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.
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Access to the laboratories is still possible. Sensitive
experimental setups are being safeguarded and
Access to the laboratories is still possible in the current phase of minimal operation, but personal contacts between employees must be reduced as much as possible to minimize the risk of infection. The exact modificationes of the minimal operation is at the discretion of the working group leaders, the following details must be observed:
- The working group leaders should check whether the laboratory experiment can be postponed until the university is back in normal operation.
- If the experiment cannot be postponed for important reasons, the time spent in the laboratory by both operating and scientific personnel should be kept as short as possible and limited to data collection. The evaluation of the data should then take place in the home office.
These regulations are only valid for the current phase of minimal
operation. Due to the dynamic development a complete closure is possible. In this case the operation of
the laboratories must be discontinued. Only measures that
prevent damage to material or even stocks (e.g. in animal
experiments) may be taken. The people for these tasks have
already been appointed, no other persons may enter the
laboratories. The working group leaders are required to be
prepared for a possible closure on short notice.
Update 3-19-2020 4:30 pm
If possible, researchers are encouraged to conduct temporary research in their home office in consultation with their supervisor.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has provided initial information on the progress of research projects and funding in view of the coronavirus pandemic in a letter to the funding recipients. The letter can be found here.
Please also refer to the website of the DFG and other project management organizations.
The Research Funding Unit provides information on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the progress of research projects, calls for proposals and evaluation procedures.