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What the different traffic light phases mean for the Academy can be found in the COVID19 GUIDE.

RED = Distance Mode:

Teaching and research as well as general operations have been converted to digital operation as far as possible. Only the critical infrastructure as well as activities and services will be maintained, the discontinuation of which would lead to major risks and/or major financial damage for the Academy and its members.

   

General health protection and hygiene measures

The following measures must be observed at all times and in all buildings of the Academy, even when the stoplight system indicates a green light:

  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other people who do not live in the same household
  • Hand hygiene
  • Cough hygiene
  • Mouth and nose protection (at least where the minimum distance cannot be maintained)
  • Thinning out (= smaller group sizes)
  • Regular airing
  • Regular cleaning of workplace
  • Abstaining from shaking hands and hugs (alternative forms of greeting required)
  • Elevators to be used only alone or with persons of the same household
  • In any form of acute respiratory infection - with at least one of the following symptoms for which there is no other plausible cause: coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, sudden loss of sense of taste/odor, with or without fever - please stay home and call the emergency number 1450

General operations at the Academy

Building use in general (except events):

  • Observation of general COVID-19-prevention measures
  • Strict access rules apply (see point 10). All persons present must be registered in advance and entered in attendance lists.
  • General university and research operations continue – whenever possible in digital form or from home.
  • Only key persons with appropriate authorization are allowed to enter the buildings of the academy.
  • Limited opening hours of all locations of the Academy from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    The buildings of the Academy remain closed on weekends and holidays.access only via the main entrances.
  • No access for students, except for Diploma students who can present confirmation from the study department.

Office premises:

  • Strict access rules apply (see point 10 in guide). All attendees must be registered in advance and entered in attendance lists.
  • General university and research operations continue – whenever possible in digital form or from home.
  • Only key persons with appropriate authorization are allowed to enter the buildings of the academy.
  • Accessibility of staff must be guaranteed.
  • Meetings in digital form only!

Library, Archives, Paintings Gallery, Graphic Collection, Exhibition rooms

Library:

  • Limited opening hours apply.
  • Reading and study zones are closed, i.e. copying, printing, and research as well as the use of the semester handsets is not possible within the library.
  • On-site use is not possible,and borrowing of physical copies is only possible to a limited extent. Returned media will be quarantined. Interlibrary loan & document delivery are possible as usual. Semester handsets will be digitized as far as possible and made available online via Moodle. Returned media are quarantined and will be disinfected if necessary. Interlibrary loan & document delivery are possible with restrictions.
  • Events (Thursdays in the library, guided tours, training courses, etc.) will only be offered and held virtually, if necessary and feasible.

Archives:

  • The Archives are closed.
  • Requests from users are handled by e-mail, material can be made available in digital form, if available..

Paintings Gallery and Graphic Collection at the Theatermuseum:

  • The general terms and conditions for visitors of the KHM Museum Association apply, current COVID-19 protection measures see: www.khm.at

Study room Graphic Collection:

  • The study hall is closed.

Further exhibition rooms:

  • The exhibition rooms are closed.
  • Framework programs such as lectures, interviews, artist talks are only produced via distance and shown via digital channels (video, etc.)

Recruitment of staff

  • Staff recruitment takes place exclusively in digital form (by remote work). If this is not possible, the hiring should be postponed.

Business travel

  • No business trips (domestic or international) will be approved during this phase.
  • Business trips (domestic and foreign) that have already been approved may not be taken.

Teaching and examination

Course modes:

  • All classes will be held in distance form. Teaching as well as research that cannot take place in digital form (artistic classes, lab and workshop activities) may continue to take place in presence for Diploma students in highly restricted form in shifts and under strict hygiene regulations.

Preparation and execution of courses and exams:
Responsible person: Course instructor

  • Timely information to the students about the used method of distance learning or digital examination mode

Implementation:

  • Holding of all courses in distance mode, except for irreplaceable courses for Diploma students

Excursions:

  • Excursions are not permitted

Examinations:

  • Switch of all exams to digital format; (in absolutely exceptional cases postponement [or cancellation]

Students in risk groups/international students

  • Enabling digital access to teaching / information / student services etc. from any location

Workshops, laboratories, studios, ateliers

  • Workshops, laboratories, studios and ateliers are closed, except for irreplaceable courses for Diploma students

Department of studies and examinations

General information on study law:

  • The department of studies and examinations is closed
  • Inquiries by e-mail

Enrollment / Continuations:

  • The department of studies and examinations is closed
  • Inquiries by e-mail

Submissions for the Diploma / Master / Rigorosum:

  • By e-mail

Applicaitons for accreditations:

  • By e-mail

Applications for merit, support and work scholarships:

  • By e-mail

International Office, Student Welcome Center

Student advisory service:

  • No personal consultiation, Consultation online by video converence and by e-mail

First-year students:

  • Orientation program by video conference, presentation with Q&A

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