Positive rapid test?

Immediately place in isolation

  • If symptoms - Contact family physician
  • Without symptoms - Immediate isolation - detection by test center recommended

Further steps here.

Recovery certificate

Recovery certificates are issued in pharmacies. The prerequisite is a positive PCR result.

Current situation

Jena statistics from 14.12.2022 (according to RKI 24 o'clock) Current map 7-day incidence for Jena as well as other areas
  • Number of active cases: 286 (07.12.: 270)
  • thereof in the past 24 h: 41
  • inpatient cases: 16* (07.12.: 14)
  • of which in intensive care: 0
  • Hospitalization incidence: 0,0 (07.12.: 0,9)
  • Percentage ITS occupancy (Thuringia-wide): 3,4 % (07.12.: 4,6 %)
  • Infections in the last seven days: 169 (07.12.: 150)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 152,9 (07.12.: 135,7)
  • Weekly trend: +13 %
  • Total infections since 03/14/2020: 46,188
  • Total deceased: 174
  • Recovered total: 45.728

*Inpatient:s from Jena with a positive Covid 19 laboratory result.

Please note that the Corona figures on this page are currently updated once a week. The current 7-day incidence for Jena can be found in the map display.

The data in the OpenData portal are no longer updated.

Daily updated values can also be found in the RKI dashboard. Please enter the search term "Jena". To view the newly reported cases for one day, please filter in the "Federal States" field and select "Thuringia". In the left screen all districts and cities of Thuringia appear. Select Jena there.

Last ordinance/regulation changes

General recommendations

Every person is urged to reduce physical-social contacts with other persons except for members of the own household and persons for whom there is a right of custody or access.

In the case of private gatherings in enclosed spaces, it is recommended that the minimum distance be maintained, that general hygiene be observed, and that adequate ventilation be provided. Where possible, it is recommended that private gatherings be held outside enclosed spaces.

It is strongly recommended to keep a minimum distance of at least 1.5 meters wherever possible and reasonable.

Basic measures

The mask recommendation applies generally in enclosed spaces.

Masks are mandatory (medical mask) in the following enclosed spaces
  1. Buses and trains of local transport
  2. shelters for homeless people/asylum seekers
Mask obligation (FFP-2 mask)
  1. Buses and trains of long-distance traffic
  2. surgeries and medical facilities
  3. Sick and rehabilitation facilities (wide-ranging exceptions for treated and cared-for persons)
  4. (Partial) inpatient care facilities, living arrangements for persons with disabilities (wide-ranging exemptions for treated and cared-for persons)
  5. Outpatient care services and similar services

There is a testing requirement for individuals in:

  1. Hospitals and rehabilitation facilities
  2. (Partially) inpatient care facilities, residential facilities for people with disabilities.

With the exception of':

  • persons with an insignificant stay
  • vaccinated or recovered persons

If an unvaccinated or unrecovered person is working in the above-mentioned facilities, three self-tests per week are sufficient.

The public buildings of the city of Jena can be re-entered after prior appointment. There is an obligation to wear a medical mask only in the rooms of the Health Department.

Corona vaccination

You can find all information about vaccination on: Corona vaccination. The city of Jena does not assign vaccination appointments. Appointments can only be made through the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or by calling 0049 3643 4950490.

Health and quarantine

We want you and those around you to stay healthy. Here you will find current regulations in dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • Immediately go into self-isolation, a request from the health department is not necessary for this.
  • Persons tested positive are subject to home isolation. This ends after 5 days at the earliest, if there has been 48 hours of freedom from symptoms beforehand.
    On day 11, the quarantine ends automatically. However, testing is recommended for all persons, because even if one is symptom-free, it cannot be ruled out that one is still contagious.
  • If symptoms are still present on day 11, be sure to report to your primary care physician.
  • Please inform possible contacts so that they segregate themselves as voluntarily as possible.

The quarantine obligation for contact persons no longer exists. However, it is strongly recommended to isolate oneself for five days and to be tested daily.

Due to applicable legislation, such as the Thuringia Basic Regulation or the Federal Coronavirus Entry Regulation, the following persons are not allowed to leave their own home or accommodation: Tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Suspected infected persons are allowed to leave the apartment or shelter in the following cases:

  • a PCR test for the presence of infection,
  • a medical treatment that cannot be postponed, after clarification by telephone with the doctor's office
  • a legally binding court or official summons or order, after clarification with the authority by telephone.


