Corona notes

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Please note that not all current study and examination information is translated into English. It is therefore recommended that you also read the German pages for this purpose.

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  • Where can I find the currently valid regulations, recommendations and Corona indicators? (Last updated: 10/12/2022)

  • What if I have been tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus? (Last updated: 09/14/2022)

    I. If your PCR test or certified antigen rapid test returns positive ...

    • ...immediately go home and quarantine there. The health department is automatically informed about the test result and will contact you shortly.
    • Students, teachers and administrative staff are obliged to inform the University immediately:
    • ... inform your contact persons of the last 48 hours before the test!

    II. If your Corona self-test shows a positive result...

    • ...you must have a PCR test performed immediately. Please contact a health care professional, the Health Department or a testing center by phone
    • ... you must isolate yourself and may not enter the University until the result of the PCR test is available. If your PCR test returns negative, you are no longer required to self-isolate. If the PCR test confirms a positive test result, follow the steps above.

    (see also: District of Würzburg, Corona Information)

    Duration of isolation:

    The isolation can be terminated five days at the earliest after the positive test result. However, this only applies if there have been no symptoms for at least 48 hours.

    Otherwise, quarantine ends after ten days.

    If you have any questions, please contact our health team at: hygieneteam@hfm-wuerzburg.de

  • Information on the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Last updated: 09/14/2022)

    Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

    Currently approved in the EU and used in Germany:

    • Covid-19 Vaccine from BionTech/Pfizer (Comirnaty®)
    • Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna (Spikevax®)
    • Covid-19 Vaccine by Johnson & Johnson (Janssen®) 
    • Covid-19 Vaccine by Novavax (Nuvaxovid®)

    Mechanisms of action of the different vaccines: 

    Primary Vaccination:

    Immunization against COVID-19 by two vaccinations. 

    Booster vaccination (= booster vaccination):

    Recommended vaccination distance between primary vaccination (or infection) and booster vaccination: Starting 3 months after second vaccination (or infection).

    More information on vaccination

  • Getting vaccinated in the city and district of Würzburg (Last updated: 08/20/2022)

    • There are very timely vaccination appointments for first, second and booster vaccinations available!
    • In some cases, no registration is required.
    • The vaccination is free of charge.

    Vaccination is possible...

    The website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute contains further information on the vaccines currently authorized in the EU. 

    Please note: Persons who have been vaccinated with vaccines not authorized in the EU are considered to be "not vaccinated". You will need to be completely re-vaccinated. 

  • What regulations apply when entering Germany from risk areas? (Last updated: 07/26/2022)

    If you have been in an area of variants of concern within 10 days of your arrival in Germany, please follow these steps:

    I. Registration Requirement

    • Before entering Germany, complete the digital entry application
    • Please take this confirmation with you when you come to the border.
    • The health department is automatically informed if you are required to quarantine.

    II. Quarantine Regulations

    III. Documentation Requirements

    • Travelers coming from an area of variants of concern must submit a negative PCR-test result to the carrier. Proof of recovery or a vaccination certificate are not sufficient.
    • The test must have been carried out no more than 48 hours prior to entry. 
    • Basic Info on Arrival (Federal Ministry of Health)
  • General Information and Hotlines for the Coronavirus (Last updated: 07/04/2022)

  • Information on maternity leave during the pandemic (Last updated: 06/24/2022)

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult the hygiene team before entering the university buildings for the first time.

    The Universities are obliged to first carry out an individual risk assessment for pregnant workers and students. In individual cases, the Hygiene Team must assess whether and to what extent employment/study during pregnancy is possible on site. The University must ensure that pregnant women are not exposed to a higher risk of infection than the general population or that the level of infection protection there is at least equal to that in the private and public areas.

    Currently, breastfeeding women are not banned from working. However, a consultation with the Hygiene Team must be held in advance in order to clarify any individual risks and to discuss possible premises for breastfeeding.

    Detailed information on maternity leave is available at: Information on maternity protection related to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (as of 1 July 2021).

  • I found out that I was in contact with a COVID-19 patient - what should I do? (Last updated: 06/24/2022)

    As of 13.04.2022, there is no longer a quarantine obligation for close contacts.

