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All relevant information regarding measures and requirements in order to control of the novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) from the Bavarian State Government can be found here.

In general, a prudent and level-headed behavior is important in the current situation.

Therefore, please inform yourself regularly about the current status on the websites of the Robert Koch-Institute, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety as well as the Federal Foreign Office.

If a corona infection is suspected, all university members are requested to contact a physician or the on-call service of „Kassenärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst“ (phone: 116 117) immediately by telephone, and discuss on how to proceed further. The same applies if you have or have had contact with a person infected with the corona virus.


Access to LMU buildings

Currently, LMU buildings are partially open for teaching and examination purposes and for library use. All other matters are primarily handled electronically or by telephone. In individual cases, individual access to the building will be possible by appointment. In special cases, exceptions will be made, e.g. for areas with tasks in human and veterinary patient care and research.

Persons are not allowed to enter the university if they
1. have knowingly had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient (cat. I contact) within the last 14 days, unless otherwise directed by the public health department
2. show symptoms that may indicate COVID-19 disease, such as respiratory symptoms of any severity, unspecific general symptoms, and olfactory or gustatory disturbances;
3. are obliged to be placed in domestic quarantine for 10 days in accordance with the currently valid entry quarantine regulation (EQV).

Exempt from case no. 2 are those individuals who have a medical certificate in German or English confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and who present this certificate to the university. The medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test (PCR) for the presence of an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was carried out in a member state of the European Union or in another state that the RKI has included in a list of states with a sufficient quality standard for this purpose. The test must have been carried out no more than 48 hours prior to submission to the university. Please note that a so-called antibody test or a rapid test (antigen test) is not sufficient.

For case no. 3, the quarantine may end prematurely, however at the earliest following the fifth day after entry, if the person concerned has a negative test result and presents it immediately to the competent district administrative authority upon request. The test may not have been carried out in the five days after entry into Germany.

Persons who are in quarantine ordered by the public health department can only return to work after the quarantine has been lifted by the public health department. They do not need a supplemental corona test for the LMU after the quarantine is lifted.


Hygienic measures

It is strongly recommended to follow the usual hygienic measures which also protect against an influenza infection:
• Refrain from shaking hands.
• Maintain a good hand hygiene, and wash your hands with sufficient soap and water.
• Observe the coughing/sneezing etiquette (arm bend instead of the hand).
• Use tissues only once, and dispose of them safely.
• Keep a distance of 1 to 2 meters from other persons, and in particular, avoid close contact with persons who have a respiratory infection.

Further information on the usual hygienic measures can be found here.

Face masks - Mask-wearing compulsory at LMU

It is compulsory to wear a face mask at LMU, not only when entering and leaving any lecture halls and conference rooms but also in all areas of LMU buildings where people meet or come into contact with others. This applies in particular to corridors, stairways, elevators and bathrooms.

At the same time, masks are obligatory at face-to-face classes - also for lecturers - even at one’s desk. Excluded from this are examinations.

At the workplace (including meeting rooms) the obligation to wear masks applies only if the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be reliably maintained.

When dealing openly with hazardous, bio- and radioactive materials, mouth and nose covers must not be worn. However, respiratory protection must still be used for special activities requiring respiratory protection.

„Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten“ („Mandatory Guidelines for Infection Control“) at LMU

The university executive board has decided to apply the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" of 05.11.2020- available in German only) at LMU, which have been agreed upon between the Association of Bavarian Universities („Universität Bayern e.V.“), the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Health. At the same time, the application of the guidelines of the Universität Bayern e.V. for the implementation of the Bavarian Infection Prevention Measures Ordinance at Bavarian universities of 17.09.2020 cease to apply.

These mandatory guidelines apply to the entire teaching, research, and administrative operations and to all events,in all LMU buildings.
The university executive board reserves the right to further specify these guidelines.


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