Currently there is no active case. (As of August 4, 2020, 09:30 hours).

Corona Hotline
0049 3641 49-2222

Service hours of the hotline: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 14:00

Travel returnees from risk areas

Conduct events

Current status

Current cases

Diagramm mit den aktuelle Fällen

Development of the diseases

Diagramm der Coronaentwicklungen

Many thanks to Michael Böhme for the visualizations. You can find the data in our OpenData portal.

Information about the last Corona Falls

Another infected person was reported to the Jenaer Fachdienst Gesundheit on 12.07.2020. The person returned from Albania and was struck off at Frankfurt Airport. After the positive test result, quarantine was ordered for the infected person and his family. No other contact persons have been identified so far. The infected person only complains of mild symptoms.
In this context, we strongly advise against entering risk areas. An up-to-date list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

A new corona case was reported to the Jena Health Department on 11.07.2020.
This is a student registered in Jena. He is currently in another European country. Six contact persons from Jena are already in quarantine, others are being investigated. The infected person himself currently has no symptoms.

A citizen of Jena was tested positive for the coronavirus on 12.06.2020. She works as a teacher in a grammar school in Weida. The pupils and the teachers of the school were quarantined by the responsible health authority Greiz until 25 June. Contact persons in Jena are currently being investigated.

On 30.05.2020 it became known that a Jena citizen was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The person was in a Thuringian rehab facility and is now being treated as an inpatient outside Jena. Possible contact persons are currently being investigated.

Evening layers only when needed

Since 13.03.2020, the city of Jena has published information on the corona situation (so-called "evening situations") every evening. This has taken place in the form of press releases, via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and as current reports on the town hall portal. Since 16.05.2020 we have been using this format only when necessary. In case of changes in the number of cases or important information for citizens on regulations and ordinances, there will be a notification.

As before, the corona case numbers in the OpenData portal are updated daily.

Previous evening events (Archive)

Contact restrictions

  • The contact restrictions have been lifted. There is a recommendation not to meet with people from more than two households or a maximum of 10 people.

Protection against infection and distance rules

  • The rules for protection against infection and distance will continue to apply.
  • Mouth and nose covers must still be worn in shops, public transport and shopping centres, in snack bars, by service providers and craftsmen. The regulation applies to enclosed spaces.

Collection of contact data

  • The entry of contact data is now done in:
    • Restaurants indoors (NEW: from 16.07.2020 no longer outdoors)
    • at public events and
    • other offers and in facilities with public access in closed rooms.

Travel returnees from risk areas

  • There is a quarantine and notification obligation for all persons returning to Jena from a country declared a risk area.

Private celebrations

  • Private celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and other family celebrations are possible again.
  • From 11 persons upwards, measures must be taken to prevent infection and contact tracking must be possible, for example via a list. The names must be reported to the Health Service only in the event of a corona infection among the participants.
  • Celebrations with more than 30 people indoors and more than 75 people outdoors must be registered at least two working days before the start of the event.

Sports events

  • Outdoor sporting events with up to 200 spectators are possible again from 16.07.
  • However, this requires an infection protection concept which must be approved by the respective health authority. The concept should above all provide for controllable entrances and exits and contain measures to maintain a minimum distance.

Coach events

Coach events are possible again.

day care facilities, schools, organised sports activities

  • Restricted regular operation is possible in day-care facilities, schools and for organised sports activities.
  • NEW: Even children who have slight cold symptoms - such as a runny nose - do not have to be sent home after 16.07.2020, but can still go to school or kindergarten. The situation is different if typical Covid-19 symptoms are recognisable. These include loss of the sense of taste or smell.

Cultural and leisure facilities

  • Cultural and leisure facilities such as concert halls, orchestras, theatres and cinemas are allowed to reopen.
    • Conditions are controllable entrances and exits as well as a seat-bound participation.
  • Cultural institutions no longer have to deny access to people with cold symptoms.

Social and health facilities

  • and that is: multi-generational houses, day care facilities, open senior citizens' facilities (especially senior citizens' clubs and senior citizens' offices) may reopen
  • NEW: From 16.07.2020, patients in hospitals or residents of nursing homes may receive more visitors than before. In future, two visits per person affected will be possible daily - for up to two hours.

Youth (social) work, association work, outpatient educational assistance

Offers of youth work, youth association work, youth social work and outpatient educational assistance should be possible again when infection protection concepts are available.

Baths, saunas etc.

Swimming, leisure and adventure pools; saunas and thermal baths may reopen

Special markets, fairs, exhibitions

Special markets, trade fairs, exhibitions may open again.

