Tag COVID-19

Corona Order extended for WS21/22

The so called “Corona Order”, which amongst other things includes an additional “free shot” at exams and the prolonging of the regular study time, has been extended for the winter semester 21 You can find the exact rules and further…

Corona Orders and Measures by Saarland State

Temporary curfew due to the Corona pandemic (March 20, 2020) Implementation of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has spread worldwide in a short period of time Every effort must be made to prevent further spread. On the basis of the responsibility of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family for infection protection measures to be ordered nationwide in accordance with § 54 of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) in conjunction with § 1 para. 2 of the Ordinance on the Responsibilities under the Infection Protection Act of 12 September 2016 (AmtsBl. I p. 856), the following is issued on the basis of § 28 para. 1 sentence 2 IfSG in agreement with the Ministry of the Interior, Building and Sport General ruling Everyone is encouraged to reduce physical and social contact with other people outside the members of their own household to an absolute minimum. Wherever possible, a minimum distance between two persons of 2 m must be maintained. Restaurants according to the Saarland Restaurant Act and other catering establishments of any kind are prohibited. Excluded is the pick-up and delivery of takeaway food. Leaving one’s own home is only permitted if there are good reasons. Good reasons are in particular: the exercise of professional activities, the use of emergency care or the passing of examinations, the use of medical and veterinary care (e.g. visits doctors, medical treatment; blood donations are expressly permitted) and visits to members of the assisting professions where this is medically necessary (e.g. psycho- and physiotherapists) supply routes for the elementary basic needs of daily life (e.g. going to grocery stores, weekly markets, beverage markets, pet shops, DIY stores, garden centres, mail and packet shipping businesses, pharmacies, drugstores, medical supply stores, opticians, hearing aid acousticians, banks […]

Corona updates from the CS department

Dear students of the Computer Science department,As you might have read, the university is going to be closed, effective tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March, as a response to the pandemic. The official message from the University President is copied below. With this e-mail, we would like to inform you about how the closing affects exams and ongoing courses. Regarding the upcoming summer semester, we have the following important information for you: For further updates, please regularly check:   Should you have questions, please always check these resources first, to avoid overburdening our study coordinators! Otherwise please contact the study coordinators via e-mail. These are our commitments during the Covid 19 pandemic. By joining forces and acting calmly, informed and responsibly, we can contribute our share to slow down the spread of the virus. #FlattenTheCurve!Keep in mind: The fewer people fall ill at the same time, the better the people affected can be treated in our hospitals. This is why the infection curve must be lowered as much as possible in an effort to reduce the mortality rate by giving our health system enough time to care for and heal the patients. Physical Isolation is the most effective measure to contain the pandemic and the best way to reduce the infection rate. So, if possible, stay at home! Reduce contact with people outside your family or direct household to the absolute minimum and only leave your home if absolutely necessary. The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University hopes that everyone will remain healthy and safe throughout the corona situation and that we will soon be reunited in our familiar university setting.Stay safe and healthy everyone! Prof. Dr Jürgen Steimle (Vice Dean of Study Affairs)Dr. Tanja Breinig (Study Coordinator)

Current Corona Pandemic Decisions

1) The start of lectures in the coming summer semester will be postponed from April 6 to May 4, 2020 without the lecture period being extended. 2) People with residence or permanent residence in the risk areas of the coronavirus identified by the Robert Koch Institute (https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete.html), last expanded to include French region of Grand Est, access to the university’s locations is not permitted until further notice. Persons returning from one of the risk areas continue to be required to be absent for 14 days from the university’s locations. 3) The examination office and the study coordination of the Computer Science Programmes and the GradSchool will only offer personal consultation if it is absolutely necessary. The regular office hours will not take place until further notice. Matters and possible appointments should be discussed via email or phone (see contacts on www.ps-mint.uni-saarland.de) for the examination office or via mail (studium@cs.uni-saarland.de) for the study coordination. After this, you will be informed about further procedure. You will find a summary of the most frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ) on the topic on the UdS website. You are welcome to send inquiries and comments to krisenstab@uni-saarland.de.