Coronavirus – What you need to know now

(Juli 2022)

Hotlines corona virus

Emergency medical service: 116 117
Health office Dortmund
MO-FR: 7:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Tel: 0049 231 50-13150
State of north rhine westphalia: 0049 211 8554774

For visitors

Visitor rules

Visits are restricted and must be arranged by telephone with the medical or nursing staff. A maximum of two visitors per day are allowed (not at the same time). Even then, access is only possible:

  • with a negative antigen rapid test (not older than 24 hours)
  • via the main entrance
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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Ventilate rooms regurlarly if possible. Try to avoid crowdy places and many people in small spaces, because it could mean running the risk to keep no distance. Cough and sneeze in your elbow, not in your hand. Wash and disinfect your hands regularly and keep a distance from others (1-2 meters). Additionally: Wear a mask.

It is currently assumed that the incubation period is four 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. A number of other symptoms such as shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste, muscle and joint pain and headaches are also possible. In rare cases, those affected 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. 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 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 rooms and avoid crowdy places. Please limit contacts to other people and keep the distance to others (1.5m). Also, correct hand hygiene is important, too: Viruses that get on hands can be transmitted e.g. by touching the face.

Other transmission paths have not yet been finally clarified.

A further spread should be prevented as much as possible. The incubation period of the virus is four to six days, which is why the state of health must be observed over this period. The social contacts of those affected must be reduced to a minimum.

Yes, yes, yes. Please do so to protect other people.

Source: Robert-Koch-Institut



Corona questionnaire from the University Hospital Gießen & Marburg