    Information on Corona testing, rapid testing centers and self-testing

    What are the recognized tests?

    • PCR tests
    • Rapid antigen tests
    • Self-tests

    The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices offers a list of recognized rapid tests and self-tests.

    Who performs tests?

    The city of Jena has opened rapid test centers with various partners, and various medical practices and laboratories also offer rapid tests. For more information, see the section on rapid testing options in Jena.

    Regulations for self-testing have been made in the Thuringian ordinance. These can be carried out independently in private. Further information can be found in the section Self-testing.

    Further possibilities for quick tests

    Infection patients - testing

    The following practices specialize in testing suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2. Please check directly with the practices for current hours.

    Practice Address Contact

    Dr. med. Kielstein
    Outpatient medical care GmbH

    At the Ringwiese 1
    07745 Jena

    Phone: 0049 3641 2377880

    Dr. med. Kielstein
    Outpatient Medical Care GmbH

    Camburger Street 91
    07743 Jena

    Smear laboratory of the Synlab Jena Corona laboratory

    Felsbachstraße 8
    07745 Jena

    Hotline: 0049 3641 507421

    Among others, the following medical practices also test foreign patients for SARS-CoV-2 after prior appointment by telephone. The practices will inform you about possible costs. Please inform yourself about the current opening hours directly at the practices.

    Practice Address Contact

    Dr. A. Göckeritz

    Schiller Street 1
    07743 Jena

    Tel.: 0049 176 80556050

    Dr. Kunstmann

    West Station Street 2
    07745 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 622158

    Dr. Winkler

    Dornburger Street 17b
    07743 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 443190

    Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig

    Michael-Häußler-Weg 12
    07743 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 638795

    Dr. Kielstein

    Ring meadow 1
    07745 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 2377880
    Dr. Kielstein Camburger Street 91
    07743 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 821122

    Children - Testing

    Necessary SARS-CoV-2 tests for children are carried out by the following general practitioners (please call in advance). Please inform yourself about the current opening hours directly at the practices.

    Practice Address Contact
    Dr. A. Göckeritz Schiller Street 1
    07743 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 176 80556050
    Tel.: 0049 3641 3849380
    Dr. Betge West Station Street 2
    07745 Jena

    0049 3641 609346

    Dr. Winkler Dornburger Street 17b
    07743 Jena
    Phone: 0049 3641 443190
    Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig Michael-Häußler-Weg 12 Tel.: 0049 3641 638795
    Dr. Kielstein Ring meadow 1
    07745 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 2377880
    Dr. Kielstein Camburger Street 91
    07743 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 821122
    Dr. Bellstedt Chestnut Street 11
    07747 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 331580
    Dr. Fuchs In the lower village 5
    07751 Jena
    Tel.: 0049 3641 2972440

    Please do not brush your teeth, chew gum, smoke or suck candy for about 30 minutes beforehand.

    If a test result is positive, a PCR test can be performed directly on site for validation. The data will be forwarded to the public health department. Affected persons must immediately go into domestic isolation.

    If a self-test is positive, then it is possible for the tested person to have a PCR test performed immediately. Please contact your family doctor.

    Immediately go into domestic isolation, avoid contact with other persons. If your PCR test or the certified rapid test is also positive, report to the health department using the online form.

    Classic PCR test

    • Test detects the genetic material of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) (PCR = polymerase chain reaction).
    • Test is considered the most reliable method to detect infection.
    • PCR tests are always snapshots, but reliably detect low levels of viral genome in the nasopharynx.
    • It takes a longer time for results to become available (currently about 24 hours).
    • Swab from the mouth, nose or throat.
    • Samples are analyzed in laboratories.
    • Use in persons with symptoms typical of corona, category I contacts, prior to planned surgery, during outbreaks, when risk is indicated in the Corona Warning App.
    PCR rapid test
    • Test like classic PCR test, based on detection of the genetic material of the virus
    • Swab from oral pharyngeal cavity directly on site (point-of-care).
    • "Cartridge tests": (simplified) have the lab integrated in a small box, therefore no transport time to the lab, thus fast results (few hours).
    • Tests are less reliable, however.
    • Used in situations where it is necessary to quickly find out if person is infectious (emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, nursing homes...), also used in some general practitioners and pediatricians' offices.
    Antigen rapid test
    • Rapid test confirms direct pathogen detection.
    • relatively new on the market
    • similar to pregnancy test: patient sample (e.g. saliva, nasal swab material) is taken and mixed with solution, then applied to test kit
    • Unlike PCR tests, they do not detect the genetic material of the virus, but protein fragments (proteins) of SARS-CoV-2 viruses, the so-called antigens.
    • Tests are performed directly at the point of care (doctor's office, test centers, nursing homes...) by a third party authorized by infection control law.
    • Tests provide rapid results (approx. 15 minutes).
    • Disadvantage: If the number of viruses is low, false negative results may result; rarely, a test may be false positive. Each positive rapid test must be followed by PCR testing to confirm the result. Until the PCR test result is available, the person must remain in quarantine.

