Information on dealing with the corona pandemic

Updated 06/04/2022

Zeppelin University | Picture: ZU/Florian Gehm

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic poses a threat to health. In the past years, ZU has had to take extensive measures based on the legal pandemic regulations in order to make its contribution to interrupting the chains of infection in the population, to protect the health of members and relatives of the university, and at the same time to ensure the ability to function in all areas of ZU as far as possible.

On 03.04.2022, the legal basis for the continuation of various measures ceased to exist. This is very good news and an important moment for ZU.

Nevertheless, the fight against the pandemic is not over, let alone won. Rather, it means a change of course: Covid-19 is and will remain a disease whose course and consequences are difficult to assess, and which is likely to become part of our everyday life in the long term. It is therefore probably correct that the government's protective regulations and controls should be replaced by voluntary and self-responsible action.

Access and participation restriction, compulsory masks, hygiene guidelines

Elimination of the 3-G-Rule

  • There is no longer an obligation at the ZU to have the 3-G proof ready. Therefore, the entrance checks are no longer required. Nevertheless, we still recommend to get vaccinated or tested regularly.

Prohibition of access and participation

  • In accordance with the currently valid Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg, a ban on entry and participation applies to persons suspected of being infected or who show typical symptoms of an infection with the corona virus, namely odour and taste disorders, fever, cough and sore throat.

No duty to wear masks

  • There is no longer a legal obligation to wear masks at ZU (exception is made for staff, as far as the minimum distance of 1.50 meters between persons present cannot be kept in indoor rooms or if sufficient ventilation is not possible when several persons are present at the same time). However, ZU takes up the appeal of the Ministry of Science (MWK) and strongly recommends all members, relatives and guests to voluntarily wear FFP2 masks (here is a particularly high level of protection) or also medical masks in the indoor rooms; especially in situations where a distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.

    The abolition of the obligation to wear masks is linked to self-responsibility for oneself and one's fellow human beings. In this respect, we ask all ZU residents and guests to be more considerate and emphatic in dealing with the continuing risks of the pandemic. This includes, for example, to consider individual requests of persons regarding the wearing of masks, who may have manifold personal - especially health-related - reasons for an increased protection in certain situations (e.g. within the course or service facilities of ZU).

Hygiene guidelines

Various hygiene and protection measures are continued (e.g., rules for ventilation, disinfection dispensers, right-hand run recommendations, testing offers for employees).

  • In order to maintain the distance rule, all buildings are required to walk on the right. The one-way route regulations are marked accordingly and must be observed. A maximum of two persons are permitted in the elevators.

  • To maintain the rules of hygiene, it is strongly recommended to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (at least 20 seconds) with soap and water.

  • The print rooms as well as the public areas (foyer, floors, and intermediate zones) are equipped with disinfectant dispensers or columns for disinfecting the hands. In the classrooms and meeting rooms, disinfectant wipes and disposable gloves are provided for disinfecting furniture (especially table surfaces).

Are there general rules of conduct and recommendations for Corona?

Zeppelin University kindly asks you to follow the daily updated advice and recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.

To the website of the Robert Koch Institute

The Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Enterprises | FIF at ZU, in cooperation with the company Mercateo, conducted a so-called "diary study" during the peak phase of the pandemic from March to May 2020. The study focused on the conversion to home office in many companies and the associated individual experiences and effects on everyday working life.

First results can be found here

Students, prospective students

Are there currently seminars, lectures and extracurricular events for students?

In compliance with the applicable legal framework and with an elaborated hygiene concept, teaching at ZF Campus takes place hyprid , i.e. on-site and online.

Will the examinations take place?

The Study and Examination Center and the Teaching Department will send further information to students regarding planned examinations in the near future.

Is there still a library service for students?

Information on how to use our library can be found on the library website under "News" and on the ZU|niverse intranet under Library.

Current regulations include the following:

  • Registration at the service desk when entering the library during service hours.
  • Use of the library | without booking an appointment | borrowing, returning & researching at the shelf.
  • Library learning slot | mandatory appointment booking for the use of a learning slot in the reading room before the start of the time slot via our booking portal.

The exact access requirements, rules & procedures can be found here.

Of course, you can access the electronic offer as usual via the EZproxy. You can find all important information about this here, as well as generally on the Website and in the library's ZU|niverse Wiki.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the library team by e-mail (bblthkzd) or phone (07541/6009-1180).
at your disposal.

How are the extra-occupational study programs organized?

Beginning in the spring of 2022, part-time degree programs have returned to traditional classes.

Visitors and participants of events

Which public events are currently taking place?

According to the legal regulation on infection-protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus of the state of Baden-Württemberg, which was updated on April 1st, 2022,  there are no restrictions to public events at Zeppelin University.

Alumni, sponsors, students, media

Who is available to answer questions about the current situation at Zeppelin University?

The AlumiOffice is a contact point for all concerns and questions of the alumni - to be reached by mail to lmn-ffczd

Contact person for sponsors, donors, donators as well as the circle of friends and supporters is the department Strategic Partnerships - to be reached by mail to  brnwrdschltysckzd

The contact point for all student concerns and questions can be reached at crn-nfzd

Scientists at Zeppelin University are available for expert and background discussions, for interviews or guest commentaries. On request, journalists can also receive current information from the Press Department - available by mail to prsszd

Time to decide

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