Update on the COVID-19 pandemic


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.

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): (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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