    Antibody test

    • does not detect virus itself, but immune system reaction to pathogen (antibodies), indicates previous infection
    • not suitable for detecting acute infection, therefore not an alternative to PCR test
    • Antibody tests are available in the form of laboratory or rapid tests.
    • for certain occupational groups (nursing, medical staff, certain risk groups...) and under special questions
    • Informative value of the antibody test currently unclear, duration of antibody detection subject to research

    Mouth-nose covering

    FFP2 or comparable mask

    Unless and to the extent that physical contact with patients, persons under care, persons being cared for or employees is not excluded within closed rooms of these facilities and companies:

    1. Hospitals,
    2. Facilities for outpatient surgery,
    3. Preventive or rehabilitation facilities where medical care comparable to hospitals is provided,
    4. Dialysis facilities,
    5. day clinics,
    6. offers of outpatient nursing services providing intensive outpatient care in institutions, residential groups or other communal forms of living,
    7. fully or partially inpatient facilities for the care and accommodation of elderly, disabled or persons in need of care or comparable facilities,
    8. services provided by outpatient care services and companies offering services comparable to those provided by the facilities referred to in No. 7; this does not include offers of assistance in everyday life within the meaning of Section 45a (1) Sentence 2 of the Eleventh Book of the German Social Code (SGB XI),
    9. Rescue services

    mandatory use of masks (OP mask or FFP2)

    1. in closed means of public transport as passengers as well as control and service personnel and driving and control personnel, insofar as there is physical contact with other persons due to the activity,
    2. in doctors' and dentists' surgeries, with the exception of treatment rooms, if the nature of the service does not permit this,
    3. in closed rooms of
      a) shelters for the homeless in accordance with § 36 Para. 1 No. 3 IfSG or

      b) facilities in accordance with § 36 Para. 1 No. 4 IfSG for the communal accommodation of asylum seekers, persons who are obliged to leave the country, refugees and ethnic German immigrants, if and insofar as physical contact with the persons accommodated or employees is not excluded within the closed rooms of these facilities.

    In addition, it is strongly recommended that masks continue to be worn indoors wherever the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, e.g., in waiting lines. Also outdoors, wearing a mouth-nose covering in situations with groups of people (e.g. weekly markets, public transport stops) can provide further protection against infection.

    Wearing a mouth-nose covering serves as protection for you and the people around you against possible infection with the coronavirus. If it is not possible for you to wear a mouth-nose covering for health reasons, you must present a medical certificate or attestation for this purpose.

    The medical certificate must contain the following information:

    • full name,
    • date of birth,
    • if presented to the competent authorities: a specific reason for exemption from the obligation to wear it.

    If the collected data is checked, it must be kept confidential. The collected data may be used exclusively for the purpose of proving certain hygiene rules. A copy of the certificate may not be made.

    According to §5 para. 3 of the Thuringian Special Ordinance, the following qualified face masks are permitted:

    • medical face masks or
    • respiratory protection masks without exhalation valve with a technically higher protection standard, in particular FFP2.

    An overview of which certifications these masks must have is provided by the Thuringian Ministry responsible for health.

    For the admissibility of masks in the sense of the Thuringian special ordinance, the only decisive factor is whether the mask has one of the certifications listed in the overview. Other certifications or certificates that indicate equivalent or even better filtering effects are not recognized.

    The higher protective effect of medical mouth-nose coverings compared to community masks is only achieved if you wear the mouth-nose covering correctly. This is the only way to significantly reduce the risk of infecting yourself and others with the coronavirus. You should therefore observe the following:

    • If possible, wash your hands thoroughly with soap before using the medical mouth-nose covering.
    • Always handle the mask by the straps only.
    • Pull the straps over both ears.
    • The mask must fit snugly over the mouth, nose and cheeks.
    • The edges of the mask should fit snugly against the face so that no air can be breathed in or out past the mask.
    • If the mask becomes soaked or wet, for example due to saliva sputum or even rain, it should be removed and replaced.
    • When removing the mask, use only the straps and do not touch the non-woven fabric if possible.

