INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS ON THE CORONAVIRUS SARS-COV-2 PROTECTION AND PROCEDURE

Problems with digital teaching or with online tools used? Please contact stud.digi-support@leuphana.de. or have a look at the page of the student support for digital teaching (by students for students).

Distance and hygiene rules

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General Information

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Leuphana Tools

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Contact Persons

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Library

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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University Sports

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Writing Center

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Semester ticket

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Student support team for digital teaching

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Infection protection

  • How can I protect myself from infection?
  • Mouthguard
  • Disinfectants

International Office

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Mensa

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Local public transport

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Personal behaviour in case of infection or suspected infection

  • Behaviour in case of symptoms of illness
  • Behaviour in case of official quarantine orders
  • Behaviour in case of confirmed infection
  • Behaviour in case of contacts with persons with confirmed infections
  • Behaviour in case of a previous stay in a risk area

Examinations

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Further information

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Access to media (e-books, e-journals and databases)

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Distance and hygiene rules

The Presidential Board urges all university members to strictly adhere to the distance rules communicated by the Robert Koch Institute, the further recommendations of the health authorities and the decrees of the federal and state governments on "social distancing". The recommendations include a minimum distance of 2 metres to other people, regular (bumpy) ventilation of rooms at least 30 minutes apart and the avoidance of group meetings (especially in closed rooms). These rules also apply in particular when visiting canteens or restaurants. Please keep the distance to other people for your own protection as well as for the protection of others also when meeting outside.

Please minimize social contacts to an absolutely necessary minimum according to the general decree of the Lower Saxony state government.

General Information

When does university start again? How can I network with other students? The following video answers these and other questions about the current situation at the university.
The free association of the Student*innenschaft also provides an overview of general questions on its website.

Leuphana Tools

In order to be able to maintain teaching activities in the summer semester 2020 despite a break in attendance due to the corona crisis, digital learning platforms, tools and the production of videos, podcasts and screencasts are indispensable. An overview and information on the individual tools can be found via the following link.

Library

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing a bridging aid for students in pandemic emergency situations. This comprises two elements: the KfW student loan and grants distributed by the student unions. Further information as well as explanations on how to apply can be found at: https://www.bmbf.de/de/wissenswertes-zur-ueberbrueckungshilfe-fuer-studierende-11509.html

University Sports

The Studio 21 can again be used for training. Hygiene and distance rules must be observed.

Furthermore, various sports courses are offered in online format via Live-Zoom Meetings. These include dancing, yoga or functional training. The homefit offer continues to take place regularly.

Writing Center

The Writing Center continues to offer a wide range of services for students and teachers. Due to the current situation the counselling service takes place online. 

Semester ticket

Information from the AStA on the composition of the semester fee, the semester ticket and individual options can be found here.

Student support team for digital teaching

If you are using digital tools such as Zoom, Moodle etc. If you have problems using the digital tools like zoom, moodle etc., please write to the student support team for digital teaching at stud.digi-support@leuphana.de

For the new challenges that digital teaching presents for students this semester, a student support team has been set up to help you with any problems you may have. We want to provide you with instructions for setting up the tools necessary for digital teaching (Zoom, Moodle, etc.) but also ideas for group meetings, committee work and normal university life. We also welcome your suggestions and ideas about what is most needed now.

If you have problems with the installation of Microsoft Office, account extension, with the VPN connection or with your Leuphana account, please contact the MIZ tutors* at it-tutor@leuphana.de.

Infection protection

How can I protect myself from infection?

The most important measures to prevent infection are the hygiene measures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute. These include above all

  • regular hand washing (with soap, at least 20 seconds, also between the fingers)
  • adherence to the coughing etiquette (coughing/sneezing in a paper handkerchief that is to be disposed of immediately afterwards, if not in the crook of your arm)
  • keeping a distance of at least 1-2m from coughing or sneezing persons
  • the waiver of handshakes as a greeting.

Detailed hygiene recommendations can also be found here or here.

Mouthguard

For healthy people, the wearing of a simple mouth and nose protector is not recommended by health authorities. This protection should only be worn by people who are already ill to prevent further spread of viruses. For healthy people, on the other hand, an increased risk is feared, as people wearing a mouth-and-nose protector are more likely to put their hands on their face and soaking the protector could be an additional risk of virus infection.

Disinfectants

The use of disinfectants outside medical work areas is not recommended by health authorities due to the risk of improper application. Disinfectants are often applied incorrectly (e.g. exposure time is not observed), so that in the worst case they do not have the desired effect and lull users into a false sense of security. Instead, frequent and thorough hand washing is recommended as the preferred alternative.

