all other offices. 

The QR codes must be scanned with a mobile device before entering the premises. Those who do not have a mobile device or do not wish to use one can also maintain the data manually via the icampus.th-wildau.de/kontaktnachverfolgung (there is currently no English version of the web app available).website on any other device with Internet access before or after entering the premises.

Further information on the web app is available at: https://en.th-wildau.de/contact-tracing

For tested, fully vaccinated and recovered: Do they also have to wear a mask?Open areaClose area

Yes, the current guidelines on the obligation to wear a mask and the distance requirement are still valid for these groups of people.

(possible) infection

What do I have to do in case of a (possible) infection?Open areaClose area

  • Inform the Crisis Team via Krisenstab@th-wildau.de.
  • Voluntary: Also inform possible contacts as a preventive measure.
  • Wait for information from your local health authority.
  • In case of an isolation or quarantine order, please also send this letter by e-mail to Krisenstab@th-wildau.de.

What are the symptoms of an infection and how do I behave?Open areaClose area

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. In addition, those affected can contact the emergency medical service on +49 116 117 or the citizens' phone of the Brandenburg State Office for Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection and Health (LAVG) on +49 (0)331 8683-777.

Extensive information is also provided by the RKI

Under what circumstances do I need to be quarantined?Open areaClose area

If the risk of infection is estimated to be high, the responsible health department can order a home quarantine in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus as far as possible. According to the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), there is such a risk

  • if you have had close contact with a patient within the past two weeks, or
  • if you have been abroad in areas with high risk assessment within the past two weeks.

The specific procedure for a quarantine is determined in individual cases by the responsible health department.

As of April 29, 2020

Accessibility of buildings

Under what conditions are the buildings on the campus accessible?Open areaClose area

Access to the university buildings is granted to students whose courses take place on site. However, these can only be offered if the required hygiene standards (see General) are met. This means, among other things, that minimum distances between individual persons must be observed and group sizes must be adapted to the respective room sizes. The same applies to university exams for which there are no permitted digital variants.

Urgent laboratory work outside of teaching (e.g. for research or maintenance purposes) can be carried out in compliance with the required hygiene standards (see above).

As of September 30, 2020

Childcare

Where can I get tips on how to organise childcare?Open areaClose area

Our family service provides you with useful tips and links for organising work with children in your home office, as well as psychological support for children, young people and adults and suggestions and ideas for games for you and your children during the breaks.

Case numbers

How are the case numbers developing in the district of Dahme-Spreewald?Open areaClose area

All important information on the Corona case numbers in the Dahme-Spreewald district as well as important contact addresses and documents to download can be found on the here.

How are the case numbers currently developing in Germany?Open areaClose area

A clear overview of the corona virus cases in Germany down to the district level can be found on Dashboard des Robert-Koch-Instituts (RKI). 

As of April 29, 2020