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VetCORE/Imaging COVID-19 measures

VetImaging is taking steps to sustain services during the COVID-19 pandemic, under tight health and safety measures. Until further notice, all infrastructure will be available to you, albeit in a restricted form to ensure high levels of hygiene and distance among users all the time.

Users with health conditions who are at risk to develop severe symptoms are advised to avoid the facility and ask colleagues to perform experiments in their place.

We try keeping access to our labs as simple as possible while maintaining the required safety standards. Multiple occupancy of microscopy rooms remains possible. Please book your favored instrument in the booking calendar. In the microscope rooms, wearing a facemask (FFP2) is mandatory and the 3G rule will apply (only tested, recovered or vaccinated persons will be granted access). We will carry out controls. The use of all imaging processing and analysis software remains possible by remote access only. To obtain permission, please contact Stevie Kummer. To schedule remote sessions for trainings, please contact Stephan Handschuh or Ursula Reichart.

The following rules apply:

Users who have been in risk areas or had contact with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 patients are not allowed to access the facility for 10 days. Current regulations are defined at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection  and at the Österreichischer Integrations Fonds. Users who are SARS-Cov-2 positive or otherwise sick are not allowed to access the facility even if they appear to have only mild cold-like symptoms.

-Microscope trainings possible!

We will continue training new users at the microscopes. However, we aim at keeping all physical interaction to an absolute minimum. Theory introductions will be performed remotely. For face-to-face training sessions proof of 2G plus is required (full vaccination or recovery plus a negative test, either rapid or PCR, not older than 24 hours). For details, please contact Ursula Reichart.

-Workstations: remote access only! Booking required!

Amira, Arivis, Huygens, Fiji, and all other software on our workstations will be operated by remote access. Users will need to book time slots for an initial maximum of 6 hours per day upon which access to workstations will be granted. For remote access from outside the campus, an approved application for home office work (‘Home Office Antrag’, online-application). Remote access from within the Campus does not require the above documents. To obtain remote access permission, please contact Stefan Kummer.

-MicroCT: service operation mode

We accept delivery of mounted and unmounted samples for microCT analysis by appointment only. Analyses will be conducted on a full-service basis. For details, please contact Stephan Handschuh.

-Special safety regulations

In addition to COVID-19 rules enacted by the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna additional regulations will apply for imaging facility usage. 3G certificate and FFP2-facemask are mandatory. For additional information and general questions, please contact Martin Glösmann.


Vienna, December 2021