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Cologne is a high-risk area. How does this affect the UoC?

Since the city of Cologne exceeded the limit of 50 in the so-called incidence value on the weekend (10-11 October 2020), a number of additional protective measures (Ger.)  have been in place, some of which also affect the University of Cologne. The most important are summarized here:

  • You can still work on campus.
  • The current hygiene and protection guidelines stipulate that working from home is the norm. Working on campus is still permitted to the extent that it is required for official purposes (and as long as compliance with the Directive is ensured). This will be maintained. If in doubt, speak with your supervisor.
  • No more than five people may meet in public places. This affects, among other things, a number of first-semester events organized by the student councils. Please plan according to the new regulations.
  • With immediate effect, it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose (e.g. everyday masks, scarf, cloth – MNC) for all university events. Under certain circumstances, lecturers may take off their MNC during classroom teaching. This right is suspended until further notice.
  • The obligation to wear a mouth-and-nose cover also applies to streets near the University, such as Aachener Strasse or Dürener Strasse.
  • The plausibility of entries into contact lists at University events must be checked in the future.    
  • We will keep you informed of any changes on this website.