Coronavirus regulations on the Stuttgart Max Planck campus

Coronavirus regulations on the Stuttgart Max Planck campus


last update: November 23, 2021

  • As of Wednesday, November 24, 2021, only vaccinated, recovered or tested employees receive access to our buildings (3G regulation). This means that whoever does not meet the 3G criteria will no longer have access to our campus. The compliance with this new 3G regulation is checked and documented by the institute managements and, if requested, provided to the authorities.


  • Working from home:
    From Wednesday, November 24, 2021, onwards, working from home becomes mandatory where there are no operational reasons against it. Please speak to your supervisor how best you can work from home.


  • All people who come on campus must always stay at least 1.5 meters away from all other people and should wash their hands frequently using proper techniques.


  • The office occupancy rules are relaxed. As long as you keep a distance of 1.5 m to the next person, you are allowed to share an office – independent of the size of the office. If possible, please make sure the room is well ventilated.


  • Wearing masks:
    As of now, there is one simple principle for the whole campus: As long as you can keep a distance of 1.5 m to the next person, you do not have to wear a mask.

    There are however locations where wearing a mask is still mandatory:
       * in all corridors,
       * in restrooms,
       * in the cafeteria (while not seated),
       *in the elevators.

    Wherever the distance of 1.5 m can be maintained reliably, there is no need to wear a mask:
       * in offices,
       * in laboratories,
       * in seminar rooms and in lecture halls,
       * in workshops,
       * outside area.


  • 3G status:
    For all campus employees, the campus rules related to business activities are independent of whether employees have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19, or have been tested.

    For all external guests, the 3G-rule applies on campus (“Geimpft, Genesen, Getestet”). All external guests must have a host, who ensures that they register at the entrance. In the questionnaire they will be asked if they are vaccinated, recovered or if they can prove a negative test.


  • Meetings and events:
    Regular business-related meetings taking place on campus do no longer require a hygienic plan (for external guests participating at business meetings the 3G rule above applies.)

    Events with more than five external participants as well as all meetings and events with an informal or private character (e.g. Ph.D. defense, barbecues, group outings) do still require a hygiene concept which has to be sent in advance to Michael Eppard ( for FKF employees, or to Barbara Kettemann ( for MPI-IS, VAD and IMW employees.


  • Self tests:
    We are still providing two self-tests per week for all staff members who do not work from home exclusively. Note that there is no obligation to do a self-test. Your group’s or department’s person responsible will make sure all employees have enough tests.


  • When traveling to and from campus, we further encourage all people to minimize their interactions with other people by avoiding rush-hour travel on public transportation; please consider coming to work earlier or later than usual, with approval from the supervisor, or using private transportation means such as a car or bicycle. On campus, we ask you to follow all of the regulations listed below and on other pages of this website.


  • Anyone who has had contact with a possible coronavirus case must inform their supervisor and their institute’s contact person (Michael Eppard for MPI-FKF or Linda Behringer for MPI-IS).


  • Anyone with symptoms similar to those of coronavirus must inform their supervisor and their institute’s contact person (Michael Eppard for MPI-FKF or Linda Behringer for MPI-IS).


  • 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.


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