Corona current

Corona-Virus / COVID19: as of 12.11.2020

Due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic, the KHM has taken extensive measures based on the regulations of the federal, state and local governments to protect its university members and to contain the spread of infections. The general distance and hygiene rules of the federal and state governments must be strictly observed.

Protected operation: The KHM is in a protected operation. It is secured by hygiene plans that are continuously updated and adapted to the applicable federal and state regulations.
From September 14th there will be a "gate service solution" enabling students to work in the studios, laboratories and technical facilities after prior booking.

A mouth and nose covering must be worn everywhere at the KHM!

Please email all inquiries to
Please also note the information on the website of the German Federal Ministry of Health.
1. The gate service is located in the foyer of the auditorium (Filzengraben 2): Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-7p.m.
After confirmation of their booking and presentation of their student ID, students receive an access card programmed for each workstation or an access key, which must be returned to the gatekeeper at the end of the shift / day. If these are not returned, students will be requested by the KHM security service from 7.30 p.m. to leave the KHM and hand over the access card to the security service person. Other access cards remain deactivated.
The students sign the voluntary commitment (compliance with the regulations on occupational health and safety) and declare that they are free of cold and flu symptoms and follow the rules for entering from risk areas Data protection (see 11. below).
Only one person may enter or leave the auditorium foyer. Other people please wait in front of the door. When entering the foyer, mouth and nose covering must be worn and hands must be disinfected.

2. Bookings for work in studios, laboratories and technical facilities:
Students contact the person responsible for the rooms (see list) who manage the occupancy plans. The occupancy plans / calendar can be viewed in real time by the gate service.

3. Teaching hours: Digitally, by phone and/or face to face by appointment.

4. Teaching / seminar registration in WS 2020/21: Classroom teaching takes place wherever possible.
In order to be able to plan the room situation, all students are asked to register by e-mail with the lecturers for the respective seminars by October 2, 2020 (course catalog PDF above). If physical attendance is not possible (e.g. due to visa or travel difficulties), we ask you to contact the lecturer.

5. The Studoffice and the project office can still be reached digitally and by telephone.

6. Central lending: Contactless lending through the respective supervisor and the project office. Please note longer lead times and follow-up times due to the applicable hygiene regulations.

7. The library is only open to members of the KHM from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 people can be on site at the same time. The loan works as usual.

8. The cafeteria is open from October 14th from 8 to 2.30p.m. opened.
New: chip card system!

9. I feel sick! What do I do?
Make sure to call your general practitioner and stay at home. Your doctor will advise you on how to proceed. Advice is also available on the medical on-call service (Tel. 116 117) or at the Cologne Health Department / Gesundheitsamt (Neumarkt 15 -21, 50667 Cologne, Tel. 0221/221 -33500)
Anyone who is ill should, as a precautionary measure, remain incapable of working at home while any possible infection is being investigated; this is possible for up to three days without presenting a certificate of incapacity for work.

10. Corona positive: How do I report a corona infection?
All persons (including guests, lecturers or visitors) who are acutely ill are prohibited from entering. This also applies if a positive corona finding is made up to two weeks after a personal appointment or a presence at the KHM. All are also requested to inform the KHM immediately via their central information point (, to name the contact persons within the probable incubation period and, in the confirmed case, to always report to the health department of the City of Cologne.
Students are requested to send this information to the respective lecturer or examiner.
Employees in teaching and administration also inform their direct supervisors and the HR department ( Employees whose health is in a position to do so have to work from home during this time. The supervisor ensures that work from home is made possible, as far as the official tasks permit.
In the case of people who have been or are still in 'close contact' (Category I according to RKI) with one or more people suffering from SARS-CoV-2, the KHM will also be banned from the premises for the duration of the close contact and 14 days after that pronounced.

11. I come (back) from a risk area abroad. What to do?
From November 8th, all returnees from risk areas will be quarantined for ten days. It can be shortened if the person concerned can present a negative corona test "no earlier than the fifth day after entry".
Before entering the country, the person entering the country must register digitally at  The new web application replaces the previous paper exit cards. With the entry registration, the health authorities at the destination of the person entering the country should receive the necessary information - for example, to be able to check whether the quarantine obligation according to state regulations is being complied with. Everyone who has been in a corona risk area in the previous ten days must register.
The regulation does not apply to people who only come to Germany to pass through. You have to leave Germany as quickly as possible. Even those who have been in a risk area for less than 24 hours as part of border traffic with neighboring countries are not covered by the quarantine obligation.
The Robert Koch Institute continuously updates a list of risk areas.
Here are all of the information provided by the Federal Ministry of Health.

12. KHM's own measures to ensure traceability
If there are cases of corona infection at the KHM, the responsible health department generally decides on the measures to be taken. Out of due care, the KHM reserves the following further regulations:
- During the apprenticeship:
In the event of a corona infection in a classroom course or a classroom exam, the Chancellor in the KHM will discuss the situation with the affected area. At the same time, decisions are made about further measures such as the necessary room disinfection. Subsequently, people who were in a room with the infected person are informed about the occurrence of an infection by the KHM's central information point.
- Among the employees:
In the event of an infection in the area of ​​the employees, the employees in the relevant area are informed of the occurrence of an infection by their superiors, or alternatively the Human Resources department. All persons who have been in contact with the infected person and who have not been placed under officially ordered quarantine are urgently requested not to come to the KHM for 14 days and to minimize their contacts as far as possible. You have to work from home during this time. The supervisor ensures that it is possible to work from home, insofar as the official tasks permit.

Ansprechpartner*innen für Buchungen von Studios, Ateliers, Labs, Räumen / Contact persons for bookings of studios, ateliers, labs:

Animations-Studio (Isabel Herguera)

Atelier NETZE H.402 (Hans Bernhard)

Case (Alex Grein, Beate Gütschow)

Experimentelle Informatik (Heck, Nawrath)

exMedia Lab - Risograph (Hen/Lingnau)

exMedia Lab (Hen/Friedrich/Lingnau)

Flexzone (Constantin Schädle)

Hybrid Space, Seminarraum 017, Filzengraben 18-24 (Prof. Vogelaar)

Klanglabor (hans w. koch)

LAB 4 A & B (Daniel Burkhardt)

room2 (Christian Sievers/Julia Scher)

Transmedialer Raum (Thomas Hawranke)

Wohnseifer-Atelier (Leah-Lilith Heeren/Johannes Wohnseifer)

Aula (Lutz Menniken, Michael Straßburger,

Colorgrading, Suite 2 (Ewald Hentze)

Computerseminarraum; FG 2b,c H.4.04 (Hans Huber)

Fotolabor (Heiko Diekmeier, Claudia Trekel,

- Foto Canon DR 0.06 

- Foto Epson DR 1.12

- Foto Fotostudio 0.01

- Foto Gr. C-Raum 1.14

- Foto Kl. C-Raum 1.08

- Foto UG Analoglabor

Tonstudios (Ralf Schipke, Judith Nordbrock)

Edit Suite 1-8 / H.3.02ff (Rita Schwarze)

Edit Suite 09-12 / H.2.04ff (Fani Schoinopoulou)

Studio A & B  (Maja Bullok, )

VFX-Lab MacPro (Christian Eller,

VFX-Lab (Christian Eller,

Zentrale Werkstatt (Axel Autschbach)

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