Kreisgesundheitsamt, Rettungsdienst und Krankenhäuser in Siegen-Wittgenstein haben sich auf ein mögliches Auftreten des Coronavirus vorbereitet. Zentrale Anlaufstelle für Patientinnen und Patienten mit einem Verdacht auf Infizierung mit dem neuen Grippevirus ist das Kreisklinikum in Siegen-Weidenau.
General information and hygiene measures
What measures is the university taking?
The university has set up a team of experts who meet daily, assess the current situation and make quick decisions. All decisions and measures are based on the expert staff.
How can I protect myself?
The University asks that you follow the recommendations of the Federal Centre for Health Education on the prevention of infections. This includes personal hygiene (including including washing your hands regularly and thoroughly). If possible, , keeping a distance of at least two meters from coughing and sneezing people.
Which international risk areas are there?
Currently, there are various regions in which there is an accumulation of cases. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) provides a list of international risk areas, which is constantly updated and can can be found here:
Please note: Since 06.03.2020 the RKI also lists "particularly affected areas within Germany". These are not identical with the risk areas and are expressly not referred to when talking about risk areas.
The Federal Foreign Office (AA) warns against travelling to Hubei Province and advises against travelling to the other risk areas (unchanged since 28 February 2020, 9:00 a.m.). The current travel and safety advice of the AA available here (in German only):
Which preventive measures is the University of Siegen taking to prevent infections?
The University takes precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of diseases.
People that are ill with contagious diseases should not enter the university (grounds and buildings).
All people suspected of having contracted the Coronavirus are requested to consult a doctor after making an appointment by telephone. You should state if are arriving from a risk area or have been in contact with (possibly) sick people.
What should I do in case of an infection, whom can I contact within the University of Siegen?
If you have contracted the coronavirus, please contact the Department of Occupational Health and Safety (Department 1) immediately by e-mail: SG1_1@zv.uni-siegen.de
Employees: Please also inform your superior / your supervisor.
If your partner or a member of your household is ill or suspected to be ill, the University also asks you to report to the Department of Occupational Health and Safety.
What should I do if I suspect having contracted the Coronavirus?
If you have travelled to Germany from one of the risk areas during the past 14 days or have had contact with infected people, you should contact your general practitioner / the Department of Public Health by telephone to discuss the further procedure.
Please stay away from the campus premises of the University of Siegen for 14 days.
Employees: Please contact your supervisor to determine whether you can carry out your tasks from home, for example, in home office.
In case there is a confirmed corona case in your household and you have registered for an examination, the university asks you to present the certificate of the sick household member and proof of the common address to the examination offices. This will be counted as a separate certificate.
Where can I get information?
- The University of Siegen provides information on symptoms, hygiene measures etc. You can find them here.
- The district of Siegen-Wittgenstein has set up mobile teams, two contact points and an information hotline. You can find this information here.
- The Federal Foreign Office provides travel and security advice. These can be found here.
- The Federal Ministry of Health provides information on the coronavirus. This information can be found here.
- The Robert Koch Institute provides up-to-date information (you can find this here), FAQ (you can find this here) and a list of risk areas (you can find this here).
- The Federal Centre for Health Education provides answers to frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus, including information on infection protection and hygiene tips. These can be found here.
The district’s Department of Public Health, emergency services and hospitals in Siegen-Wittgenstein have prepared for a possible occurrence of the coronavirus. The central contact point for patients suspected of being infected with the new corona virus is the District Hospital (Kreisklinikum) in Siegen-Weidenau.