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

13th October 2021: Return to contact tracking at the BTU

Dear employees, Dear students,

we hereby briefly inform you about the reintroduction of contact tracking for all students and employees at the BTU, which has been imposed on us again on the basis of the contact ordinance in effect as of today.

At BTU, the collection of personal data is done using our web app https://www.b-tu.de/kontaktnachverfolgung, which meets high data protection standards. Contact data is only released at the request of the health department for the purpose of contact tracing. In addition, however, it is still possible for the BTU's crisis team to notify you directly of possible contacts with infected persons if you so wish. To do this, it is crucial that you activate the "Contact directly" option in the web app. Follow these steps:

Click on the gear icon at the top left of the screen to open the settings. Then click on the "Contact directly" button (the color magenta means "active"):

For more information about the contact tracking app, please visit our website at https://www.b-tu.de/universitaet/praesidium/informationen-zum-coronavirus/ueber-btu-kontaktnachverfolgung. If the rooms you frequently visit are not yet included in the app's room list, please contact it-support(at)b-tu.de. We will then add your room to the list as soon as possible.

In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the BTU's updated action guideline, which you can find here.

Yours sincerely

Krisenstab / Crisis Management Team

krisenstab(at)b-tu.de

7th October 2021: Update of the FAQ "Studying in the Winter Semester 2021/22

The FAQ "Studying in the winter semester 2021/22" have been supplemented by the questions "What are the current conditions for attending face-to-face courses?" and "Is there a vaccination programme at the university?". There are also updates to the following questions:

  • What will the winter semester be like?
  • What personal counselling services are available for students with questions about the study process?
  • How is it possible to view examination papers?
10th September 2021: Information on the vaccination offer in Cottbus for the BTU

Dear students, Dear employees,

we are planning a winter semester in presence and are looking forward to a lively campus and a lively exchange in studying and teaching, research and everyday university life.

Please all contribute to ensuring that we can study and work in presence with the greatest possible safety. This includes not only keeping hygiene and distance rules, but also vaccination. If medical reasons do not prevent this, please get vaccinated! You protect yourself and your social environment. You will make a significant contribution to making our university once again an attractive and popular place to study and work.

The MVZ Dr. Braun in Cottbus (Lieberoser Straße 35-36) offers all students and employees of the BTU uncomplicated appointments for a Covid vaccination. You can make an appointment via https://webtermin.medatixx.de/#/f2935191-0413-4e56-bd5a-7f6e2e0d9011 online. Depending on the request further appointments will be possible.

Please bring the following documents with you to your appointment:

  • Identity card,
  • Insurance card
  • Vaccination certificate (if available)
  • Printed and Signed Information leaflet with medical history and declaration of consent; information and English translation can be found here

You must not have received a vaccination or other medical treatment within the last two weeks.

If you need assistance with translation, please bring someone with you.

I am very much looking forward to a winter semester together.

We see each other!

Kind regards,

Gesine Grande

Krisenstab / Crisis Management Team

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)b-tu.de (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 www.rki.de.

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 1 June 2021)

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