I suspect that I have been infected with the coronavirus. Do I have to be in quarantine?
If you have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have contracted the infection (e.g. because you have been in contact with someone who is infected with the coronavirus), you should inform your employer immediately. Then you need to clarify whether a medical examination is necessary.
In addition, the competent authority can decide that you have to be quarantined, even if you are not ill yourself. For example, this could be the case if you have been in a heavily affected area in Germany or in an international risk area within the past 14 days, or because you have had contact with a person who has contracted the coronavirus. Please note the current information from the doctors and health authorities in your area. This explains what you should do if you suspect you have been infected. The relevant authority, such as the health authority (Gesundheitsamt), decides whether you need to be quarantined.