Status update of September 16, 2021
Dear employees and guests,
with the modification of the Corona ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the regulations in the private and public sector are again adjusted. Since September 16, restrictions apply to unvaccinated persons in both the private and public sectors. The new Corona ordinance provides for a multi-stage warning system to prevent overloading of the health care system. If overuse becomes apparent, the rules will have to be tightened for the unvaccinated.
The warning stage comes into effect when 250 intensive care beds are occupied by Covid 19 patients for two consecutive working days - or when eight out of 100,000 residents have been admitted to a hospital with Corona symptoms within five days. For the unvaccinated, public events, museums, theaters, cinemas or restaurants can then only be visited with a negative PCR test. PCR tests must be paid for by the individual. A rapid antigen test is no longer sufficient, according to the state government.
In addition, contact restrictions are in effect during the warning level for the unvaccinated and those who are not proven to have recovered. A household is allowed to meet with five other people. Couples are considered one household, even if they do not live together. In addition to recovered and vaccinated persons, children and adolescents up to and including age 17 and persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the number of persons and PCR testing requirement.
The alert level is invoked when there are more than 390 occupied ICU beds for two consecutive business days with Corona patients or when the hospitalization incidence is twelve for five consecutive business days. Then, in addition to the rules from the warning level, the 2G rule also applies in many areas. Anyone who has not been vaccinated or shown to be recovering is then not allowed in there - even with a negative PCR test.
The German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine provides daily updated charts about the current situation on hospitalization and ICU occupation. For the state of Baden-Württemberg, for example, please consult the upper right graph which reflects on the daily situation at ICUs. It was at 199 on September 16.
The amended Corona Ordinance further provides in the warning and alert stage for mandatory testing of employees and self-employed persons who have contact with external individuals, e.g. customer contact, contact with suppliers, external employees, visitors etc. Recovered and vaccinated persons are exempt from the testing requirement. Non-vaccinated persons are required by regulation to keep evidence of two weekly tests for four weeks and, upon request, to make it available to the relevant authorities.
We ask all non-vaccinated employees at the Max Planck Campus Tübingen to comply with this testing obligation twice a week by all means as soon as the warning or alert stage comes into effect. The testing centers on campus are available without restriction.
Children up to 14 years of age are exempt from this regulation; they can continue to wear the mouth-nose protection required up to now (so-called everyday mask). Children up to five years of age are completely exempt from the mask requirement.
The Max Planck House is open for guests, but please note that the Max Planck House is not available for a quarantine stay.
Children at the Tübingen Campus are required to wear masks from the age of six. The general regulations of supervision and the requirements of occupational health and safety must be observed.
Infection protection Tübingen:
Alternatively, make use of the following email address: infektionsschutz(at)kreis-tuebingen.de
Describe your case, leave your contact details or personal data and note that you wish an English speaking contact person to call back.
Doctor on call:
Mobile testing unit:
CeGat company premises @TTR campus (5 minutes walk from Max Planck Institutes)
Mon - Fri 13.00 to 17.00, Sat 09.00 - 13.00
Questions: email@example.com or phone 07071 565 44 20.
There is a corona fever ambulance at the Tübingen fairground "Festplatz"Opening hours: Mo-Sa 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.