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Coronavirus: Further actions

Please take a look at www.fh-ooe.at/en/coronavirus-update/ for more information concerning the current situation.



Please have a look at the letter of the President University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Dr. Gerald Reisinger, for getting the latest information concerning the current situation. 

Status 15.03.2020
The council of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences will meet tomorrow (Monday), in order to handle the current questions and topics raised by students, naturally existing due to the current situation, and will work out solutions and answers.
A corresponding information to all students will follow on Tuesday, 17.03., by the management. Please keep yourself up to date on our online channels.

Status 11.03.2020
In principle the lectors may decide themselves how they proceed with regard to the holding/shifting of examinations.
The following points are recommended:
All exams in the next weeks will be postponed, except
- re-exams up to three persons
- commission examinations (this also includes BA/MA exams)

March 10, 2020: Further actions

By direction of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, we suspend all lectures and seminars on FH Upper Austria premises from Wednesday 11 March 2020 until further notice. This is to counteract the possible further spread of the corona virus. 

All other events scheduled to take place at our faculties between now and Easter, including our Open House, are cancelled.
The administrative services at our faculties and HQ are not affected by the above measures. Our buildings will continue to be open to the public.
You can find further information on the corona virus on our website under https://www.fh-ooe.at/ueber-uns/news/news/informationen-zum-coronavirus/ and our other online channels.
We will be providing you with details of any further steps (including the implementation of distance learning) as soon as possible. 


February 28, 2020: Information on Corona Virus

FH Upper Austria is in close contact with the responsible regional authorities, which in turn are in exchange with the corresponding national and international authorities and evaluate the situation. To date, no special measures have been recommended or prescribed. Should appropriate measures be taken, we will announce this here.

According to the information available to date, there is a possibility of human-to-human transmission through droplet or smear infection. The risk of transmission from person to person is relatively low and, according to the current state of information, is somewhat higher than that of influenza. Common signs of infection with the novel coronavirus include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, kidney failure and, above all, if serious other diseases already exist, death. The mildest forms (symptoms of a cold) are most common.

If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact the Austrian Health Advisory Service at 1450 (without area code from all networks).

How can you protect yourself from corona viruses?
As with seasonal influenza, the following measures are recommended:

  • Wash your hands several times a day with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not with your hands) if you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid direct contact with sick people

Here you can find a useful video of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES): https://youtu.be/DKCODlgijrU

Suspicious case:
Disease is suspected in persons with acute symptoms of respiratory infection (sudden appearance of at least one of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath)

     AND in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case during the 14 days before the onset of symptoms,     
stay in a region in which sustained transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can be assumed (risk areas see below).

Probable case:
Person in whom no detection of SARS-CoV-2 has been performed by an appropriate laboratory diagnostic procedure, but with a fulfilled clinical picture (acute symptomatology of a respiratory infection)

    AND close contact with a confirmed or probable case   
    OR stay in a region in which sustained transmission of SARS-CoV-2 must be assumed.

Confirmed case:
Person with laboratory diagnostic evidence of SARS-CoV-2, regardless of symptoms.

Risk areas (regions in which sustained transmission of SARS-CoV-2 must be assumed, as of 26.02.2020):

  • China
  • Italy (regions: Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto)
  • South Korea
  • Iran
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore

Further information can be found on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Science and the Province of Tyrol:

Information from the Ministry of Health
Information from the Ministry of Science
Information Province of Upper Austria

Microscopic view of Coronavirus, a pathogen that attacks the respiratory tract. Analysis and test, experimentation. Sars

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