Areas with public traffic

  • Infection protection concepts must be available for all areas with public traffic.
  • With regard to the measures for restricting the number of people present, the city of Jena specifies the state regulation with a guideline value of 10 square metres of sales area per person, whereby the personnel are not included in this calculation

General ruling

Enforcement of the law on the prevention and control of infectious diseases in humans (Infektionsschutzgesetz - IfSG)

Part 1: Thuringian law also applies in Jena

  1. The federal state of Thuringia has made rules about Corona.
    All people in Thuringia must abide by these rules.
    Even in the city of Jena.
    The rules for the federal state of Thuringia have been in effect since April 18, 2020.
    Since then they have been changed several times.
    With these rules, the federal state of Thuringia wants to achieve one thing:
    The corona virus should not spread any further.
  1. The federal state of Thuringia has made rules for travel to Thuringia.
    These rules say:
    What happens if you come to Thuringia from another state?
    And the federal state of Thuringia has made rules for leaving Thuringia.
    These rules say:
    What happens if you travel from Thuringia to another federal state?
    These rules have been in effect since April 18, 2020.
    After that they were changed several times.
    And they are still valid.

Part 2: A new general decree of the city of Jena

What is a general ruling?

It's rules.

All people must abide by these rules.

Some of these rules still apply.

Some of the rules have been changed.

How long do the rules apply?

These rules apply immediately.
They have been in effect since April 24, 2020.
Since then they have been changed several times.

The rules from the earlier general order no longer apply.

Why are there these rules of the city of Jena?

The city of Jena uses them to fight the Corona virus.

To prevent it from spreading further.

That's why these rules apply to everyone.

These rules apply from now on:

  1. Wearing a mouth-nose cover

All people in the city of Jena a mouth-nose-cover wear.
When and where
do you have to wear a mouth guard?

  • When I'm in a store.
    Sometimes in a business, you can't keep the minimum distance
    The minimum distance is five feet.
    So two big steps.
  • When I pick up food or drinks.
  • When I go into craftsmen's or craftswomen's rooms.
  • When I go into the rooms of servants
    For example, when I repair cell phones.
    To the lawyer.
    Or to the cleaners.
  • In a shopping mall.
    There are many shops under one roof.
    Even between the different shops, you have to have
    Mouth and nose cover wear.
  • At the weekly market.
  1. Infection protection concepts for different professions

Infection is another word for contagion.
Infection-protection therefore means

There are infection-protection concepts for different professions.
[Concept is another word for a plan. ]
So that people are also well protected at work.
Here you can read about these protection concepts.
The text is not in easy language.

Everyone must abide by these rules.
Sometimes the minimum distance cannot be maintained.
And sometimes several people have to work together for a long time in a closed room.
There must also be a protection concept for this.
Otherwise it is not allowed.

The infection protection concepts apply in these areas:

  • When entering craft and service businesses.
    [One service is for example a mobile phone repair.
    Or cleaning.

    With some services, people get very close.
    One also comes very close to the needs of other people.
    For example, with a facial treatment.
    With such services, employees must provide special protection.
    That is why they have to wear a breathing protection mask.
    At least one FFP2 mask.
    Or a KN95 or N95 mask.
    And safety goggles or a face shield.
  • In hotels and restaurants.
    In areas where guests may be present.
    For example, in the corridor.
    The foyer.
    The elevators.
    Or in the guest room.
    Customers must be protected there as well.
    And the employees.
    When the guests sit at the table, they don't have to wear a mask.
  • When you have food and drink picked up or delivered.
  • In shops.
    Wherever employees have contact with customers.
  • In doctors' surgeries.
    Or in other therapy facilities.
    In medical care centres.
    [A health care center is, for example, a doctor's house. ]
    In hospitals.
    In these places, patients have to have
    Wear mouth-nose cover.
    And the employees must wear
    wear medical mouth and nose protection.
  • In shopping malls.
    Also in the covered areas between shops.

In some places, employees don't have to wear a mouth-nose cover.
Then, if they are protected in another way.
For example, through plexiglass panes.

In some places, these infection-protection concepts do not apply.

Not even indoors.

  • If all people in a room have a safe distance of 1.5 meters.
  • If each person in the room has at least 10 square meters of space.
  • If the place has its own infection control system.
    And a plan how to ventilate enough.

These rules don't apply in private homes.

  1. Infection protection concepts for shops

Which rules apply in shops?
And in other places with public traffic?
[Public access means, for example:
customers come to this place.
Or visitors of a cinema.
In these places applies in enclosed spaces:

Each person should have 10 square meters of space.
More people should not enter the rooms.
Therefore, there may be controls at the entrances.

So you should calculate precisely:
How large is the sales area in the store?
How large is the area for visitors?
You have to remove the shelves, for example.
And the sales stands.
The employees are not included in this calculation.

