Based on the decisions of the rectorate, the following recommendations and measures come
into force at Angewandte and apply until further notice:Reduction of the risk of infection
Regular hand washing, increased hand hygiene / disinfection, "correct" sneezing and coughing (in tissues) and
avoiding direct skin contact when greeting and saying goodbye (especially shaking hands) enables and significantly reduces
the risk of infection.
Starting tomorrow (Thursday, 27 February 2020), numerous disinfectant dispensers will be
installed at all university locations. Protective masks will not be provided as they do not guarantee comprehensive protection.
Hand hygiene is a much more effective way to prevent contagion in the long term.
In your own interest and out of
respect for your colleagues, we ask you to follow the hygiene instructions and use the disinfectants.
If you have
returned from a COVID-19 risk area within the past two weeks, you are urged to pay attention to the possible occurrence of
relevant symptoms of the disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties). The hygiene measures described
above must be observed absolutely and in a particularly intensive form. Trips and excursions
We ask you to independently review the current need for trips and excursions abroad with regard to a potential health risk
and urge you to take into account the recommendations of the State Department:https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/travel-stay/travel-information/ Dealing with symptoms
If appropriate symptoms of the disease appear (fever, cough, shortness
of breath, difficulty breathing) AND a stay in one of the affected regions or contact with possible COVID-19-patients within
the previous 14 days took place, please stay in your apartment and report immediately to the health hotline: 1450
There you will receive specific instructions on how to proceed.
If you are classified as a potential COVID-19-patient,
employees please are asked to inform the HR department immediately, students are asked to inform the department for academic
In your own interest and in the interest of all members of the university, you are not permitted to enter
the clinic before a complete medical examination.
Thank you for your cooperation in this challenging situation!
Gerald Bast (Rector), Barbara Putz-Plecko, Bernhard Kernegger, Eva Maria Stadler and Maria Zettler
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for higher education
The BMBWF collects information relevant to higher education on the following website:https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/corona General questions and
daily information about the virus
The website of the Agency for Health and Food Security AGES of the Ministry
of Health is a good point of contact for all general questions about the virus:https://www.ages.at/themen/krankheitserreger/coronavirus/#
The information page of the City of Vienna is also very helpful: https://www.wien.gv.at/gesundheit/coronavirus.html Telephone health advice:
Telephone number 1450 (7 days a week, 0 a.m. to midnight)Up-to-date information on the worldwide course of the disease
can be found on the website of the Ministry