Increasing incidence in Hesse: three municipalities over 2000

NAfter the Infection Protection Act was tightened in November last year, the Hessian regional councils checked more than 1,100 companies for compliance with the 3G and home office rules. The interim conclusion of the authorities in Darmstadt, Gießen and Kassel was positive. It has turned out that the majority of companies are implementing the protective regulations for their employees in the fight against the corona pandemic well, the authorities said in unison.

Since the end of November, the 3-G rule has applied to entering workplaces throughout Germany – employees must therefore be vaccinated, recovered or tested. Employers must also offer home office where possible and where there are no compelling operational reasons to the contrary. This is regulated in paragraph 28b of the Infection Protection Act. The requirements apply until March 19th. Employers must ensure implementation and documentation.

The companies were selected at random or after complaints. “Home office is mostly offered, but we have also received complaints that this is not the case, although the employees believe it is possible,” said Darmstadt’s district president Brigitte Lindscheid. Around 600 companies were inspected in their area of ​​responsibility alone. In Giessen there were almost 300 and in Kassel around 250.

incidence increases

Within 24 hours, 6,649 further corona infections were reported in Hesse on Monday. The seven-day incidence rose to 1411, on Sunday it was 1395.8, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Monday (as of 3:47 a.m.). Three Hessian municipalities are now recording an incidence of over 2000. In addition, 35 other deaths were registered in connection with the virus. Nationwide, 705,061 infections and 8,830 deaths have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.