COVID-19: Latest news, Status 02.04.2020, 13:00 h

Information from the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe

The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe has formed a crisis team that continuously monitors the latest developments related to COVID-19, is in contact with all other relevant actors and defines appropriate measures. This page constantly provides information about the status.


Closings

Due to the worsening situation and the rapidly increasing rate of corona infections in Baden-Württemberg, the government of the state of Baden-Württemberg has passed a legal regulation on measures to protect against infection. Regarding the area of responsibility of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe, the following institutions will remain closed until April 19th, 2020:
  • all dining halls and cafeterias
  • Kindergarten "Blumenland" (from 17.03.2020)
  • Day-care facility "Sternschnuppe" (from17.03.2020)
  • the Studentenhaus, Adenauerring 7, Karlsruhe

Counselling only via phone

Personal counselling will be discontinued, the counselling services can be reached via phone. Please inform yourself about the phone numbers and hours on the website of the individual service.

Housing

Office hours only via phone, contact at 0721 6909-200. We summarized all questions regarding the topic Student Residences in einer Corona-FAQ, which you can read here. As a tenant, please note the following: You can reach the housemasters only by phone; phone numbers can be found in the student residences. Please also note as a tenant the announcements in the student residences.

BAföG

Questions regarding BAföG are answered in our FAQ about BAföG and Finances. The most important answer: No disadvantages with BAföG because of Corona: Press release from March 13th, 2020. You can contact the Financial Support Agency only via mail at bafoeg@sw-ka.de.

Psychological Help for students(PBS)

During the corona outbreak, we would like to continue to support you by telephone. Unfortunately, we currently cannot offer a personal consultation until further notice.
You are welcome to call us Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at 0721 933 40 60 and make an appointment for a phone consultation. You can find more information on the PBS here.

Studentische Kulturzentrum / Ballroom

The Studentische Kulturzentrum closes the ballroom in the Studentenhaus for all public events until at least the end of April. Regarding the rehearsals of the different groups, it will be decided if alternative dates are justifiable. Furthermore, no new events for 2020 are accepted until further notice.

We will inform you about current changes at short notice.

Notice for people infected with the coronavirus

Affected people should contact their general practitioner by phone and discuss how to proceed before going to the practice. First, it should be clarified whether there are factors for a possible suspected case. When returning from a crisis area - regardless of possible symptoms - you should prevent unnecessary contacts for two weeks. Before going back to work, you should contacted your employer by phone.

The State Health Office has set up a hotline for citizens seeking advice for all questions relating to the corona virus. You can reach the employees daily (also on weekends) between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. by phone 0711 904-39555.

Weitere Informationen:

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung: FAQs zur Corona/Hygienetipps (in German)
Robert-Koch-Institut: current information (some pages in English)
Sozialministerium BW: Stand in Baden-Württemberg (in German)