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JGU has been in emergency operation mode since December 21, 2020.

[last updated: 11.01.2021]

As the number of infections and deaths reaches record levels, contacts should be reduced to an absolute minimum wherever possible. Following the decision of the heads of German states and the chancellor on January 5, 2021, JGU has extended emergency operations until the end of the lecture period (February 14, 2021).

Emergency operations

  • All employees work from home wherever possible.
  • Buildings are closed to the public.
  • If you have to be present on-campus, please comply with the distancing and hygiene regulations (AHA rules) and ensure adequate ventilation.

On-campus teaching only in exceptional cases

  • On-campus courses are only permitted when online replacements are impossible. These may include (as decided by the faculties):
  • Lab courses
  • Patient care courses
  • Other courses with essential practical components (s.a. in experimental disciplines, practical sports courses, studio work in the arts, musical courses as well as practical language classes).

Please note the specific regulations of your faculty or subject.

Examinations take place

  • Written on-campus examinations take place as planned in compliance with the applicable distancing and hygiene regulations.
  • Oral examinations can take place on-campus in compliance with the faculties’ distancing and hygiene regulations. The Executive University Board expressly points out that oral examinations can take place online.

Information on written examinations

  • In the case of symptoms that point to Covid-19, you may not sit the exam on-campus.
  • You are required to wear a mask in all JGU buildings and also during written examinations
  • Please also avoid contacts before and after the examination and observe the distancing and hygiene regulations.

More information can be found here.


  • Borrowing is possible at most branches of the University Library.
  • It is not possible to use or reserve study places.
  • Many items are available online.
  • More information can be found here.

On-campus research possible to a limited extent

  • On-campus research is possible, provided that it cannot be postponed and that on-campus infrastructure is necessary.
  • The faculties’ distancing and hygiene regulations must be observed.
  • The heads of the faculties decide on exceptions.


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