Important information for employees of the UP regarding Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

You will find extensive information on the occurrence and distribution of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), as well as personal rules of conduct on how to deal with the virus on the information page on COVID-19, set up by the Robert Koch Institute. This site is being updated regularly. Please refer to this website on a regular basis to keep yourself informed.

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In focus: info website on online teaching

An overview for teaching staff at the University of Potsdam on how to conduct courses in virtual teaching and learning environments.

Based on these guidelines and the current regulations of the State of Brandenburg, please take not of the following information for employees, which will be updated as required:

General information

1. Employees affected by the virus

2. Suspected cases

3. Quarantine order at home and abroad / handling of returnees from COVID19 risk areas

4. Closure of daycare centers/schools/care facilities due to official order or without official order

5. Simplified home office arrangements

6. Restrictions on business trips

7. Laboratory operations

8. Where can I find the UP pandemic plan?

9. Health protection during limited on-site operations

10. Recognition of Pandemic-Related Burdens

Information from the administration

1. Consequences for payment transactions

2. Consequences for externally funded projects

3. Consequences for procurements

4. Cancelation of business trips

5. Air Cleaning Devices

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
  • 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.

Contact persons are:

Due to the valid COVID19 safety guidelines and the contacts which have to be reduced to a minimum, the department for personnel and legal affairs prefers to contact us by telephone (0331 977-1811) or e-mail (d3-sekuni-potsdamde). Personal appointments are to be made exclusively by prior arrangement.