Of course you can use disinfectants that you have brought with you privately at your workplace. In principle, however, appropriate products should be reserved for those facilities, especially those in the health care sector, which require them in a special way.

Further information on disinfectants.

 

International Office

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the International Office remains closed to the public until further notice. However, all staff members are available to provide information and advice by e-mail or telephone. If necessary, a personal consultation is also possible by prior arrangement by e-mail or telephone. More information: www.leuphana.de/services/io.html

Mensa

From Monday, 29 June 2020, the canteen will open again. Payment is only possible without cash with the LeuphanaCard/Guest Card. Seats in the cafeteria will remain blocked, all food is take-away only.

Local public transport

The Presidential Board recommends that all employees - even those who are not on their way to the university - avoid public transport. Alternatively, please use your car, bicycle or walk. If you live outside of Lüneburg and do not have a car, please contact your superiors and, if possible, arrange mobile working from home.

Personal behaviour in case of infection or suspected infection

Behaviour in case of symptoms of illness

In spring, waves of common flu-like infections occur frequently. Please stay at home if you develop symptoms of a flu-like infection and, if necessary, contact Student Services if you are unable to take scheduled exams in this situation.

In case of fever, cough, shortness of breath or other acute respiratory symptoms, you should - after making an appointment by phone - contact a doctor. In addition, you should avoid unnecessary contact, stay at home if possible and observe the rules for proper coughing and sneezing as well as good hand hygiene.

Behaviour in case of official quarantine orders

A quarantine order is issued by the local health authority. If you or members of your household receive such an order, please forward a copy of it to the student services department if you are unable to take the examinations planned as a result of the quarantine.

Behaviour in case of confirmed infection

Please follow the instructions of the health authorities or the recommendations of your doctor. Please do not come to the university. Please contact Student Services if you are unable to take planned examinations in this situation.

Please also make sure to inform the Occupational Safety Department of the university and contact Mr. Jörg Seeba and Ms. Antje Dietrich.

Behaviour in case of contacts with persons with confirmed infections

Please contact the responsible public health department immediately and regardless of symptoms, if you have had personal contact (regardless of travel) with a person who has had the SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in the laboratory. Please observe the rules for proper coughing and sneezing and good hand hygiene. Please do not come to the university. Please contact Student Services if you are unable to take scheduled exams in this situation.

Please also make sure to inform the Occupational Safety Department and contact Mr. Jörg Seeba and Ms. Antje Dietrich.

Behaviour in case of a previous stay in a risk area

Please stay at home and avoid unnecessary contact if you have stayed in a risk area or particularly affected area designated by the Robert Koch Institute in the past 14 days. Please observe the rules for proper coughing and sneezing and good hand hygiene. Please do not come to the university. Please contact Student Services if you are unable to take planned examinations in this situation.

Examinations

Information on the alternative delivery of courses and examinations during the Corona crisis can be found in the Gazettes:

  •     Leuphana Bachelor
  •     Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, which provide the requirements for a teaching profession
  •     Master programs of the Graduate School
  •     Academic certificate studies
  •     Part-time Bachelor's degree programmes
  •     Master's programmes for further education

Further information

If you have symptoms or other questions about your own health, call your family doctor or contact the medical on-call service on 116 117.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continuously monitors the situation, assesses the risk to the population in Germany and answers frequently asked questions.

The RKI also offers a risk assessment of events.

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) offers leaflets on important hygiene measures in German and English for downloading and printing in DIN A4 and DIN A3 format.

Current information on Lower Saxony can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality (MSGG).

The Lower Saxony State Health Office also maintains a telephone hotline for questions about coronavirus on 0511-4505555 (Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon).

The Federal Foreign Office provides up-to-date information for travellers.

 

Access to media (e-books, e-journals and databases)

Of the approx. 2.1 million resources that Leuphana offers via the MIZ catalogue, approx. 1.5 million can be used online. More than 50% of the library's books - especially the newer titles - are available as e-books. More than 95% of Leuphana's journal holdings are available electronically. Furthermore, about 230 databases licensed by MIZ are available via the Leuphana network. All e-resources can be accessed by Leuphana staff and students via VPN access from home. When accessing via VPN the category "online research" must be selected. Access is granted with the Leuphana account and the corresponding password.

You can reach the library support by e-mail (ubinfo@leuphana.de) or by phone at 04131 677 1100).