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Service hours of the hotline: daily 10:00 - 14:00
The statistics of Wednesday, October 21, 2020:
- Number of active cases: 48
- thereof in the last 24 hours: 13
- thereof stationary: 5
- severe courses: 2
- Infections of the last seven days: 40
- Seven-day incidence for Jena: 37
- Total number of infected persons since 14 March 2020: 294
- Total number of deaths: 4
- Total number of convalescents: 242
- of which in the last 24 hours: 1
People in quarantine: 223 (as of 10/15/20)
Notes on statistics
We strive for a timely and transparent communication of the corona case numbers for Jena. We would like to give you the following hints for the interpretation of the statistics:
Report quarantine numbers: The numbers are collected and communicated once a week.
Report of tested persons: Unfortunately, a transparent tracking of all tests in Jena is not possible. Therefore we have decided not to communicate this number to avoid misunderstandings. We can collect the tests we carry out at the public health department. But there is no way to get a complete record of all tests performed at laboratories, university hospital or doctors. For this reason we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test numbers.
Corona cases in the last 7 days
Information about the last Corona Falls
|21.10.2020||In the last 24 hours, 13 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections have been reported to the Health Service. This means that the city of Jena has reached a seven-day incidence of 37 and exceeds the 35 mark. The state of Thuringia will be notified of this and further measures will be taken to contain the pandemic. A new general decree is being prepared for this purpose, which is to come into force on Friday. Information about the contents of the measures has already been provided.
The calculation of the seven-day incidence is based on the number of population as of 19.10.2020 reported by the Jena statistics office: 108 127 residents with main residence.
About the infections today:
Out of 8 young people, 7 are contact persons, 1 person is a returning traveller. 7 persons show symptoms, one person has no symptoms.
The statistics of Wednesday, October 21, 2020:
In the last 24 hours, 8 new SARS CoV-2 virus infections have been reported to the Health Service.
6 contact persons (with symptoms, young to middle age), one elderly person admitted to hospital, one asymptomatic case (both latter without knowledge of the source of infection).
9 persons could be classified as having recovered.
The statistics of Tuesday, 20 October 2020:
Our overview of new cases is preceded by a highlighted message:
Six of the new cases are due to a party at the Poseidon Restaurant in Winzerla. All persons on the list have already been contacted by the Health Service.
Anyone who was also a guest there on 10.10.2020 between 7 and 11 pm and has not been entered in any list should please contact the Health Service (daily 10 - 14 pm via 03641-492222 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also make sure to monitor your health. In case of the slightest symptoms (dry cough, fever, headache) please contact the family doctor and the public health department.
On the occurrence of infection:
In the last 24 hours, 9 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections were reported to the Health Service, on Sunday one.
These are asymptomatic contacts to already known corona infections. All age groups are represented.
One new person had to undergo inpatient treatment. 4 persons have recovered since Saturday.
In the last 24 hours.the specialist health service3 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections have been reported.
These are people who have been tested for their symptoms. The laboratory result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus was then positive.
One person is young, one is middle-aged and one is advanced in age.
One person could be discharged from hospital treatment, and another person developed the disease severely.
2 persons could be classified as recovered.
In the last 24 hours.the specialist health service4 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections have been reported.
None of the persons are in contact with the other cases.
2 persons could be classified as recovered.
In the last 24 hours.the specialist service Health 2new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections have been reported.
It is the already reported person from the teaching staff of the Rautal School and another middle-aged person who returned from a trip in a risk area.
2 persons could be classified as having recovered.
To the Rautal School:
No other infections in the school are currently known. 105 persons were analysed as contact persons and are now in quarantine. The facility will remain closed on Friday.As of Monday, all children who are not contact persons can come to the school for regular holiday care. At the beginning of next week, the Health Service will arrange for the contact persons to be tested. Those affected will be contacted individually.
In the last 24 hours.the specialist health servicea new SARS-CoV-2 virus infection has been reported.
This is an elderly contact person who is already in quarantine.
One person had to undergo inpatient treatment.
2 other persons could be classified as recovering.
On Tuesday, October 13th.the specialist health service3 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections were reported.
They are 2 young persons and one middle-aged person - all with symptoms.
2 persons had to be hospitalised because of their corona disease. The disease does not show any severe progression.
2 further persons could be classified as having recovered.
Jena measures for progressive new infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus
The current Thuringian legal ordinance obliges the health authorities to examine and take extended protective measures within 7 days if new infections exceed 35 or 50 per 100,000 inhabitants. Against this background, the city of Jena has already planned possible measures in advance, which should take effect if the critical limits of 35 or 50 new infections are exceeded. It is important that before concrete measures are taken, this is always done again in consideration of the concrete infection occurrence. The city of Jena closely follows the decision of the federal and state governments of 14.10.2020.
