The planned lockdown also has an impact on operations at Kepler University in Linz. As the university announced on Thursday, lectures will no longer be held face-to-face with immediate effect. There is largely a switch to online or hybrid. This does not apply to courses that can only be held in person, for example laboratories.
As far as possible, the exams should also be held digitally. However, if this is necessary due to the short-term nature of the changeover, this can also take place in person. The library and the learning center will remain open for the time being. Furthermore, the 2.5G proof and FFP2 mask requirement applies to all attendance parts.
Home office is possible for employees, but not compulsory provided that teleworking does not interfere with the existing operations and workflow. The rules apply from next Monday for an initial two weeks.
The pedagogical universities in Upper Austria switched to online operation with immediate effect on Wednesday, also in view of the corona development. According to PH OÖ Rector Walter Vogel, both the Upper Austria University of Education (PH OÖ) and the University of Education of the Diocese of Linz (PHDL) want to stay in distance learning until Christmas.