Project collaboration with MWAE Brandenburg and MHB Theodor Fontane
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, cultural events with many participants pose a particular risk with regard to virus transmission. However, existing hygiene concepts make events with paying patrons nearly unfeasible in economic and practical terms. Therefore, the aim of this model project is to test concepts that include strict access restrictions in the form of consistent testing strategies ("strict door policy") and thus require only minor restrictions after admission. Together with the Brandenburg Theodor Fontane Medical School and in cooperation with the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy, the Harding Center is scientifically monitoring events at the Nation of Gondwana and Zurück zu den Wurzeln festivals. We are evaluating test strategies on the question of the extent to which cultural events can be held under pandemic conditions.
Project collaboration with MWFK Brandenburg and MHB Theodor Fontane
Besides outdoor festivals, indoor cultural events should also be made possible again despite the ongoing pandemic events through individual hygiene concepts in Brandenburg. Together with the Brandenburg Medical School and in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg, we are investigating the effectiveness of the measures taken at indoor events in Schwedt/Oder, Potsdam, Cottbus and Brandenburg an der Havel in a series of ten evenings between September 11, 2021 and January 8, 2022. Based on these findings, evidence-based suggestions for future security concepts will be obtained.