    Recommendations for if you have been in contact with people who have tested positive or who have COVID-19:

    • You must watch for any symptoms that might arise within the next 14 days (self-monitoring).
    • If you develop symptoms and/or if an antigen test (also self-test) is positive, you must immediately isolate yourself, inform the HfM and the health department, and have a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 performed. 
    • Those vaccinated or recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection do not always show typical symptoms (dry cough, fever, chills, lost of taste/smell), but can also have headaches, sore throat or a cold. 
    • Please note: Those fully vaccinated or recovered who are regularly in contact with people at a higher risk of serious illness, should do their best to avoid contact with these people for 14 days after having had contact with a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 case.
  • In which cases is it not allowed to enter the University Campus? (Last updated: 06/24/2022)

    • If you have symptoms of disease and/or COVID-19-suspicious symptoms .
    • If you have general symptoms of sickness.
    • If you have been tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. You may not re-enter the University until this has been approved by the health office or at the earliest after five days after the positive test result and absence of symptoms for at least 48 hours. Otherwise, after ten days at the latest.
    • If you have been in a risk area designated by the Robert Koch Institute within 10 days of your arrival and are in quarantine for this reason. For more information on entering/returning from a risk area, please refer to the section "What regulations apply when entering Germany from risk areas?"
  • Minimum distances and mask recommendation (Last updated: 06/03/2022)

    Minimum distances

    Everyone is required to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons wherever possible.

    For activities with increased aerosol emission, greater distances may be necessary. These are particularly recommended for singing and wind instrument playing (singing and wind instruments: 2 m [flute 3 m] in singing/wind direction).

    Mask recommendation

    Wearing a medical face mask or FFP2 mask is recommended in the College of Music buildings. This recommendation applies especially where a distance of 1.5 m from other persons cannot be safely maintained.

    It is also recommended that a medical face mask or FFP2 mask continue to be worn while attending events and that a minimum distance of 1.5 m be maintained outside of the fixed seating area.

    Advice for risk groups

    Persons at increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease (see risk groups according to the Robert Koch Institute) are strongly advised to take the necessary measures for self-protection. This includes in particular the consistent wearing of an FFP-2 mask.

    Masks with a valve are generally not permitted.

    Information on the different mask types and instructions for their use can be found at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and in this video.

  • Where can I find out more about the plans for the coming months beyond the HfM Würzburg? (Last updated: 04/02/2021)

  • Where can I find counseling during times of crisis? (Last updated: 03/16/2021)

    You can contact HFM Würzburg's advisory services in case of psychological stress and crises (Lise Gold and Dr. Maria Schuppert, see flyer "Musik & Gesundheit").

    Other points of contact in case of mental stress include ...

    In Würzburg:

    bavaria-wide:

    Germany-wide:

    international:

    Hotlines for questions regarding a potential infection with the Corona virus

    • Priority: Patient service of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns (KVB), Tel.: 116 117
    • Citizen's hotline of the City and District of Würzburg, Tel.: 0931 8003-5100
    • Independent Patient Consultation, Tel.: 0800 011 77 22
    • Telephone number of the Federal Ministry of Health, Tel. 030 346 465 100

    Very important: Make sure to call before you go to a doctor or clinic. This can protect yourself and others. If necessary, the office you call will forward you to an office responsible for your region for further clarification.

  • Whom can I contact with questions about the hygiene guidelines? (Last updated: 11/28/2020)

    If you have questions about infection control and the implementation of the hygiene guidelines, please contact our hygiene team by e-mail.

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  • Where can I get a student loan for 0% during the Corona crisis? (Last updated: 06/05/2022)

    The German Federal Ministry of Education provides emergency aid for German and international students in financial need due to the Corona crisis. In acute cases, a grant can initially be applied for through the student unions; in addition, interest-free loans of up to €650 per month are offered through the KfW:

  • Financial Aid for Students in Need (Musikalische Akademie) (Last updated: 04/23/2022)

    The Musikalische Akademie provides support especially for students at the HfM Würzburg who need assistance. A prerequisite is the timely submission of the application for assistance from the Corona Emergency Fund of the Musical Academy.

    Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The allocation committee, consists of Vice President Prof. Rudolf Ramming, student representative Stefan Schneider and the Chairman of the Musical Academy, Johannes Engels, and decides on the allocation of the funds.

  • Opening hours for teaching and practicing (Last updated: 04/23/2022)

    The current opening hours can be found at the respective buildings

  • "Corona-Semester": Your right to follow-up lessons (Last updated: 01/30/2022)

    For lessons that were not completed in SoSe 2020 or not given in an appropriate form, it is possible to apply for follow-up lessons without further justification, but with the signature of the corresponding teacher. To do this, please fill in the application at the Vice Presidents’ Office.

    Applications for follow-up lessons for further semesters must be submitted with reference to individual dates. Here, you will need to include a detailed explanation of why the lessons were not given in an appropriate form. Since the University has made it possible to provide individual, on-campus artistic instruction since the Winter Semester 20/2021, a right to follow-up lessons must be carefully examined in detail.

    This does not affect your right to postpone an exam due to the official Corona semesters. However, such a shift does not go hand in hand with additional claims for one-on-one lessons.

We will expand and update this list on a regular basis. Check back here regularly for the latest information on current developments.