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

13 October 2020

Until further notice, please wear a community mask covering your mouth and nose in the hallways, corridors, elevators and staircases of the University of Potsdam. This also applies when you are entering or leaving lecture halls or seminar rooms. Inside meeting rooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms or offices, the mask can be removed once you are at your desk or seat, provided that you can keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters to other people.

Finally, I would like to inform you that the University Library will be extending its opening hours again starting next week. For more information please visit the website of the University Library:

You can find the complete list mail here

14 September 2020

Current information on teaching and studies – Unilist e-mail from Prof. Dr. Andreas Musil

27 August 2020

The Division of Human Resources and Legal Affairs provides information on the handling of returnees from COVID19 risk areas in the form of a leaflet on employment law and civil service law issues in connection with mandatory quarantine after returning from risk areas for employees under collective bargaining agreements and civil servants.

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)?

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.