Message from the President regarding the Corona Virus (LVI) – New Instructions issued by the Federal State of Hesse

Information Updates on the Coronavirus

Information from the Presidentʼs Council regarding the Coronavirus for Students and Employees of Hochschule Geisenheim University

General Information

The President’s Council of Hochschule Geisenheim University urges everyone to remain calm in the face of the current crisis and to treat the situation and each other with due consideration. The information provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal government's central institution for monitoring and preventing the spread of infectious diseases, serves as the basis for assessing the situation and making recommendations.

General Information from Hesse's Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration on the Coronavirus in Eight Languages

Corona Pandemic Update

Message from the President regarding the Corona Virus (LVI) – New Instructions issued by the Federal State of Hesse

Dear colleagues

The Federal State of Hesse has issued new mandatory instructions for dealing with the corona virus, please click here (link in German).

Please find below an overview of the most important changes:

  • The 3G arrangement pursuant to section 28b Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz; IfSG) no longer applies in the workplace (this is not clear from the instructions but that's how it is communicated)
  • Protective measures pursuant to the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Safety Regulation (notification requirement, etc.) remain in force 
  • Wearing a face mask is still mandatory inside public buildings (if the distance requirement cannot be met).
  • Public events: the 2G rule no longer applies and events can be held with own protective measures in place

Best regards

Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz


Robert Koch Institute: COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-1 Dashboard contains all data on confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been compiled nationwide and transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

Public Phone Line

The Federal State of Hesse has set up a public phone line, which you can call should you have any questions regarding the coronavirus. The telephone number is 0800/5554666 and is accessible weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.