Current information on the coronavirus

News: The studios on Campus I - Johannishof will be open again from 13 May - under certain conditions. (see further information below).

Alanus University has taken various steps to protect students, staff and guests from the corona virus.

The health of our students, staff and guests is our top priority. We want to help and slow down the spread of the virus. We base our risk assessment on the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.

Measures taken by the Alanus University

Alanus University and Alanus Werkhaus have therefore set up the working group Corona which meets regularly to assess the situation. After careful consideration, the management of the university and Werkhaus, in agreement with the working group Corona, decided on 13 May to further relax - under certain conditions - the ban on admission of students from Campus I and Campus II, which has been in force since 17 March 2020:

  • Use of the studios: The studios on Campus I - Johannishof will be open again from 13 May. Students who have their own studio space are only allowed to stay in their studio on weekdays between 7.00 a.m. and 19.00 p.m. for the purpose of artistic work. The hygiene regulations (1.5 metre distance, regular hand washing) must be observed. In principle, masks are compulsory when entering, during the stay and when leaving the studio. The mask may only be removed for work at your own studio place. Hand disinfectants, soap and paper towels are available in the respective rooms. Students are requested to air the studios regularly and for longer periods of time.

  • Face-to-face courses: Since May 4th onwards, selected courses take place - under special conditions - on site in Alfter. This option currently apply exclusively to artistic-performative courses in the departments of Fine and Performing Arts, Artistic Therapies as well as in the art modules of other courses of study.

Requirements: Presence events are permitted, provided that a safety distance of 1.5 metres is maintained between the participants in the rooms. Where this distance cannot be maintained for a short period of time, masks must be worn: this also applies when entering and leaving the rooms and when walking through the rows of tables in seminar rooms. In accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance, we are thus reintroducing a general obligation to wear masks when entering and leaving rooms. Before the start of the events, the participants will be registered by the lecturers in a list of participants. Hand disinfectants, soap and paper towels are available in the rooms used.

  • Library: Since April 27th media may be borrowed and returned in the library; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Employees can still return borrowed media to the return box in front of the library entrance.
    More information can be found on the main page of the library.

Requirements for using the library: When entering the library the wearing of a mask is mandatory. Please bring your own mask. All users are registered at the information counter with name, address and e-mail address. In order to guarantee protection against infection, a maximum of five visitors may be in the library at any one time. There are no workstations available. Please follow the recommended hygiene measures (1.5 metres distance, regular hand washing etc.). A plexiglass panel was installed at the information counter as a protective cover.

We kindly ask you to leave the campus immediately after visiting the library if you are not attending a course afterwards.

  • Events:
    The Children's University, the Information Day on Educational Science, the performances of the Drama and Eurythmy departments, university sports and all other events are cancelled until further notice.


General Information

Citizens can contact the new hotline of the state government for questions about the coronavirus: +49 211 / 9119 1001. The hotline is available Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. In the event of a suspected case, citizens should call the doctor and discuss how to proceed. Like other respiratory pathogens, an infection with the coronavirus can lead to symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever; some sufferers also suffer from diarrhea.

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