Coronavirus

Current situation

Jena statistics from 21.06.2021 (according to RKI 24 o'clock) Incidence overview ("Federal emergency brake") Jena, Thuringia, Germany
  • Number of active cases: 27
  • thereof newly reported: 0
  • inpatient cases: 1
  • of which severe courses: 1
  • infections in the last seven days: 2 (previous day: 3)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 1.8 (yesterday: 2.7; day before: 2.7)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,333
  • Deceased in total: 82
  • Recovered in total: 4.224
  • of which since Friday: 3
  • Persons in quarantine: 87 (as of 21.06.2021)

Please note that Corona numbers are updated Monday through Friday. Numbers for the weekend will be added the following Monday. This also applies to the OpenData portal. Daily updated values can be found in the RKI Dashboard. To display the newly reported cases for one day, please filter in the field "Bundesländer" and select "Thüringen". In the left screen all districts and cities of Thuringia appear. Select Jena there.

We strive to communicate the Corona case figures for Jena in a timely and transparent manner. We would like to provide you with the following information on the interpretation of the statistics:

Figures of the Robert Koch Institute as a basis for deriving measures.

With the entry into force of the so-called federal emergency brake, the 7-day incidence of the Robert Koch Institute is used as a basis for the derivation of measures according to certain incidence thresholds. The public health department of the city of Jena reports the new cases of one day to the Robert Koch Institute on a daily basis. There, the 7-day incidence for the day is calculated on the basis of the reporting data at a certain time (usually at night around 3 o'clock). This value is "frozen" for the day so that it is comparable with all other counties. If there are subsequent reports or a change in the reporting date, the allocation of the number of newly infected persons for past days may still change. However, this has no effect on the once determined 7-day incidence for a particular reporting day.

The Robert Koch Institute writes on its website:

"In the case of 7-day case numbers and incidences for previous days, it must be taken into account that these are the respective values reported on the specified day, which are not updated by cases subsequently transmitted on subsequent days (values "frozen" for the reporting day).

These values are decisive for the entry into force and expiry of the federal measures according to Section 28b of the Infection Protection Act ("Federal Emergency Brake"). The use of the "frozen" values ensures that the values are not subject to fluctuations and that those affected by the measures can adjust to the entry into force or expiry of these measures with a lead time."

Counting method for relaxations/tightenings of measures

  • Measures are tightened if an incidence value threshold is exceeded for three consecutive days. On the day after the next (day 5), the more stringent measures take effect. This includes workdays as well as Sundays and public holidays.
  • Measures are relaxed if an incidence value threshold is not reached for five consecutive working days. The relaxed measures take effect on the day after the next (day 7). Saturdays count as working days, Sundays and public holidays do not count and are therefore not taken into account in the continuous count.

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 possibility to get a holistic record of all tests carried out at laboratories, university hospitals or doctors. For this reason, we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test figures.

Information about the last Corona Falls

Date Detailed information
21.06.2021

The health service has not sent any new cases to the Robert Koch Institute on Monday, 21.06.2021. 3 persons could be recorded as recovered.

Jena statistics from 21.06.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 27
  • thereof newly reported: 0
  • inpatient cases: 1
  • of which severe courses: 1
  • infections of the last seven days: 2 (previous day: 3)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 1.8 (yesterday: 2.7; day before: 2.7)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,333
  • Deceased in total: 82
  • Recovered in total: 4.224
  • of which since Friday: 3
  • Persons in quarantine: 87 (as of 21.06.2021)
18.-20.06.2021

The specialist health service did not send any new cases to the Robert Koch Institute over the weekend.

An infection from October 2020 was assigned to Jena by another territorial authority. Therefore, the total number of infected persons rises to 4,333.

6 persons could be recorded as recovered.

Jena statistics from 20.06.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 30
  • thereof newly reported: 0
  • inpatient cases: 1
  • of which severe courses: 1
  • infections of the last seven days: 3 (previous day: 3)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 2.7 (yesterday: 2.7; day before: 2.7)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,333
  • Deceased in total: 82
  • Recovered in total: 4.221
  • of which since Friday: 6
  • Persons in quarantine: 87 (as of 21.06.2021)
17.06.2021

On Thursday, 17.06.2021, the Health Department did not inform the Robert Koch Institute about anynewnew cases.

4 persons could be recorded as recovered.

Jena statistics from 17.06.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 35
  • thereof newly reported in the last 24 h: 0
  • inpatient cases: 1
  • thereof severe courses: 1
  • infections in the last seven days: 6 (previous day: 8)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 5.4 (yesterday: 7.2; day before: 6.3)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,332
  • Deceased in total: 82
  • Recovered in total: 4.215
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 4
  • Persons in quarantine: 118 (as of 18.06.2021)
16.06.2021

On Wednesday, 16 June, the Health Service sent the Robert Koch Institute twonewtwo new cases.

Due to corrected assignments, 5 infections of older date are omitted from the statistics. Therefore 3 cases are subtracted from the total number.

Jena statistics from 16.06.2021 (24 o'clock)

  • Number of active cases: 39
  • thereof newly reported in the last 24 h: 2
  • inpatient cases: 1
  • thereof severe courses: 1
  • infections in the last seven days: 8 (previous day: 7)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 7.2 (yesterday: 6.3; day before: 7.2)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,332
  • Deceased in total: 82
  • Recovered in total: 4.211
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 0
  • Persons in quarantine: 115 (as of 15.06.2021)
15.06.2021

The specialist health service sent a new case to the Robert Koch Institute on Tuesday, 15.06.2021. The new infection concerns a person who returned from a trip. The typing result is not yet available.

9 persons are considered recovered.

An infection from the weekend has meanwhile been sequenced as a delta variant.

Jena statistics from 15.06.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 42
  • thereof newly reported in the last 24 h: 1
  • inpatient cases: 1
  • thereof severe courses: 1
  • infections in the last seven days: 7 (previous day: 8)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 6.3 (yesterday: 7.2; day before: 7.2)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,334
  • Deceased in total: 82
  • Recovered in total: 4.211
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 9
  • Persons in quarantine: 115 (as of 15.06.2021)

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.

Since March 2020, the Corona pandemic has been affecting life not only in Jena. In order to report on the infection situation on site, we started very early to prepare the statistically available figures, for example in the Open Data Portal. With the annual report, we have now prepared even more details and backgrounds that we cannot address to this extent in the daily Corona figures.

Many thanks to the Controlling and Statistics team for the work they have invested.

You can download the report here (PDF).

Basic

  • AHA+L rules remain
  • Wearing of qualified, i.e. medical face masks (children from 6-15 years: Mouth-nose covering, from 16 years medical face mask).
  • Necessary tests may always be max. 24 h old
  • Convalescents and vaccinated persons are treated equally to those tested, convalescents and vaccinated persons are not counted in contact restrictions.
  • Proof of convalescents and vaccinated persons required (analogous test)
  • Counting methods:
    • 3 days overrun, then validity of measures from the day after next
    • 5 working days shortfall, then validity of measures from the day after next
  • Enable electronic and analog contact tracking

Rules currently in force

Currently, the rules apply in Jena with an incidence below 35.

