Coronavirus

Current situation

Jena statistics from 23.01.2022 (according to RKI 24 o'clock) Corona early warning system in Thuringia | values for Jena
  • Number of active cases: 1.025
  • of which in the past 24 h: 11
  • inpatient cases: 9
  • of which in intensive care: 0
  • hospitalization incidence: 1,8
  • percentage of ITS occupancy (Thuringia-wide): 14.8
  • Infections in the last seven days: 496 (previous day: 525)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena:420.8 (yesterday: 474.1 / day before: 457.9 )
  • Total infected since 03/14/2020: 11.814
  • Deceased total: 122
  • Recovered total: 10.672 (+ 30)

Warning level 3 is in effect for Jena according to the Thuringia Early Warning System.

Please note that the Corona figures are updated from Monday to Friday. The figures for the weekend will be added on the following Monday.

This also applies to the OpenData portal. Daily updated values can be obtained from the RKI dashboard. To do so, please enter the search term "Jena". To display 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.

We strive to communicate the Corona case numbers for Jena in a timely and transparent manner. We would like to provide the following information on how to interpret the statistics:

Early Warning System

With the introduction of the new early warning system on 23.08.2021, in Thuringia, in addition to the seven-day incidence, the local hospitalization rate and the Thuringia-wide utilization of intensive care beds will be taken into account as additional indicators in the future when infection figures increase.

Leading indicator: Seven-day incidence rate

The leading indicator for taking measures in the event of an increasing incidence of infection in a county or a city without a county remains the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

Additional indicators: protection and burden value

The following are used as additional supplementary indicators:

  • Protection value (seven-day hospitalization incidence): the weekly incidence of hospitalized cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the county or in the independent city. The protective value is based on the reporting date of hospitalization - as presented by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) - and includes hospitalizations both "because of" and "with" COVID-19. Hospitalizations are reported according to the place of residence of the ill person.
  • Burden value: the percentage of COVID-19 cases treated with intensive care in relation to the total number of operable intensive care beds in all of Thuringia.
Counting method for relaxations / tightenings.

a. Exceeding

If the leading indicator and additionally at least one of the two additional indicators exceed the respective threshold value of a higher warning level on three consecutive days, this warning level is decisive. The relevant measures of the Thuringian Corona Containment Decree for this warning level are to be examined and taken by the county or the city.

b. Undercutting

If the leading indicator and additionally at least one of the two additional indicators fall below the respective threshold value of a lower warning level for seven consecutive days, this warning level shall be decisive. The county or the city may provide for corresponding relaxations.

Warning levels at a glance

Basic level
  • Leading indicator: below 35.0
  • Protection value: below 4.0
  • Exposure value: below 3.0
Warning level 1
  • Leading indicator: from 35.0 to 99.9
  • Protection value: from 4.0 to 6.9
  • Load value: from 3.0% to 5.9%.
Warning level 2
  • Leading indicator: from 100.0 to 200.0
  • Protection value: from 7.0 to 12.0
  • Exposure value: from 6.0 % to 12.0
Warning level 3
  • Leading indicator: above 200.0
  • Protection value: above 12.0
  • Exposure value: above 12.0

The state of Thuringia has created an infographic on this topic.

Reporting quarantine figures

The numbers are collected and communicated once a week.

Reporting of tested persons

Unfortunately, transparent tracking of all testing in Jena is not possible, so we have decided not to communicate this figure to avoid misunderstandings. We can collect the tests that we perform in the health department. But there is no way to get a holistic record of all tests performed at laboratories, university hospitals or doctors. For this reason, we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test figures.

Current cases

Diagramm mit den aktuelle Fällen

Development of the diseases

Diagramm mit den Entwicklungen der Erkrankung

Many thanks to Michael Böhme for the visualizations. The data can be found in our OpenData portal.

What is new?

