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What to consider?

Under a new regulation, the state government is lifting the isolation requirement for people who test positive for Corona virus starting Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.
Corona infected people with symptoms of the disease are at the same time strongly advised not to leave the apartment if possible, in order to recover quickly and not endanger anyone else.

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In place of the isolation requirement, effective Wednesday, November 23, 2022:

For adults and children 6 years and older who test positive, there is a minimum of five days after the first positive test:

  • a mask obligation outside the own dwelling. In the open air, the mask can be removed in compliance with the distance rules (1.5 meters).
  • a ban on entering and working in hospitals, old people's homes, shelters for the homeless and other facilities with vulnerable persons or increased risk of infection - for both visitors and staff. Among others, persons being treated or cared for in the facility, as well as police and rescue forces, are exempt from the ban on entering, insofar as this is absolutely necessary for the fulfillment of the mission.

Corona Rules

Current rules at a glance (as of 23.11.2022):

  • Conduct yourself in a manner that does not expose yourself or others to undue risk of infection.
  • Take into account the general recommendations on hygiene and wearing a medical mask, especially indoors and in crowded situations, on your own responsibility and as appropriate to the situation.
  • Exercise particular caution in personal encounters with people for whom there is an increased risk of severe disease progression in the event of infection with the coronavirus (recommendation: precautionary testing!).
  • For private gatherings, consider space constraints and take appropriate hygiene measures to protect participants.
  • Ensure adequate and regular ventilation in enclosed spaces.
  • If possible, avoid personal encounters with members of other households during acute respiratory symptoms until the cause is determined.
  • If you live in a household with a person infected with coronavirus or are another close contact person of infected persons, reduce personal encounters with members of other households for a period of at least five days, especially if you do not have sufficient immune status due to vaccination or recovery (recommendation: daily testing!).

The most important facts at a glance:

The Hessian Corona Protection Ordinance continues to stipulate that masks must be worn in public transport, because many and constantly changing people regularly congregate here in a confined space. A medical mask continues to be sufficient, an FFP2 mask is recommended due to the better protection.

What's new: The Federal Infection Protection ActÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster, which applies nationwide, requires the wearing of an FFP2 mask (or comparable) in long-distance traffic from Saturday, October 1, 2022. A medical mask is no longer sufficient here.

FFP2 is also mandatory – due to the Federal Infection Protection ActÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster – when entering vulnerable facilities. These include hospitals and nursing homes, for example.

The most important facts at a glance:

Visitors to vulnerable facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes must continue to be tested there in advance. A current rapid test is sufficient.

The rules in detail:

Employers, employees and visitors in facilities for the collective accommodation of asylum seekers, refugees or ethnic German immigrants are required to take the test; accommodated persons are not visitors. The valid test certificate is a prerequisite for entering or working in the facility. The facilities are obliged to offer the test.

Due to the Federal Infection Protection ActÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster, there is an obligation to present a negative test certificate for entry to hospitals as well as full and partial inpatient care facilities and comparable facilities as well as for employees in outpatient care services and comparable service providers during their work. The valid test certificate is a prerequisite for entering or working in the facility. Employees of outpatient care services who start their work from home may test themselves there without supervision.

Citizen testing: Test sites for citizen testing can be found hereÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster.

The most important facts at a glance:

The isolation requirement for persons tested positive for Corona virus is lifted as of Wednesday, November 23, 2022. In place of the isolation obligation applies from Wednesday, November 23, 2022:

For adults and children 6 years and older who test positive, there is a minimum of five days after the first positive test:

  • a mask obligation outside the own dwelling. In the open air, the mask can be removed in compliance with the distance rules (1.5 meters).
  • a ban on entering and working in hospitals, old people's and nursing homes, shelters for the homeless and refugees, and other facilities with vulnerable persons or increased risks of infection - for both visitors and staff. Among others, persons being treated or cared for in the facility as well as police and rescue forces are exempt from the ban on entering, insofar as this is absolutely necessary for the fulfillment of the mission.

At the same time, it is strongly recommended to isolate for five days and not to receive visitors in case of infection with symptoms. Isolation should not be terminated until there has been freedom from symptoms for at least 48 hours or ten days have passed since the first test.

Schools:

Students at schools with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, regardless of whether symptoms are present, are strongly advised not to participate in school attendance or, in particular, overnight school trips.

Activity ban:

In the event of infection, activities in health care and nursing facilities are prohibited insofar as there is contact with patients or persons caring for them.

Ban on entering:

Health care facilities, nursing homes, and facilities housing large numbers of people are prohibited from entering for five days after the date of a positive test for SARS-CoV-2 to protect the people who are there.

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