Coronavirus pandemic: Information for employees and general information 

Occupational Health and Safety Measures extended until December 31, 2023

The Executive Board, in alignment with the Staff Council, has extended the term of the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Measures until December 31, 2023.

Important: the binding Coronavirus protection measures continue to apply. You can find them under "Employees" on this website. 

Note on the regulation situation regarding masks: It is currently recommended that Goethe University students as well as external visitors wear a medical mouth-nose protection. Special occupational safety measures apply to employees (see also link above): Wherever the distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, employees must wear a medical mouth-nose protection. Special regulations apply to the Niederrad Campus – they can be accessed on the University Hospital website. In the case of changes to regulations, students, faculties and other units will be informed immediately.

New regulations for on-campus operations as of October 1, 2022

The new SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Measures took effect on October 1, 2022. In the following information for students and teachers you will find everything important about studying, teaching and examinations at the university in the 2022 winter semester. 

Please note that even under the new rules, we recommend the use of medical masks indoors at the University to all students! In addition, we recommend you to get vaccinated. Vaccination appointments are offered at the Westend, Riedberg and Niederrad campuses. Further details and the online appointment portal can be found here (in German). 

The key points of the new regulations are:

  • The winter semester at Goethe University will be an attendance semester. Classroom-based courses will be the norm again.
  • The obligation for students and external persons to wear a mask in the buildings and at courses at Goethe University ceases to apply. 

FAQs for students and teachers


We will keep you informed of the continuing developments on the following pages:

On these pages we provide information on current developments and measures taken by Goethe University in connection with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). 

Protecting students and employees is our top priority with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

Please check the following sources regularly for updates

Email inbox of your personal Goethe University email address

This website (

The intranet for employees (GermanEnglish version)

Our central and official social media channels: | |

Vaccination appointments at Goethe University

Goethe University offers Covid-19 vaccination appointments for all citizens at two locations, Westend and Sachsenhausen.

Questions concerning official matters

For any urgent further questions concerning official matters please send an email to Please include your full details and a telephone number for queries.

Questions concerning occupational safety

You can contact the offices for Occupational Health and Safety and for Biological Safety under 069/798-23688.

Hotline State of Hessen

The State of Hessen has set up a hotline for citizens' questions regarding coronavirus, 0800/555-4666, from Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm.