Closure of University Buildings
Yesterday, the president informed you that the university will enter into emergency operation mode, which will initially apply until April 19, 2020. We view this as an opportunity to further restrict personal contact on campus. Our joint aim is to contribute to the reduction of the number of people infected.
I would have not taken this step if there were an alternative. However, there is not one and we must now try to make sure that the university can fully operate under restricted circumstances as best as is possible.
Time Schedule for Closures
All buildings will be closed by the end of the week. The closures will happen in accordance with this strict schedule:
Wednesday March 25, 2020
Closure of the buildings that are mainly used by faculty 2, faculty 5, faculty 6, faculty 7, and MARUM, therefore:
NW 2, UFT, Geo I and II, all MARUM buildings, FVG, GW 1, WiWi 1 and 2
Thursday March 26, 2020
Closure of the buildings that are mainly used by faculty 3, faculty 8, faculty 10, faculty 11, faculty 12, and the central administration, therefore:
MZH, Cartesium, buildings on Grazer Straße, Cognium, GW 2, SFG, VWG, the Maintenance Depot (Betriebshof), and the Power Supply Center (Energiezentrale)
Friday March 27, 2020
Closure of central campus buildings and the buildings that are mainly used by faculty 9 and faculty 4, therefore:
Sports Tower (Sportturm), FZ building, IW building, AIB, ZARM
The stated closure dates naturally also apply to the organizational units that have not been explicitly named.
You can find information regarding access to buildings, handling of rented buildings, staff required for service operations, and other matters in the document linked here.
In connection with the closure of the buildings, I have received enquiries as to whether the obligation to work no longer needs to be fulfilled. This is not the case. Every person is still required to complete their tasks to the best of their ability in this situation. This does not apply if you have leave, are ill etc.
I would like to thank you all for your support and wish you good health for the coming weeks.
Director of Finance and Administration