Contact restriction

  • indoors: household + 10 persons
  • outdoors: no restriction, only recommendation

Events

  • indoors: test required, notification required 2 working days in advance
  • outdoors: no tests and contact tracing, obligation to notify 2 working days in advance

Gastronomy

  • indoors: no appointment necessary, no testing required, contact tracing necessary
  • outdoors: no appointment necessary, no testing and contact tracing

Campsites, holiday homes

contact tracing necessary

Hotels, boarding houses, lodging establishments

no testing obligation, contact tracing necessary

Tour bus events

  • no tests and contact tracing
  • Mask obligation in the bus (medical mask or FFP2)

Retail

  • no tests and contact tracing
  • 10 sqm per customer, from 800 sqm total area: 20 sqm per customer

Body-related services

  • contact tracing necessary
  • Testing only if medical face mask cannot be worn continuously

Museums and memorials

in closed rooms: no test obligation, contact tracing necessary

Leisure and sports facilities (incl. gyms and saunas)

  • indoors: no testing requirement, contact tracing necessary
  • outdoors: no person limit, no testing and contact tracing required

Organised club sports (amateur sector)

  • No testing obligation for athletes and trainers
  • Obligation to notify 2 days in advance
  • Contact tracing for athletes and spectators
  • Admission of spectators must be registered with the health office
  • In the hall there is compulsory testing for spectators

Music and art schools, cram schools, environmental education offers, dog schools

indoors: no testing obligation, contact tracing necessary

Singing and wind music lessons, choir rehearsals

indoors: with compulsory testing and contact tracing

Community singing

  • also allowed in closed rooms

Dance and ballet schools, yoga schools, etc.

  • in closed rooms: no limitation of persons, no test obligation, contact tracing necessary

Swimming pools

  • outdoor swimming pools: no limitation of persons, no tests and contact tracking
  • indoor swimming pools: no testing obligation, contact tracing necessary

Clubs and discotheques, dance clubs

  • Application required 10 days in advance, opening only with permission of the competent authority, testing and contact tracing required.

Prostitution establishments

  • Two-person rule, with compulsory testing and contact tracing

Swinger clubs

  • Application required 10 days in advance, opening only with permission of the competent authority, testing and contact tracing required.

Contact restriction

  • indoors: household + 5 persons
  • outdoors: Household + 10 persons

Events

  • indoors: with compulsory testing and contact tracing, obligation to apply 10 days in advance only with the permission of the competent authority
  • outdoors: no testing and contact tracing, application required 10 days in advance only with permission of the competent authority

Gastronomy

  • indoors: no appointment necessary, with obligation to test, contact tracing
  • outdoors: no appointment necessary, no testing obligation, contact tracing necessary

Camping sites, holiday homes

Contact tracing necessary

Hotels, boarding houses, lodging establishments

test on arrival, contact tracing necessary

Tour bus events

  • travels of several days allowed, with compulsory testing and contact tracing
  • Masks mandatory on bus (medical mask or FFP2)

Retail

  • no tests and contact tracing
  • 10 sqm per customer, from 800 sqm total area: 20 sqm per customer

Body-related services

  • contact tracing necessary
  • Testing only if medical face mask cannot be worn continuously

Museums and memorials

in closed rooms: no test obligation, contact tracing necessary

Leisure and sports facilities (incl. gyms and saunas)

  • indoors: with compulsory testing and contact tracing
  • outdoors: no person limit, no testing and contact tracing required

Organised club sports (amateur sector)

  • Obligation to test for athletes and trainers (does not apply to pupils and schools)
  • Obligation to notify 10 days in advance
  • Contact tracing for athletes and spectators
  • Spectators after permission of the health office possible
  • In the hall there is compulsory testing for spectators

Music and art schools, cram schools, environmental education offers, dog schools

  • in closed rooms: groups of max.10 persons, no testing obligation, contact tracing necessary

Singing and wind music lessons

  • indoors: small groups of max. 5 persons, testing and contact tracing required

Choir rehearsals and community singing

  • only allowed in the open air

Dance and ballet schools, yoga schools, etc.

  • indoors: small groups with max. 5 persons, with compulsory testing and contact tracking

Swimming pools

  • outdoor pools: no limitation of persons, no tests and contact tracking
  • Indoor swimming pools: with compulsory testing and contact tracing

Clubs and discotheques, dance clubs

closed

Prostitution sites

  • Two-person rule, with compulsory testing and contact tracing

Swinger clubs

closed

Contact restriction

  • indoors: household + 2 persons
  • outdoors: Household + 4 persons

Mandatory wearing of masks in the city centre

from 10:00 to 18:00 in the inner city ring road

Events

  • indoors: not allowed
  • outdoors: with testing obligation, without contact tracing, application obligation 10 days in advance only after permission of the responsible authority

Gastronomy

  • indoors: closed
  • outdoors: no appointment necessary, with obligation to test and contact tracing

Campsites, holiday homes

contact tracing necessary

Hotels, guesthouses, lodging establishments

only 60 % occupancy, test on arrival and every 72 hours, contact tracing necessary, indoor catering only for overnight guests

Tour bus events

Day-trip only allowed, with mandatory testing and contact tracking,
mask obligation in the bus (medical mask or FFP2)

Retail trade

  • with compulsory testing
  • 10 sqm per customer, from 800 sqm total area: 20 sqm per customer

Body-related services

  • Contact tracing necessary
  • Test only if medical face mask cannot be worn continuously

Museums and memorials

in closed rooms: with compulsory testing and contact tracing

Leisure and sports facilities (incl. gyms and saunas)

  • closed
  • Recreation and sports in the open air with max. 10 persons

Organized club sports (amateur)

  • only allowed outdoors in groups of max. 20 persons
  • Contact tracing necessary
  • obligation to notify 10 days in advance
  • Spectators possible after permission of the public health department

Music and art schools, tutoring schools, environmental education offers, dog schools

in closed rooms: small groups with max. 5 persons, with obligation to test and contact tracing

Singing and wind music lessons

indoors: individual lessons, with compulsory testing and contact tracing

Choir rehearsals and community singing

only allowed in the open air

Dance and ballet schools, yoga schools, etc.

closed

Swimming pools

  • Outdoor pools: no person limit, no testing or contact tracking
  • Indoor swimming pools: closed, exception: school sports, rehabilitation

Clubs and discotheques, dance clubs

Closed

Prostitution establishments and swingers clubs

closed

Corona Vaccination

All information about vaccination can be found on: Corona vaccination.

The city of Jena does not assign vaccination appointments. Appointments can only be made via the website of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or by telephone on 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.

