COVID-19 / From Tuesday, November 3 to Monday, November 30, 2020, the ORANGE operating mode will be in effect

31. October 2020
Dear university members,
in response to the new measures announced today by the federal government, the rectorate has decided, after detailed discussions and in consultation with the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research as well as the rectors of the Austrian universities of the arts, to proceed as follows:
From Tuesday, November 3 to Monday, November 30, 2020, the ORANGE operating mode will be in effect, although it will be modified in individual points (see below). The aim of the measures is to ensure that artistic work on site is possible, while at the same time minimizing the risk of infection within the Angewandte by reducing contacts.
In detail, this includes  
  • Artistic teaching (Central artistic subjects, artistic courses, workshop courses, etc.) can continue to take place on site, provided that the minimum distance of 1.5m is observed. Wearing a mouth and nose protector is mandatory until seated (for non-sitting activities continuously). 
  • Academic courses change to distance learning.
  • The University Library will remain open to university members. 
  • All staff members switch to home office, unless their presence is necessary for the continuation of university operations. This decision is the responsibility of the respective supervisor. 
  • Offices hours take place by telephone or video conference, only in absolutely necessary exceptional cases on site.
  • Access to university buildings is possible from Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm via the main entrances. At night and on weekends the buildings are closed and access cards are deactivated.
  • A take-away service is offered in the VZA7 cafeteria. It is not permitted to stay in the seating areas of the cafeteria.
  • All events will be cancelled. The University Gallery at Heiligenkreuzerhof will remain closed in analogy to the regulations for museums and art galleries.
All regulations can be accessed at  Please note that the operating scenario document dated October 31, 2020 is valid with immediate effect. Please also remove any old printouts in your respective work area! 
If you have any questions, please contact the Covid staff department ( Vice Rector Kernegger will inform the course instructors in a separate email about the concrete procedure in teaching. 
Despite extremely changeable conditions, we are making every effort to develop internal regulations that offer long-term planning security and perspectives. With this in mind, we are working on a realistic scenario for the next few months that takes into account in particular final theses and entrance examinations. Even with these considerations, our goal remains to make artistic work on site possible.  
We thank you for your great support and all the efforts involved!  
All the best, stay healthy!
With best regards
Gerald Bast, Bernhard Kernegger, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Eva Maria Stadler and Maria Zettler 
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Wien / Austria
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