Local news translated – Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021

Germany is currently under strict lockdown restrictions, which include curfews.
Click here for details on how the Baden-Württemberg ordinance affects the USAG Stuttgart community.

Daily Host Nation Update, June 1, 2021

Stuttgart. Restaurant visits, shopping etc. At what incidence rate are there no more test requirements?
Whilst there has never been any mandatory testing for stores selling daily necessities, the rest of the retail trade has to follow the incidence levels in the respective rural or urban districts. This is because only when the incidence is below 50 for five consecutive days does the testing obligation cease on the day after the authorities officially announce that the level is below 50. From then on, people can go shopping again without testing. However, entry restrictions still apply so as not to exceed the minimum number of customers allowed. The mask requirement also remains in place.   

When can we enter restaurants without a test? On the contrary to the retail sector, no threshold has yet been set for gastronomy  in Baden-Württemberg which indicates that testing requirement would no longer apply. Even with further relaxation steps in stages 2 and 3 of the state government’s opening plan, a negative rapid test result is still required to visit. The current Corona ordinance will expire at the end of June 11, 2021. What rules will apply after that date, has not been determined, yet.  

When is testing at the hairdresser/beauty shops no longer mandatory? For visits to the hairdresser and the use of other body-related services in Baden-Württemberg, a test is no longer required from an incidence of less than 100. However, this only applies if a mask can be worn during the entire visit on site. If this is not possible, for example in the case of beard shaving, a daily negative rapid test result must be presented.  

Incidence below 50: Where does the testing obligation still apply? If the incidence in a county falls below 50 for five consecutive days, the testing requirement is also waived for the following: Libraries, Zoological and botanical gardens, Galleries, museums and memorial sites

(Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 1)

Incidence in the BB county stable below 50 – Corona relaxations starting Yesterday and today (Tuesday)
Numerous Corona restrictions are being withdrawn on Monday and Tuesday in the district of Böblingen. For more than a week, the seven-day incidence is under 50. 

As of today, retail stores can open without testing or appointment requirements. The number of customers is based on the size of the store. Libraries, museums and similar establishments can reopen without requirement.

As of yesterday, meetings in private or public with ten persons from up to three households are possible. Children up to and including 13 years are not counted. 

As of June 1, the Böblingen district will enter step 2 of the state’s step concept, which is scheduled 14 days after opening step 1 and has now been reached. Therefore, with test and hygiene concepts, further openings are possible.  

For example, catering can open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and cultural events can also be held inside up to 100 people, and outside up to 250. In addition, wellness areas and saunas may reopen subject to conditions. Low-contact recreational and amateur sports in sports facilities, venues and studios (one person per 20 square meters) are allowed both indoors and outdoors. Professional sports events can be held with up to 250 spectators inside and outside. Visitors at religious worship events are allowed to sing.  

The Corona information page of the Böblingen district at www.lrabb.de, keyword “Information on the Corona virus”, contains the general orders and the measures applicable in each case. (Kreiszeitung Boeblinger Bote, May 31)

Open-Air culture in Holzgerlingen now possible with 250 people
Böblingen district – Planning events in pandemic times is like gambling. The Herrenberg-based company Event-Media-Tec (EMT) has taken this gamble and is organizing a whole series of open-airs in the Böblingen district again this year. “We have really gambled and have gone fully into the risk”, company spokesman Michael Eipper said.

The timing could hardly be better, as a further relaxation of the pandemic measures came into force on June 1: Stage 2 of the state’s staged concept now allows up to 250 people at outdoor cultural events. The team around Gabriele Branz is also pleased about this. The chairwoman of the Blaues Haus cultural network is planning the start of her own open-air series under the motto Blue Open for June 11 on the brewery grounds in Böblingen . And, because events with up to 100 people are now also allowed to take place indoors, the chances are good for the Böblingen Pianist Festival. The classical music series, which has already been postponed twice, is also scheduled to take place in the Böblingen Congress Hall starting June 11.  

Admission only with proof of the “3Gs” (GEIMPFT, GETESTET, GENESEN) “vaccinated, tested or recovered” The audience also accepted the offer very well, as could be seen from the additional performances due to some sold-out concerts. Admission to “Kultur im Freien” has so far only been possible with proof of testing, vaccination or recovery. 

Here’s the advance booking and raffle Info:

The events will take place from June 10 – 20 on the lawn behind Wanner’s; across the outskirts of Holzgerlingen. Program overview, tickets and specifications for the visit on the homepage of “Kultur im Freien.”  For the Soul & Gospelnight (June 10), Sefora Nelson (June 12), Hearts and Bones (June 13) Kleine Schwoba Komede (June 17) and Patrick Bopp (June 20) the company EMT raffles two tickets each. To participate send mail with desired date to ah@event-media-tec.com. Closing date: 3 June at 10 p.m. Winners will be notified by mail on June 4.  (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 1)

Non-Corona related news:

B464 between Sindelfingen and Maichingen closed for three weeks starting today
Sindelfingen. Since October, extensive construction work has been underway on the B 464 between Sindelfingen and Maichingen to renew the asphalt layer. In order to increase traffic safety, the lane widths are also being adjusted on both sides and emergency stopping areas are being created. Due to the unstable weather conditions of the past weeks, the earthworks of the current construction phase could not be completed until the end of May, contrary to the original planning.

Therefore,  the actual road work starts June , and  this will require a full closure of the section for an estimated three weeks. The intra-regional detour will take place on the L1064 in the direction of Maichingen at the traffic circle in the direction of Darmsheim via the K 1004. At the junction with the L 1183, drivers will be directed in the direction of Sindelfingen and then back onto the B 464. In the opposite direction, the currently established detour will remain in place.  (Kreiszeitung BB Bote, June 1)