01/21/2022: An updated Thuringia Corona Protection Ordinance has been signed. It is valid from 23.01.2022 to 08.02.2022. Details on innovations: Press release of the Thuringian Ministry of Health. Overview of the regulation: here.

17.01.2022: New RKI guidelines for handling quarantine and isolationmore

28.12.2021: The Thuringian Ministry of Education has published a new general decree for school and daycare operations after the Christmas vacations: Restricted attendance / emergency care in case of distance learning - will be carried out under strict assessment of the situation at the respective school. more

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.

  • Go into self-isolation immediately; a request from the health department is not necessary for this.
  • For persons tested positive, a home isolation of 10 days applies (symptom onset = day 0, if symptom-free test day = day 0). On day 11, the quarantine ends automatically.
  • Early free testing from day 7 is possible if there are 48 hours of symptom freedom beforehand.
  • Please send the result with your name to the e-mail addressnegativtestung@jena.de.
  • Please inform possible contact persons and tell them that they should also go into self-isolation.
  • Send a list of your contact persons with their contact details (please include a telephone number) to the public health department atgesundheitsamt@jena.de.

Information for patients and their relatives on home isolation can be found in the flyer from the Robert Koch Institute (PDF).

The above information applies.

Isolation can also be shortened to 7 days for employees in hospitals, care facilities and institutions for integration assistance if there is a prior 48-hour symptom-free period and a negative PCR test taken on day 7 at the earliest. A rapid test is not sufficient for this purpose.

Please send the result with your name to the e-mail addressnegativtestung@jena.de.

When is one considered a contact person?

  • Close contact (less than 1.5 m, near field) longer than 10 minutes without adequate protection (med. mouth-nose protection / FFP2 mask).
  • Conversation between contact person and case (face-to-face contact, regardless of duration) without adequate protection* or direct contact (with respiratory secretion)
  • Simultaneous stay in the same room with likely high concentration of infectious aerosols regardless of distance for more than 10 minutes even with adequate protection*.
  • If the Corona warning app indicates increased risk.

*adequate protection = case and contact person consistently and properly wear medical-grade mouth/nose protection or FFP2 mask.

Quarantine

Contact persons go into quarantine for 10 days, early free testing is earliest with negative PCR test or certified antigen test taken on day 7. For pupils, children in school, day care center, after-school care center, who participate in the regular tests of the institution, this is already possible from the 5th day.

Are there any exceptions to quarantine?

Exceptions to quarantine:

  • Persons with a booster vaccination (booster vaccination) - if vaccinated with Johnson&Johnson booster vaccination with BioNTech or Moderna.
  • Vaccinated recovered persons (vaccinated persons with a breakthrough infection or recovered persons who received a vaccination following the disease)
  • Persons vaccinated twice, from day 15 after second vaccination to day 90 after vaccination, also applies to COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Convalescents from the 28th day to the 90th day from the date of taking the positive test.

Please email proof of vaccination/recovery togesundheitsamt@jena.de with the subject line: contact person for [name].

Procedure

Please go into self-isolation immediately.

Due to the current high number of cases, the Health Department is difficult to reach by phone. If you are a contact person to an infected person, please email gesundheitsamt@jena.de or please use our contact form.

Please submit the following information:

Subject line: Last name, first name + date of birth + keyword.

Dear Health Department,

I / My child have been informed that I / Child Contact Person of a person who has tested positive and would like to report herewith:

  • Name of positive contact person: surname, first name, date of birth of positive contact person (if available): xx.yy.zzzz
  • Own / Child Name: Surname, First Name
  • Own / Child Date of birth: xx.yy.zzzz
  • Own / Child Address: Street + No., Postal Code, City
  • Own / Parents Phone Number: 0176 1234xxxx
  • Own / Child Symptoms: Which? / No
  • Vaccination status: vaccinated (date) / recovered / not vaccinated
  • Date of last contact with infected person: Weekday / xx.yy.zzzz
  • If child affected: Name, first name / name of legal guardian

You have had contact with a positively tested person and have not yet been contacted by the health department?

