Coronavirus: FAQ for Staff
...we’re reading this everywhere. Even here. What can we, as a University, contribute? This:
- Coronavirus: facts from the Göttingen Campus
Scientists across the Göttingen Campus calculate various behaviour-dependent scenarios based on data that is updated every day.
- Help us so that we can help you
Our colleagues at the UMG and the research institutes across the Göttingen Campus are working under a lot of pressure to improve diagnosis and therapies. Help us get more time by slowing down the spread of the virus.
Information for the University community on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)The University of Göttingen has set up a crisis management team under the leadership of Vice-Presidents Professor Norbert Lossau and Dr Valérie Schüller, which are in close contact with the crisis management teams of the city and the University Medical Center Göttingen. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will regularly update the information and FAQs on this page.
Please, also refer to the German page, read our coronavirus update emails or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HR issuesCan I stay at home if a corona infection is suspected in my immediate surroundings? Will I still receive my salary in this case?
The general arrangement of working from home does not replace or imply a recreational holiday. During the time of working from home, you work or are fundamentally available for work and therefore you carry out your work duties.
- your child has not yet reached the age of twelve or your child is in need of care and
- you cannot otherwise ensure the necessary care.
If the usual weekly work pattern is different from five working days, the proportion shall be increased or reduced accordingly.
This period of continued absence from work is intended to be an exception for employees who are unable to provide childcare by other means and at the same time are not able to work from home and cannot make their work available in some other way. A holiday taken or planned in connection with the forthcoming Easter holidays must be taken. If you did not plan any vacation during the Easter holidays before the Coronavirus crisis, because care was provided elsewhere, you can only be released from work with continued remuneration if you provide evidence and/or a corresponding justification that you must now take over the care yourself.
To obtain leave of absence to care for your child, please fill in the form on absence in connection with the coronavirus (“die Abwesenheit im Zusammenhang mit Corona” found at https://intern.uni-goettingen.de/services/Seiten/default.aspx#M).
In principle, you must apply for annual leave, time off in lieu or leave without pay after ten working days. For civil servants, the entitlement to leave is based on the Nds. special leave regulation.
Questions about work organisationWhat does Suspension of teaching mean?
Of course, solutions will be found so that students are not put at a disadvantage.
If costs are incurred as a result of the cancellation of a business trip, a travel allowance will be reimbursed to the amount of the costs incurred for the preparation of the trip.
In order to meet the best interests of the people concerned as well as our general duty of care, an infection must be reported either to the line manager or to a superior manager of the institution. Only these levels within the organizational unit are authorized to receive and exchange this information. In order to avoid duplication of data collection, an Excel table must be kept of the reports, which is subject to the deletion rules referred to above. The infected person must be questioned immediately about contacts with people at the University during the past two weeks. This data must also be collected for possible enquiries by the public health department and passed on at their request. In the information chain, the contact persons named or known from the point of view of management must then be informed (Art. 14 DSGVO). No general information of the entire institution is to be provided. The manager must inform the head of the crisis management team (Dr Valérie Schüller/Professor Norbert Lossau) and the head of the HR Department directly by email or telephone.
- wash your hands properly and frequently
- maintain social distancing
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth
- maintain good hygiene when coughing or sneezing
- if you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical advice early
- Stay informed and follow advice from your healthcare provider
As this webpage has become so busy in the last few days, we have made the most important graphics available for local download:
Where can I find further information?
- Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
- Auswärtiges Amt
- Gesundheitsamt Göttingen
Or in English:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- NHS Common Questions about Coronavirus
The Bundeszentrale also offers a download of the most frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus (in German):
- Antworten auf häufig gestellte Fragen zum neuartigen Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
For the city and district of Göttingen there is now an infoline for general information and questions about the coronavirus (not medical advice). The infoline is available daily, as well as on weekends, at +49 551 7075100 from 8:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00.
If you have questions about how to deal with the situation at the University, please contact: email@example.com