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08月 04
About Prevention of COVID-19 Infection (updated September 14)

1. Daily life and on-campus activities

(1) A new lifestyle

Based on concern over the spread of infection in Japan as well, please make an even greater effort than previously to prevent infection, referring to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s “Example of Practicing ‘New Lifestyle’” (avoid crowds whenever possible, wash hands when returning home and before meals, strictly adhere to wearing a mask, etc.).

 

(2) Use of a COVID-19 contact-confirming app

Download and use a COVID-19 contact-confirming app, such as COCOA, on your smartphone.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/cocoa_00138.html(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website)

 

(3) Precautions on campus

[1] Be sure to wear a mask.

[2] Carry out proper cough etiquette.

[3] Be thorough in washing hands and gargling, and disinfect hands as necessary.

[4] Maintain enough space between people (1m or more). Also, be sure to leave a particularly large amount of space (2m or more) when conversing or speaking.

[5] For extracurricular activities and work, please use online systems or email and avoid having people assemble whenever possible.

[6] When meeting face to face or taking a class in a classroom, wear a mask and ensure proper ventilation.

[7] Check CampusEntry Possibility Regarding COVID-19 if you have cold symptoms such as fever or abnormal sense of taste or smell.

[8] Keep as much individual distance as possible for meals.

 

*Body temperature will be taken when entering campus from September 21 (Mon.). If you have a temperature of 37.5°C or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the university.


(4) Keep in mind daily maintenance of health

Enhance immunity by following a well-regulated lifestyle (balanced diet, enough sleep, moderate exercise).

It is also important to take your temperature twice daily (morning and evening) and understand your daily state of health in order to prevent the spread of infection. Keeping a log of your activity will be useful in an emergency.

Please use the "Health Management and Activity Log Sheet" for daily records. 


(5) About extracurricular activities, dining with friends, etc.

For extracurricular activities, please use online systems or email and avoid having people assemble whenever possible. In addition, please avoid dining or drinking/having parties with friends and group trips with many people, such as circle trips, and pay special attention to infection risk when doing practices, visits, or lodging together for extracurricular activities.

 

2. Infectious disease prevention measures on campus

The university is taking the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff.

(1) Cleaning and disinfection

Places people touch, such as doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, and handrails, are disinfected In the regular cleaning of classrooms, sports facilities, administrative offices, etc.

In the event that someone connected to campus is diagnosed positive for COVID-19, appropriate disinfection will be carried out in accordance with the instructions of a healthcare center.

 

(2) Placement of disinfectant

Disinfectant for hand sanitizing has been placed at entrances and exits of each building and in classroom corridors.

Disinfecting wipes (or disinfectant and paper towels) have also been placed so that users can disinfect AV equipment for classes and computers in computer classrooms.

 

(3) Thorough ventilation

In addition to operating ventilation equipment installed in each building, the university has made it known to all faculty and staff to ensure that windows in buildings that can be opened and closed are opened regularly for ventilation.

Classroom doors and windows are also opened during classes.

 

(4) Droplet prevention

Clear partitions and plastic curtains have been installed to reduce risk of infection during face-to-face reception services, such as at administrative office counters.

In addition, face shields have been distributed as necessary to teachers who conduct face-to-face classes.

 

 

3. Response to cases in which positive diagnoses are confirmed for students, faculty, or staff

The university will be notified of the result if a student or faculty or staff member has been diagnosed positive. If the person who tested positive has entered campus within a certain period of time, the following measures will be taken.

 

(1) Investigation of activity history on campus

After contacting the local healthcare center, the university will conduct the following investigation according to instructions.

Hearing with the person diagnosed positive (to check circumstances such as their contact with a positive person who caused the onset of symptoms, their activity history on campus, and whether they wore a mask)

Identification of close contacts on campus

Measures such as prohibiting campus entry of the person diagnosed positive (including those who have come into contact with them as necessary)

 

(2) Measures to prevent the spread of infection

Based on the results of the investigation in (1) above, the university will take necessary measures depending on the situation, such as disinfecting or closing facilities and suspending face-to-face classes. However, if there have been instructions or directions from a healthcare center, the university will follow them.

 

 

4. References

Please use the following websites to check for correct information.

Information on COVID-19

○ Infection-Control Measures for COVID-19 (Cabinet Secretariat website)

https://corona.go.jp/

○ About COVID-19 (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website)

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html

○ COVID-19 Consultation Center for Returnees and Close Contacts (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website)

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19-kikokusyasessyokusya.html

○ National Institute of Infectious Diseases website

https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/ja/diseases/ka/corona-virus/2019-ncov/9324-2019-ncov.html

○ About Infection-Control Measures for COVID-19 (Ministry for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan)

https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/coronavirus/index.html

 

Information on traveling abroad

○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Overseas Safety website

https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/

○ Embassy of Japan in China website

https://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html