Measures for a 7-day incidence of 35
As soon as the new infections exceed a value of 35 per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the following measures are examined:
- Celebrate indoors and outdoors
Only a maximum of 15 people may take part in private parties and meetings in closed rooms. At parties in the open air a maximum of 25 persons may participate.
- For the time being there are no personal restrictions on public events. However, the obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover during the entire event should be mandatory.
Measures for a 7-day incidence of 50
As soon as the new infections exceed a value of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the following measures are examined:
- Private parties indoors and outdoors
A maximum of 10 people or 2 household members may participate in celebrations and meetings in closed rooms. At celebrations or meetings in the open air only a maximum of 10 persons may participate (no restriction of
- Restrictions on persons at public events
For public events, a maximum of 100 persons should be restricted. The wearing of a mouth and nose cover during the entire event is mandatory.
- Duty to wear masks in public places
The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover should be mandatory wherever people come together more closely or for longer periods and where the minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be guaranteed. This applies to the entire public space, i.e. highly frequented traffic areas, streets and squares.
The current number of new infections is very dynamic, so these measures could be implemented very quickly.
Important downloads / forms
- Immigrants and returnees - If you come to Jena from a risk area abroad, you must register: Travel return / report entry
- For Thuringia, the following applies: people entering the country from inner-German areas with infection numbers over 50 do not have to be tested and are not required to undergo quarantine.
- Organisers - If you want to organise events, you must register for them:
- Schools - As a service for schools, here you will find a sample letter to parents (PDF), which provides information in case of school closure.
Topics / Frequently asked questions
Health and quarantine
We want you and your fellow human beings to stay healthy. Here you will find current regulations for handling the SARS-CoV-19 virus.
Get through the autumn and winter well with the AHA and L rule
With increasing numbers of infections, increased caution is also required. The A-H-A plus L rule certainly does not offer one hundred percent safety, but observing it helps to reduce the incidence of infection:
- A - Always keep a sufficient distance to your fellow man, at least 1.5 meters. Avoid the formation of groups.
- H - Observe the applicable hygiene rules for proper coughing, sneezing and washing your hands
- A - Wherever it gets tight and the minimum distance cannot be maintained: Wear an everyday mask
- L - Ventilate regularly in closed rooms.
We would also like to point out the possibility of the annual flu vaccination. Dhe vaccination is paid for by the health insurance companies and can also be carried out by the family doctor.
Who is considered the contact person?
If you have had contact with a person who has been found to be positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, report this immediately to the public health department at email@example.com or 0049 3641 49-2222. Go into domestic quarantine until the public health department decides.
Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information in the e-mail, especially a telephone number. Please include the contact details of persons who have tested positive in the subject line.
If you have had contact with a person tested positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and have symptoms such as:
- elevated body temperature (above 37.5°C),
- Breathing problems/short breath,
- dry cough,
- Lung pain,
- acute loss of sense of smell and taste,
- considerable pain in the neck and limbs
Who has to be quarantined?
1. travel returnees until a negative test result is available
You can find more information under Returning travellers.
2. contact persons
You can find more information under contact persons.
If you have had contact with a person who tested positive, a quarantine will be set up for 14 days in accordance with the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute. This also means that a negative test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not mean a reduction in the quarantine period. The quarantine period is also set at 14 days to wait for the incubation period. Outbreaks of infection can still occur at the end of a quarantine period.
3. 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 to limit contact with these persons or to separate from them. Voluntary quarantine is also recommended for these people.
If a child under 12 years of age is in quarantine, one parent should go with him or her to the quarantine.
4. contact persons of contact persons
If you are a contact person of a previously identified contact person for positive tested, you do not have to go into quarantine.
Exceptions are made for some groups of people under certain conditions. These are the currently valid Thuringian quarantine regulation ...to be removed.
What is domestic quarantine?
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 quarantine, it is not allowed to receive visits from persons who do not belong to the own household.
Further instructions for quarantine and hygiene rules
Further instructions for quarantine and hygiene rules can be found at infektionsschutz.de - Coronavirus.
Do I need a health certificate for quarantine?
If the quarantine has been ordered by the public health department and you are symptom-free, then you do not need a sick note. Parents who have to go into quarantine to look after their children under 12 years of age are also subject to the order of the Health Department and do not need a sick note.
Wearing a mouth-nose cover
The obligation to wear a mouth-and-nose cover exists when entering all publicly accessible buildings (e.g. supermarkets, food outlets, offices of craftsmen and service providers, public transport, banks, etc.) and whenever the distance to other people of at least 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.
Excluded from this obligation are
- Children up to the age of 6 years
- 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 arises from the provisions of the Land of Thuringia and the Jena General Administrative Order.
