The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is spreading. The HTWG Konstanz administration has adopted measures in order to minimize the spread of this new type of virus.
On January 30th of this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified the current outbreak of this new type of coronavirus in China as a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC).
General information about the new type of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2
The following is a list of official websites that provide information on necessary precautions and travel advice. These sites are continuously updated.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Württemberg - Information on the coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg: estimate of the current situation in our state, instructions for those returning from trips, measures to protect against infection (IN GERMAN)
The following hygiene measures are recommended for everyone:
- When coughing or sneezing, keep your distance from others; or turn away and cough/sneeze into your elbow area; or hold a tissue in front of your mouth and nose, then immediately dispose of the tissue.
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly using soap and water.
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
The HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences has already implemented various preventative measures (such as hanging posters listing hygiene tips and placing disinfection dispensers at the entrances to buildings). You can find additional tips at the following website (IN GERMAN): www.infektionsschutz.de