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Stricter corona rules in the Offenbach district

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The incidence according to the Robert Koch Institute for the Offenbach district has been consistently above the second warning threshold according to the “Prevention and Escalation Concept to Curb the Further Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Hesse” since August 16. Due to an outbreak in a company in the district, the district’s Corona crisis team has been monitoring the incidence development very closely over the past few days.

“For this purpose, diffuse infection occurrences and local outbreak occurrences, for example within a facility, must be viewed separately from each other,” says District Administrator Oliver Quilling. “For tightening measures that are to be regulated by general decrees, the diffuse infection process is particularly important.”

The number of cases in the Offenbach district as well as in the entire FrankfurtRheinMain metropolitan region is increasing continuously and ever faster. In addition, the occupancy in the two clinics in the district is increasing again. The number of people suffering from COVID has doubled within two weeks. For this reason, further restrictions apply from Wednesday, August 25th, these are specified by the state of Hesse in the escalation concept and must be implemented by a general order from the health department.

The following changes to the current rules according to the provisions of the ordinance to protect the population from infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (CoSchuV) of the state of Hesse have been made:

– At events, including trade fairs and cultural offers, a maximum of 250 people are allowed indoors and 500 people outdoors. Recovered or fully vaccinated people do not count. The health department can allow exceptions.

– Only those who have recovered, have been vaccinated or have been tested are allowed to enter the indoor catering, indoor events (meetings, trade fairs, cultural offers, galleries, theaters, museums in which more than 25 people take part) and sports facilities (in particular fitness studios, indoor swimming pools, saunas, sports halls). This also applies to services that are close to the body, to casinos, gambling halls, betting offices and similar facilities, to the interiors of leisure and cultural facilities and to facilities for the disabled.

– In hotels and campsites with communal facilities, a negative corona test must be presented on arrival and twice a week for longer stays. Recovered or fully vaccinated people are exempt from the obligation to test.

– Wherever the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, a medical mask – surgical mask or protective mask of the FFP2, KN95, N95 or comparable standards, in each case without an exhalation valve – must be worn. This is particularly important when entering retail outlets, in queues, at public transport stops and during public performances.

– The general ruling is limited to Friday, September 24th. According to the escalation concept, the restrictions are to be withdrawn from the next day if the threshold value of the respective level has fallen below for five days in a row.

An overview of test sites where corona rapid tests are currently available free of charge can be found at www.kreis-offenbach.de/testansbedarf. Corona vaccinations are possible without an appointment. All details can be found at www.kreis-offenbach.de/impfzentrum.

A lot of information has been compiled at www.kreis-offenbach.de/corona to answer questions from citizens. In addition, there is a corona hotline, telephone 06074 8180-2222 and email [email protected] This can be reached Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Text: PM Kreis Offenbach)

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