A mouth-nose-cover intercepts droplets that are emitted when speaking, coughing or sneezing. The risk of infecting another person by coughing or sneezing is reduced. Wearing a mouth-nose-cover is therefore primarily a form of protection from others.
The COSMO monitor carried out in Erfurt has published an illustration of the mode of action of oronasal masks (PDF).
Während des Atmens werden von infizierten Personen infektiöse große und kleine Tröpfchen und noch kleinere Aerosole freigesetzt. Quelle: Science; Grafik: chm, mia/Science
Who is tested?
The corona tests ordered by the public health department apply to symptomatic people or contact persons of people tested positive for the corona virus.
How do I find out the result of my corona test?
The Health Department will inform you about your test result. Or your family doctor who took your smear will inform you about the test result. You must remain in quarantine until the test results are available.
What happens if the result is positive?
The public health department will inform you about further steps such as quarantine and start a contact tracing.
School and Kita Visits
You are a parent and would like to inform about the current regulations at Jenas schools and day care centres?
Schools and day-care centres - limited regular operation
Limited regular operation is possible in schools and day-care centres.
Even children who have mild cold symptoms - such as a runny nose - do not need to be sent home but can still go to school. The situation is different when typical Covid-19 symptoms are recognisable. These include loss of the sense of taste or smell.
Reason for limited opening hours of day-care centres
There may still be limited opening hours in day care centres. Reason are the given General conditions (PDF) of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (TMBJS) and the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (TMASGFF) This includes that the children must be looked after in a fixed group with a fixed educator in a fixed room. Mixing of the children as usual in the morning or in the later afternoon hours is not allowed.
Depending on the Kita, there will be different arrangements of these basic conditions, depending on spatial and personnel resources. The top priority is to strictly adhere to the hygiene rules/hygiene concepts.
What does the Thuringia phased plan provide for?
Since the beginning of the new school year, a step-by-step concept (PDF) published by the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has been in force for schools and also day care facilities for children.
Level 1 -Regular operation with preventive infection protection (GREEN)
All children and adolescents receive the full range of childcare and educational services in daycare facilities and schools. The entire staff is present. In addition, preventive infection control measures apply, which do not interfere with regular operations.
Level 2 - Restricted (presence) operation with increased infection protection (YELLOW)
In the case of limited infection incidence (individual infections in day-care facilities or schools or in the case of regionally or locally increased infection incidence), the step-by-step concept provides several containment measures which the facilities implement and combine with each other, depending on the occasion and specification.
Stage 3 -closure (RED)
A sharp rise in the number of infections could lead to the temporary closure of day care facilities and schools as a last resort.
What happens if an infection case occurs at a school or daycare centre?
If chains of infection can be traced, action is taken according to the step-by-step plan and only those affected and direct contact persons must go into quarantine. Students and teachers who are not affected can continue to go to school.
If chains of infection cannot be traced, individual decisions are necessary, which may sometimes include the closure of facilities for a certain period of time.
- If a COVID-19 case becomes known, the necessary investigations will be carried out immediately by the staff of the Health Department in close cooperation with the respective school management.
- The contact persons identified are categorised according to the RKI guidelines. Then the first-degree contact persons are contacted and an individual hearing takes place.
- First-degree contact persons must currently be quarantined for 14 days after the last contact with the original case. Should this policy change, this will becommunicated by theHealth Department.For the affected parents there is a Information letter (PDF).
- Testing of persons without COVID-19 symptoms is performed between the 6th and 7th day after the last contact with the COVID-19 case. However, a negative test result does not lead to a shortening of the quarantine!
- The extent of the tests depends on the COVID-19 case and its contacts during the infectious period (starting 48 hours before the first symptoms). This is always an individual decision, i.e. there is no blanket handling.
- If contact persons develop COVID-19 symptoms within the quarantine, they must present themselves to their family doctor and are tested there. This is where the treatment contract of the general practitioners and the cost coverage by private and statutory health insurance companies comes into play.
- The availability of the test results depends, among other things, on the laboratories that carry out the tests.
- If contact persons are tested at the smear centre / fever consultation hour of the Health Service, they receive the test result after 48 hours at the latest, which is communicated to them by telephone by the staff of the Health Service.
How are schools/kindergartens and parents informed in case of an infection?
If there are positive SARS-CoV-19 cases in schools, the public health department communicates directly with the school management and advises on concrete measures.
The first point of contact for parents of adolescents and children during an infection incident is the school management. They inform about the next steps, about possible (partial) closures and the quarantine rules that have been adopted.
We have provided you with the most important information in a Letter to parents (PDF) is put together.
Travel and entry
Are you planning a trip or returning to Jena from abroad? This is what you have to consider.
If you are planning a trip
Please inform yourself before and to a journey via the information on the destination country via the State Department and which is called Risk areas declared countries and regions of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The Federal Ministry of Health has published a PDF document Information for people entering Germany.
