In Darmstadt, the critical value of 50 new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants has been exceeded in the past seven days.
- From Monday (October 19, 2020) onwards, in schools in Darmstadt A mask requirement in class from grade 5.
- In addition, the city becomes a Curfew for catering and a ban on alcohol sales from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- The county Darmstadt-Dieburg joins the commonly agreed restrictions against the spread of the Coronavirus in the Rhine-Main area.
Update from Saturday, October 17th, 4:20 p.m .: The city Darmstadt exceeded the critical value of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.
The southern Hessian city with around 160,000 inhabitants is now considered to be Corona-Hotspot and has after Prevention and escalation concept of the state of Hesse now the Warning level red reached.
Corona in Darmstadt: seven-day incidence now above the critical 50 mark
After numbers of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin (Status: October 17th, 12 midnight) is the Seven-day incidence in Darmstadt at 54.4. Compared to Friday the Health Department in Darmstadt 24 new laboratory confirmed Case of infection with the new Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 reported that the Covid-19 lung disease triggers. Since the beginning of the pandemic 593 cases have been registered by the authority.
Corona in southern Hesse: The current infection numbers in the districts
For the Groß-Gerau districtin which the highest warning level of 75 cases has been exceeded, the RKI reported one on Saturday Seven-day incidence of 89.2 with 1537 registered so far Corona-Infection cases. That was 49 cases more than the day before. The Groß-Gerau district administration had already had new ones in the past few days General decrees reacts to the rapidly increasing number of infections.
The district already had one on Tuesday, October 13th Mask requirement in class from grade 5 arranged after the autumn break. In addition, one has been in effect since Saturday, October 17th, from 11 p.m. Curfew in restaurants. alcohol May not be sold between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. And in public and at private celebrations are allowed in the entire district a maximum of ten people to meet.
Of the Bergstrasse district also approaches the red warning level with a value of 48.5 Odenwaldkreis has almost reached the next escalation level of 35 with a seven-day incidence of 33.1. And that too Darmstadt-Dieburg district approaches the third of five warning levels after the with a value of 30.9 Prevention and escalation concept of the state of Hesse.
Corona hotspot in Darmstadt: curfew is coming
Of the Covid-19-Crisis team of the city Darmstadt already has on Friday several restrictive measures decided that should now come into force. Now that the Warning level red was achieved, should now also be in Darmstadt a binding Closing time for the catering industry and a general one Ban on alcohol sales from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. be valid.
Corona warning level red in Darmstadt: mask requirement from class 5
Per General decree The city also wants to make mask compulsory in schools from grade 5 onwards. The regulation should apply from next Monday, October 19, for an initial 14 days. This regulation should also apply in the neighboring district of Darmstadt-Dieburg, although the district has not yet reached the third warning level.
Corona in Darmstadt: No visits to clinics apply from Monday
In the three Darmstadt hospitals – the municipal clinic, the Agaplesion Elisabethenstift and the Alice Hospital – a general rule applies again from 8 a.m. on Monday morning Visiting ban. In addition, the crisis team recommends that Visiting regulations in old people’s and nursing homes to a maximum of three visits per week for one hour each and a maximum of two people per visit. It was also decided that in Mourning halls one Mouth and nose protection must be worn.
“We are at a decisive threshold – now it is a matter of using common sense on the rapidly increasing challenge New infections to react ”, said Mayor Jochen Partsch (Greens) in a message. Partsch appealed to everyone to refrain from “avoidable activities”.
Corona hotspot Darmstadt: Lilies cancel the general meeting
The second division soccer team SV Darmstadt 98 announced on Friday that the ordinary General meeting of SV Darmstadt 98, which should take place on Tuesday, October 27th, is canceled. Due to the current pandemic development and the associated measures taken by the city, the public order office revoked the approval already granted for an event with more than 250 participants.
Due to the current pandemic development and the associated measures by the city of Darmstadt, the regulatory office has revoked the approval already granted for an event with more than 250 participants. # sv98https://t.co/v0xT5Vyl0N
– SV Darmstadt 98 (@ sv98) October 16, 2020
The General meeting of the Darmstadt lilies should be rescheduled as a face-to-face event in compliance with the usual deadlines as soon as the overall situation permits. According to the association’s statutes, the presidium remains in office until a new election.
Corona restrictions also apply in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district
Although the seven-day incidence value of 35 im Darmstadt-Dieburg district has not yet been surpassed, the circle will become the limiting one Corona-Connect measures that already apply in neighboring counties and cities with a seven-day incidence of 35 or more. District Administrator Klaus Peter Schellhaas (SPD) announced this on Friday.
The city health department Darmstadt and the Darmstadt-Dieburg district and the administrative staff of the district administration in Darmstadt-Kranichstein have agreed, according to the district administrator, that with the start of school lessons after the autumn break from this Monday, October 19, also in the schools in the district one Mask compulsory for all students from the 5th grade onwards for 14 days.
Corona in Darmstadt-Dieburg: School sports only contactless for the time being
School sport from the 5th grade is to take place “only contactless and outdoors” for 14 days after the end of the autumn vacation, according to a statement from the district. Of the Physical education in primary schools should only take place without contact during this period.
Professional sports events take place with a seven-day incidence of 35 or more – in accordance with the decision of the Federal Chancellery and the heads of the state chancelleries – without spectators.
Also at Amateur sports events An audience of 35 or more is also not admitted. Exceptions to this are “one person with parental authority for each underage participant as well as the trainer and supervisor”.
From a seven-day incidence of 50, the Retirement and nursing homes the visit regulation, which allows a maximum of three visits per week for one hour each and a maximum of two people per visit.
Also in Darmstadt-Dieburg district according to the district administration in Darmstadt-Kranichstein one Closing time in gastronomy as well as a Ban on alcohol sales prepared between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and should be arranged depending on the seven-day incidence.
District administrator against “patchwork” in the case of restrictions in the region
Of the Darmstadt-Dieburger District Administrator Schellhaas announced: “The virus does not stop at the district borders. We too will approach a higher incidence and therefore it is important that we already implement the measures that were taken yesterday by our neighboring districts and neighboring cities. ”The district is located in the middle of the Rhein-Main-Region and there could and should not be “a patchwork quilt”, said Schellhaas. People need uniform rules and the measures that are now being taken are preventive.
District Administrator Schellhaas: “Show solidarity and take care of one another”
Schellhaas also said: “We all have to pull together to ensure the spread of the Coronavirus to slow down. I appeal again urgently to everyone who AHA rules to be observed: distance, Hygiene, Everyday mask; and to the Corona-Warn-App and the Ventilation to think.
In addition, the district administrator expressed the request that everyone should “think carefully about whether the family celebration, meeting with friends, attending an event or attending a meeting should be”. His recommendation is: “Show solidarity and take care of one another.”