Then they independently comply with the quarantine requirements and please contact us immediately via: gesundheitsamt@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information, especially a telephone number, in the e-mail. Please include "contact positive tested person" in the subject line.

If you develop symptoms, contact your primary care physician:in and have a PCR test done.

What do I have to do if I need a quarantine certificate, e.g. for my employer?

The Health Department currently only provides quarantine certificates when they are actively requested. If you need a certificate, please send an email togesundheitsamt@jena.de.

Quarantine regulation for contact person.

The quarantine period is regularly 10 days. (Contact with positive case = day 0). With day 11 the quarantine ends automatically.

A free test from quarantine for contact persons is possible on day 7 by PCR test or by qualified rapid test. For pupils, children in school, daycare, after-school care, who participate in the regular tests of the institution, this is already possible from day 5.

Please send the result with your name to the e-mail address negativtestung@jena.de.

The tests will be paid if the proof of quarantine is available. This can be, for example, in the form of the quarantine certificate from the health department or in the form of a general order. The indication in the CoronaWarnApp that you are the contact person is also accepted.

Due to applicable legislation, such as the Thuringia Basic Regulation or theFederal Coronavirus Entry Regulation, the following persons are not allowed to leave their own home or accommodation:

1. persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus and their contacts.
2. suspected of being infected

These are all persons who

  • otherwise become aware (i.e., not through the health department) that they have had contact with a person infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,
  • have a positive result on a rapid antigen test (please clarify with PCR test).
    If the PCR test result is negative, the isolation requirement will end.
  • have recognizable symptoms of a COVID-19 disease or an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. These are in particular acute loss of the sense of taste and smell, shortness of breath or fever in connection with new-onset cough, nausea and diarrhea.

    Please contact a physician:in or other authorized agency to have a PCR test performed. If the PCR test result is negative, your isolation obligation will end.

    If your PCR test result is positive, contact the Health Department immediately: gesundheitsamt@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Be sure to include your personal and contact information, especially a phone number, in the email. Please indicate the positive PCR test in the subject line.

    If you do not have a PCR test performed, please stay home for the duration of the specified quarantine period. However, you will then not be entitled to a quarantine notice.

3. persons who have had a PCR test until the results are received
4. persons returning from travel

For more information, please see Travelers Returning.

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 practice
  • a legally binding court or official summons or order, after clarification with the authority by telephone.

People are considered to have recovered if they have been demonstrably infected and this infection has been past for at least 28 days but not more than 3 months (90 days). The basis is a positive PCR test.

Institution / Contact person Phone E-mail / Internet
Telephone counselling 0049 800 1110111 or 0049 800 1110222
"Nummer gegen Kummer" for children and young people 0049 116111
Help hotline "Violence against women 0049 800 0116016
"Violence against women" - Jena women's shelter 0049 177 4787052
Help hotline "Violence against men 0049 151 28815618 beratung@maennerberatung-thueringen.de
Family counseling of the city of Jena 0049 3641 492833
Corona parent telephone of the DRK district association 0049 3641 400700 elterntelefon@drk-jena.de
24h-counseling for teenagers and parents bke online counseling
Corona help for family caregivers of dementia patients 0049 3641 400184 demenzhilfe@drk-jena.de
Muslim helpline 0049 30 443509821
Chat support for queer youth via WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal 0049 1573 0663257 (WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal)

Tips and overview of Jena support services

Information page "Mastering the crisis - how?"

The A-H-A plus L rule helps reduce the incidence of infection:

  • A - Always keep enough distance from people around you, at least 1.5, feet. Avoid forming groups.
  • H - Follow current hygiene rules for proper coughing and sneezing and hand washing.
  • A - Anywhere that is crowded and the minimum distance cannot be maintained: Wear an everyday mask
  • L - Ventilate regularly in closed rooms.

In addition, 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.

Testing

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 Jena Health Department itself operates a swab center that currently performs PCR testing primarily for persons in domestic isolation.

