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Important information on the Corona virus

01/04/2020

Distance learning and closure of buildings on campus for non-WU personnel

To help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, all teaching activities on Campus WU are switched to a distance-learning format until the end of June. Courses and exams will continue to be held online, as far as possible. Please note that independent studying in WU’s libraries, independent study zones, project rooms, and PC labs is no longer possible. These facilities are now closed. The university management is doing everything in its power to ensure that students will not be hindered in their academic progress.

Until further notice, many events cannot be held as planned and will be held online (if possible).

WU implemented drastic measures regarding its day-to-day operations: Direct personal contacts and personal presence on campus will be reduced to an absolute minimum. Office hours and institute opening hours are cancelled. The buildings on Campus WU remain closed to everyone not affiliated with 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.

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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