As an international university it goes without saying that we keep in permanent touch with global developments – whether in the areas of economics, politics or, like at present, public health. We wish furthermore to ensure that people interact responsibly and considerately, both on and off the campus.
For these reasons we are providing some initial information about the coronavirus, and ask you to follow the links below to find out more about the virus and how to behave in particular situations.
Please note: The following information is intended solely as initial guidance! We ask you to monitor the latest developments yourselves as the situation unfolds.
General information about the coronavirus and the situation in Baden-Württemberg
- https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV.html (in German only)
- https://sozialministerium.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/gesundheit- pflege/gesundheitsschutz/infektionsschutz-hygiene/informationen-zu-coronavirus/ (in German only)
- Please also observe general rules of hygiene: wash your hands frequently; if you sneeze, do so into your elbow, not into your hands; keep your distance from other people; open the window frequently to let in fresh air. https://www.infektionsschutz.de/hygienetipps/ (in German only)
- The list of the current risk areas of the Robert Koch Institute can be found here https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete.html
Travel to areas affected by the coronavirus
- The German Foreign Ministry (Auswärtiges Amt) publishes travel advice online: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/china- node/chinasicherheit/200466#content_0 (in German only)
Travelers coming from particularly affected countries (e.g. China, Korea, Italy…)
- Please keep in touch with people in the region you have come from. Has anyone with whom you were in contact there shown any flu-like symptoms within the last 14 days (fever, cough, head-cold, respiratory problems etc.)?
- Do you yourself have any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, head-cold, respiratory problems etc.)?
- Have you spent time in the regions at risk in recent weeks?
- Have you had any contact in recent weeks with anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus?
If you answer „Yes“ to any of the questions above, please phone (!) the local public health department (contact details below) or a doctor / general practitioner, to get help.
Should you return to your country soon, please check possible quarantine measures and contact the responsible authorities there before doing so.
If you need further information, have any concerns or are uncertain about your own health condition, please contact the International Relations Office of Aalen University under firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions related to your current or future exchange period or program with Aalen University, please contact also our International Relations Office under email@example.com.