The city of Jena has opened rapid testing centers with various partners, and various medical practices and laboratories also offer rapid testing. For more information, see the section Rapid Testing Opportunities 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

Joint practice Müller/Gärtner

Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena

Tel.: 0049 3641 635450

Smear laboratory of the Synlab Jena Corona laboratory

Löbstedter Street 93
07749 Jena

Tel.: 0049 3641 50740

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

Dr. Gärtner/Müller (until 30.06.2021)

Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena
Tel.: 0049 162 7410366

Children - Testing

Necessary SARS-CoV-2 testing for children is 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
Tel:

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. Gärtner/Müller Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena
Tel.: 0049 162 7410366
Dr. Bellstedt Chestnut Street 11
07747 Jena
Tel.: 0049 3641 331580
Dr. Fuchs In the lower village 5
07751 Jena
Tel.: 0049 3641 2972440

The testing stations are primarily intended for individuals who do not have access to regular testing and individuals who are asymptomatic. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Rapid testing is not appropriate for visitors to senior facilities, symptomatic individuals (contact your primary care physician!), businesses, or facilities with their own testing regimen. Also, a free test to end a quarantine cannot be performed at the rapid testing center. Only the health department team can declare a quarantine terminated.

This is variable depending on the test center. Check with the desired test center.

People who would like to be tested please bring their identity card. Then registration takes place on site. During a 15-minute waiting period, the result is checked and a certificate is issued.

Waiting times are to be expected on site. The necessary spacing rules must be observed.

The sample is taken by throat and nasal swab. The swab is then placed in a tube with a buffer solution so that the virus particles are washed out. A test strip is then used to determine the result. If one line appears on the strip, the test is negative. If two lines appear, the test is positive.

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 is performed directly on site for validation and the data is forwarded to the health department. Affected persons must immediately go into domestic isolation.

Please also refer to the information under point 2 in the section: Who else is suspected of being infected?

Self-testing is a mandatory requirement for entry:

  • for the use of a service close to the body, if a qualified face mask cannot be worn or cannot be worn continuously,
  • from 12.04.2021 (insofar as the nationwide infection situation permits) for access to retail outlets.

The self-test must be performed on-site under the guidance and observation of employees or designated control persons, and only a present, negative result will permit entry.

Only rapid antigen tests or comparable PcC tests according to the official website of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices may be used for these self-tests.

By way of derogation, access may also be granted if

  1. a medical certificate of a test not older than 12 hours or
  2. a molecular biological test result not older than 24 hours is available.

If a self-test, which is carried out under the observation of staff, is positive, then there is an obligation for the tested person to have a PCR test carried out immediately.

Please immediately go into domestic isolation, avoid contact with other persons and please report immediately to the health department via: corona@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information, especially a telephone number, in the e-mail. Please indicate the positive rapid test in the subject line.

You will find further information in the section Who else is suspected of being infected? under point 2.

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 for detecting an infection
  • PCR tests are always snapshots, but reliably detect low levels of viral genome in the nasopharynx
  • It takes a long time for results to become available (currently approx. 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, before a planned surgery, during outbreaks, when risk is indicated in the corona warning app
PCR rapid tests
  • 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 facilities...), also used in some family and pediatric practices
Rapid antigen tests
  • Rapid test confirms direct pathogen detection
  • Relatively newly approved on the market
  • Similar to pregnancy test: patient sample (e.g. saliva, nasal swab material) is collected 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, etc.) by a third party authorized under infection control law.
  • Tests provide fast 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 a PCR test to confirm the result, until the PCR test result is available, the person must remain in quarantine

Antibody testing

  • Do not detect virus itself, but immune system reaction to pathogen (antibodies), indicates infection that has occurred
  • Not suitable for detecting acute infection, therefore not an alternative to the 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
  • The significance of the antibody test is currently unclear; the duration of the antibody detection is the subject of research.

