Current information on the coronavirus

News: The studios and studio houses on Campus I - Johannishof and Campus II - Villestraße are open again 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 2 June 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 and studio houses: The extended opening hours for the studios on Campus I and Campus II continue to apply. During this time, students may stay there daily from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm for work. Of course, the hygiene regulations (1.5 meter distance, regular hand washing) must still be complied with. Basically, wearing masks is compulsory when entering, during the stay and when leaving the studios. The mask may only be removed for work at one's own workplace. Students are asked to bring their own mask. Hand disinfectant dispensers are available in the toilets and in all studios. Students are still requested to air the studios regularly and for longer periods of time. In addition, a list must be kept in each studio of who was in the studio at what time. Please enter your name and time in the respective lists.

In general, students are only allowed to stay at the university for work in the studio, for the duration of their attendance courses, examinations and the use of the library.
We ask to observe the regulations, as a renewed prohibition of entry must be expected in case of disregarding the regulations.

  • 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. 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.


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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