On the website of the student support team for digital teaching, you will find instructions and answers to questions about online exams (EvaExam and Moodle) and digital tools such as Zoom. For further questions on the use of digital tools etc., you can contact the students of the student support team directly via stud.digi-support@leuphana.de.

BEHAVIOUR IN CASE OF INFECTION, SUSPECTED INFECTION OR, AFTER TRAVEL

I tested positive for Corona. How do I behave correctly and who should I inform?

If you have tested positive for corona virus, please do not come to the university until you have a negative test result that confirms that you have overcome the infection. Please follow the instructions of the public health authority or the recommendations of your doctor.

If necessary, please call in sick to the student service and inform your teachers. In addition, please also inform the occupational safety department (Jörg Seeba or Antje Dietrich: arbeitssicherheit@leuphana.de).

I had contact with a person who tested positive within the last 14 days. How do I behave correctly?

If you have had personal contact with a person where the SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected in the laboratory, please do not come to the university for a period of 14 days from the time of contact. In addition, please contact your family doctor or the responsible public health department immediately and regardless of symptoms.

If necessary, please call in sick to the student service and also inform your teachers. In addition, please also inform the occupational safety department (Jörg Seeba or Antje Dietrich: arbeitssicherheit@leuphana.de).

I was ordered into quarantine. What should I do now?

If you have received a quarantine order from the local health authority, please follow the instructions of the health authority.

Please take advantage of the opportunities to participate online in university courses. If necessary, please contact your lecturers and the student service. In addition, please also inform the Occupational Safety Department and contact Mr. Seeba or Ms. Dietrich (arbeitssicherheit@leuphana.de).

I feel sick. May I participate in classroom events?

If you develop symptoms of a cold or flu-like infection, please stay at home in any case and do not come to the university. Please check with your family doctor whether you should be tested for an infection with the coronavirus.

Please take advantage of the opportunities to participate online in university courses. Please report to the student service if you are ill and inform your teachers if necessary.

I have registered for an attendance exam, but I feel sick on the day of the exam. What should I do?

If you develop symptoms of a cold or flu-like infection, please stay at home in any case and do not come to the university. Please clarify with your family doctor whether you should be tested for an infection with the coronavirus.

Please contact the student service if you are unable to take planned examinations in this situation.

What should I do if I have stayed in a risk area ABROAD?

If you have stayed abroad in a risk area designated by the RKI in the past 14 days, please follow the regulations of the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance and report to your local health office. Please do not come to the university.

Please take advantage of the opportunities to participate online in university courses. If necessary, please contact your lecturers and the student service. Please also inform the occupational safety department and contact Mr Seeba or Ms Dietrich (arbeitssicherheit@leuphana.de).

What should I do if I have stayed in a risk area IN GERMANY?

If you have stayed in a risk area in Germany in the past 14 days, please check the regulations of the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance.

As far as the Corona Regulation of Lower Saxony does not contain any specific requirements, please decide responsibly on the basis of your own behaviour during your stay in the risk area whether you will come to the university or use opportunities to participate online in university courses.

In which way does the university communicate and inform about members of Leuphana who are infected with the corona virus?

In principle, the public health authority is responsible for contact tracing and informing possible contact persons.

Where can I find further information?

Current information on regulations for Lower Saxony can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality (MSGG): www.niedersachsen.de/Coronavirus 

The current Corona Ordinance for Lower Saxony can be found at www.niedersachsen.de/Coronavirus/vorschriften-der-landesregierung 

DISTANCE AND HYGIENE MEASURES

What basic regulations do I have to observe on campus?

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 public health authority and the regulations of the state government. The recommendations include

  •  a minimum distance between persons of 1.5 m, during physical exertion of 2.0 m
  •  regular (impact) ventilation of rooms at intervals of 20 min (meeting rooms) to 60 min (offices) for 3 min (winter) to 10 min (summer)
  •  avoiding group meetings (especially in closed rooms).

Please also keep your distance from other people when meeting outdoors, both for your own protection and for the protection of others. Please minimise physical contact to an absolutely necessary minimum according to the Corona regulation of the Lower Saxony state government.

To further reduce existing infection risks, please note that in all university buildings there is a basic obligation to wear a nose-mouth cover until you reach your own workplace.

The Corona Ordinance of the state government can be found here.

