COVID-19-Update: Study Online!
The traffic light is RED: between November 17 and December 6, 2020, we will switch to online teaching. Photo: FH JOANNEUM

COVID-19 update: study online!

Linda Schwarz,

Based on the decisions taken by the federal government, FH JOANNEUM is switching its study traffic light system to RED. This means FH JOANNEUM will transition to online learning until December 6, 2020.

The health of our students, lecturers and employees is very important to us, which is why online teaching at FH JOANNEUM will be increased to up to 100% during November, 17 and December, 6 2020. Practice units that cannot be substituted online can take place by adhering to the FH JOANNEUM safety and hygiene standards, but will be reduced to a minimum. The head of your degree program will keep you informed about any changes in your studies in due time. Research can also be continued in compliance with the applicable safety and hygiene measures.

Students can come to FH JOANNEUM without any problem, because going out for educational purposes is excluded from the initial restrictions. However, their stay in the FH JOANNEUM buildings must be limited to attending a course.

Admission and conduct

Admission to the buildings is only possible with a valid student ID card or employee ID card.

Please reduce social contacts in your personal environment and limit your stay on the campus or in the FH JOANNEUM buildings to visiting the practice formats that cannot be substituted online. Essentially, the rules are: keep your distance, wear a face mask, adhere to the hygiene rules and avoid gathering in groups - even on open spaces such as balconies, smoking areas and in front of buildings! Use hand sanitizer when entering the building. Follow coughing and sneezing etiquette and maintain good hand hygiene. If you feel unwell, stay at home. We can only protect each other if we work together.

Wearing a mouth and nose protector is mandatory for all persons present at FH JOANNEUM until revoked. The following applies: Mouth and nose protection is mandatory on all general areas of FH JOANNEUM, including corridors, foyers, lifts, toilets, library, social rooms and learning zones.

Students who do not adhere to these rules may be expelled from the premises. Students are required to bring a face mask with them.

Library

The library will maintain a limited contactless service: Students can collect pre-ordered media from the libraries in Bad Gleichenberg, Graz WEST (Eggenberg) and Kapfenberg. The online scanning service is also available for the procurement of literature. Please use the returns box provided to return items. The reading rooms of the library are closed. More information here.

Procedure in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19

All suspected cases of illness or illness of students, employees and teachers must be reported. FH JOANNEUM's crisis management team has drawn up detailed processes for reporting suspected COVID-19 cases or illness. You can find the detailed process for the procedure to be followed when COVID-19 suspicions or illnesses occur here. Please read this document carefully to know exactly what to do in case of an incident!

IMPORTANT: All COVID-19 suspected cases and cases of illness must still be reported, despite online teaching and home office. Please report all COVID-19 suspicions and COVID-19 illnesses with our new online reporting tool!

In the case of a suspected case of COVID-19, the following essentially applies:
  • Stay at home as soon as COVID-19 symptoms emerge (fever, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath, catarrh or inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, sudden loss of taste/smell).
  • Contact the health hotline (tel. 1450) immediately and follow their instructions.
  • Inform us and your head of degree program immediately and provide us with all relevant data and contact persons using the online registration tool.
  • All further steps will be handled by FH JOANNEUM in consultation with the health authorities.
When is a case classed as suspected COVID-19?
  • With the emergence of COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, sudden loss of taste/smell).
  • After coming into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, even if you are not displaying any of the typical symptoms.
  • In the case of developing other non-COVID symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea , the following additional criteria apply: Following return from areas with a high level of the virus or following previous contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while on the premises of FH JOANNEUM:
  • Isolate yourself, put on a face mask and call the health hotline immediately (tel. 1450).
  • Inform us and your head of degree program immediately and provide us with all relevant data and contact persons using the online registration tool.
  • All further steps will be handled by FH JOANNEUM in consultation with the health authorities.

Our entire COVID-19 team will continue to guide you personally through the process and will be available to answer your questions via the central registration address info_covid19@fh-joanneum.at!

Events

No events are taking place at present. Many events are offered online; more information can be found under Events on the website.

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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email info@fh-joanneum.at, telephone +43 316 5453 - 8800 or our social media channels Facebook and Instagram. Stay healthy – we can do it together!