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COVID-19: Latest information and measures

Here you will find an overview of the latest changes to the university operations of Vetmeduni in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors, we ask that you adhere to the following rules during your stay on the university campus and its external locations. Thank you for your cooperation.

Requirements

All persons infected with the coronavirus are required by the COVID-19 Movement Restriction Ordinance (“Verkehrsbeschränkungsverordnung”) to restrict their movements for a period of ten days from the date they first test positive. During this time, you may leave your place of residence and may also access the university as long as you wear a mask at all times, regardless of whether you are symptomatic or not. It is possible to lift the restrictions starting on the fifth day after your positive test with a PCR test showing a negative result or a CT value ≥30.

1. Students

With the aim of an even higher level of protection at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, all students are obliged to wear an FFP2 mask during classes, regardless of whether they have tested positive for a SARS-CoV-2 infection or not. Until further notice, however, lecturers are entitled to make an exception to the FFP2 mask requirement for non-infected students if the circumstances in the individual classroom settings allow (e.g. observance of appropriate distances).

Outside of lectures and other classroom activities, it is recommended to wear an FFP2 mask in all enclosed spaces. The provisions of the COVID-19 Movement Restriction Ordinance must be observed at all times.

2. Staff

Staff may come to their workplace as long as they wear an FFP2 mask at all times or if they are able to ensure that appropriate protective measures are taken. If you feel ill, you may, of course, take sick leave as with other illnesses.

Staff who are subject to movement restrictions are required to wear an FFP2 mask at all times if contact with other persons cannot be avoided. The mask must remain in place even when eating or drinking.

The latest COVID-19 directive from the Office of the Rector can be found here. (in German). The latest version of the COVID-19 Entry Regulation is available here (in German).