The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continuously monitors the situation in Germany. It publishes a daily situation report. It also continuously updates the list of risk areas abroad (including regions of high incidence and variants of concern). Daily updated infection figures in NRW are also published by the State Center for Health (in German). The city of Dortmund publishes figures on local infection incidence on its website every day (in German).
The 7-day incidence value in Dortmund is currently above 35. The exact value is published by the city of Dortmund on its website on a daily basis.
Yes. In the winter semester, teaching should generally take place on campus again. Large events may continue to be held digitally if the online offer has proven itself and the rest of the teaching is predominantly face-to-face. This applies in particular to events with 100 or more participants, but also to newly-developed digital course formats for smaller groups.
Hybrid formats must be made available for special individual cases, such as for international students who do not receive their visas in time due to the pandemic, or for members of the at-risk group who cannot be vaccinated.
Since 20 August, the 3G rule applies to all events and courses if the seven-day incidence in the city exceeds 35. This means that currently only vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested persons are allowed to attend events at TU Dortmund University. Negative test evidence must not be older than 48 hours. Antigen rapid tests and PCR tests are accepted, but not the self-tests. For the few courses in the expiring summer semester, which is coming to an end, the lecturers/teachers are responsible for checking the evidence. For the controls in the winter semester, a concept is currently being developed in cooperation with the committees.
A medical mask (surgical or FFP2 mask) must be worn in the buildings. During the teaching events, even at the individual seat the face mask must not be taken off. An exception to the mask requirement exists for activities in individual offices or for activities that can only be performed without a mask. Wherever possible, the minimum distance of 1.5 m must be observed. Lecturers/teachers may also remove the mask when lecturing, provided that a distance of 4 m is maintained wherever possible.
The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection provides certified surgical masks to the Dean’s Offices and other institutions which can be issued to employees for work on campus. A contingent of FFP2 masks is available if it is inevitable to work without a minimum distance in special situations.
A video (in German) on the ServicePortal explains the correct use of FFP2 masks.
TU Dortmund University is monitoring the situation and informs all members regularly via the homepage or the TU app and, if necessary, also via e-mail. Please check these communication channels regularly (currently every day if possible), even when you are at home. TU members can find an archive of all e-mails in the ServicePortal.