  1. Regulations for persons at risk

Have you had any symptoms of illness in the last 7 days?
[Disease symptoms are signs of illness. ]
Do you have a fever?
Is your body temperature higher
98.5 degrees?
Do you have a dry cough?
Do you have problems breathing?
Do you have lung pain?
Can you suddenly no longer smell and taste?
Do you have a sore throat or aching limbs?
Do you have these symptoms right now?
Or have you had them in the last 7 days?
Then you're a risk person.
Maybe you have the corona virus in your body.

Which is why these rules apply to you:

  • You are not allowed to go into open stores.
  • You are not allowed to go to the service rooms of craftsmen.
  • You may not enter the duty rooms of service providers.
  • You are not allowed to go to hotels or restaurants.
  • You may not go to the cinema or theatre.
    And you may not go to other cultural institutions.
  • You may not go to sports halls or sports grounds.
  • You may not visit recreational facilities.
  • You are not allowed to travel by bus or train.
  • You are not allowed to go to doctors' surgeries or other medical facilities.
    The exception is:
    You must see a doctor for COVID-19 disease.

Did you have a corona test and the test was negative?
[That is:
You do not have the corona virus.
Then these rules no longer apply to you.

Supplementary regulations and notes to the 2nd quarantine regulation of 25.05.2020

On 25.5.2020 there were regulations on quarantine.

[Quarantine means:

You may have the Corona virus.

That is why you do not meet other people.

You stay alone.]

The rules of 25.5.2020 still apply.

But these rules will be added.

This is called: supplementary regulations.

  1. Are you coming back to Jena from a risk area?

Risk areas are regions with high infection rates.
Risk areas are named by the Robert Koch Institute.
The list of risk areas is updated daily.

Or do you look after and care for a person who comes back to Jena from a risk area?

If so, it is essential that you register with the Fach-Dienst Gesundheit.
You have 7 days to do this.
You have to say:
What is your name?
Where do you live?
How long were you abroad?
Where exactly were you there?
And who did you meet there?

You can report it by phone.
On this telephone number: 03 641 49 22 22.
Or you can send an e-mail to this address:

  1. Do you come back from abroad and have corona symptoms?
    [Symptoms are signs of an illness. ]
    Then you have to report to the city of Jena immediately.
    Even if you have already seen your family doctor.
    Or the health insurance company's emergency service.
    In any case, you have to register.
    Call this number: 03 641 49 33 33.

Until when does this General ruling?

The general ruling of 14.5.2020 is no longer valid.
The amendments of 4. 6.2020 are also no longer valid.

This general ruling applies with immediate effect.
It is valid until 15.7.2020.

Remedial Remedies Notice:

You can appeal against this general decree.
That means:
You can say:
I do not agree.
You have one month to appeal.
You must write it in a letter.
Send it to this address:
City of Jena
At the village green 15
07743 Jena

This order still applies.
Even if you have filed an opposition.
That is:
you can still file an appeal.
But you must still follow the rules.
The Administrative Court of Gera will then decide on the appeal.

This is the address of the Administrative Court of Gera:
Rudolf Diener Strasse 1.
07545 Gera


We are publicly posting this general ruling.
That is:
Everyone in Jena knows about it.

What are the reasons for this executive order?
We would be pleased to explain this to you personally.
You can make an appointment for this.
Please contact the Legal Services Department for this.

At Anger 15
07743 Jena
Room 01_06 (1st floor)
The opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 8.00 to 16.00 and Friday from 8.00 to 11.30.

Or you can read the reasons on the Internet.
On the Internet site

Companies can also find information on this website: www. jenaww.

Jena, June 15, 2020

City of Jena


Dr. Thomas Nitzsche(Seal)


FAQ - frequently asked

Before and after a trip, please obtain information about the destination country from the Federal Foreign Office and the countries and regions of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) that have been declared as risk areas.

Please report in accordance with the current Jena General Decree after entering or returning from a risk area via the Form or telephone (0049 3641 49-2222) and please immediately enter domestic quarantine.

Please note that the Federal Foreign Office will not take back any goods from countries for which a travel warning has been issued.

14 days quarantine on return from risk area

If you are registered in Jena (also with secondary residence) and return from a country or region outside Germany that has been declared a risk area (see Robert Koch Institute), you must immediately go into domestic quarantine for 14 days from the day after your return and report immediately using our re-registration form. Important, one form per person must be filled in.

The following information on the circumstances of the stay abroad is mandatory:

  • Date
  • Place
  • contacts
  • Personal data
  • Address

For citizens without the possibility to report using the form, it is also possible to report by telephone to the hotline 0049 3641 49-2222.

If you contact a person who tested positive for Corona

If you have had contact with a person who has been proven to be positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, you should also report this immediately to the Health Department at or 0049 3641 49-2222. Go into domestic quarantine until a decision is made by the public health department.

In the e-mail, please make sure to include your personal and contact details, especially a telephone number. Please include the contact to positively tested persons in the subject line.