Mouth-nose covering

The wearing of a mouth-nose covering serves as a protection for you and your fellow men against a possible infection with the coronavirus. If you are unable to wear a mouth-nose covering for health reasons, you must present a medical certificate.

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.

Outdoor area

In outdoor situations where the minimum clearance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, a qualified face mask must be worn. This applies in particular:

  • in queues
  • at weekly or special markets
  • in the waiting area of bus and streetcar stops

indoors

A face mask must continue to be worn in all enclosed areas that are open to the public or where there is public traffic. The requirement to wear a qualified face mask applies to persons 16 years of age and older in the following areas:

  • In stores and service establishments open to the public and when receiving services and offers open to the public (applies only to customers).
  • in the case of services close to the body, insofar as the nature of the service permits this
  • at events (except at the seat)
  • at meetings of municipal committees
  • in doctors' surgeries, psychotherapists' and physiotherapists' surgeries or other outpatient facilities providing medical and therapeutic care (exception: in treatment rooms if the treatment does not permit this)
  • in local public transport and coach events
  • in restaurants as defined by the Thuringian Restaurant Act, including bars, pubs and cafés, as long as the guest is not at his or her table (applies only to guests)
  • as a participant in an assembly or religious and ideological event or meeting (except at the seat)
  • for visitors in care facilities

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 they have 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 have to be replaced earlier, if they are dirty or soaked, for example.

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.

Curfew and contact restrictions

  • Night curfew for persons who not vaccinatedvaccinated or recovered
  • Von 22:00 o'clock until 05:00 o'clock

Meetings with vaccinated and recovered people

Private gatherings in public or private spaces attended exclusively by vaccinated vaccinated persons and convalescents are permitted only with no more than ten persons. persons shall be permitted.

Meetings of and with unvaccinated persons.

Private gatherings in public or private spaces attended by persons other than vaccinatedpersons and recovered persons are permitted only if no more than ten persons attend and the private gathering is exclusively with:

  1. the members of one's own household and persons for whom a care is- or carecareright exists, and
  2. and no more than two other persons who do not belong to the same household.household,

Children up to the age of 12 and persons who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical contraindication or who could not be vaccinated in the last three months (medical certificate required) are not included.

School and daycare center

You are a parent and want to know about the current regulations at Jena's schools and daycare centers?

Warning level 3

The general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, warning level 3 for the areas of daycare, school, sports and youth education applies. For details, please refer to the overview pages of the Ministry of Education:

On 28.12.2021 a new general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education (PDF) was published. It will come into force on 03.01.2022. It regulates school and daycare operations after the Christmas vacations.

Schools

Mouth-to-nose covering indoors

All students and staff are required to wear mouth-to-nose coverings or qualified face masks while inside the school building, including during class time.

Mandatory testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

All students who are not exempt from participating in the mandatory testing regimen must complete offered self-tests for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection under the supervision of school personnel.

Students who do not participate in testing will be supervised in separate groups during face-to-face classes and in the school after-school program, unless specific space and staffing conditions at the school preclude such action in individual cases.

Teachers working at the school, other pedagogical staff, support staff and all persons working at the school who have direct contact with other participants must test themselves for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the school by means of a rapid test if they are offered a specific test.

Day care centers and day care for children

Care is provided in consistent, fixed and separate groups:

  • Children are cared for in a constant composition by the same pedagogical staff at all times.
  • A separate room is permanently assigned to the groups. Excursions of the fixed group remain possible.
  • When using common rooms and open spaces at the same time, contact between groups is to be avoided.
  • This may only be deviated from in justified exceptional cases.
Dealing with cold symptoms

In all levels, entry prohibitions apply to persons with certain symptoms. Cold symptoms that result in a ban on entering include:

  • Headache and aching limbs;
  • Disturbance of the sense of smell or taste;
  • severe respiratory symptoms such as acute bronchitis, pneumonia, shortness of breath or fever over 38°C;
  • Symptoms of illness (dry cough, infectious inflammation of the nasal mucosa (cold), significant abdominal pain, diarrhea as well as vomiting if additionally
    • Close contact with others in the facility or expected during the service; or
    • Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely, especially if there is a link to a known outbreak.