    There are further instructions for wearing FFP-2 or FFP-3 masks. Paying attention to them is really important: the mask will only protect you if it is worn properly - leaks increase the risk of infection.

    1. Your mask must fit snugly and fit over your mouth, nose and cheeks. The edges of the mask should fit snugly and not allow airflow past the mask. This means pressing the wire straps close to the bridge of your nose so that the mask fits your face shape. Often the masks can also only be used with the help of special retaining straps and foam seals on the nose without edge openings.
    2. When using the mask for the first time, please test it to see if it allows enough air to pass through to minimize obstruction to normal breathing.
    3. Please change your mask as soon as it becomes soaked. Refer to the following section for reuse instructions.
    4. Please always remove your mask via the straps and do not touch the front.
    5. Difference between masks with and without exhalation valve: Masks without a valve filter both the inhaled and exhaled air. Masks with a valve filter only the inhaled air and thus offer little external protection.
    Beard wearers

    Beard wearers are recommended to shave before wearing FFP2 or FFP3 masks, otherwise the protection is not guaranteed. However, in Thuringia, one may switch to the medical surgical mask - and for this, the beard does not have to be removed.

    FFP2 masks are actually intended for single use. In the field of occupational safety, for example, they are disposed of at the end of a working day. Or they may need to be replaced earlier, for example, if they become soiled or soaked.

    In the event that FFP2 masks are only worn for a short time, such as when shopping or on public transport, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices provides instructions for reuse.

    FFP2 masks (or masks with a comparable protective effect) are almost exclusively intended for single use with disposal at the end of e.g. one day, i.e. reprocessing is usually not possible. The mask must also be changed in the event of moisture penetration or contamination. For possible multiple use and correct application, please refer to the information provided by the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

    Specific information on disinfection and private reuse can be obtained from the Münster University of Applied Sciences, which has tested various procedures with the support of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

    1. disinfection procedure: 7 days drying with room air

    SARS-CoV-2 is infectious on mask materials even at room temperature for a long period of time. For example, if you use the FFP2 mask on a Monday for shopping or public transportation, let the mask dry in room air (preferably hung in an airy place) for the next six days of the week. And when it is Monday again, exactly after one week, you can use the mask again.

    2. drying in the oven at 80°C with top and bottom heat

    With the procedure "Dry heat 80°C for 60 minutes" SARS-CoV-2 can be completely inactivated. Outside the oven, cover the clean oven rack/grid with baking paper. Place the dry mask and a roasting or oven thermometer on the baking paper, but leave it still outside the oven. Set the oven to 80°C top and bottom heat (it is not known whether pathogens can detach from the mask in convection/hot air).

    The most important features in FFP2 masks to look for when buying are:

    • Indication of the manufacturer and clear marking of the model,
    • Class (FFP2),
    • indication of the number and year of the underlying standard,
    • With the CE marking, the manufacturer certifies compliance with European safety regulations,
    • NR (not reusable) or R (reusable) marking,
    • A four-digit identification number provides information about which testing body monitors the quality of FFP2 masks. In the NANDO database, you can use the identification number to display the corresponding test center,
    • Instructions for use in German.

    School, Kiga, youth welfare and work and sports

    Contact persons no longer have to be quarantined since May 2022. This also applies to (kindergarten) children and schoolchildren.

    Information to parents

    If positive SARS-CoV-19 cases occur at schools, the health department communicates directly with school administrators and advises on specific actions.

    The first point of contact for parents of adolescents and children during an infectious event is the school management. They provide information about the next steps, possible (partial) closures and the quarantine rules that have been adopted.

    Dealing with quarantine notices

    If quarantine is ordered for an entire class due to one or more positive Corona cases, the health department will regulate this with a general order that applies to the entire class. In this case, there are no individual quarantine orders for the respective families. The reason for this is that individual orders mean an enormous administrative effort for the health office, which the colleagues cannot meet.

    These general orders can be shown to employers to request lost wages for caregiver time during a quarantine. Contact persons can also show the general order as proof of early release testing from quarantine at the appropriate testing centers.


