The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has issued an ordinance that regulates the corona quarantine regulations for affected citizens uniformly across the country. After that, the quarantine obligation now applies immediately and automatically in most cases. This helps those affected who are waiting for their test result, who have tested positive, or who have had close contact with someone who tested positive. At the same time, the new ordinance makes the work of the local public order offices and the district health office easier, as an individual quarantine order is now largely no longer required. In a video mayors' conference today (December 04.12.2020th, 17) the district of Borken and the XNUMX municipalities belonging to the district agreed on the concrete procedure. District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker and Borkens mayor Mechtild Schulze Hessing, as spokeswoman for the working group of mayors in the Borken district, then agreed in their assessment: "The new regulation ensures even more security of action and ensures faster implementation of the quarantine."
Here are the most important points that are regulated in the quarantine regulation:
People who have undergone a PCR test because of cold symptoms must be in quarantine until a negative result is obtained. People with a positive PCR test result must be quarantined for ten days after the test. In these cases, no further quarantine notices are required. However, the health department will contact everyone affected and clarify the individual quarantine regulations. The quarantine only ends after ten days if you have been symptom-free for at least 48 hours.
People who live in the same household with those who have tested positive also have to be automatically quarantined. This quarantine usually lasts 14 days. A shortening is only possible with a negative test from the 10th day if there are no symptoms. In the event of symptoms, there is an obligation to report to the health department.
The regulations replace the previous individual quarantine orders by the local regulatory authorities. However, they have the same legal effect, including the right to a wage replacement. The local regulatory agencies will also keep in touch with the people in quarantine and - if necessary - offer them support options.
Further information on the quarantine regulation is available from the telephone hotline of the Borken district health office on 02861 / 681-1616. She can be reached Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 16 p.m. and on Saturdays from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. Detailed information is also available on the Internet at www.kreis-borken.de/coronavirus-quarantaene ready.
Information about the classic PCR test: This test procedure detects the genetic material of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). If the test is positive, there is an infection with the virus. Material from the mouth, nose or throat is required for the smear. After collection, the samples are sent to appropriate laboratories, which can detect the virus material using sensitive molecular tests.