People returning from travel or contact persons with symptoms of the disease

If you are a returnee and/or have had contact with a person tested positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and have symptoms such as increased Body temperature (over 37.5°C), breathing problems/short breath, dry have cough, lung pain, acute loss of sense of smell and taste, severe sore throat and limbs, please contact your family doctor or call 116 117. In addition, you must report immediately to the fever hotline at 0049 3641 49-3333take place.

Notification for employers

The obligation to quarantine arises directly from the Thuringian quarantine regulation. Please present this to your employer.

You must prove to your employer or other third parties that you are a returnee from a risk area, for example by presenting travel contracts, tickets, your own affidavits, etc. Therefore, please keep these documents in a safe place!

They are not subject to the Thuringian quarantine regulations (no travel returnees or similar) and have been directly quarantined by the city of Jena? Only in this case you will receive a separate notification from the Health Department as proof for the employer.

The above quarantine orders shall be considered as work release. You will only receive a health insurance certificate additionally - as usual - from your attending physician if you show signs of illness.

Obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover

In the city of Jena the obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover applies. Please note the Explanations in the relevant section on this page.

Please contact your general practitioner to get a test.

Bans on entry apply according to the current Thuringian legal regulations and the general ruling for persons with symptoms of Covid-19 disease.

The following places must not be entered:

  • Shops or points of sale
  • Business and office premises
  • Restaurants and lodging establishments
  • open cultural, sports and leisure facilities
  • means of public passenger transport
  • medical facilities
  • Community facilities (day-care centres, schools, etc.)

This does not apply if a disease is excluded by testing.

Guidelines for events and organisers

Detailed information on private and public events can be found in the guide for organizers and events in Jena (PDF document).

Private and family celebrations

Private and family celebrations are again possible. Celebrations with 30 persons or more indoors and 75 persons outdoors must be registered at least two working days before the start of the event.

At all meetings of more than 10 persons, measures must be taken to prevent infection and to trace contacts. In the event of a corona infection occurring, it must be possible to contact the persons present quickly. A list of the participants is suitable for this purpose, which must only be handed over to the public health department in the event of an infection.

Events, public festivals, festivals

Folk, village, town, shooting or wine festivals, festivals, funfairs and similar public events that are accessible free of charge or for a fee are generally prohibited. In individual cases, permission can be applied for at the public health department.

Sports events

NEW: Sports events with up to 200 spectators are possible again from 16.07.2020. However, this requires an infection protection concept, which must be approved by the respective health authority. The concept should above all provide for controllable entrances and exits and contain measures to maintain a minimum distance.

Meetings and demonstrations

Meetings and demonstrations in the sense of Article 8 of the Basic Law (GG), religious gatherings, events of political parties, official and communal events, professional and company events are permitted. At all meetings and events, the infection protection rules must be observed. At meetings within the meaning of Article 8 of the Basic Law, religious gatherings and events of political parties, an infection protection concept must be maintained. No persons who are ill with Covid-19 or show symptoms may participate.

  • Orchestras and theatres sponsored by the state (play operation after 31.08.20), discotheques, music clubs, brothels and swingers' clubs remain closed.
  • Festivals, events and sporting events with an audience of 200 or more are generally prohibited and are only possible in individual cases after approval.
  • For most open shops, facilities and institutions, please observe the hygiene and distance rules as well as the information on infection protection. The obligation to wear a mouth-nose-cover still applies according to the Thuringian legal regulation of 07.07.2020 and the Jena general decree of 18.06.2020.

Between 06.05. and the end of the school year a limited, modified teaching was in force. From 13 June onwards, the regulations of the KISSp regulation of the Free State were valid. For the beginning of the next school year, a step-by-step concept is planned, which provides for regular operation with additional preventive infection control measures in case of a low infection rate (step green).

In case of single infections or locally increased infection rate (level yellow) several coordinated measures have to be implemented. In the worst case (level red), closures of facilities are possible. (Stage concept (PDF document) ). A legally binding framework is currently still pending.

From 02.06. limited regular operation in day-care centres

From 02.06.2020, the Jena daycare centres will be subject to limited regular operation. This means that all children can return to the daycare centers. In each daycare center, a daily care time of at least 7 hours is guaranteed, for example from 08:00 to 15:00.

Reason for restricted opening hours

The reason for the restricted opening hours is mainly due to the regulations of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (TMBJS) and Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (TMASGFF) (PDF document), which must be observed. This includes that the children must be looked after in a fixed group with a fixed educator in a fixed room. A mixing of the children, as is usually the case in the morning or in the later afternoon hours, is not permitted.

Depending on the Kita, there will be different forms of these framework conditions, depending on spatial and personnel resources. The top priority is strict adherence to the hygiene rules/hygiene concepts.

