The DFFB is aware of its responsibility towards the health of its employees, teaching staff, and students, and we wish to fulfil this obligation. In order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus—to thereby protect our society in general and vulnerable individuals in particular—the following measures will come into immediate effect:
- The DFFB will go into emergency operation from Friday, 20 March 2020. Access to the DFFB for students and guests is completely suspended. The DFFB staff will continue working from home.
- The DFFB and Serial Eyes’ teaching activities are now discontinued until further notice. We will promptly review and internally communicate to students and teaching staff all measures taken to address the necessary postponements of courses. The same applies to alternative teaching measures, for example, the possibility of implementing teaching units online.
- All internal and public events such as DFFB panels, conferences, and screenings are cancelled until further notice. We will inform you about any alternative dates or formats via our established channels in due course.
- All students, lecturers, and employees of the DFFB are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the health authorities and the Robert Koch Institute.