As infection rates increase, so does the need for increased caution. The A-H-A plus L rule certainly does not provide one hundred percent safety, but adhering to it helps reduce the incidence of infection:

  • A - Always keep enough distance from those 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.

From a legal point of view, there are two reasons why you are not allowed to leave your own home or accommodation to fight the pandemic:

  • A. because the health department orders it, or
  • B. because it is required by law.

A. Ordered by the health department

Ordered by the Health Department, the following persons may not leave their own home or shelter:

1. persons infected with SARS-CoV-2.

In this case, the Health Department will order home isolation. A domestic isolation is always pronounced if an infection is present. The duration depends on various factors (e.g. severity of the disease, concrete course). It is therefore always an individual decision of the health authority when the isolation can be lifted.

Attention: Currently, all persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 are requested to inform their contact persons and to enter them in the contact person list (see Downloads). This list must then be sent to gesundheitsamt@jena.de so that the contact persons who have to go into quarantine on their own are entitled to compensation.

2. close contacts

The Health Department will order a quarantine for close contacts of an infected person. A quarantine is also always pronounced if a possible infection cannot be ruled out. The duration is pronounced according to the recommendation of the RKI for 14 days.

Attention: A quarantine is also obligatory if you do not learn about the contact through the health department, but through the person infected with SARS-CoV-2. See Suspected Infected Persons for more information.

Testing of asymptomatic contacts is recommended by the RKI. Both as soon as possible after identification, then twice weekly, and at the end of quarantine. This can be done by PCR or antigen tests, which can be performed by general practitioners and specialists as well as in the rapid testing centres.

See contacts for more information.

B. Required by legislation

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

1. travelers returning home

Further information can be found under Travelers Returning.

2. other persons suspected of being infected

These are all persons who

  • become aware through other means (i.e. not via the public 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, and...
  • have had a PCR test if symptoms are evident, but have not yet had a result,
  • Have had a positive result on a PCR test.

For more information, see Suspected Infected Persons.

  1. Asymptomatic vaccinated and convalescent patients. Exception applies to patients in medical facilities for the duration of their stay
  2. Persons who have treated or cared for persons ill with COVID-19 under adequate protective measures in nursing or health care facilities and are not considered suspected of being infected.

The RKI has issued new recommendations since 01.04.21. The distinction between 1st and 2nd degree contact persons has been dropped. It is now only spoken of "close contacts". The most important information can be found in the following text.

Persons who have had contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus (case) up to 2 days before the first symptoms of the positive case or, in the case of asymptomatic positive cases, up to 2 days before the smear test, count as close contacts.

What form of contact does this count?
At least one of the following situations must be present:

  1. Close contact (less than 1.5m, near field) for longer than 10 minutes without adequate protection*.
  2. Conversation between contact person and case(face-to-face contact, regardless of duration) without adequate protection* or direct contact (with respiratory secretion)
  3. Simultaneous stay in the same room with probably high concentration of infectious aerosols regardless of distance for more than 10 minutes even with adequate protection*.

*adequate protection = case and contact person wear continuously and correctly mouth-nose-covering or FFP2 mask.

On the page of the RKI you will find helpful information and examples for the mentioned situations.

As a rule, the persons concerned are considered to be close contacts until 14 days after the last contact with the person tested positive. During this so-called infectious interval, contact persons themselves can still develop symptoms and become positive. Therefore, a self-responsible, regular health monitoring is necessary. The RKI also recommends testing (antigen or PCR test) as soon as possible after identification, then twice a week and at the end of quarantine. However, a negative test cannot shorten the quarantine period. However, the cost of self-testing will not be reimbursed. According to the Coronavirus Testing Ordinance, contact persons are entitled to two corona tests, which must be carried out by a doctor or a trained person (e.g. in a testing centre). However, leaving quarantine is only allowed for one doctor's visit.

ATTENTION: In order to be able to leave the quarantine after the appropriate quarantine period, close contacts in Jena should undergo a test for SARS-CoV-2 on the 14th day of quarantine. In principle, you can be tested in any doctor's practice, especially in general practitioners' and paediatricians' practices and focal points. You are entitled to this test under the federal testing regulations. A self-test is not sufficient. For further guidance and additional testing options, please see the FAQs (PDF).

Identified close contacts should also inform their own close contacts outside the household and ask them to watch for symptoms of illness and minimize contact.

For guidance on quarantine for close contacts, see"What does domestic isolation and quarantine mean?".

1. contact with infected person

Persons have become aware through other means (i.e., not through the health department) that they have had contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

These individuals must stay within their home or shelter and avoid contact with others. In addition, these individuals must report to the health department.

You have had contact with a person who has tested positive and have not yet been contacted by the public health department?

If so, please comply with the quarantine regulations on your own and contact us immediately via: gesundheitsamt@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Please be sure to include your personal details and contact data, in particular a telephone number, in the e-mail. Please include "Contact positive tested person" in the subject line.

If you have not received a decision from the Health Department (by phone and in writing) 14 days after your notification, the quarantine period will end unless you have developed symptoms in the meantime.

Note: This is not to be confused with the possible shortening of the contact quarantine ordered by the Health Department. This shortening to 10 days can only be approved by the Health Department. Currently, the Health Department is no longer issuing shortening orders.

2. positive rapid antigen test result

Persons who have received a positive result from a rapid antigen test must also stay within their home or accommodation, avoid contact with other persons and report to the Health Department. In addition, existing or developing symptoms, especially acute loss of sense of taste and smell, shortness of breath, or fever associated with a new onset of cough, must be reported to the health department immediately.

Your rapid test is positive and you are experiencing symptoms?

Then please report 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 email. Please state the positive rapid test in the subject line.

The requirement for home isolation does not apply if:

  • You have submitted a negative PCR test result to the Health Department and the duty has been waived, shortened or otherwise modified by the Health Department; or
  • You have not received a decision from the Health Department (by telephone and in writing) within 14 days of your notification.

3. recognizable symptoms

Individuals have recognizable symptoms of COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and PCR testing has been performed, arranged, or ordered by a physician or other authorized agency. However, the test result is not yet available or indicates a positive result.

They must also stay within their home or shelter and avoid contact with others.

The quarantine requirement ends when:

  • You have submitted a negative PCR test result to the health department and the duty has been lifted, shortened, or otherwise modified by the health department; or
  • you have not received a decision from the Health Department (by telephone and in writing) within 14 days of your notification.

In all of the following three cases, persons suspected of being infected may only leave the home or shelter after consulting with the appropriate agencies. Namely for:

  • a PCR test for the presence of infection,
  • medical treatment that cannot be postponed..,
  • ...a legally binding court or administrative summons or order...

People are considered to have recovered if they were demonstrably infected and this infection has been over for at least 28 days, but not more than 6 months. This must be proven by means of positive PCR tests. Those who are considered recovered do not need to present a negative test as a condition for access to trade and services.

Home isolation

Domestic isolation becomes necessary when a person is proven to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus based on a positive rapid anitgene test or a positive PCR test. This measure does not end automatically, but only when it has been lifted by the health authority.

