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Procedure in cases of infection or suspected infection

Status: 11 June 2022

  • Persons who are infected and have tested positive do not come back to the university, inform their superiors (students inform their teachers) and please report directly by e-mail to the company doctor (betriebsarzt_ - indicating first name, last name, symptom onset or test date, faculty / department, property, and status (employee/student).

    Isolation usually ends after ten days without testing. Those who wish to end isolation earlier may do so after five days with a certified rapid antigen test or PCR test if 2 days have been without symptoms.

    Please note: if you are unable to work during the infection, you must submit a certificate of incapacity for work to the HR Departement, as usual. During the isolation you can send it by mail (as a photo or scan), the original can be submitted after the end of the isolation.
  • Independent of the notification in the university to the company doctor / teachers / supervisors are the measures that the health department determines in individual cases for persons who are infected and for contact persons.
  • contact quarantine is waived by state regulation unless otherwise specified by the health department.



  • Rapid antigen testing at testing centers is usually sufficient to confirm infection or to perform a free test

Persons with symptoms of a cold/flu infection please do not come to the University.
These individuals will remain at home,

  • Individuals will call in sick and not return until symptoms have subsided.
  • Those individuals with cold symptoms for whom this is possible will go to the home office in coordination with their supervisor.
  • Inform their supervisors or instructors.