Sunday, March 15, 2020

More on Corona in Freiburg

On March 13, the Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft was informed that the Academic Year in Freiburg program 2020/21 was officially closed on March 11 and that the home universities have ordered their students to return to the US.

This step is regrettable and painful. However, it is also understandable that in this time of crisis, AYF students are returning to their home countries.

Thus, the traditional May excursion of the FMG with the American students on May 1 is canceled.

Although we do not reach the quorum decreed by the city of a maximum of 50 people gathering, we will cancel the FMG Stammtisch on April 1 in the wake of the city's recommendation to refrain from all meetings that are not absolutely necessary.


In Freiburg and the surrounding  district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, 99 people are currently (as of Sunday 15 March, 10h45 a.m.) known to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.


 Mayor Martin Horn announcing drastic measures for Freiburg on Facebook
As already mentioned above: Events and meetings with 50 or more people are prohibited in Freiburg from Saturday, March 14 until midnight on April 20, 2020.

All municipal museums, the swimming pools, and the planetarium were closed on Saturday. Bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs, and cinemas may open - but must restrict admission accordingly.

The University Hospital and many retirement homes have issued a visiting ban to protect patients and residents.

All schools in Baden-Württemberg will be closed from Tuesday, March 17.

The Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg has suspended teaching until April 19, 2020. The UB (Library of the University) is closed.

Freiburg sticks together
Nobody knows what the situation will be like after the Easter holidays, when the schools are to reopen on April 20.

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