General hygiene


Hotline for students

fon: +49 381-498 1230
Monday - Thursday 09 to 17 o'clock
Friday 09 to 13 o'clock


Hotline for employees

fon: + 49 381-498 1331
Monday - Thursday 07 to 17 o'clock
Friday 07 to 14 o'clock


The main target should continue to be the prevention of person-to-person infections and the protection of people in risk groups.

In accordance with the recommendations of the competent authorities, the following in particular apply:

  • Reduce direct contact and keep > 1.5 m distance.
  • Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm.
  • Wear a face mask.

In order to interrupt chains of infection, it is particularly important to follow the current regulations of the University of Rostock in the case of cold symptoms or symptoms which indicate an infection with SARS-CoV2.  Detailed information are available at this site:

We kindly ask you to also use the generally available sources of information and keep yourself up to date.

Status: 25.11.2020

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Recommendation on the wearing of face masks in buildings of the UR

At present, persons in the buildings of the UR are obliged to wear a mouth-nose cover (MNB) in communally used rooms.  In addition, a MNB must be worn in face-to-face meetings - for example, work meetings, workshops, meetings, conferences, etc. - as soon as more than two people meet. The only exceptions to this rule are persons who cannot wear a MNB for health reasons.

This applies to:

  • employees,
  • students,
  • Members of organizations and companies that use the buildings of the UR
  • external service providers, suppliers, cooperation partners as well as all other persons staying in the buildings of UR.

The UR does not provide protective masks. In case of business needs, protective masks can be purchased from the Uni-Shop and financed from the department's funds. Central funds are not available.

Status: 29.10.2020

Advices for the use and care of face masks
Do-it-yourself-masks (DIY-masks)
  •     Suitable for a mouth-nose cover are firmly woven fabrics.
  •     No medical device or protective equipment
  •     Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap before putting on a mask.
  •     It is important to ensure that the inside of the mask is not contaminated when putting it on.
  •     The mask must be positioned correctly over the mouth, nose and cheeks and must fit as tightly as possible around the edges to minimise air ingress at the sides.
  •     The first time the mask is used, it should be tested to ensure that the mask allows enough air to pass through to minimise interference with normal breathing.
  •     A soaked mask should be removed immediately and replaced if necessary.
  •     The outside of the used mask is potentially infectious. To prevent contamination of the hands, do not touch them.
  •     After taking off the mask, please also wash your hands thoroughly (at least 20-30 seconds with soap), observing the general rules of hygiene.
  •     The mask should be kept in an airtight bag or similar after removal or washed immediately. It should only be stored for as short a time as possible to prevent mould growth.
  •     After a single use, masks should ideally be washed at 95 degrees, but at least at 60 degrees, and then dried completely. Observe any manufacturer's instructions regarding the maximum number of cycles after which the strength and functionality is still given.
  •     If available, all manufacturer's instructions should be observed.


Medical mouth-nose protection (MNS masks)
  • Medical Oral and Nasal Protection (MNS; surgical (operating) masks) serves primarily to protect others from exposure to potentially infectious droplets from the wearer of the mouthguard.

MNS are a necessary component of a safe working situation in hospitals and in the care of sick and needy people. They are to be used preferably in these areas.

Filtering half masks (FFP2/ FFP3 masks)
  • Filtering half-masks (FFP masks) are part of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the context of occupational health and safety with the purpose of protecting the wearer of the mask from particles, droplets and aerosols.

FFP2-/FFP3 masks are a necessary part of a safe working situation in hospitals and in the care of sick and needy people. They should be used preferably in these areas.