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Information on the Corona virus


Wearing a mask over mouth and nose is mandatory in all buildings on Campus WU

The health and safety of the entire WU community is of the utmost importance to us and we are, of course, continuing to monitor all developments related to the Corona virus (COVID-19). We are working closely together with local authorities and are complying with all of their recommendations and guidelines.

The wearing of mouth and nose protectors will be mandatory for employees, external service providers, visitors and students inside WU buildings.

The study areas, independent study zones and PC labs are available during normal opening hours. All 3 library locations and the Language Resource Center are open. Only a limited number of people can be admitted to the libraries, however. Please note that prior seat reservation via our online reservation tool is required.

WU’s departments, institutes, and service units have adopted specific opening hours (for details, please see the information on the units’ web pages). The usual hygiene and safety requirements remain in effect.

Events cannot be held as planned and will be held online (if possible).

We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.

The Corona virus is transmitted from person to person. There are a number of things you can do to help minimize the risk of infection. Detailed information and short explanatory videos on protection against infection, on the symptoms of the disease, and on how to proceed if you think you may be infected can be found on the website of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES): (in German) and the WHO website:

Additional important links:

Important information for the higher education sector, recommendations for dealing with illnesses subject to reporting obligations, further information, and health service hotlines:
Federal ministry of Education, Science & Research

Information on global developments, updated daily:
federal ministry of social affairs & Health

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