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

If persons have been tested positive, these persons should also inform their close contacts directly. In this document (Excel file packed as ZIP file) all persons are to be entered, with whom one had contact from 48 hours before symptom beginning. This applies in particular to conversation situations longer than 10 minutes and closer than 1.5 meters or a common longer stay (> 10 min) of several persons in one room, regardless of whether masks were worn or the distances were kept. Corresponding persons should then go into quarantine for 14 days. This is the only way to avoid infecting other people in the meantime. More information can be found under close contacts.

Quarantine

Quarantine is necessary if a person is possibly infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This usually involves people returning from risk areas and close contacts.
For more information on quarantine after returning from risk areas, see Returning Travelers.

For the quarantine for close contacts, the health department orders the following (verbally and in writing) according to the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute (PDF) for contact persons:

  • a quarantine with a standard duration of 14 days calculated from the last day of contact with an infectious person
  • reduce contacts within one's own household to the absolute minimum necessary
  • Do not visit people outside your own household
  • Carry out and document regular health checks on one's own responsibility
  • in the event of symptoms of illness**, report immediately to the doctor treating the patient and to the public health department
  • necessary medical treatments always after informing the attending physician about the quarantine by telephone in advance
  • release from quarantine only possible with negative test (PCR or antigen test) on day 14

More information about the tests at the end of quarantine can be found in this overview (PDF).

** Symptoms of disease are:
  • Elevated body temperature (above 37.5°C),
  • difficulty breathing/shortness of breath,
  • dry cough,
  • lung pain,
  • acute loss of sense of smell and taste,
  • severe throat and limb pain.

The health department regularly receives a wide variety of questions about quarantine. You can find the answers in this overview (PDF).

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 counselling of the city of Jena 0049 3641 492833
Corona parent telephone of the DRK district association 0049 3641 400700 elterntelefon@drk-jena.de
24h-counselling for teenagers and parents bke online counselling
Corona help for caring relatives 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?"

If you are in domestic quarantine, then you are not allowed to leave your home. We have now received an increasing number of queries about parking vehicles during this time. This is because sometimes a car is still parked correctly at the start of a quarantine, but on a particular day of the week it is parked in a no-parking zone because, for example, the refuse collection is coming. Since we do not want you to get a ticket for parking incorrectly, we ask the following:

If you are in quarantine and you know that your car is temporarily parked in the no parking zone and you do not have the means to have your vehicle moved, please call 0049 3641 49-5364 and report your quarantine and your vehicle registration number. The colleagues of the traffic control will discuss everything else with you and consider your situation accordingly.

For the latest information, see Mouth-to-Nose Covering.

Mouth-to-nose coverage intercepts droplets that you expel when you talk, cough, or sneeze. The risk of infecting another person through coughing or sneezing is reduced. Wearing a mouth-nose covering is therefore above all protection for others.

The COSMO monitor carried out in Erfurt has published an illustration about the effect of mouth-nose-covering (PDF).

Die Abbildung zeigt den Vergleich zwischen einer Frau, die beim Sprechen einen Mund-Nasen-Schutz trägt und einer Frau, die beim Sprechen keinen Mund-Nasen-Schutz trägt. Ohne Mund-Nasen-Schutz treten deutlich mehr feine Tröpchen und Partikel in die Luft und treffen auf den Gesprächspartner. Wenn eine Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung getragen wird, werden diese Tröpfchen und Partikel deutlich verringert. Während des Atmens werden von infizierten Personen infektiöse große und kleine Tröpfchen und noch kleinere Aerosole freigesetzt. Quelle: Science; Grafik: chm, mia/Science

Can you remember what you did the week before last? Who you met? This diary (PDF) is intended as an aid to your memory. And in case of emergency, it can help you to trace contacts better.

Numerous mutation viruses are known. On the part of the Robert Koch Institute, the following are classified as "worrying":

Virus variant B.1.1.7 - commonly known as the "British variant".

The RKI writes:

In December 2020, UK authorities reported a new SARS-CoV-2 virus variant (B.1.1.7) spreading in the UK since September 2020. According to research, it is even more transmissible from person to person than previously circulating variants. While this variant was not initially thought to be associated with more severe disease, there is now some early evidence - with limited data - that it may be associated with increased case fatality. So far, there are no indications of reduced vaccine efficacy.

Virus variant B.1.351 - commonly known as the "South African variant"

The RKI writes:

This virus variant from South Africa was also first reported in December 2020. According to initial studies, it too is associated with higher transmissibility. Meanwhile, initial studies have been published suggesting that protection by neutralising antibodies against this variant may be reduced in people who had contracted the original variant or received a vaccine based on it.

Virus variant B.1.1.28 P.1 - commonly known as the "Brazilian variant".

The RKI writes:

This SARS-CoV-2 variant first circulated in the Brazilian state of Amazonas and is similar in its changes to the South African variant. An increased transmissibility is also considered conceivable. A possible reduction of the efficacy of neutralizing antibodies in recovered or vaccinated individuals is also discussed.

Further information on VOCs in Germany can be found on the website of the RKI:

Again, the same elements that have helped so far against the variant of origin: Strict and consistent adherence to the known hygiene, quarantine, AHA+L and contact minimization rules.

These variants are treated according to the recommendations of the RKI:

  • prioritised in contact tracing
  • exempted from a shortening of the quarantine period

Testing

Information on corona testing, rapid testing centers, and self-testing.

What are the recognised tests?

  • PCR tests
  • Rapid antigen tests
  • Self-tests

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

Who carries out tests?

The public health department of Jena runs a smear test centre itself, which currently mainly carries out PCR tests for persons in domestic isolation.

The city of Jena has opened rapid test centres 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.

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

Further possibilities to carry out tests:

Infection patients - testing

The following practices specialize in testing suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2:

Practice Address Contact Other

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

Phone: 0049 3641 635450

Cooperation medical practices Alt-Lobeda, Lobeda-Ost, Lobeda-West
Smear laboratory of the Synlab Jena Corona-Laboratory

Löbstedter Street 93
07749 Jena

Tel.: 0049 3641 50740

  • appointment by telephone in advance
  • PCR tests and antigen rapid tests
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:00 o'clock
    • Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 o'clock

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.

Practice Address Contact

Dr. A. Göckeritz

Schiller Street 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 0049 176 80556050

Dr. Kunstmann

West Station Street 2
07745 Jena
Phone: 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
Phone: 0049 3641 2377880
Dr. Kielstein Camburger Street 91
07743 Jena
Phone: 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 tests for children are carried out by the following general practitioners (please call in advance).

Practice Address Contact
Dr. A. Göckeritz Schiller street 1
07743 Jena
Tel.: 0049 176 80556050
Phone: 0049 3641 3849380
Dr. Betge Westbahnhofstraße 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
Michael-Häußler-Weg 12
Tel.: 0049 3641 638795
Dr. Kielstein Ring meadow 1
07745 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 2377880
Dr. Kielstein Camburger Street 91
07743 Jena
Phone: 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.

