Coronavirus – What you need to know now

(Oktober 2021)

Hotlines corona virus

Emergency medical service: 116 117
Health office Dortmund
MO-FR: 7:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Tel: 0231 50-13150
State of north rhine westphalia: 0211 8554774

For our patients

If you have symptoms of infection, please contact medical personnel. Please refrain from walks to the kiosk or the café and stay in your room if possible. Also: please wear a mask.

Above all: stay calm. With us you are already in the right hands.

New visitor rules

Visits for patients are allowed from day 1 of admission under the following conditions:

by telephone by doctor/nursing appointment
with the 3G rule: Visitors must either be fully vaccinated, recovered or tested (each with proof).

Visiting hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Per patient 2 visitors per day are admitted. During the visit a medical mask or FFP2 mask must be worn continuously by all visitors. People with signs of infection are not allowed to visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Corona viruses have been known since the 1960s and can infect both humans and animals (especially mammals and birds). So Corona is not new - only the strain that is currently spreading is new. The viruses can cause various diseases, from common colds to dangerous or fatal diseases (such as SARS).

As with normal flu and other respiratory infections: Cough and sneeze in your elbow, not in your hand. Wash and disinfect your hands regularly and keep a distance from the sick (1-2 meters). Shaking hands should also be avoided.
Since the flu is currently also spreading in Germany, these measures are generally recommended.

It is currently assumed that the incubation period is up to 14 days. According to the WHO, the average is five to six days.

Immunodeficient people (e.g. chemotherapy patients or people with congenital deficiency) and the elderly. Smokers also have an increased risk.

According to the WHO, pregnant women have no increased risk of developing a serious illness.

The symptoms are similar to those of common flu: Fever, runny nose, dry cough, sore throat. Later on, some patients experience shortness of breath and pneumonia. In rare cases, sufferers complained of nausea and diarrhea.

Under no circumstances should you go to a family doctor or hospital without first calling - otherwise there is a risk that you will infect other people. There are many immunodeficient people in hospitals in particular.

If you are concerned that you are infected with the virus, please call the hotline of the Health Department first (0049 231 50 13150). The staff will tell you what to do.

If the symptoms become more severe in the course, you have a permanently high fever and also suffer from shortness of breath, call the emergency doctor (116 117) if in doubt.

So far it has been assumed that the infection primarily occurs via the respiratory cycle, i.e. via the respiratory tract. This also means that it is very important to ventilate closed rooms. Please limit contacts to other people and keep distance to others (1.5m). Also, correct hand hygiene is important, too: Viruses that get on hands can be transmitted by touching the face.

Other transmission paths have not yet been finally clarified.

The incubation period of the disease is five to six days, in some cases up to two weeks. Quarantine does not mean that the data subjects have turned out to be emergencies. They are just infectious. The quarantine is primarily intended to slow down the spread of the virus.

Yes, please do so to protect other people. Please still keep the distance to others (1.5m).

At the end of December, the official vaccination started in the federal states with the vaccine of the manufacturer BioNTech-Pfizer. The explicit vaccination strategy can be found on this website.

Source: Robert-Koch-Institut



Corona questionnaire from the University Hospital Gießen & Marburg