On 27 Januarythe first case in Germany was confirmed near MunichBavaria. On 25 and 26 February, multiple cases related to the Italian outbreak were detected in Baden-Württemberg.
German disease and epidemic control is advised by the Robert Koch Institute RKI according to a national pandemic plan. The outbreaks were first managed in a containment stage,  which attempted to minimise the expansion of clusters. The German government and several health officials said the country was well-prepared and did not initially implement special measures to stockpile medical supplies or limit public freedom.
Since 13 March, the pandemic has been managed in the protection stage as per the Partnervermittlung döbeln plan, with German states mandating school and kindergarten closures, postponing academic dating in nuremberg germany and prohibiting visits to nursing homes to protect the elderly. Domestic travelling is only allowed in groups not exceeding two people unless they are from the same household.
Some states imposed further restrictions allowing people to leave their homes only for specified activities including commuting to work, exercising or purchasing food.