The rapid tests are not suitable for visitors to senior facilities, symptomatic individuals (contact GP!), businesses or facilities with their own testing regime. Also, a free test to end a quarantine cannot be done at the rapid testing center. Only the health department team can declare a quarantine terminated.

People who would like to be tested, please bring their identity card. Then the 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 sweets for about 30 minutes before the procedure.

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

Please also note 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 body-worn service if a qualified face mask cannot be worn or cannot be worn continuously,
  • from 12/04/2021 (where the national infection situation permits) for entry 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 antigen rapid 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.

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

Please go immediately into domestic isolation, avoid contact with other persons and please report immediately to the public 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 state the positive rapid test in the subject line.

Further information can be found 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 virus genome in the nasopharynx
  • It takes a long time until results are available (currently approx. 24 hours)
  • Swab from mouth, nose or throat area
  • Samples are analysed in laboratories
  • Used in people with symptoms typical of corona, category I contacts, before a planned operation, in outbreaks, when risk is indicated in the corona warning app
PCR rapid tests
  • Test like the classic PCR test, based on the detection of the genetic material of the virus.
  • Swab from oral pharyngeal cavity directly on site (point-of-care).
  • "Cartridge tests": (simplified) have the laboratory integrated in a small box, therefore no transport time to the laboratory, thus fast results (few hours).
  • Tests are less reliable
  • Used in situations where it is necessary to find out quickly if person is infectious (emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, nursing homes...), also used in some family and pediatric practices
Antigen rapid tests
  • 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
  • In contrast to 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 carried out directly at the point of care (doctor's practice, test centres, nursing homes, etc.) by a third party authorised 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 also 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 tests

  • Do not detect virus itself, but immune system reaction to pathogen (antibodies), indicates infection that person has had
  • 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
  • Significance of the antibody test currently unclear, duration of antibody detection subject to research

Mouth-Nose Covering

Children under 6 years of age

Children under 6 years of age continue to be exempt from the requirement to wear mouth-to-nose coverings.

Children under 15 years of age

Children under the age of 15 continue to be required to wear mouth-to-nose coverings (e.g., self-sewn or homemade cloth masks, scarves, shawls).

Persons aged 15 and over

Persons over 15 years of age are also obliged to wear a mask to cover their mouth and nose. In addition, they are obliged to use a qualified face mask in certain places.

Special regulation due to new infection protection law

From a 7-day incidence above 100, the obligation to wear a respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or comparable) applies to persons from 7 years of age when using public transport and when using permitted services.

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 it is not possible for you 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 relevant authorities: a specific reason for exemption from the obligation to wear it.

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

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 100, a respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or comparable) must be worn by all passengers aged 7 and over on public transport (local and long-distance) in accordance with the new Infection Protection Act. The same applies to the paid or commercial transportation of persons by motor vehicle, including taxis and school transportation. Control and service personnel are required to wear a medical face mask.

A respirator (FFP2 or equivalent) must also be worn by all persons aged 7 years and over when using permitted services and offers.

If the 7-day incidence is less than 100, medical face masks must be worn by passengers and service personnel on public transit.

Qualified face masks must be worn in the following locations:

  • As customers in stores open to the public or in service establishments open to the public.
  • at meetings of municipal bodies
  • during theoretical and practical driving and flying school training and examinations
  • at events and meetings for religious and ideological purposes
  • as doctors or therapists or their staff as well as patients in doctors' practices, practices of psycho- and physiotherapists or other outpatient facilities serving medical and therapeutic care, with the exception of treatment rooms if the nature of the service does not permit this
  • in nursing homes and hospitals,
  • at meetings,
  • on public transportation when the 7-day incidence is less than 100.

For all children from 6 to 15 years of age, a mouth-nose covering (everyday mask) is sufficient in this case.

Information on the provision and use of medical oral-nasal coverings or FFP2 masks at work can be found in the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance in §3 (PDF).

In addition, the county encourages each person to wear a qualified face mask in other situations where close or prolonged contact with others is unavoidable.

A face mask covering the mouth and nose (everyday mask) must also be worn by all persons 6 years of age and older in the following places:

  • in all enclosed spaces that are open to the public or where there is visitor or customer traffic (public access),
  • in front of retail stores and in parking lots,
  • at meetings and
  • at events of political parties.
Jena General Decree

According to the Jena General Decree, the following also applies:

In closed rooms when providing licensed or medically necessary services, an FFP2 mask or FFP3 mask, each without an exhalation valve, must be worn by the employee during treatments close to the face (a surgical mask is not sufficient).

For doctors, therapists, including their staff, it is obligatory to wear an FFP2 mask or FFP3 mask without an exhalation valve (an OP mask is not sufficient) for treatments close to the face (such as dental or ophthalmological measures in particular).

For the city centre, the city of Jena has made the following specifications, so that the Mouth-to-nose covering pobligation applies to the following paths, streets and squares:

Karte des Innenstadtbereiches von Jena, in dem die Bereiche rot markiert sind, wo die Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung getragen werden muss. Mund-Nasen-Bedeckungspflicht im Innenstadtbereich, © Stadt Jena

"Altstadtgrabenring" - bounded by the Fürstengraben in the north, by the Löbdergraben in the east and south, by the Holzmarkt and the Teichgraben in the south, and by the Leutragraben and the Johannisplatz in the west. The following streets are included:

  • Löbderstraße
  • Ludwig-Weimar-Gasse
  • Market
  • Marktgäßchen
  • Oberlauengasse
  • At the powder tower
  • Rathausgasse
  • At the market mill
  • Saalstraße
  • Schlossgasse
  • Probstei
  • Greifgasse
  • Behind the church
  • Unterlauengasse
  • Unterm Market
  • Church Square
  • Jenergasse
  • Johannisstraße
  • Nonnenplan
  • Kollegiengasse

Furthermore, the obligation to wear a mouth-nose-covering applies on the footpaths of the following streets:

  • Südlicher Löbdergraben i.e. between Holzmarkt and Fischergasse.
  • Holzmarkt
  • Teichgraben
Also on Weekly markets and at bus stops

Furthermore, the obligation to cover the mouth and nose applies at weekly markets as well as in all public transport stops (bus, tram), provided that at least (buses, trams), provided that at least one other person who is not a member of the household is present.

Playgrounds

Persons over 14 years of age must wear a mouth-nose covering on all publicly accessible playgrounds.

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.

Public transport includes all means of local public transport such as regional trains, trams, buses and also taxis as well as long-distance public transport. The respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or comparable) must also be worn in train stations and at stops.

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 hold 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 around the face so that air cannot be breathed in or out past the mask.
  • If the mask becomes soaked or wet, for example due to saliva ejection or even rain, it should be removed and replaced.
  • When removing the mask, use only the straps and avoid touching 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 correctly - leaks increase the risk of infection.

