Coronavirus Safety Protocols and Protective Measures at the JKU

Current Code of Conduct;
Last update: September 17, 2021
 

At the JKU, the health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost priority. We have put together information about the university's safety and precautionary protocols designed to combat the spread of Covid-19.

This page will be updated regularly. You can also find additional, helpful information by clicking the links in the Info Box.

In following recommendations as outlined by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (bmbwf), we advise you to closely monitor the state of your health. If your body temperature exceeds 37.5°C, we strongly urge you to refrain from coming to the university. This COVID 19 self-monitoring check put together by the Red Cross is particularly helpful. If you believe you have Coronavirus symptoms, please call the official 1450 Hotline number immediately. We kindly ask you to also report any suspected cases and infections to the internal extension 1450. You can also send an e-mail to: corona@jku.at.

Important Information

If you have symptoms, the government hotline is 1450.
Please also inform the JKU by calling the internal hotline 1450 or by sending an e-mail to: corona@jku.at

Current Situation: Return to On-Site Operations

The Austrian “3G Rule” (Vaccinated, Tested, or Recovered)

For the moment, the legal option to apply the Austrian “3G Rule” as a prerequisite to take part in classroom instruction and examinations has been extended. The JKU intends to make use of this option to adhere to the “3G Rule” largely in accordance with COVID-19 re-opening guidelines (without the validity of self-administered tests) and this will be required by everyone involved, similar to the previous Summer Semester. To help simplify and facilitate the process check, we are currently working on a concept to create a central check point to implement the use of color-coded wristbands. Course instructors can then quickly check adherence to the “3G Rule” before class or before examinations. Details will be available shortly.

 

FFP2 Mask Mandate for Classroom Instruction & Examinations

To ensure everyone's safety, students are required to wear an FFP2 (KN-95) face mask during courses and examinations. The JKU will provide FFP2 masks, if needed.

Social Distancing

The most considerable impact on classroom instruction was maintaining the required amount of social distancing. Based on the current rate of infection and by taking additional precautions, we can now use lecture halls, classrooms, and labs at normal occupancy.

 

Additional Measures and Developments

General safety protocols, such as airing out rooms regularly in accordance with guidelines available in each room, washing and disinfecting hands frequently, etc. are, of course, still strongly advisable and should continue to be observed. Unfortunately, we cannot predict how the ongoing pandemic will continue, along with the safety protocols and mandates currently in place in Austria. We cannot rule out changes during the course of the semester or changes to the current “3G Rule”.

 

Please note.

If the situation worsens, in addition to the measures mentioned above, additional measures may be enforced. We will continually update this page and in the event of any changes in the guidelines, we will inform students and staff by e-mail.

Information in regard to individual courses will be available in KUSSS (or corresponding channels): information about subject area examinations will be available at the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services. Where necessary, the Rectorate will provide additional information.

Current Report Cases at the JKU Current information regarding those who have tested positive at the JKU Linz is available here.

See Coronavirus Case Numbers