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Nachricht der Hochschulleitung an die Beschäftigten der LUH

Message from university management to LUH employees

Accessibility of LUH buildings

Dear colleagues and university members,

Due to the dramatic development of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal and state governments have issued a more severe no contact rule on Sunday evening (22.3.). In view of this, the Presidential Board of Leibniz University Hannover would like to provide further information on measures implemented at our university as well as further details on the current situation.

Currently, entering LUH buildings is only possible to a limited extent. Most buildings are closed and can only be accessed by persons who have been assigned a locking authorisation as well as an employee ID card. Without prior authorisation for accessing side entrances, the main university building can only by accessed by presenting your employee ID card to the guards.

Affected buildings include: 1101 (via the guards, main entrance) / 1109 / 1139 / 1210 / 1210A / 1211 / 1500 (via the guards) / 2705 / 2501 / 2504 / 2505 / 2511 / 3109 / 3103 / 3408 / 3409 / 3416 / 3440 / 3701 / 3702 / 3703 / 4104 / 4105 / 4106 / 4107 / 4113 / 4201 / CMG / PZH

In addition, travellers returning from high-risk areas are currently not permitted to enter LUH buildings and facilities for a period of 14 days from the date of return. Furthermore, guests and visitors are no longer permitted to enter LUH buildings.

Members of staff are only permitted to enter buildings of Leibniz University Hannover if this is strictly necessary within the scope of their duties or if they are required to maintain buildings and facilities.

As previously announced and where possible, all members of LUH staff should work from home (telecommuting). Many members of staff already work from home. Following consultation with the staff council, any restrictions with regard to telecommuting (official request, limited number of days) shall be suspended during the state of crisis. The duration of telecommuting as well as the required duties are determined by the respective supervisor.

Members of staff working from home are not released from their regular duties. In particular, members of staff must be available via email or telephone during regular working hours. If needed, they are required to complete necessary tasks at the university. Please check your emails on a regular basis (e.g. via webmail as well as the university website for information on new developments.

Please refer to the website for answers on frequently asked questions as well as contact information regarding support services provided by administrative departments. The website will be updated regularly. Due to the current situation, delays may arise. We will do our best to provide updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Finally, I would like to address an urgent matter.

Whether at the university, while working from home or in private life: Please do your bit by reducing any social contact. It is not only in the interest of your own personal health, but also helps to minimise the risk for other more vulnerable groups. Our healthcare system needs time to care for those seriously affected. Your support can save lives.

I am confident that we can get through this difficult time together as a team. Thank you for your cooperation and commitment.

Yours sincerely,
Prof. Dr. Volker Epping