Information on the Corona virus
Distance learning format - Libraries and Campus WU buildings open, except for TC building (entry only with negative test result)
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.
All teaching activities (including exams, field trips, and personal consultations during office hours) will continue to be held remotely until end of June. The exam weeks in both April and June will be held online.
The buildings on Campus WU are open, with the exception of the Teaching Center (TC). To enter a WU building, students and visitors from outside WU need a valid negative test result (PCR: 72h; antigen: 48h) or a medical certificate (recovery: 6 months; antibodies: 3 months). This proof must remain in the individual’s possession and be presented upon request.
Students can use the three library locations (with proof of a negative COVID-19 test, mandatory seat reservations, and FFP2 mask requirement at workstations). Restricted opening hours apply in departments and service units. Project rooms, independent study zones, student lounges, and PC labs will remain closed.
Events will be held online and will be streamed whenever possible.
WU will implement following measures regarding its day-to-day operations:
Inside WU buildings, everyone is required to wear a mask over mouth and nose (FFP2 mask).
Inside WU buildings and on the grounds of Campus WU, please maintain a distance of at least 2 meters to other people.
We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.
Information and FAQs on health and safety on campus is available on the WU intranet for employees.
Students’ frequently asked questions are answered on our website.
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): www.ages.at/themen/krankheitserreger/coronavirus/ (in German) and the WHO website: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
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