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Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

20/04/2022

COVID-19 measures to be relaxed at WU

The infection rates in Austria continue to decrease and COVID measures have been largely lifted. Therefore WU is also suspending the mask mandate as of April 21, 2022 until further notice. This means that masks no longer have to be worn inside the buildings on campus WU, i.e. neither in courses nor in study zones.

Of course, the mask can still be worn voluntarily. Especially in crowded lecture halls or at large events this remains beneficial.

All library branches (Central Library, Library for Law, Library for Social Sciences) can be accessed without a seat reservation. Please see the WU Library website for further information on library use.

Contact tracing at WU

To make sure everyone at WU stays safe, we have now introduced a contact tracing program with a check-in system for courses and examinations.

All reported infections and suspected infections are managed centrally. As soon as a case is confirmed, individuals who were in contact with the infected person will be notified. All confirmed cases at WU will be published here:

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 11am to 3 pm on Level 4 (Learning Zone) at the Teaching Center (TC)

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 8am to 1pm on Level 5 at the Teaching Center (TC)

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 3pm to 3.30pm in the learning zone (D1)

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2022 from 9.30 am to 12 noon at the library for law (D3)

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2022 from 9.30 am to 3 pm on Level 4 (Communicative Zone) in the Library Center (LC)

  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9am to 8pm at the library, LC building

  • Monday, February 7, 2022 from 10am to 3 pm at the library, LC building, 5th floor (Monitor)

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 4pm at the library, LC building, 5th floor

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9am to 7pm on Level 4 (Communicative Zone) in the Library Center (LC)

  • Friday, January 21, 2022 from 9am to 7pm on Levels 3 and 4 in the Library Center (LC)

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10am to 12 noonat the library, LC building, 4th floor and from 12 noon to 2pmat the library, LC building, 6th floor

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 & Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 09:30am to 6pmat the library, LC building, 6th floor

  • Monday, January 17, 2022 (10:00am - 3pm) at the library, LC building, 4th floor

  • Monday, January 10, 2022 at the library, LC building

  • and from 11:00am-10pm at the library, LC building, 6th floor

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the library, LC building, 4th floor

  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the library, LC building, 4th floor

Please note: In each case the person was in a building on campus 48 hours before tested positive (confirmed PCR test). The list is ordered chronologically by testing date.

1 These are persons who were in a building on campus 96 hours before tested positived (confirmed PCR test).

More information

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): 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

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