  1. Your mask needs to fit snugly and sit 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 only be used with the help of special retaining straps and foam seals on the nose without edge openings.
  2. When using your mask for the first time, please test it to ensure that it allows enough air to pass through to minimise 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 using the straps and do not touch the front.
  5. Difference between masks with and without exhalation valves: Masks without valves filter both the air you breathe in and the air you breathe out. Masks with a valve only filter the inhaled air and therefore 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 (in Bavaria, for example, the law is somewhat stricter).

FFP2 masks are actually intended for single use. In the field of occupational health and safety, they are disposed of, for example, 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 period of 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. In addition, the mask must 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 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 over a long period of time. For example, if you use the FFP2 mask on a Monday for shopping or public transport, allow the mask to dry in room air (preferably hung in an airy place) for the next six days of the week. And when it's Monday again, exactly one week later, 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/grate 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).

Retail, mail order, specialist trade

Purchasing is possible in stationary retail trade, mail order business as well as specialized trade. Always pay attention to the correct certification!

Are FFP2 masks free of charge for holders of JenaBonus cards?

Yes, all holders of the JenaBonus receive free FFP2 masks in addition to the reduced JenaBonus tickets at the service center of the Jena public transport. With the new regulations of the "Bundesnotbremse", the masks are a prerequisite for using the offers of the local traffic. For this reason, the city now also issues the protective masks provided by the state here. For both offers, the JenaBonus authorization must be shown.

For the visit of the service center, the same hygiene regulations apply as for the grocery store. Thus, no pre-registration or quick test is necessary, but it is asked to visit the service center only for urgent matters, e.g. for the purchase of Jenabonus tickets or for the exchange of old tickets.

Service center Jena local traffic
Holzmarkt-Passage
Holzmarkt 1
07743 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 414-354

  • Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 19:00 o'clock
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00 o'clock

The most important features to look for when buying FFP2 masks 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 test centre monitors the quality of the FFP2 masks. In the NANDO database, you can use the identification number to display the corresponding test centre,
  • Instructions for use in German.

⚓ School and daycare

Are you a parent and would like information about the current regulations at Jena's schools and daycare centers?

What is the next step?

Currently, the new Thuringian Ministry of Youth, Education and Sports (TMBJS) general decree from 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021 is being worked on at full speed, taking into account the new specifications of the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (TMASGFF) from 3 June 2021 on the Thuringian Ordinance on the Regulation of Measures under Infection Protection Law and Gradual Further Containment of the Spread of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Key points of the new general decree

Phase "GREEN

From an incidence value in the district / district-free city of less than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the "green" phase - regular operation with preventive infection protection - is to apply to all schools.

Incidence value below 50

In the classroom, the obligation to wear a mouth-nose-covering (MNB) is waived for grades 1-6.
An MNB obligation continues to apply for all in the school depending on the situation (school hygiene concept and routing in the school building) as well as for
pupil transport.

Incidence value below 35

There is no MNB obligation from the 7th grade onwards in class.
An MNB obligation continues to apply for all pupils in the school depending on the situation (school hygiene concept and routing in the school building) as well as for pupil transport.

Testing

In June, all pupils and teaching staff will continue to be offered a test twice a week, irrespective of the incidence.
spread. Without a test (school test offer or public test offer) the school entry ban remains in place.
Test-exempt are recovered and fully vaccinated persons.

Learning elsewhere (LaaO)

If the incidence is less than 165 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the county or city, outdoor day trips (hiking-
days, bicycle education, green classroom, visit to the Federal Garden Show in Erfurt, etc.) and other outdoor activities are possible.

If the incidence is below 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the district or the independent city, day trips are unrestricted, i.e.
i.e. including indoor activities (museum, planetarium, etc.).

If the incidence is below 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the district or city, LaaO measures are possible without restrictions.
are possible.

How is the date of entry into force determined?

The Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (TMASGFF), as the highest health authority, is responsible for the publication of the incidence values of a county/town with no county.
The date from which the planned respective regulations can be implemented by the schools is determined as follows:

  • If a county/unincorporated city falls below the appropriate incidence value for five consecutive business days, the regulations may go into effect on the day after next.
  • If a county/town exceeds the corresponding incidence value on three consecutive days, the regulations come into force on the day after the next.

The data basis for the incidence values of the counties / independent cities is the information on the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family. The published figures are based on the values of the Robert Koch Institute.

For up-to-date information on how the requirements are implemented in your children's facilities, please always ask at the respective facility and visit the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

The general legal requirements are:

Alternate instruction:

If the threshold of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the city of Jena is exceeded on three consecutive days, alternate teaching, including at the primary level (elementary school), will take place from the day after next at all general and vocational schools.

Closure:

If the threshold of 165 is exceeded for three consecutive days accordingly, kindergartens and schools must close from the day after next. Graduating classes and special schools are exempt from this; these can continue to be taught in alternating classes.

For information on exceptions, please visit the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

Emergency care is provided in accordance with the requirements of §§ 20 (Kita) and 43 (Schule) ThürSARS-CoV-2-KiJuSSp-VO. To check whether there is an entitlement to emergency care, please refer to the information in the respective paragraphs.

Obligation to test:

Regardless of a threshold, attendance at school is only permitted for individuals who utilize the self-tests offered 2 times per week. This applies to all pupils and staff. Alternatively, the presentation of a doctor's certificate or proof of rapid testing for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is no more than 48 hours old, will be accepted as testing on the facility testing day. This policy applies to both face-to-face and emergency care.

If the 7-day incidence is less than 100:

Schools move to Phase Yellow II - restricted regular operation. The masking and testing requirement remains in place. The organisation of this phase in each school is the responsibility of the school management. Therefore, there may be different procedures.

These regulations are currently no longer up to date due to the requirements of the new Infection Protection Act. As soon as there is new information on this, we will update the information here. Until then, please follow the information provided by the regulations of the new Infection Protection Act.

All day care facilities, all general schools and vocational schools including boarding schools remain in restricted regular operation (phase yellow).

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 150 in a district or in an independent city, the district or the independent city checks whether the above-mentioned facilities are to be closed. Before closing the facilities, it must first be examined whether other measures can be taken in coordination with the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (TMASGFF), which is responsible for infection control measures, such as:

  • Ordering an obligation to wear a mouth-nose covering in lessons from a certain class level.
  • Prohibiting singing (individual singing, duet, choir) and instrumental lessons with aerosol emissions.
  • Prohibition of physical education classes.
  • Ordering staggered class times with secured extended student transportation.
  • Order of continuous minimum spacing in grades 1 through 4 with provision of adequately sized rooms by the school board. There must be no division or mixing of existing learning groups.

At all general and vocational schools, including independent schools, pupils and school staff have the opportunity to take part in two weekly self-tests to rule out Covid 19 infection, free of charge and on a voluntary basis.