    Universities are required to prepare a hygiene concept.

    Further information is available on the websites of the universities:

    • Compliance with the minimum distance
    • Infection protection concept

    Travel and tourism

    Are you planning a trip or returning to Jena from abroad? This is what you need to consider.

    Travel within Germany and abroad is possible. Please find out which regulations currently apply at your vacation destination.

    Current entry and quarantine regulations can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office or on that of the Federal Government.

    Please inform yourself before and after a trip about the information on the destination country via the Foreign Office and to the areas designated as risk area, high incidence area, or virus variant area. declared countries and regions by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

    The German Federal Ministry of Health has also information for travelers.

    Companies and employees

    You are 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.

    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 provides contacts for further assistance at:

    On Corona Help finden entrepreneurs and employees can find helpful information on Corona bridging assistance, short-time working allowances and more.

    Employees can find advice and information on the following websites:

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

    General advice from the Employment Agency is available free of charge on 0049 800 4555500.

    From 01.11.2021, when examining applications for compensation for loss of earnings in accordance with § 56 ff. IfSG, the provision of Section 56 (1) sentence 4 IfSG (vaccination clause) will be taken into account and applied as a consequence of the resolution of the Conference of Health Ministers of 22. 09.2021.

    The provision stipulates that the compensation payment is not granted if the activity ban or the quarantine order could have been avoided by taking advantage of a publicly recommended vaccination.

    The Thuringian Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family already publicly recommended Covid-19 vaccination on December 18, 2020 (ThürStAnz. 2/2021 p. 12).

    This means that for compensation periods after 01.11.2021, compensation for loss of earnings according to § 56 ff. IfSG will not be granted for the sole reason that, at the time of the activity ban or quarantine order, the person concerned - despite a sufficient supply of vaccine - did not make use of a vaccination and there was no medical contraindication or pregnancy.

    As part of the application ("application tool") for compensation under the Infection Protection Act, which is used exclusively in Thuringia for the application of compensation benefits, a corresponding query module is available from 01.11.2021, in which the question about the segregation despite vaccination or the convalescent status as well as any contraindication / pregnancy by the applicant to answer. If there is no contraindication or pregnancy, a reasonable offer of vaccination is to be assumed as a rule, so that the provision of Section 56 (1) sentence 4 IfSG applies. In the event of a contraindication, the relevant medical evidence must be attached by upload.

    According to § 26 para. 3 BDSG, employers are allowed to obtain information from employees about their vaccination status, insofar as this information is used to pursue claims according to §§ 56ff. IfSG are to be pursued. This also includes information on any reasons why vaccination protection against Covid-19 does not exist.

    Further information can be obtained from the State Administration Office.

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

    The obligation to quarantine (also ban on entering) results directly from the Thuringian ordinance. 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, e.g. by presenting travel contracts, tickets, your own affidavits etc. Therefore, keep these documents carefully!

    The above-mentioned quarantine orders prohibit you from appearing and working at the workplace. If the necessary work equipment is available, you may still be required to work in your home office in individual cases.

    You will only receive a sick bill additionally - as usual - from your attending physician if you show signs of illness. In this case, an obligation to work in the home office would, of course, not apply.


    All important contacts such as the Corona hotline and your contact to the city administration as well as the business development department can be found here.

    Contact the health department

    For questions about Corona, please use the email address
    We will quickly forward your request to the correct contact person:in on weekdays.

    As an infected person, please use this contact form.

    As a contact person, please use this form.

    Contact overview city administration

    You can find out how to reach all areas of the city administration from the following overview.

    We would like to avoid waiting times and make it easier for you and our colleagues to keep their distance. Even if our doors are only open to a limited extent at first - we are looking forward to meeting you!

    More and more employees of the city administration are working to cope with the Corona pandemic. Especially contact tracing and telephone services are being additionally managed. Therefore, the following areas have limited availability at this time. Please always make an appointment in advance:

    Citizen Service

    You can make appointments either via the Online Appointment Arrangement Citizen Service or by telephone on 0049 3641 49-3714 make an appointment.

    Take advantage of the option to submit a variety of applications online or by mail as well, so that personal appearances and thus the risk of infection for all of us can be reduced. Click here for more information: Citizen Service Application during Corona.

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

    Information in other languages

    Do you need information in other languages?

    Federal Integration Commissioner

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

    Refugee Council Thuringia

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