Info on COVID-19

Information on the coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

Last update: 16 March 2020

New (24.03.2020): The ECONOS 2020 organizers, have dedicated an extraordinary session on COVID-19 outbreak which has touched everybody, every country, every institution, and every event worldwide including our ECONOS 2020. Session description


Previous updates:

Update on 16.03.2020: The steering committee of ECONOS has decided to shift ECONOS 2020 to a later time this year. We expect that the new date will be in Fall 2020 (depending on the development of the situation). The exact date will be decided in the second half of May 2020.

Update on 14.03.2020: All events at KIT from March 17 to April 19, 2020, are cancelled. ECONOS 2020 is from 19 to 22 April, however, everyday there is new situation and planning to hold the conference on these days is probably useless. ECONOS steering committee is discussing now the potential of shifting ECONOS 2020 to a later time (my be Fall) or make it as an “Online meeting”.


We kindly ask you for your patience and are thankful for your understanding
We will keep you posted with any news.

The ECONOS 2020 Committee is carefully monitoring the situation. This page aims to provide updated information about the coronavirus for attendees, authors, and exhibitors of the ECONOS 2020.

The information mostly relies on external sources. We encourage participants to periodically check the information on the Federal Ministry of Health and WHO websites for up-to-date advice.

Travel information

Information for travelers in different languages here

 Information pdf to download here

How to protect yourself

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Avoid direct contact with people who are coughing, sneezing, or have a fever
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Advices can be found on WHO website

Inside Germany

What to do in case of suspected corona, what are the symptoms?

Persons who have had personal contact with a person who has been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 should contact the responsible health authority immediately and regardless of symptoms, contact a doctor or call 116117 – and stay at home.

Corona infection manifests itself through flu-like symptoms such as dry cough, fever, cold and fatigue. Breathing problems, neck scratches, headaches and aching limbs, nausea, diarrhoea and chills have also been reported.

Source: Federal Ministry of Health