Citizens have the opportunity to be vaccinated in doctors' offices or at the services offered by the city of Bonn. In addition to the vaccination centers in the city hall, in the Helios Clinic and in the „MEINE.Klinik GmbH“, open vaccination campaigns will be offered again in the coming days in various districts, where no appointment is required.
Open vaccination campaign at the „Haus der Jugend“
In the „Haus der Jugend“, Reuterstraße 100, an open vaccination action will take place on Friday, December 10, 2021. Between 3 and 9 p.m., two doctors will be on hand to vaccinate people ages 12 and older. Also on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, the city will organize vaccinations from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Severin Catholic Parish, Mainzer Straße 178, in Mehlem. On Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, vaccinations will be held in cooperation with the Rhine Quarter Community Foundation at the rectory of St. Andrew and St. Evergislus, Hardtstrasse 14, in Plittersdorf from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the third Advent weekend, December 11 and 12, all persons from 12 years of age can also organize in the Bonn Information, Windeckstraße 1, in the Bonn pedestrian zone from 12 to 16 o'clock in each case.
7-day incidence of 301.0
The 7-day incidence on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, is 301.0 based on 100,000 inhabitants. The health department has been notified of 995 new infections in the past seven days, and there are currently a total of 1749 Covid-19 infections in Bonn. In one case the Omikron variant has been detected. 1959 people are in quarantine, 288 people have died in connection with the coronavirus.
Currently, there are outbreaks with multiple related infections in one clinic, two nursing facilities, three schools, and six daycare centers. The health department is aware of a total of 230 cases in 70 schools as well as 63 cases in 27 daycare centers.
Delivery of air filtration units delayed again
The delivery of 165 air filtration units for schools and daycare centers of the city of Bonn is delayed again. The manufacturer will not be able to provide the equipment to the contractor commissioned by the city administration with the purchase until mid-January 2022 at the earliest. Installation is therefore not expected to be able to begin until the end of January 2022 at the earliest.
A lack of components, due to the current shortage of materials on the world market, and the high demand for air filtration units are the reasons for the delivery difficulties. Originally, the air filter units ordered at the beginning of September 2021 were to be delivered and installed in the fall. After this deadline could not be met, the units were then scheduled for the end of November 2021.
At the beginning of August 2021, the crisis management team of the city of Bonn had decided to procure and install the air filtration units in order to reduce the risk of infection with the coronavirus. It had based its decision on the classification of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) for school and kindergarten rooms, which divides the rooms into three categories.
- Category 1 rooms can be used without further technical measures because they are either equipped with a ventilation system or the windows can be opened wide enough to ventilate the rooms sufficiently.
- Rooms are classified in category 2 if there is no ventilation system or the windows can only be tilted or ventilation flaps with a minimum cross-section are present. In Bonn, 150 rooms in daycare centers and schools were assigned to category 2. In addition, 15 more air filter units were ordered as a reserve.
- Category 3 rooms cannot be ventilated at all. These eleven rooms were taken out of use.
The city of Bonn welcomes the fact that the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has in the meantime reimposed the obligation to wear masks in class. It also emphasizes that proper ventilation of classrooms remains essential. Therefore, according to the ventilation plan of the Federal Environment Agency, in winter there should be shock ventilation every 20 minutes for three to five minutes and during the entire breaks, and - if possible - cross ventilation. In cross-ventilation, windows and doors are opened at the same time. This is the most effective type of ventilation, as it produces the highest air exchange rate.
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