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General outdoor mask requirement to be lifted from June 21

The Corona incidence value for Bonn continues to fall. In relation to 100,000 inhabitants, it is 22.1 on Thursday, June 17, 2021. 73 laboratory-confirmed new infections were reported to the health department in the past seven days.

If the 7-day incidence is also below the 35 mark on Friday, June 18, and thus for the fifth consecutive working day, and if the state of North Rhine-Westphalia officially establishes this, the city of Bonn will reach incidence level 1 two days after that, i.e., on Sunday, June 20. From that day on, further relaxations and openings will come into effect. The City of Bonn will publish the regulations that will then apply in good time on its website at

If Bonn formally reaches incidence level 1 on June 20, the city will lift the general mask requirement, which applies in particular in the pedestrian zones of Bonn and Bad Godesberg, in the shopping streets in Beuel and Hardtberg, and in the direct vicinity of schools, as of Monday, June 21. According to the Corona Protection Ordinance then in force, the mask obligation outdoors will apply only in queuing and queuing areas and directly at sales booths, cashier areas and similar service counters; likewise at events with more than 1,000 participating persons (except at fixed seating or standing areas).  According to the Corona Protection Ordinance, the obligations to wear a mask in enclosed spaces remain unaffected.

Whether incidence level 2 as at present or hopefully level 1 from Sunday onwards: Bonn's Lord Mayor Katja Dörner asks people to continue to do their bit to ensure that the number of new infections continues to fall: "For me, this continues to include wearing a mask wherever there is no distance to be kept, including when meeting friends* and relatives. Continue to exercise caution and get tested regularly unless immunization is already in place through vaccination or survived illness."

Since February 28, 2020, a total of 14,505 Covid 19 cases have been recorded. 14,037 people are considered recovered, 247 people have died in association with the coronavirus, and 221 people are acutely infected. One daycare center and four schools each currently have one positive case, one school has two cases, one school has three cases, one school has four cases, and one school has five cases. There are currently 516 people in quarantine.

Virus variants

As of Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the health department has registered a total of 3,819 cases of coronavirus mutations since January 28, 2021 (alpha variant 3,750 times), gamma variant 2 times, beta variant 47 times, and delta variant 20 times). With a total of 206 SARS-CoV-2 cases in the 22nd calendar week from May 31 to June 6, and 139 new cases with virus variant in the same period, this represents a rate of 67.48 percent (alpha B.1.1.7 138 times, 66.99 percent, and delta variant B.1.617.2 1 time, 0.48 percent). Currently, there are 144 cases with the alpha variant and three cases with the gamma variant in quarantine.

Corona hotline

The Corona hotline of the city health department at 0228 - 7175 is now available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Due to the reduced number of telephone inquiries in recent weeks, the availability of the hotline has been slightly reduced.

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