Information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus

General Information

As you can see from the media reports, infections with the new corona virus SARS-CoV-2 are currently increasing in Europe and also in Germany. GEOMAR has initiated various measures to protect you, your families and the public. The most recent updates can be found on this page. For full details, please visit the intranet pages.

Note: Employees can also view these pages from outside without vpn, just by logging in with e-mail account and password.

We will continuously adapt the way we proceed to the development of the situation.

Last update: 19 March 2020

Last updates

Return from abroad (March 23) 

If you are currently staying outside Germany, we strongly recommend that you return to Germany as soon as possible. Please be sure to register on the crisis list of the Federal Foreign Office (Https://Elefand.Diplo.De/Elefandextern/). If you have difficulties returning to Germany, please contact your respective superior immediately.

Please review also the FAQ of the German Foreign Ministry which are updated frequently:

Access regulations for guests (March 13)

Analogous to the current regulations of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, we restrict the public access to GEOMAR. 

Of course, employees will still have normal access to the buildings! Registered guests or persons without a key can be picked up at the door after prior telephone registration. In this context please note our general hygienic measures!