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Protection against infection

It is mandatory in North Rhine-Westphalia to wear a medical mask (surgical mask, masks of the FFP2 standard or the KN95/N95 standard) in public transport, shops and medical practices. A mask has also to be worn in buildings on campus of TU Dortmund University.

Ensure good personal hygiene, especially regular and thorough hand washing (at least 30 seconds). Airing the room several times a day reduces the number of viruses in the room and increases the humidity, which is good for the mucous membranes of the mouth and nose.

Keep your distance from persons you are meeting in everyday life. Ensure regular and adequate hand hygiene and proper coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Pay attention to the coughing and sneezing etiquette: turn away from those present, do not cough in your hand, but cover your mouth and nose and cough into the crook of your arm if possible. Dispose of used tissues quickly. Those who wear a face mask can protect others from droplet infection (see below).

TU Dortmund University strongly recommends all members to install and use the app. The app may also be installed on university mobile phones.

The RKI explains on its website who belongs to the risk group (in German).

Employees who wish to be exempted from working on-site for health reasons must present a medical certificate. Further information can be found in a document in the ServicePortal. Students who belong to a risk group may not be forced to participate in classroom instruction during the semester. They have the right to compensation for disadvantages. DoBuS provides advice on this among other things. Decisions on this are made by the responsible examination board.

If contact with other people is unavoidable at a workplace at TU Dortmund University, all persons must be protected from infections. "Droplet protection" can be implemented with Plexiglas panels that can be set up variably at the work area. They prevent infection by droplet infection if the minimum distance of 1.5 m between two persons cannot be maintained. TU Dortmund University provides this. You will find all information in the FAQ in the service portal.

All lecture halls and some seminar rooms are automatically ventilated. Here, only fresh air is supplied, so that no contaminated room air is circulated. Other rooms must be ventilated through the windows every 20 minutes. As many rooms as possible are equipped with CO2 monitors to support the ventilation control.

A fact sheet on ventilation and air purification devices is available in the ServicePortal (German only). 

You can find a collection of material on health protection in our ServicePortal: posters, table cards and handouts.

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