Exemption from the school attendance requirement is possible upon parental request and approval by the school administration due to medical or understandable other reasons.

Students 6 years of age and older are required to wear mouth to nose coverings in the building. Students in grade 7 and above and teachers must wear a qualified face mask both in the building and during class. In physical education classes, the requirement is waived and regular breaks from wearing the face mask or mouth-nose covering must be allowed.

For all further regulations, please see the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports or inquire at the respective institution your child(ren) attend.

In accordance with the new Infection Protection Act, all students and teachers are required to take a recognised test for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus twice a week. Otherwise, participation in face-to-face classes is not permitted and is only possible again once a test has been carried out. Fully vaccinated or recovered individuals are exempt.

Permissible tests are PCR tests, a PoC antigen test or a test performed at school for self-testing (self-test) that is approved by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

Pupils who do not wish to undergo a test must nevertheless be allowed to obtain necessary certificates of achievement and to take part in the final examinations at school. For this purpose, the schools separately provide premises and supervisory staff.

For the testing of the children and the pedagogical staff there is still a test offer. All information about this can be found in the letter for parents from the head of the department for family, education and social affairs, Eberhard Hertzsch.

The City of Jena has suspended the direct debit procedure for the collection of fees for after-school care and daycare centers for February. This applies to both municipal and independent daycare centers. It does not matter whether it is emergency care or not. As soon as the state's decision has been made, the Citizens' Service will implement the decision within three months, as it did last year.

  • If a fee reimbursement is made by the state: All those entitled to reimbursement will be charged or refunded the amount(s).
  • If no fee reimbursement is made by the country: All will be backcharged for the month of February.

Planned examinations or written examinations can be carried out underexaminations or examinations can be carried out under hygienic conditions in classroom teaching at the schools.Concrete information on this will be provided by the class teachers.

If chains of infection can be traced, action is taken according to the step-by-step plan and only affected persons and direct contacts have to go into quarantine. Pupils and teachers who are not affected can continue to attend school.

If chains of infection cannot be traced, individual decisions are necessary, which may sometimes include closing facilities for a period of time.

  • If a COVID-19 case becomes known, the necessary investigations are carried out immediately by the staff of the Health Service in close cooperation with the respective school management.
  • The identified contact persons are categorised according to the RKI guidelines. The 1st degree contact persons are then contacted and an individual hearing takes place.
  • 1st degree contacts are currently required to be quarantined for 14 days after the last contact with the original case. If this policy changes, it will becommunicatedby theHealthDepartment.
  • Testing of persons without COVID-19 symptoms occurs 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 period!
  • The extent of testing depends on the COVID-19 case and its contacts in the infectious period (starting 48 hours before the first symptom). This is always an individual decision, i.e. there is no general approach.
  • If contact persons develop COVID-19 symptoms within the quarantine period, they must present themselves to their family doctor and are tested there. This is where the treatment mandate of the general practitioners and the cost coverage by the private and statutory health insurances come into play.
  • The availability of the test result depends, among other things, on the laboratories that carry out the tests.
  • If contact persons are tested in the smear test centre / fever consultation hour of the specialist 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 specialist service.

In the event of positive SARS-CoV-19 cases at 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 a case of infection is the school management. They provide information on the next steps, on possible (partial) closures and on the quarantine rules that have been quarantine rules that have been decided upon.

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

Current partial closures and closures of educational institutions

Name of the institution Group / Area expected until

Schiller School

one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine 22.06.

Source: Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and City of Jena

Explanations

Partial closure

At the educational institutions there are currently infections and individual classes are in quarantine - the institutions are still open.

Complete closure

Due to an infection incident, contacts could not be clearly traced. Quarantines have been ordered for students, children and educators.

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 § 56 Para. 1a Infection Protection Act.

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

This applies to the care of children who have not yet reached the age of twelve or who 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 in the course of the Corona Crisis and the childcare that has become necessary as a result. The application is always made by the employer on behalf of the employee for the first period of 6 weeks.ehmer, as they have to pay in advance. Self-employed persons are also eligible to apply. Applications are to be submitted directly to the responsible Thuringian State Administration Office. You will find the necessary application forms as well as detailed question and answer cataloguesor your employer aon the website of the state administration office.

Furthermore, the child sickness benefit has been extended. On 18.01.2021, the Bundesrat decided to increase the children's sickness benefit for legally insured persons from 10 to 20 working days per parent or from 20 to 40 days for single parents, so that they can look after their children at home. The entitlement applies when the child is ill and when childcare facilities have to be closed due to a pandemic.

Since the beginning of the new school year, a stage concept (PDF) published by the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has been in effect for schools and also daycare facilities.

Stage 1 - Regular operation with preventive infection control (GREEN)

In day care facilities and schools, all children and adolescents receive the full range of care and instruction. All staff are present. Additional preventive infection control measures apply that 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 stage concept provides several containment measures which the facilities implement and combine with each other - depending on the cause and definition.

Stage 3 - Closure (RED)

A sharp rise in the number of infections can lead to day-care facilities and schools having to close temporarily as a last resort.

Universities

The presence operation is to be limited to the necessary extent. An infection protection concept adapted to the respective area in accordance with §§ 3 to 5 ThürSARS-CoV-2-lfS-MaßnVO is required for the presence operation, which is to be confirmed by the hygiene officer of the respective institution or another responsible person designated for this purpose within a reasonable period of time.

In this context, practical training periods that cannot be postponed or research work that requires special laboratory or work rooms shall be ensured. This also applies to the use of academic libraries.

Only persons who either prove a negative result of a test for the presence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in accordance with section 2(2) nos. 5 to 7 or who are vaccinated persons or convalescent persons may take part in university examinations, state and ecclesiastical examinations and aptitude or entrance examinations, aptitude assessment procedures, selection procedures for courses of study with restricted admission or aptitude tests.

Events

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

Only events that are open to the public, free of charge or for a fee are subject to notification. They must be notified at least two working days before the start of the event. An infection control concept must be prepared for each public event.

Private events are not subject to notification. Private events do not have to be notified, but the regulations on contact restrictions must be observed.

Professional and company events with a closed group of participants also do not have to be notified, even if they take place outside the company premises.

When planning your event, you can use the currently valid industry regulations as a guide.

An infection protection concept must be prepared by the organiser for every public event. The following form asks for 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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Travel

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

Campsites and holiday homes

  • Campsites and holiday apartments or houses are already open again.
  • Contact tracing is necessary there.

Hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation establishments

Hotels, boarding houses and other lodging establishments may open incidence-dependent:

Incidence below 35
  • no test obligation, but contact tracing necessary
Incidence below 50
  • one-time test on arrival, contact tracing necessary
Incidence below 100
  • only 60% occupancy
  • Test on arrival and every 72 hours, contact tracing required
  • Indoor catering for overnight guests only

Coach events

Coach events are possible incidence dependent:

Incidence below 35
  • multi-day trips possible
  • Testing obligation and contact tracing not applicable
  • Mask obligation in the bus (medical mask)
Incidence under 50
  • trips of several days possible
  • Testing and contact tracing required
  • Mask obligation in the bus (medical mask)
incidence below 100
  • only day trips
  • testing and contact tracing necessary
  • Mask obligation in the bus (medical mask)

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 by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

The Federal Ministry of Health has also information for travellers.