By entering into restricted regular operation, previous emergency care for children of parents with systemically important occupations is no longer necessary

The entry into the restricted regular operation means that the previous emergency care for children of parents with systemically important occupations is no longer applicable. the previous emergency care can only be provided until 29.05.2020 in the form most recently extended by the state by including pre-school children and their siblings in the manner known up to now and during the last usual care periods.

According to the last regulation of the state, the restricted regular operation must completely replace the previous emergency care. Privileged treatment of children whose parents work in system-relevant occupations is then no longer permitted under the state's ordinance.

Child day care

The day care centre is open again.

Summary of the KiSSP ordinance (infection prevention rules) of the state of 08.07.2020

General information

Prohibition to enter

  • Prohibition of entry for persons with recognisable symptoms of COVID-19 disease and proven contact persons
    • in the case of symptoms of illness, persons may not re-enter the facility until at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms and 48 hours after the symptoms have disappeared (except in the case of persistent symptoms where there is a negative test or a medical certificate stating that a test is not medically indicated; both documents must not be older than 2 days)
    • for contact persons, the deadline is 14 days after the last contact
  • NEW: Even children who have cold symptoms - such as a runny nose, cough or sore throat - no longer have to be sent home from 16.07.2020, but can still go to the day care centre.
  • Necessary SARS-CoV-2-tests for children are also carried out by the following family doctor's practices (please call in advance!):

    • Practice Dr. Winkler, Dornburger Str. 17b, 07743 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 44 31 90
    • Practice Dr. Kielstein, Ringwiese 1, 07745 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 23 77 880 and Camburger Str. 91, 07743 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 82 11 22
    • Practice Dr. Göckeritz, Schillerstraße 1, 07743 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 38 49 380 and 0176/ 805 560 50
    • Practice Dr. Betge, Otto-Schott-Str. 2, 07743 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 60 93 46
    • Practice Dr. Zitzmann/ Dr. Ludwig, Michael-Häußler-Weg 12, 07743 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 63 87 95
    • Practice Dr. Gärtner/ Dr. Müller, Fritz-Ritter-Str. 40, 07747 Jena, Tel. 03641/ 63 54 50 and 0162/ 741 03 66
    • Practice Dr. Bellstedt, Kastanienstr. 11, 07747 Jena, Germany, Tel. 03641/ 33 15 80
    • Practice Dr. Fuchs, Im Unterdorf 5, 07751 Zöllnitz, Tel. 03641/ 29 72 440

persons not familiar with the institution

  • may only enter the respective building after registering with the management of the facilities
  • This is decided by the respective institution itself

Reporting and documentation obligations

  • all persons employed or supervised/trained in the facilities or their guardians must inform the facility immediately if they are infected with SARS-CoV-2 or have been in direct contact with a person who is proven to be infected
  • each institution is obliged to report knowledge of a suspected case to the competent health authority
  • each institution must ensure that the chains of infection in the house are fully traceable

Closure of facilities

  • the institution shall, in coordination with the competent authorities, regulate the possibility of emergency care
  • there is no right to emergency care
  • furthermore the right to care and training is limited
Child day care
  • entitlement under the Thuringian Childcare Act remains restricted

Scope of care

  • at least six hours Monday to Friday
  • the institutions or providers determine individually the organisational and professional structure of the care in accordance with the hygiene requirements
  • where space and staffing capacities so require, the supply may be limited

Group formation / care settings

  • fixed groups with the same educational staff in separate rooms
  • no group mixing
  • Common areas and open spaces can be used simultaneously with strict separation and avoidance of contact
  • Group excursions are possible
  • in the fixed groups the minimum distance does not have to be observed

Regulations for sports operations

  • NEW: Outdoor sporting events with up to 200 spectators are possible again from 16.07.
    • A prerequisite, however, is an infection protection concept that must be approved by the respective health authority. The concept should above all provide for controllable entrances and exits and contain measures to maintain a minimum distance.
  • Organised sport is permitted on and in all public and non-public sports facilities if an infection control concept specific to the club or sport is in place
  • Final and aptitude tests as well as courses for education and further training allowed
    • Sports activities preferably outdoors, then more than 11 people can participate even if the minimum distance is observed
    • give priority to forms of exercise and competition that guarantee a minimum distance
    • for sports that cannot be performed without physical contact, deviation from the minimum distance is possible
    • Avoidance of mixing of the groups
    • several groups on the sports ground possible, if the conditions allow it

    Documentation and reporting obligations

    • a list of participants or attendance must be kept
    • these data are to be used exclusively for purposes with a high risk of infection
    • any infection with SARS-CoV-2 must be reported immediately to the public health department

    The Jena Economic Development Agency is available as a contact for the economic consequences. JenaWirtschaft answers questions from local companies and arranges contacts for further assistance at

    All important information can also be found on Corona-Info. The website is continuously supplemented and updated.

