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Corona-Virus / COVID19: as of June 17th 2021

The summer semester 2021 will be a flexible hybrid semester. As a university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, we have to comply with the Corona Protection Ordinance NRW, the General Ordinance for Universities, which has been available since 31 of March, as well as the regional General Ordinance of the City of Cologne. Since these ordinances are constantly being adapted to the pandemic situation, we will have to continue to drive on sight. Nevertheless, we are endeavouring - as far as the pandemic situation allows - to gradually reduce the necessary restrictions at the KHM. However, the protection of the health of students, teachers and staff must always come first in all considerations.

Protected operation: The KHM is in a protected operation. It is secured by hygiene plans that are continuously updated to the applicable federal and state regulations.

Medical masks (OP-Mask) 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.
Access to the KHM / compulsory test:

Access to the KHM for students, lecturers and staff who work with students in e.g. labs and workshops, must have a negative Corona “Bürgertest” which is not older than 48 hours. Since convalescents and vaccinated persons could still be infectious, they must also present a negative test in order to protect the many who have not yet been vaccinated. The testing strategy at all schools and universities is the way to open up again! Despite relaxations outside the KHM we ask for your understanding that we have to comply with additional legal requirements for universities. Due to the new obligation to provide a proof, we kindly ask you to send the negative test result in each case .

Lecturers of face-to-face events arrange to meet with the seminar participants, avoiding traffic jams in the entrances and hallways.
The lecturers must ensure easy traceability by means of lists of names (with naming of the seminar, room, date and period) and throw them into the urn in the entrance area of ​​PWP 2 after the seminar.

If special traceability (with seating plan) is submitted, in this case the number of persons per Room may exceed 1 person/10sqm.

Courses may be face-to-face. Hybrid and online formats are still possible. Priority should be given to face-to-face seminars for undergraduate and higher semesters.

The maximum number of participants depends on the size of the room and local circumstances. The person limit can be found under the hygiene concepts for the seminar rooms and special rooms on the website. Those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered are counted as a person. If a special traceability (with seating

plan) is presented, the number of persons per room may exceed 1 person/10sqm.

A hygiene concept must be developed for the implementation of the projects. This happens in close
Coordination and consultation with the employees of the project and corona office. A hygiene officer can be instructed in larger teams.
  • Level 1 incidence <35: projects with a maximum of 30 people can be carried out.
  • Level 2 incidence <50: projects with a maximum of 20 people can be carried out.
  • Level 3 incidence <100: projects with a maximum of 10 people can be carried out.
  • The incidence of the location of the project implementation is relevant.
  • Follow-up forms must be deposited in the project office.
  • Fully vaccinated and convalescent * no longer count as contact persons. There is also no quarantine for them.
  • The rectorate reserves the right to examine individual cases in the case of more complex project plans and projects abroad.
  • A crisis team has been set up temporarily for more complex project plans:

Access to individual workstations:

Access to the KHM continues to take place via the gate with advance notification to the room supervisors.

Students must present a negative rapid test from a "Bürgertest" centre which is no older than 48h and email it to An "hourly room booking" of the studios and labs is possible again. Please observe the hygiene measures here.

Access to workplaces in the technical rooms and to the teachers' studios will continue to take place according to

the following prioritisation:

1) Diploma students: Students who are in the process of completing their diploma and/or who have to register.

2) Pre-diploma students who have already registered for their pre-diploma.

3) All other projects, in order to enable a continuous course of study and to avoid a prolongation of studies.

Since the accumulation of people in the relevant buildings is to be avoided and the risk of infection for students

and staff, these restrictions and priorisations are particularly important.

All workplaces can only be booked and coordinated in consultation with the person responsible for the room.

Contact persons for bookings of Studios, Ateliers, Labs, Rooms are listed here:

  • 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)
  • Glasmoog (Heike Ander)
  • Klanglabor (hans w. koch)
  • LAB 4 A & B (Daniel Burkhardt)
  • room2 (Christian Sievers)
  • Transmedialer Raum (Thomas Hawranke)
  • Atelier für Malerei & Skulptur (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
- Foto Lambda

  • 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)

Information about a third evening shift at the gate will be sent by email soon.

Standard period of study:

The standard period of study for students will be increased by two semesters for all students enrolled in

the winter semester 2020/21. For students who were already enrolled or admitted in the summer

semester 2020 the standard period of study will be increased by three semesters.


Events and gatherings at KHM are currently prohibited.


Day excursions can take place.

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.

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.

I come (back) from a risk area abroad. What to do?
Please check the following webseites:
The Robert Koch Institute continuously updates the rules and  a list of risk areas.
Here are all of the information provided by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Officially ordered quarantine
In the event of an officially ordered quarantine, teachers and employees must report this to the KHM's central information point ( and the Human Resources department ( in order to give the KHM the opportunity to assert claims for compensation in accordance with the Infection Protection Act.
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