Individuals who have had symptoms of the common cold may re-enter facilities

  • When symptoms have resolved, not earlier than five days after the onset of symptoms and concurrently for at least 48 hours after symptom relief; or
  • Upon presentation of proof of a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test qualified by a testing station or physician:in; or
  • Upon presentation of a physician's clearance certificate for the facility visit.

For more information, see the Thuringia Ministry of Education overview page.

A 10-day quarantine period applies to schoolchildren, children in schools, daycare centers and after-school care centers. After this period, the quarantine is automatically terminated. Date of last contact with the positive case = day 0.

A reduction of the quarantine period to 5 days with negative PCR test or certified antigen test taken on day 5 at the earliest, provided regular (serial) testing is done at the facility.

For children who do not participate in regular testing, quarantine may be terminated no earlier than day 5 with a negative PCR test.

The test result must be sent to the health department with the name, group and facility.
Mail address: negativtestung@jena.de

Exceptions to quarantine:

  1. Individuals with a booster vaccination, a total of three vaccinations required (including any combination with COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)).
  2. Vaccinatedrecovered persons(vaccinated persons with a breakthrough infection or recovered persons who received a vaccination following illness)
  3. Persons vaccinated twice, from day 15 after second vaccination to day 90 after vaccination, also applies to COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  4. Convalescents from the 28th day to the 90th day from the date of acceptance of the positive test

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.

We have summarized the most important information in a letter to parents (PDF) for parents.

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 is that individual orders mean an enormous administrative effort for the health department, which the colleagues cannot meet.

Here you can find an example of a general order (PDF).

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

Current partial and final closures of educational institutions

Name of the institution Affected Quarantine until expected
Kita Wirbelwind one group 15.01.
Kita Tausendfüßler one group 23.01.
Kita Seidelhaus two groups 09.01.
Kita Löbstedter Grashüpfer one group 16.01
Kita Dualingo two groups 14.01.
Kita Dornröschen two groups 14.01.
Kita Kurz & Klein one group 15.01.
Kita Jenaplan one group 15.01.
Kita Pinocchio two groups 15.01.
Kita Munketal one group 15.01.
Kita am Steiger one group 16.01.
Kita Burgweg one group 20.01.
Kita Ziegenhainer Tal one group 21.01.
Kita Saaleknirpse one group 22.01.
Kita Knirpsenland two groups 22.01.
Südschule two classes 21.01./22.01.
Sportgymnasium two groups 22.01.
Schottgymnasium two classes 21.01./22.01.

An overview of the current situation of (partial) closures and quarantine measures of schools and daycare centers is available here:Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

According to the Infection Protection Act in the case of loss of earnings due to necessary childcare, compensation is possible on application in accordance with § Section 56 (1a) of the Infection Protection Act.

Reason: School closure or a ban on entering the school in the wake of the Corona crisis

This applies to the care of children who have not yet reached the age of twelve or are disabled and dependent on assistance. The entitlement is gemployees who are unable to work due to due to the closure of the school or a ban on entering the school as a result of the Corona crisis and the childcare that has become necessary as a result. The application is always made for the first 6-week period by the employers on behalf of the workers, as they are in advance.ehmer, as they make advance payments. Self-employed persons are also eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted directly to the relevant Thuringian state administration office. The necessary application forms as well as detailed question and answer catalogs can be found by youor your employer aon the website of the state administration office.

Furthermore, the child sickness benefit has been extended. On Jan. 18, 2021, the Bundesrat (upper house of the German parliament) decided to increase children's sick pay from 10 to 20 working days per parent for those insured by law, or from 20 to 40 days for single parents, so that they can care for their children at home. The entitlement applies when the child is sick and when care facilities must be closed due to a pandemic.

