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Coronavirus (Covid-19): Current information

Over the past several weeks, we have taken a number of far-reaching measures to help stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus, to protect the health of our students, employees, and of their families, as far as possible. Collectively, we have been able to largely maintain the operating capacity of our university and to offer a regular course of study to our students this summer semester.

We are now resuming on-campus operations for our employees after June 2, 2020. The current safety regulations continue to apply.

Please inform yourself regularly about the latest developments and decisions concerning the handling of COVID-19 through the following channels:

Critical information in brief (as of May 27, 2020)

  • Employees return to campus after June 2, 2020.
  • Superiors can set flexible working hours and can allow working from home in justified cases.
  • Special safety and hygiene regulations will continue to apply
  • The lecture period for summer semester 2020 starts on 20 April and is extended until 07 August 2020.
  • The application deadlines for bachelor’s and master's programs are extended for winter semester 2020/21. Bachelor: presumably until 31 July 2020. Master: until 30 June 2020. Coronavirus – Studies
  • Courses are offered digitally as a rule.
  • Operating hours e.g. for advising services and departmental administrative offices: accessible by email; for telephone make prior arrangements.

TUM will remain closed to the general public until further notice. In the interest of fairness and equal opportunity for our international student body, classes will not be held in person, as a rule.

How COVID-19 affects studies, teaching and examinations – including application for studies. Coronavirus: Studies, Teaching and Exams

All circulars from the TUM Board of Management as well as state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law) on the MyTUM-Portal.

Flexible solutions for teaching online: advice, tutorials and courses for lecturers offered by ProLehre | Medien und Didaktik.

Selected branch libraries re-opened. Digital services are available as usual. FAQ and further details

On-site operations and safety regulations

Now that the measures undertaken have significantly reduced the spread of the virus and the restrictions introduced by the Bavarian State Government and the Federal Government have been largely eased, the TUM Board of Management has decided to resume on-site operations at TUM with effect from midnight on 2 June 2020. The safety regulations announced on 20 April will continue to apply to all employees returning to campus.

In calling for the return to campus, we, naturally, take special consideration for employees with increased health risks, as well as those with relatives and/or children in need of care. As such, superiors have been given authority to set flexible working hours on a case-by-case basis within the framework of personnel policy directives in order to ensure regular business operations and, in justified cases, to allow individual employees to continue working from home. This is particularly recommended, for example, where parents must provide care for children at home due to continued closures of care facilities and where safety regulations for offices with dense multiple occupancy make alternating times of presence in the office imperative.

You can find further information on the relevant personnel policy directives, developed in constructive dialogue and close collaboration with all employee representatives, in the Services Directory:  FAQ from Human Ressources (ZA 2)

Safety and hygiene regulations

Inside university buildings, all possible and conceivable preventive measures and hygiene standards are to be taken into consideration, these include:

  • maintaining distance (at least 1.5 m from other persons)
  • regular disinfection of hands
  • alternating or staggered presence of individual persons in small rooms (<20 m2)
  • multiple-occupancy in large rooms or laboratories (≥20 m2) using nose/mouth protection masks.
  • Rules for in-person examinations

With this in mind, supervisors are to organize operations in their respective areas such that the risk of infection is minimized as far as possible. To this end, the president authorizes all supervisors to exercise the necessary decision-making powers with due consideration and proportionality.

Notificiation of cases of Covid-19 infection, suspicion or contact

In cases of Covid-19 infection, suspicion or contact (for returnees from risk areas see above), superiors must immediately send a notification to krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de and notify the relevant state health office (http://www.freistaat.bayern/dokumente/behoerdeordner/7555456214). Affected persons or, if applicable, their legal guardians are to be informed of these measures. The public health authority will evaluate the given health risk and initiate any necessary measures.

The same applies to students: In cases of Covid-19 infection, suspicion or contact, you must notify krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de and the relevant state health office.

For detailed information and instructions please consult the circulars from the TUM Board of Management and state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law).

Information from departments and service institutions

This list makes no claim to completeness. Please also check the websites of the departments and institutions that concern you regularly.

Central Services

Departments

gastronomic Services (e.G. Mensa, Cafeteria):

Hygiene: crucial measures

To contain the spread of infectionm the most important thing to do is to follow good hygiene practices. When working in university buildings, all possible and conceivable preventive measures and hygiene standards are to be taken into consideration, these include

  • maintaining distance (at least 1.5 m from other persons)
  • regular disinfection of hands
  • washing hands frequently using soap
  • alternating or staggered presence of individual persons in small rooms (<20 m2 )
  • multiple-occupancy in large rooms or laboratories (≥20 m2 ) using nose/mouth protection masks
  • Rules for in-person examinations

These measures are advisable everywhere and at all times. For more information, refer to the hygiene tips of the German Federal Center for Health Education at www.infektionsschutz.de/hygienetipps, as recommended by RKI. Please also heed the signs in the TUM rest rooms.