    The federal and state governments in particular are currently advising various support options for both employees and employers.

    Employees* can find advice and information under the following links:

    You can reach the Jena Employment Agency by telephone during opening hours on 0049 3641 379999.

    General advice is available free of charge on 0049 800 4555500.

    offer Provider Contact Target group Times Detailed information

    Families under stress - What to do?

    City of Jena - Family counselling Phone: 0049 3641 49-2833 Families Mon-Fri: 08-14

    big and small questions concerning the organisation of everyday family life during the current crisis situation

    Help with quarantine Diaconia

    Phone: 0049 3641 443709 or 0049 173 5728582


    People in quarantine z. e.g. help with shopping
    Support for senior citizens Diaconia

    Phone: 0049 3641 443709 or 0049 173 5728582


    Seniors z. e.g. help with shopping
    Neighbourhood Help Citizens' Foundation all
    Newsletter on offers of help Citizens' Foundation all
    Corona Parents' Telephone DRK District Association

    Phone: 0049 3641 400-700


    Parents Mon-Fri: 08-18 Socio-educational specialists have an open ear for questions, needs and worries of the callers in view of the crisis-related changes in everyday family life.
    24-hour counselling for young people and parents DRK District Association Young people and parents 24 h
    Corona-help for caring relatives of dementia patients DRK District Association

    Phone: 0049 3641 400-184


    caring relatives of dementia patients Mon-Fri: 08-18 For relatives who need professional support in the care and nursing of people with dementia.
    Corona daily help (from 26.03.2020) DRK District Association Phone: 0049 3641 400-600 Elderly people and those affected who cannot leave their homes due to the Corona crisis Mon-Fri: 08-18
    Team Thuringia - Become a helper DRK District Association Helpers
    Help telephone "Violence against women" (Germany-wide) phone: 0049 800 0116 016 Women
    Telephone counselling (Germany-wide)

    phone: 0049 800 1110 111 or 0049 800 111 0 222

    all 24 h No one has to give their name and their own phone number is not displayed.
    Child and youth telephone Club number against sorrow

    Phone: 0049 1110333 or

    Phone: 0049 116111 (from anywhere in Europe)

    Children and young people Mon-Sa..: 2:00-20:00 p.m. children and young people who are worried, frightened, sad or at a loss
    Parents' phone Club number against sorrow Phone: 0049 800 1110550 Parents Parents who feel overwhelmed in the current situation or feel helpless in a parenting matter

    Assistance in cases of suspected child endangerment

    General Social Service City of Jena

    Phone: 0049 3641 49-2711


    all Mon-Thu: 08-16, Fri.: 08-13

    cases of possible child welfare risks or you see yourself and your children in such an emergency situation

    Help for people in threatening crisis situations of domestic violence Probation and Offenders Assistance Thuringia

    Phone: 0049 176 43391488


    Perpetrators of domestic violence Mon-Fri Consulting offer in dealing with the current exceptional situation
    AWO Corona help Jena AWO Regional Association Central-West Thuringia e. V.

    phone: 0049 36454 469269


    Senior citizens, persons in quarantine and risk groups, helpers Mon-Fri: 08-15 Advice or help in the Corona crisis
    Conflict and social counselling for pregnant women and families Centre for Family and Single Parents phone: 0049 3641 421398 Women and families

    For questions concerning social and legal issues of pregnancy and birth, family planning and contraception or conflicts during pregnancy

    Appointments are mainly given for services where a personal visit is required by law. However, you have the possibility to submit a large number of applications impersonally (by post, e-mail or online).

    For further information, please contact us: Application for citizen service during Corona.

    Appointment required

    Please note that a personal meeting can only take place if an appointment has been made in advance. You can either make an appointment via the online appointment service Bürgerservice or by telephone on 0049 3641 49-3714.

    Appointment times / availability by telephone

    Monday 08:00 - 15:00
    Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
    Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
    Friday 08:00 - 13:00

    Mouth and nose cover

    The obligation to wear a mouth-and-nose cover exists when entering all publicly accessible buildings (e.g. supermarkets, points of sale of foodstuffs, offices of craftsmen and service providers, public transport, banks, etc.) and whenever the distance to other persons of at least 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.

    Excluded from the obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover are

    • Children until school entry
    • Persons who, due to a disability or for health or other reasons, cannot or cannot reasonably be expected to wear them - this must be demonstrated in a suitable manner

    This obligation results from the regulations of the state of Thuringia and the Jena general disposition.

    Through a Mouth and nose cover intercepts droplets that are emitted when you speak, cough or sneeze. The risk of infecting another person by coughing or sneezing is reduced. The wearing of aMouth and nose cover is therefore mainly foreign protection.