Children and youth work, homes

Children and youth work

An overview of the regulations has been published by the Thuringian Ministry of Education in aPDF documentdocument.

Further information can be found on the overview page of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

Homes

An overview of the regulations has been compiled by the Thuringian Ministry of Education in aPDF documentdocument.

Further information can be found on the overview page of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

Youth Services

According to the general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, warning level 3 applies to the area of youth welfare. For details, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Education.

Universities

  • 3G
  • Mask compulsory (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask
  • Infection protection concept

Further information is available on the websites of the universities:

First aid trainings

  • 3G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing

Culture and leisure

  • 2G
  • Closing time from 22:00
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • in closed rooms:
    • Mandatory wearing of masks (from 6 yrs. OP-mask or FFP-mask); exception: at a fixed seat
    • Contact person tracking
  • 2G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking
  • 2G+
  • Closing time from 22:00 (limited until 15.12. )
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking
  • 2G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing
  • 2G-Plus (for choir and wind instruments)
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing
  • closed
  • Exceptions:
    • School sports and organized children- and youthyouth sports
    • Medically necessary rehabilitationoffers

Sports

  • In closed rooms: 2G-Plus
  • Outdoors: 2G
  • Exception: Children- and youth sports
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing

The general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, warning level 3 for the area of sports applies. For details, please refer to the web pages of the Ministry of Education: Sport.

Events

Notifications of notifiable public events should be addressed to veranstaltungen-obg@jena.de. Please use the corresponding Form

Public events in closed rooms - incl. cultural events(readings, theater, opera, cinema performances)

  • 2G
  • For more than 50 persons: 2G-Plus (Exception:
    Cultural events)
  • Capacity limit: 40
  • max. 500
  • Andeclaration requirement: 10 days - except cultural events within the regular operation
  • observance of the minimum distance
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Infection protection concept
  • Contact person tracking

Public events under the open sky - incl. cultural events

  • 2G
  • Max. 1.000 persons
  • Notification required 10 days - except cultural events within the regular operation
  • Capacity limit: 50
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept

Trade fairs, congresses

  • Prohibited

Public festivals, Christmas markets

  • Prohibited

Sports events

  • take place without spectators

Events at the turn of the year

  • Events on the occasion of the turn of the year in public
    are prohibited.

Once an unvaccinated person attends a meeting, the following contact restrictions apply to all persons (including vaccinated/genetically active persons): One household plus a maximum of two people from another household.

Please direct registrations of private events requiring notification to. gesundheitsamt@jena.de. Please provide the following information when doing so:

  • responsible person with contact details
  • Details of the event location (especially indoor or outdoor)
  • event date and period (start and end)
  • expected number of participants

Non-public/private events - outdoors

  • 2G from 20 persons
  • 20 persons and more Obligation to notify: 10 days
  • Max. 100 Persons
  • AHA + L note
  • Recommendation: No more than 10 persons

Non-public/private events - indoors

  • 2G from 15 persons
  • from 15 persons Obligation to notify: 10days
  • Max. 50 persons
  • AHA + L must be observed
  • Recommendation: No more than 10 persons
  • Contact tracing for more than 15 Persons

Information on how to register a public event can be found in the Service Portal.

An infection protection concept must be prepared by the organizer for every public event. The following form is used to query all the necessary contents that should be included in an infection protection concept. The form can be an important aid in the preparation.
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More meetings

Meetings and consultations in the municipalities and their associations, of employeerepresentatives, trade unions and professional associations as well asprofessional and company events, meetings and consultations

  • 3G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Indoors: 3G
  • Outdoors: stationary only, max. 35 participants
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mandatory use of masks (from 6 yrs. OP-mask or FFP-mask)

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 again. 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.

