To respond to the changed pandemic situation, an expanded obligation to wear masks at TU Darmstadt will come into effect as of Monday, 25 January 2021. All members and visitors must wear medical masks (surgical masks) while on all circulation areas in University buildings (such as corridors, staircases etc.). Regular mouth-nose covers (common textile masks) do not meet these requirements. This regulation applies to all situations on campus where people meet, such as during official meetings or briefings on site, in course rooms, learning centres and at the university library. According to this ordinance of the State of Hesse, this obligation does not apply to persons who cannot wear mouth-nose covers of any kind due to impairments of health or disability.
During written exams, both students and supervisory staff will have to wear medical masks the entire time of the examination.
With these expanded regulations, TU Darmstadt hopes to provide an environment in which its members can continue to study, teach, research and fulfil their administrative duties while maintaining health protection. However, the following still applies: Mobile work has highest priority. This and the maximum use of remote teaching ensure best protection.
TU Darmstadt provides surgical masks: Students receive them as necessary at the start of a written exam on site or during a lab practical. Employees and staff can obtain surgical masks at the departmental offices, the directories’ management offices, staff units and central services.
Wearing FFP2 masks at TU Darmstadt is possible, if desired, but is not required on a general basis. FFP2 masks only need to be worn at such work places that require special health and safety standards.
For more information on protective mouth-nose covers, please refer to the regularly updated TU concept on hygiene and infection control.