At a foyer party, people dance, sweat, crowd together, in short: the perfect opportunity for diseases to spread. In times of the spreading COVID 19 pandemic, it is a high risk to host such a party.
Therefore, the FSR decided on Wednesday to cancel the semester opening party planned for mid-April. At that time, we had hardly invested any money. Still, after the regular course of events, it would be time to conclude financially binding contracts, such as insurance or contracts for security personnel.
City and state have issued closures of bigger events, and this confirms that we made the right decision and averted both financial risk from the Fachschaft and medical risk from helpers and all guests.