With regard to the ongoing global spread of COVID-19, Jacobs University has taken intensive measures to prevent and protect all students, guests and staff members at an early stage.
Jacobs University’s primary commitment, besides offering a first-class education, is to keep its community safe and healthy.
Already in January, Jacobs University established an internal coronavirus task force in which members of all areas of the university are represented. The Managing Director and the Head of Campus Security are leading this task force, which meets on a daily basis, monitors available data and all developments in regards to the virus, decides on further measures and prepares their implementation. This includes gathering information and recommendations from the "World Health Organization", the "Robert Koch Institute", one of the most important bodies for the safeguarding of public health in Germany, and the "Gesundheitsamt Bremen” (Bremen’s Health Office).
Ensuring health and safety means taking actions that aim to limit exposure of Jacobs community members to the virus, imposing social distancing where appropriate, and generally elevating preventive hygiene practices across the campus.
Jacobs University has already implemented a number of actions intended to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health of our community. We recognize that these actions will be disruptive and create challenges for many of us, as well as having financial implications for the University, but the health and safety of our community is our focus at this extraordinary time.
As of today, there are no known suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Jacobs University.