The general guideline of Leuphana for the protection of members and guests of Leuphana from SARS-Cov-2 infections as well as for the fight against the pandemic ("Hygiene guideline") can be found here. In addition, a specific hygiene guideline applies to courses.

Does the university have a hygiene concept?

Yes, a hygiene guideline defines general distance and hygiene rules for all personal contacts. In addition, a specific hygiene guideline applies to courses.

Does the university provide students with nose-mouth covers?

Please use your own nose-mouth covers when visiting the university. Please use them in all situations where you are moving around the university buildings and where you cannot maintain the minimum distance of 1.5m to other people.

Are nose-mouth covers also compulsory in seminar and lecture rooms?

As soon as you are unable - even for a short time - to maintain the distance of 1.5 meters to other people, you are required to wear a nose-mouth cover. This also applies within seminar rooms. As soon as everyone is sitting in their place, the nose-mouth cover can be taken off.

Are there disinfectant dispensers available? If so, where are they set up?

Yes, near the main entrances in the buildings. Since the alcohol-based products are flammable, they cannot be provided in stairwells.

Are workplaces disinfected after each occupancy by students or other persons? Who takes care of the cleaning of communally used surfaces?

In principle, infection is possible via inanimate surfaces, but according to the information currently available, this transmission path is of secondary importance. Damp cleaning with fat-dissolving agents is sufficient to eliminate the virus. Surface disinfection is not recommended outside medical areas. Student workplaces are cleaned once a day by the cleaning service. Cleaning cloths are available for intermediate cleaning by users in building 10, east entrance (opposite the time recording).

Will the rooms have to be permanently ventilated or do the seminar rooms have appropriate ventilation systems?

A CO2 traffic light has been installed in all seminar rooms. Event rooms without ventilation systems should be impact-ventilated for 3 to 10 minutes when the 1st yellow diode of the CO2 traffic light lights up (or at intervals of 20 minutes). If rooms are equipped with ventilation systems, these are switched on by the building management via a time programme. The ventilation systems are operated with 100% outside air. Virus-retaining filters are therefore not necessary.

Do the same distance and hygiene regulations apply to both courses and examinations?

The distance and hygiene regulations apply to all personal contacts according to the hygiene guidelines and the hygiene guidelines for courses.

Please note: All rooms will be furnished and marked by the building management according to the minimum distance regulations. The arrangement of the furniture may not be changed.

How is the situation that more people are now meeting in the corridors and stairwells being handled?

At the beginning of the semester, the building management team will define and mark walking routes in all buildings. Please keep to the marked paths to avoid encounters in stairwells.

How can greater crowding at toilet areas, for example during breaks, be avoided?

Due to the still extensive online course formats, significantly fewer people will be present. To relieve the washing facilities, alternative disinfectant dispensers are available at the main entrances.

How many people can be together in a room? Which guidelines apply?

Basically, the minimum distance of 1.5 m between people (approx. 2.0 m from the center of the seating area to the center of the seating area) must be maintained. The ventilation situation is also important. The event rooms are furnished accordingly and marked with fixed seating. The standard value for offices is 10 m²/person, that for laboratories and workshops (15-20) m²/person.

Where can I find further information?

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continuously records the situation, assesses the risk for the population in Germany and answers questions at www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV_node.

The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) offers leaflets in German and English on important hygiene measures for downloading and printing in DIN A4 and DIN A3 format: www.bzga.de and www.infektionsschutz.de/mediathek/infografiken 

Current information on regulations for Lower Saxony can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality (MSGG): www.niedersachsen.de/Coronavirus 

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

PRESENCE ON THE CAMPUS

Am I obliged to participate in classroom learning at the university?

You are not obliged to come to the university or to participate in classroom learning. If necessary, please make use of the opportunities to participate in online or hybrid courses.

I belong to a risk group. What do I have to do now?

Students who belong to a risk group should choose online learning if possible or only participate in classroom courses under special protection.

Do I have to attend classroom-based courses if there are people living in my household who belong to a risk group?

Students who live in a household with people who belong to a risk group should choose online learning if possible or only attend classroom sessions under special protection.

Where can I currently work undisturbed on campus?