When returning from abroad, the following rules should be observed:

High-risk area

A current list of high-risk areas can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

  • Digital entry registration (control at check-in airport and on entry), on entry negative PCR test (max. 72 h) or antigen test (max. 48 h) or vaccination/gene proof.
  • Quarantine obligation 10 days (shortening from 1st day with proof of vaccination/gene or from 5th day after entry.Day with negative test proof):
  • For children who have not yet reached the age of 6, the segregation ends after five days after entry (without test)

For more information on entry and quarantine requirements, visit the federal government website and view this PDF document.

Accommodation facilities - tourist

  • 2G
  • Compliance with the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking

Accommodation facilities - non-touristic

  • 3G
  • Compliance with the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking
  • 2G
  • Mask compulsory (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Infection protection concept
  • 3G
  • Mask compulsory (from 6 J. OP-mask or FFP-mask)

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.

The general advice of the employment agency is free of charge under 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 theresolution of the Conference of Health Ministers of 22.09.2021.

The provision stipulates that the compensation payment will not be granted if the activity ban or 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.

In the context of the application ("application tool") onwww.ifsg-online.de, which is exclusively used 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 about any contraindication/pregnancy is to be answered by the applicant. 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

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 / Jena General Decree. 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!

You are not covered by the Thuringian Ordinances / Jena General Ordinances (no travel returnees, etc.) and have been quarantined directly by the City of Jena? Only in this case you will receive a separate notice from the Health Department as proof for the employer.

The above-mentioned quarantine orders prohibit an appearance and activity at the company workplace. If the necessary work equipment is available, there is still an obligation to work in the 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.

  • Access to the workplace allowed only with 3G status
  • Employer must inform in advance
  • proofs must be checked before entering the workplace
  • the federal government infomates to: Homeoffice duty and 3G at the workplace

Retail and services

  • 2G
  • Exceptions:
    • Food & Beverages
    • Animalneeds
    • Pharmacies
    • Drugstores
    • Medical supplies
    • Baby stores
    • Orthopedic shoe technicians
    • Opticians
    • Hearing aid acousticians
    • Newspapersales
    • Gas stations
    • Garden and hardware stores
    • Wholesale foradvertisers
    • fuel trade
  • Compliance with the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mandatory use of masks (from 6 J. OR-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Access restriction: Per customer ten squaremeters

Body Services

  • 2G
  • Exception: Medically necessary, caretreatments = 3G
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask), if the treatment allows it

Driving schools

  • 3G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing

Medical facilities

Are you a doctor in a medical practice? Here is information on how to protect yourself and your patients.

Physicians and medical staff in medical and therapeutic facilities (especially medical and therapeutic practices, medical care centers and hospitals) must wear medical mouth/nose protection.

The general decree of 11.12.2020 also stipulates that doctors and medical staff must wear an FFP-2 mask without an exhalation valve during treatments close to the face, e.g. dental and ophthalmological procedures.

Care

  • 1G (federal regulation)
  • Visitors 6 years and older: FFP2-Masks mandatory
  • Visitors must be registered
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mandatory masks for employees and visitors

Contacts

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

Hotline

Our Corona hotline is open Monday through Friday 09:00 to 16:00: 0049 3641 49-2222. Due to the large number of inquiries, there may be longer waiting times on the hotlines. Please also use the e-mail address corona@jena.de.

Please do not make inquiries at the health office

The Health Office receives test results from the laboratories and informs those tested of the results. Please refrain from making interim inquiries at the health office. Our colleagues are working at full speed, but cannot take every call. Thank you for your understanding.

Please submit the Corona contact form if you are the contact person for an infected person.

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 Services: 0049 3641 493714
  • Family Service 0049 3641 493798
  • Driver's license office: 0049 3641 493730
  • Foreigners' Registration Office: 0049 3641 493360
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:

Notices and information posters

Do you need supporting information flyers and posters to educate your customers? Here you will find relevant templates.

Information in other languages

Do you need information in other languages?

Federal Integration Commissioner

The Federal Commissioner for Integration has secured information in many 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 in different languages / For further information in different languages see this website.