    Of course, a simple, fabric-stitched Mouth and nose cover not for the care of corona-positive patients. A mouth and nose protector is required here.

    But: Each cover has more protective effect for wearer and opposite than none!

    As everyday masks, fabric masks, so-called "surgical masks" made of fleece fabric, cloths, buffs, etc. can be used. According to the motto "Any kind of cover protects my counterpart better than none", other fabric cuts or, if necessary, a clean kitchen towel can also be used. You should cover your mouth and nose. In this way, droplets that are emitted when speaking, sneezing or coughing can be held back as well as aerosols, i.e. possible viruses that are released when breathing out. These coverings serve to protect other people in case you are infected yourself (and do not know this yet due to the incubation period).

    FPP2 and FPP3 masks

    FFP2 and 3 masks are only recommended for those who need special protection against covid 19 infection due to existing health risks. These masks filter the air that is inhaled. Especially if the mask is equipped with a valve, it lets out the exhaled air unfiltered. These masks therefore protect their wearer. Due to the strength of the fabric, breathing under these masks is more difficult. Please talk to your doctor. These are also the people to contact if you should not wear a mouth-nose-cover / mouth-nose-protector for medical reasons and will issue a certificate.

    Since the mouth-nose-coverings do not provide complete protection, it is nevertheless necessary to keep a distance from other people as much as possible.

    Not every infected person notices that they are sick. Wearing a cover can prevent undetected infected people from infecting others.

    Please wash before touching and applying the Mouth and nose cover thoroughly and disinfect your hands if possible. The cover must fit tightly in front of your nose and mouth.

    In addition, you should not touch them while wearing them.

    It is also important to change and wash the self-sewn Mouth and Nose Covers regularly, especially if they are soaked, to change and wash them.

    The self-sewn Mouth and nose covers can be used several times by washing them as a boil wash (at 90° C or 95° C) and then ironing them. This procedure destroys the germs.

    The coverings must be washed daily! Cleaning can also be done by boiling them in a pot on the stove.


    Coverages are a supplement to the measures. They do not replace the minimum distance of 1.5 metres. The other hygiene measures must not be neglected either.

    The wearing of a Mouth and nose cover can lead to a false sense of security. The wearer runs the risk of forgetting important hygiene measures such as washing hands.

    It is extremely important to change the cover regularly (change it immediately if it is soaked through, but at least once a day) and to wash and iron at high temperatures after each use.

    Our campaign "My smile behind for the heroes in front" has started. You can publish your "mask pictures", on the networks Instagram and Twitter, with the hashtag #my smile for heroes, then they will appear on our Social-Wall.

    We look forward to your photos!


    Travel returnees in quarantine

    Whoever enters Jena from abroad and has been in a risk area within the last 14 days before is obliged to go directly to their own home or other suitable accommodation immediately after entry and to stay there permanently for a period of 14 days after entry (= quarantine).

    The countries currently classified as risk areas can be found in the publications of the Robert Koch Institute.

    Family members or persons living in the household are not automatically quarantined

    Family members or persons living in the household are not automatically quarantined. Please try the contact to restrict access to these persons. Voluntary quarantine is also recommended for these people.

    Exceptions to the quarantine obligation

    1 The obligation to perform home quarantine does not apply to persons without symptoms:

    • who, for professional reasons, carry passengers across borders or transport goods and merchandise by road, rail, sea or air,
    • their activity for maintenance:
      • the functioning of the public health system,
      • of public safety and order,
      • the maintenance of diplomatic and consular relations,
      • the functioning of the judicial system,
      • the functioning of popular assemblies, government and administration at federal, state and local level, or
      • is absolutely necessary for the functioning of the institutions of the European Union and international organisations; the absolute necessity must be checked and certified by the employer,
    • who, in the course of their work as employees of air, ship, rail or bus transport companies or as crew of aircraft, ships, trains and buses, have spent time outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    2. the obligation to carry out domestic quarantine does not apply to symptom-free members of the armed forces and police officers returning from deployment and similar obligations abroad.

    3. the obligation to carry out domestic quarantine does not apply to symptom-free persons who only enter Thuringia for the purpose of transit. Persons passing through must cross and leave the territory of Thuringia without avoidable detours.

    4. the obligation to perform domestic quarantine does not apply to persons who have a medical certificate in German language confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The medical certificate must be based on a test that has been carried out in a member state of the European Union or another state with a comparable test quality standard according to the publication by the Robert Koch Institute and that was carried out no more than 48 hours before entry into the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Entry and return travellers obliged to register

    Persons entering and returning from a risk area are obliged to report immediately - i.e. within 7 days at the latest - to the specialist health service using the form. For citizens without the possibility of writing e-mails, it is also possible to report by telephone to the hotline 0049 3641 49-2222.

