Information for University of Potsdam members regarding the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

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On this page the directorate of the University of Potsdam informs about current measures and information in connection with the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). The Coronavirus website is updated regularly.

Current information – compact

29 March 2021

Digital is still the norm, for the time being – rapid tests are possible at the UP

The summer semester 2021 will also start digitally. Over time, we hope for a gradual return to on-site attendance.

Video blog (episode 18)

19 March 2021

Thanks to a cooperation between Johanniter and a Potsdam pharmacy, Covid-19 rapid tests will also be available on the campuses of the University of Potsdam starting next week as part of the so-called “Citizen Testing”. Message from Ulf Lepszy, Employee Testing - COVID-19 Rapid Tests

18 March 2021

Current COVID-19 regulations by the federal government and the state of Brandenburg: Message from Chancellor, Karsten Gerlof

Additional information

Studies and Teaching

Current information on the effects of the corona crisis on studies and teaching


Important information for the employees of the University of Potsdam

Current information

All current information in connection with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Contributions on the corona pandemic

Interviews with members and researchers from the University of Potsdam

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What distance and hygiene rules apply at the University of Potsdam?

What can I do by myself for preventative?

What to do in suspected cases

How do I behave after returning from a risk area (quarantine regulations)?


Crisis committee of the University of Potsdam: krisenstab-coronauni-potsdamde

Contact for Health Department: coronameldunguni-potsdamde

Contact persons for students and employees can be found on the corresponding pages.

Important instructions

  • All members of the university are asked to ensure that conduct towards other people is not marked by prejudice or discrimination stemming from fear, uncertainty, or hysteria.
  • We kindly ask you to refrain from submitting individual questions for the time being. If absolutely necessary, you can contact krisenstab-coronauni-potsdamde
  • The situation is extremely prone to changes, which means that adjustments or further decisions will need to be made. Please keep yourself informed on current decisions and developments by visiting the mentioned websites on a regular basis.