Current information on handling and effects of the corona pandemic Questions and answers for members of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

In dealing with the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is guided by the general recommendations for action of the federal government, the state and the local health authorities, and makes appropriate decisions for the BTU, with the protection of BTU employees, students and guests being the main focus.
A crisis management team has been set up at the BTU to ensure a continuous assessment of the situation. The crisis management team keeps employees and students continuously informed about current developments and decisions.

Pandemic Action Guidelines of the BTU

New informations

28. July 2020: Information to returning from abroad

Dear colleagues,

Summer time is travel time. Many of you enjoy or plan your well-deserved vacation. The crisis management team observes the corona infection situation abroad attentively and sometimes with concern. In addition to the countries classified as risk areas by the RKI, other regions are unfortunately developing into corona hotspots.

The BTU's alternating presence operation has proven its worth and allows it to continue to deal flexibly with new situations in the context of the pandemic. The basis of the alternating presence operation is the work from home. This maintains the ability to work at the campus locations.

In order to minimize the corona risk potential from travel activities as much as possible, the crisis management team is asking all persons returning from abroad with immediate effect to work from their home for a period of two weeks. This also applies to those returning from business trips abroad. The coordination between superiors and employees is therefore of particular importance in order to ensure the division's ability to work and to guarantee that they can work from home. Your responsible handling of the peculiarities of online operations in the last months makes me confident that you will also find good opportunities to shape your work here.

Corona tests are required if they are provided for by the responsible health authority or other federal/state regulations.

For me it is very important at the BTU to find a way of both enabling travel activities and ensuring the protection of employees. With this in mind, I wish you a restful holiday season.

Stay healthy!

Yours Christiane Hipp

13 July updated: Information concerning the semester ticket – Renewal of the imprint

The goodwill regulation of the VBB concerning the semester ticket for the summer semester 2020 expired at the end of June! Students therefore need their chip card with current imprint for the summer semester 2020 to be able to use buses and trains as usual. Those who have not yet renewed their chip card imprint should do so immediately.

The validation stations in the university library at the Senftenberg site and in the entrance area of building 7 in Sachsendorf (also access library) are accessible during the current opening hours of the libraries.

The stations in the main building on the central campus and in building 2 in Senftenberg can be used from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Reporting Mechanism in Quarantine Cases

In the event of a quarantine case, measures must be agreed between superiors and employees to check whether and which activities can be carried out from home. All superiors should report any quarantine cases to human resources:

krisenstab+personal(at) (T: 0355/69-2166)

The Robert Koch Institute continuously updates the international risk areas and recommendations for action. For the latest information, please also refer to the Robert Koch Institute's website at

Current information and regulations in Brandenburg in connection with the corona pandemic: Regulation on measures to contain the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in Brandenburg (German only, updated on 12 June 2020)

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