    Travellers arriving and returning with symptoms of illness

    Travellers arriving and returning with symptoms of illness are obliged to contact the fever clinic of the city immediately on 0049 3641 49-3333. This obligation exists regardless of whether the general practitioner or the on-call service of the statutory health insurance companies has been notified.

    Prohibition of activity

    Travel returnees who have their residence outside of Thuringia may not carry out any professional activity outside their own home during the quarantine.

    Quarantine in case of contact with a person who has been tested positive for corona

    Anyone who has had contact with a person who has been proven to be positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is also placed in quarantine for 14 days.

    Then please write a second e-mail tocorona@jena.deif you did not receive a phone number or did not mention the contact to an infected person. Please indicate the contact to positive tested persons in the subject line.

    Quarantine in case of contact with positive tested person and symptoms

    If you have had contact with a person tested positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and have symptoms such as increased body temperature (over 37.5°C), breathing problems/short breath, dry Cough, lung pain, acute loss of sense of smell and taste, have significant neck and limb pain, must also have Immediate notification at the fever clinic under 0049 3641 49-3333regardless of whether a report was also made to the family doctor or the telephone number 116 117.

    Further instructions for quarantine and hygiene rules

    Further instructions for quarantine and hygiene rules can be found at

    Domestic quarantine means that you are not allowed to leave your flat / accommodation unit, not even to go shopping or similar. However, you are allowed to stay in areas of the residential property used exclusively by yourself.

    Keep your distance

    Keep as much distance as possible from roommates / family members. If a spatial separation is not possible, try to visit jointly used rooms at different times. Ventilate regularly to replace the air you breathe, which may contain pathogens, with fresh air.

    No visits allowed

    During the quarantine it is not allowed to receive visits from people who do not belong to your own household.

    For example, friends and family members can go shopping for you. However, the handing over of the purchases must be contactless, i.e. the purchases are left in front of the door.

    If you are alone and need support, please contact the Citizens' Foundation Jena. They have an overview of all supporters, for example for shopping.

    Further help offers are listed here under -> Further hotlines and support.

    If the quarantine has been ordered by the public health department and you are symptom-free, you do not need a sick note.

    As soon as you have or get symptoms that indicate corona, please call the fever hotline 0049 3641 49-3333.

    Yes, the employer usually continues to pay the wage for a maximum of six weeks.

    The basis for this is the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) § 56, paragraph 5, which obliges the employer to pay out the money on behalf of the authorities, but which the authorities can subsequently reimburse.

    Information and application forms for employers and self-employed persons

    You can find further information on the website of the Thuringian State Administration Office.

    The obligation for quarantine (also prohibition of entry) results directly from the Thuringian regulation / Jena general disposition. Please present these to your employer.

    Proof that you are a returnee from a risk area must beto your employer or other third partiesyourself, for example byPresentation ofTravel contracts, tickets, own affidavits, etc. Therefore keep these documents in a safe place!

    You are not subject to the Thuringian regulations / Jena general dispositions (no travel returnees etc.) and were put directly under quarantine by the city of Jena? Only in this case you will receive a separate notification from the Health Department as proof for the employer.

    The above-mentioned quarantine orders are considered as a work release. You will only receive a health insurance certificate additionally - as usual - from your attending doctor if you show signs of illness.

    International information

    Federal Commissioner for Integration

    The Federal Commissioner for Integration has published reliable information in many different languages / Information in several languages can be found here.

    Refugee Council Thuringia

    The Refugee Council of Thuringia has also provided information on the coronavirus in various languages published. / For further information in different languages see this website.

    Information in several languages on Youtube

    Further information

    Tips for planning your day at home

    In these hard times JenaKultur presents cultural offers and initiatives that can be reached or used online. The contents are constantly updated.

    Boredom need not even arise. In the following you will find some handicraft instructions, game ideas, child-friendly baking and cooking recipes as well as offers that support learning at home.

    Family activities for children

    All kinds of things against boredom
    radio plays, stories, lectures
    • ALBA BERLIN - ALBA's daily sports lesson: Mon - Fri. 9 o'clock nursery | Mon, Wed, Fri. 15 o'clock primary school | Tues, Thu. 15 o'clock secondary school - YouTube
    • Lichtkinder - Play and movement songs - with videos - Youtube
    • Dog, cat, mouse - Yoga for children - Natalie Philler - YouTube
    Tinkering, experimenting

    School at home - ideas for school children

    For all

    Suggestions for this compilation came, among others, from the municipal day-care centre Anne Frank and the municipal day-care centre Munketal - many thanks!

    Posters as service for shops and restaurants

    This poster for printing contains the rule for shopping.

    This poster (PDF) contains the regulations in the gastronomy sector. (Status 18.06.2020)