Beginning June 1, 100 student workstations will again be available in the library reading room. The spaces do not need to be booked. They will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To check in, you will need your library card, proof of a negative Corona (rapid) test no more than 24 hours old (available free of charge between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in C14), or proof that you have been fully vaccinated or have survived an infection. An FFP2 or comparable medical mask must be worn at all times while in the building. Workstations will initially be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. each day. From June 26, the reading room will then be open to the public again on Saturdays from 12 - 4 pm.

The workstations in buildings 12 and 14, which have already been available since May 6, will initially not be available for use in the coming days. However, the Facilities Management Department is working to be able to provide additional workstations outside of the library. We will inform you of these additional workstations if and when they become available.

Which rooms will be equipped with video technology for hybrid teaching?

Leuphana will gradually equip up to 80 rooms with hybrid session technology. These rooms will be marked as such on the outside.

Please note: All rooms will be furnished or marked by the building management according to the minimum distance requirements. The arrangement of the furniture may not be changed.

Do I have to pay the semester ticket if I will not be on site during the winter semester?

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

Is the mensa open?

We do not yet have any new information from the Studentenwerk Ostniedersachsen regarding the operation of the Mensa. For the time being, we assume that the Mensa will continue to offer take-away meals. Should the situation change, we will also inform you about this in the short term.You can find further information here.

Is the library open?

From Tuesday, 1 June 2021, the library will reopen to the public as a place to study and work.
There will be 100 individual workstations available in the reading room. An official, negative antigen test result for SARS-CoV2 virus is required for access.
Furthermore, media can be ordered via the e-mail address lieferdienste@leuphana.de, collection can be made in the foyer after a processing time of 5 working days. No antigen test is required to enter the foyer.
Access to electronic resources is also possible off campus for all university members via VPN client.
Further information on the current status can be found on the MIZ website by visiting the FAQ "Library closure".

Are University Sports / Studio 21 open?

The University Sports Center offers a wide range of online sports activities. Most of the presence offers have been discontinued. Although the fitness studio is available for individuals by the hour, as well as  tennis in single mode. Further information can be found here.

How may the outdoor sports facilities be used?

Sporting activities with a maximum of five persons and two households are permitted on the sports facilities. Please note that maintaining distance reduces the risk of infection. If the statistical cumulative incidence in the district of Lüneburg exceeds the 100 mark, further restrictions will be imposed.

Is the International Office open again?

No. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Office will remain closed to the public until further notice. However, all staff members are available for information and advice by e-mail or telephone. If necessary, personal consultation is also possible by prior arrangement by e-mail or telephone. More information: www.leuphana.de/services/io.html

Is the writing center open?

The Writing Center continues to offer a wide range of academic writing for students and faculty. Due to the current situation, all events and services are currently offered in online formats only.

Can I use workstations for students?

In the library, in building 14, in the central building as well as in other seminar rooms not currently used for courses, student workstations have been set up in compliance with distance and hygiene regulations. You can book these workstations via myStudy.

STUDYING ONLINE

What technical requirements do I need to study from home?

A VPN connection allows your computer encrypted, tap-proof access to the Leuphana university network. Your computer only needs to have access to the internet at home. With the help of a VPN tunnel, university members can access resources (e.g. terminal servers, file servers, e-books, e-journals, etc.) from anywhere that would otherwise only be available within the campus network. Further information can be found here:

You can also contact the IT Service by e-mail (it-service@leuphana.de)

What technical facilities does Leuphana provide for participation in online courses?

Leuphana uses the videoconferencing application ZOOM as an important tool for online courses. ZOOM enables the implementation of video and telephone conferences in high quality with up to 300 participants.

To ensure that your personal data is protected in the best possible way, we have configured ZOOM in all functional areas so that only a minimum of data is transmitted and stored. All presets are designed to give users the best possible control over the disclosure of data. An overview of Zoom's configurations at Leuphana for data economy can be found here.

A guide to installing Zoom can be found here.Instructions for using ZOOM can be found in the MIZ instruction wiki (https://anleitungen.leuphana.de, accessible via VPN). Extensive support information can also be found in the ZOOM Help Center: support.zoom.us/hc/de

Essential for the use of ZOOM is a powerful internet connection with a bandwidth of about 600 kb/s for video conferences or about 80 kb/s for audio conferences. Further system requirements for the use of ZOOM can be found here: support.zoom.us/hc/de/articles/201362023-Systemanforderungen-f%C3%BCr-PC-Mac-und-Linux