When you return from a trip
There is Obligation to test and report for travel returnees from risk areas. Please use the form for this purpose: Notification of a travel return / entry from a risk area.
Please note that the Federal Foreign Office does not take back travellers from countries for which a travel warning has been issued.
Quarantine for returnees from risk areas
If you return from a country declared a risk area or enter Jena, you must immediately go into domestic quarantine.
Obligatory testing for people returning from risk areas
You are obliged to be tested for infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 if you have entered the country from a risk area (according to Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health on the compulsory testing of travellers from risk areas - [PDF]).
This test is free of charge if you have it done within 72 hours of entry. Please contact your family doctor, the medical on-call service (Tel. 116 117).
Registration with the public health department
If you have done a corona test on arrival (e.g. at the airport), you are welcome to attach this receipt to your e-mail.
You have symptoms?
If you are a returnee and Symptoms like:
- increased body temperature (over 37.5°C),
- Breathing problems/short breath,
- dry cough,
- Lung pain,
- acute loss of sense of smell and taste,
- considerable pain in the neck and limbs
Events and leisure activities
You would like to organize an event and do not know which regulations apply? You would like to know which leisure activities are possible? Here you will find extensive information.
Guide for events and organisers
Detailed information on private and public events can be found in the guide for organizers and events in Jena (PDF). The guide is intended to help organizers in Jena to getthe most important questions regarding the feasibility of events answeredas quickly and clearly as possible.
How do I create an infection protection concept?
A checklist (PDF) with important questions and criteria to be clarified, we have put together a list of important information to make the organisation of your event easier for you.
Contact details are currently recorded in:
- Indoor restaurants
- at public events and
- other offers and in facilities with public access in closed rooms.
Private and family celebrations
Celebrations with 50 or more people indoors and 100 people outdoors can take place and must be completed at least two working days before the start of the event. be indicated. Particularly before the current occurrence of infection, we can only expressly recommend avoiding events with crowds of people.
Forms and assistance for event organisers
- Display of a private / non-public event
- Display of a public event
- Guide for organizers and events in Jena - incl. instructions for creating a hygiene concept (PDF)
- Digital JenaKultur offers
- Out of the Corona Crisis - Evangelical Church and JenaCollecting Culture for Jena Artists - Devotions with Music
Companies and employees
Are you an employee and need support and advice in times of Corona? Would you like to find out about current industry regulations? You can get help here.
Jena Economic Development
The Jena Economic Development Agency is available as a contact for the economic consequences of the Corona pandemic. JenaWirtschaft answers questions from local companies and arranges contacts for further assistance at
On Corona aid fThe website provides entrepreneurs and employees with helpful information on corona bridging aids, short-time work compensation and more.
Further consulting possibilities
Employees can find advice and information on the following websites:
- Corona: Labour law, home office, short-time working allowance - What employees need to know - DGB
- Coronakrise - Current information on how to obtain our services - Employment Agency
- Information sheets for employees and employers - Protection against infection
You can contact the Jena Employment Agency by telephone during the opening hours at 0049 3641 379999 reach.
General advice from the Employment Agency is available free of charge at 0049 800 4555500.
Regulations for employees in case of quarantine
If you have to go into quarantine, the employer will usually continue to pay your wages for a maximum of six weeks.
The basis for this is the Infektionsschutzgesetz (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.
Certificates to the employer
The obligation to quarantine (also prohibition of entry) results directly from the Thuringian Ordinance / Jena General Order. 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 do not fall under the Thuringian regulations / Jena general decrees (no travel returnees, etc.) and were 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 mentioned quarantine orders are considered to be a release from work. You will only receive a health certificate additionally - as usual - from your attending physician if you show signs of illness.
You can find all important contacts such as the Corona-, the fever hotline and your contact to the city administration or the business development department here.
Corona and fever hotline
If you have typical COVID-19 symptoms, please contact the fever hotline at 0049 3641 49-3333.
The public health department receives test results from the laboratories and informs the tested persons about the results. Please refrain from intermediate inquiries with the public health department. Our colleagues are working flat out but cannot answer every call. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Your contact to the city administration
We want to avoid waiting times and make it easier for you and our colleagues to keep your distance. Even if our doors are initially only open to a limited extent - we look forward to seeing you!
The following overview shows you how to reach all areas of the city administration.
Please note our current opening hours. Please arrange an appointment in advance. You can do this either via the Online Appointment Citizens' Service or by telephone at the number 0049 3641 49-3714 ...on the case.
Appointment times / availability by telephone
08:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 13:00
Take advantage of the opportunity to submit a large number of applications online or by post, so that personal meetings and thus the risk of infection for all of us can be reduced.
Here you will find further information: Application for citizen service during Corona.
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