Coronavirus regulations on the Stuttgart Max Planck campus

Coronavirus regulations on the Stuttgart Max Planck campus

 

last update: May 3, 2020

  • We ask all employees to continue working from home whenever possible. Only operationally necessary activities should take place on campus, e. g., conducting an experiment that cannot be postponed.

  • Visitors who need access to the Max Planck campus in Stuttgart-Büsnau for business purposes will be required to fill out a questionnaire at the reception desk. Interested individuals should check this registration form in advance to be sure they will be allowed to come onto campus.

  • All people who come on campus must stay at least two meters away from all other people at all times and should wash their hands frequently using proper techniques.

  • All employees must obey the following rules for office occupancy and lab occupancy:
    • Only one person may be in a typical office at any time. Coordinate with your officemates and supervisor to plan who will use which office at what time.
    • Offices that are larger than 30 square meters may accommodate two people simultaneously only if the two people can stay at least two meters away from each other at all times. In this case, both individuals should wear an everyday mask, and a window should be opened to provide ventilation. Measure your office and/or confirm its size with your manager or your institute's safety officer ( for MPI-FKF or for MPI-IS) before occupying it simultaneously with another person.
    • We recognize that two (or more) people may need to work simultaneously in one laboratory for safety and/or operational reasons. As with large offices, individuals must stay at least two meters away from each other and wear an everyday mask at all times. Please consult your institute’s safety officer ( for MPI-FKF or for MPI-IS) if you would like to determine whether and how more than one person can safely work together at a distance closer than 2 meters in any laboratory, as our laboratories vary greatly.

  • Everyone is encouraged to wear simple face masks (known as "everyday masks") on campus to limit the spread of the virus. Two reusable fabric masks have been made available to each employee for this purpose. Employees should also be aware that the Baden-Württemberg government recently announced a new mask requirement. Starting from April 27, everyone is now required to wear simple mouth and nose protection when shopping and when on public transportation.

  • Anyone who has had contact with a possible coronavirus case must stay at home for 14 days from the contact and inform their supervisor and their institute’s contact person ( for MPI-FKF or for MPI-IS).

  • Anyone with symptoms similar to those of coronavirus must stay home, inform their supervisor and their institute’s contact person ( for MPI-FKF or for MPI-IS), and call their doctor or an emergency room. Only healthy individuals may come on campus at this time.

  • The most common symptoms in COVID-19 cases, as stated by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), are fever as the most common, followed by cough, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, head ache, nausea, stuffy nose, diarrhea and odour/taste disorders.

  • The German Federal Foreign Office extended its worldwide travel warning through June 15, 2020. Thus, international business trips remain impossible at this time. Business trips within Germany should also be avoided whenever possible.

 

  For more detailed information, please consult the archive of announcements by our campus crisis unit.  
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