At the JKU, the health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost priority.
The JKU, its students and employees aim to continue getting through the Coronavirus pandemic in the best possible way and contribute significantly to containing the risk of infection in the future. Under the leadership of JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas, a task force has been appointed to implement an internal, on-campus Covid-19 test strategy.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together with the Faculty of Medicine, the JKU is currently offering routine Covid-19 testing for employees (advanced registration required; voluntary and anonymous) via twice-weekly "gargle-and-rinse tests" (PCR tests). The test result will be available on the same day.
At the moment, the routine Covid-19 testing program via an oral rinse test is full. We will inform you as soon as space is available in the program.
Due to an increasing number of invalid tests, we would once again like to reiterate the following in regards to collecting samples:
Upcoming test dates are listed below (Pick-Up and Return of the test kits):
|February 10, 2021||February 15, 2021|
|February 15, 2021||February 17, 2021|
|February 17, 2021||February 22, 2021|
|February 22, 2021||February 24, 2021|
|February 24, 2021||March 1, 2021|
|March 1, 2021||March 3, 2021|
|March 3, 2021||March 8, 2021|
|March 8, 2021||March 10, 2021|
|March 10, 2021||March 15, 2021|
|March 15, 2021||March 17, 2021|
|March 17, 2021||March 22, 2021|
|March 22, 2021||March 24, 2021|
|March 24, 2021||March 29, 2021|
|March 29, 2021||March 31, 2021|
|March 31, 2021|| |
April 7, 2021
|April 7, 2021||April 12, 2021|
|April 12, 2021||April 14, 2021|
|April 14, 2021||April 19, 2021|
|April 19, 2021||April 21, 2021|
|April 21, 2021||April 26, 2021|
|April 26, 2021||April 28, 2021|
|April 28, 2021||May 3, 2021|
|May 3, 2021||May 5, 2021|
The tests are completely anonymous however, in the event that a test result comes back positive, we ask everyone to exercise personal responsibility and call the official "1450" hotline. In addition, we would like to point out that in general - aside from justified exceptions - only one test can be collected on the pick-up date and only one test can be brought back on the return date.
The on-campus Covid-19 screening station will open starting Monday, January 11, 2021 (weekdays, 7:00-9:00 AM). All JKU employees can take a rapid antigen test on campus quickly and with few formalities at the screening station located behind the LIT Open Innovation Center. Testing is primarily for university employees who wish to take a rapid antigen test, particularly if displaying any relevant symptoms (i.e. cough, cold, sore throat, etc.).
Please note the following:
If required (i.e. on-site, in-person classroom instruction including laboratory tutorials, in-person administrative services, etc.), employees can obtain FFP2 (N-95) face masks free of charge.