New Corona rules and outlook for the summer semester / Friedrich Schiller University Jena blog

New Corona rules and outlook for the summer semester / Friedrich Schiller University Jena blog

Dear students,

the incidence of corona in Thuringia remains high. Although many sufferers are experiencing mild conditions, the situation at the clinics is currently tense again due to the absence of staff. Due to the high number of infections, Thuringia is using a transitional rule, maintaining a number of protective measures until April 2. For universities, most of the coronavirus measures have been lifted.

infection control measures

As of March 20, 2022, there are no longer any access restrictions for universities and the obligation to trace contacts is no longer applicable. Lecturers and students can again enter university and ThULB buildings without 3-G proof and without registration via QRoniton.

There is an exception for examinations: For a transitional period until March 31, 2022, all participants of an in-person examination are still required to submit a negative rapid antigen test that is as recent as possible (not older than 24 hours) upon request. teachers or security guards.

Pursuant to Section 21 of the “Thuringia Decree on the regulation of measures to protect against infection in order to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus”, the hygiene concept remains mandatory even for universities. The recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) must be followed.

The RKI recommends following the AHA+A+L rules (as of March 17, 2022). A minimum distance of 1.5m from other persons should therefore continue to be maintained outside the field of play on University and ThULB grounds and buildings where possible and reasonable. In cases where the minimum distance cannot be observed and always in public areas in the buildings of the University and ThULB, it is necessary to wear qualified mouth and nose protection (health MNS, FFP2). For a higher level of self-protection, we recommend wearing FFP-2 masks.

Observe hygiene (e.g. cough and sneeze) and use them Corona warning app of the federal government. If everyone uses this, it is a very effective tool for breaking chains of infection early. Regular manual ventilation remains mandatory in rooms without mechanical ventilation.

The RKI also recommends limiting contacts and staying at home for five to seven days if you have symptoms of an acute respiratory infection.

In addition, the test center in the Ernst Abbe Campus foyer is available to all university students for self-tests until further notice. Every month a decision is made whether to keep it open.

The concept of protection against infections is currently being modified. Level 1 applies.

Teaching in the summer semester

The summer semester will take place in a full-time format according to the plan. We look forward to seeing you again on campus and in town.

Courses can be held face-to-face without any distance, while maintaining the obligation to wear a mask. With the exception of the Faculty of Medicine, there are no longer any upper limits for participants.

Digital teaching and exam formats are retained only where digitally supported teaching or exams represent a didactically more sensible format.

Pandemic compensation measures

Those were decided by the university management compensation measures related to the pandemic (Corona framework statutes) will initially apply until September 2022.

You can find this and other information in our Corona FAQ. If your questions aren’t answered there, please email us

Thanks for your support and stay healthy!


Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal
President of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Prof. Dr. Kim Siebenhuener
Vice President for Studies and Teaching at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

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