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In case of suspicion

There are no typical symptoms for Covid-19. Most commonly mentioned are cough (approx. 40%), cold (approx. 30%) or fever (approx. 25%); loss of sense of smell and taste may also occur temporarily (approx 20%). In principle, however, contact with other ­people should be avoided even in the case of a flu-like infection or influenza. If possible, stay at home if you have symptoms. Since a self-test may indicate a false negative result, if in doubt, contact your family doctor to have a test done there.

The obligation to isolate has been abolished in North Rhine-Westphalia as of 1 February 2023. However, in the event of an infection, the Ministry of Health strongly recommends that a medical mask be worn when leaving the apartment at the least. An FFP2 mask must be worn on the campus of TU Dortmund university. To avoid contact, employees are encouraged to work in their home office for five days if possible. This applies not only to Covid-19, but also to other contagious infections. Anyone with corresponding symptoms can obtain a certificate of incapacity for work from their family doctor..