It was brought to our attention that many news that is specific to Göttingen (respectively Germany) is only available in German. Hence, we want to provide a service for you of sharing and translating such information throughout the upcoming weeks. Please be aware that we are neither medical now law experts. We simply tried to put together relevant information from trustworthy sources. Feel free to also drop us a message if you read about something happening in Germany in your language but are missing the details about it.
If you want to ask general questions about the corona virus in the city and administrative district of Göttingen, you can call the citizen hotline +49 551 7075100; Business hours: Mon till Sun, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(Note: Proper knowledge of the German language might be necessary.)
Structure of the corona section in our website
For a better overview, we separated the information into the following categories:
- Current rules and directives (please pay extra attention to this!)
- Studies and university life
- Recommendations for action
- Number of cases
Sources in multiple languages
- Deutsche Welle on corona
Sources in German
- Federal Ministry of Health on corona
- Lower Saxony: niedersachsen.de
- Public health department of Göttingen: Information about the coronavirus and recommended behaviour
Accessing websites in your language
One option how to read a German website in a language that you can fully understand is to use the translation function of Chrome. Keep in mind, though, that the translation may be inaccurate and that inaccuracies might not always be apparent.
Although the restrictions obviously also heavily affect what we usually to do together with you, we managed to establish regular online events to keep you entertained at home! To stay up to date, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. As there are not this many exchange students in Germany at the moment, we meanwhile also teamed up with other ESN sections in the north of Germany :)
And to finish, one general advice these days: Don't be anxious but stay alert.