Quarantine and notification obligation for travellers returning from risk areas, high incidence areas or virus variant areas

For those entering or returning from a high incidence area or by air (regardless of the area or country), there is an obligation to present a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the carrier before departure. Especially in case of entry from a virus-variant area, a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery is not sufficient; in this case, a negative test result is also obligatory before departure.

For persons entering or returning from a risk area who are at least six years old, it is obligatory to have proof of testing, proof of recovery or proof of vaccination at the latest 48 hours after entry.

In each case, the proof of testing must relate to a test carried out no more than 48 hours (in the case of antigen tests) or 72 hours (PCR) previously. For the calculation of these periods, the time of entry is decisive. In the case of virus variant areas, the period is reduced to 24 hours for antigen tests. The test must comply with the requirements of the RKI.

Currently valid for persons entering from a risk area and high incidence area:

  1. Registration via the Digital Entry Registration
  2. Compliance with a 10-day quarantine. Information on how to shorten the quarantine period can be found under Quarantine for inbound and outbound travellers.

This is based on the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance of the Federal Government and the Jena General Ordinance.

If you are entering from a virus variant area

Please note that the Federal Foreign Office does not recall travellers from countries for which a travel warning has been issued.

Who has to go into quarantine after travelling?

Persons who enter Germany and have stayed in a risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area outside the Federal Republic of Germany in the last ten days must be placed in domestic quarantine immediately after entering the country.

How long do you have to be in quarantine after a trip?

The quarantine period after your entry from a risk or high incidence area is generally 10 days. If you are entering from a virus variant area, the duration is generally 14 days.

Can the quarantine period be shortened?

It is not possible to shorten the quarantine period when entering the country from a virus variant area.

When entering from a high-incidence area, a medical certificate can be obtained or a test carried out on the 5th day of quarantine at the earliest. The test must meet the requirements of the RKI.

In case of entry from a risk area, the quarantine can be terminated prematurely as of the 1st day if a proof of recovery, a proof of vaccination or a negative proof of test is transmitted via the entry portal of the Federal Republic. The quarantine can then be terminated from the time of transmission. If the proof is already transmitted before entry, no quarantine is required.

Further information can be found in the FAQs on digital entry registration, the obligation to provide proof and entry quarantine of the Federal Ministry of Health.

What must be observed in quarantine?

  • immediately after entering the country on the direct way to the main or secondary residence or to an accommodation enabling quarantine
  • no visits from persons outside the own household (exceptions: treating physicians, medical personnel, pastors or certifying persons)
  • to carry out regular health checks on one's own responsibility and
  • in the event of symptoms of illness**, report immediately to the attending physician and the health office
  • Necessary medical treatment (even if a test is carried out) always only after informing the attending physician about the quarantine by telephone beforehand.

** Symptoms of the disease are

  • elevated body temperature (above 37.5°C),
  • breathing problems/shortness of breath,
  • dry cough,
  • lung pain,
  • acute loss of sense of smell and taste,
  • severe throat and limb pain.

Companies and employees

Are you an employee or worker 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 fentrepreneurs and employees can find helpful information on Corona bridging assistance, short-time working allowance 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.

If you have to go into quarantine, your employer will usually continue to pay your wages for a maximum of six weeks.

The basis for this is the Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG) § 56, paragraph 5. It obliges the employer to pay out the money on behalf of the authorities, but he can have it refunded by the authorities afterwards.

Rules on quarantine and continued payment of wages

  1. If an employee has to go into domestic quarantine as a category I contact person, the employer can have the full salary reimbursed by the state of Thuringia. However, the employer must initially continue to pay the employee's salary for a maximum period of six weeks.
  2. If a child under the age of 12 is placed in domestic quarantine as a Category I contact and an employee must provide care as a legal guardian, the employer may have 67 percent of the salary reimbursed by the state of Thuringia. This also applies if the child is subject to a ban on entering the facility or if the facility is closed due to infection.
    For a maximum period of six weeks, the employer must pay the 67 percent share to the employee. The employer may voluntarily supplement the difference to the full salary. After a period of six weeks, the parent providing care must submit an application to the state of Thuringia.

-> further information

You can find further 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. Please keep these documents in a safe place. 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. Provided that 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 note 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.

Non-public staff restaurants and non-public canteens, if their operation is absolutely necessary for the maintenance of work processes or for the operation of the respective facility, in particular if individual meals cannot be taken in separate rooms.

Medical facilities

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

Doctors and medical staff in medical and therapeutic facilities (in particular medical and therapeutic practices, medical care centres and hospitals) must wear medical mouth and 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.

If you are a physician and would like to order FFP-2 masks for yourself and your staff to perform facial services, you may do so using this form at the purchase prices listed.

Care facilities

A negative (rapid) test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is mandatory for a visit to a care facility in Jena. In case of repeated visits, the performance of a POC antigen rapid test can be waived if a test with a negative result that was last performed in the facility was not more than 48 hours ago. Alternatively, a PCR test no older than 48h may be submitted.

In addition, stricter protective measures apply to visits to the nursing home. You must wear an FFP-2 mask.

From an incidence of 100, two visitors per resident are allowed daily. From an incidence value of 200, only one visitor to be permanently registered has access, who may only change weekly.

Vaccinated or recovering visitors do not have to be tested if the person to be visited has also been vaccinated at least 14 days ago. The test result and the vaccination documentation must be presented to the management of the facility upon request. In justified cases, the local health authority may allow exceptions.

All employees of the facilities are obliged to be tested regularly.

Employees in care facilities are obliged to be tested on at least three non-consecutive days per week in which the employee is on duty, employees in special forms of housing as well as in other offers of integration assistance on two non-consecutive days per week in which the employee is on duty. For employees who have been vaccinated or have recovered, this obligation exists once a week.

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.

Our Corona-Hotline is Monday - Friday 10:00 - 13:00 o'clock there for you 0049 3641 49-2222.

The Health Department receives test results from the laboratories and informs those tested of the results. Please refrain from making interim enquiries with the Health Department. Our colleagues are working flat out, but cannot take every call. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

Contact overview city administration

You can find out how to reach all areas of the city administration in 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 look forward to seeing you!

More and more employees of the city administration are working to cope with the Corona pandemic. In particular, contact tracing and telephone duties are being handled additionally. 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 Citizens' Service or by telephone under the number 0049 3641 49-3714 make an appointment.

Take advantage of the possibility to submit a large number 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 under:

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

You need information in other languages?

Federal Commissioner for Integration

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 Thuringia has also information on the coronavirus in different languages / For further information in different languages see this website.