Thorough prevention of the resurgence of infections in light of priority prevention measures

Date: April 21,2021
From: The Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force Chief
To all Students, Faculty and Staff,

Re:Thorough prevention of the resurgence of infections in light of priority prevention measures

 Following our communication dated April 12, requesting thorough prevention of the resurgence of infections based on the priority prevention measures, Kyoto Prefecture has further requested the use of online classes in order to reduce the number of students entering the campus at one time to 50% or less.
 From April 26, Kyoto Institute of Technology will be expanding online classes and during this period the following measures will be taken. Your understanding and cooperation for their thorough implementation is greatly appreciated.
 Details on online classes will be announced separately.
 Note that depending on the future situation, if there is a stricter request from Kyoto Prefecture, the majority of classes may be conducted online (as in the second semester of AY 2020) or all classes may be conducted online (as in the first semester of AY 2020).
 In light of these measures, the university gates (West Gate, Umabashi Gate, East Gate, and Northwest Gate) will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays and will remain closed at all other times.
 Currently, the infection is spreading rapidly in Kyoto Prefecture. Please be sure to return home as soon as possible after classes, research activities, extracurricular activities, or work, and try to reduce direct contact with others as much as possible.

  • Refrain from going out unnecessarily, including during the daytime (commuting to work or school is excluded);
  • Avoid crowded places and hours;
  • Refrain from unnecessary traveling outside of Kyoto Prefecture (commuting to work or school is excluded);
  • Refrain from using facilities with a high risk of infection;
  • To the extent that it does not interfere with the performance of your duties, actively promote teleworking or staggered working hours;
  • Refrain from attending events that involve eating and drinking (welcome and farewell parties, events with a large number of people etc.);
  • Refrain from visiting eating and drinking establishments after the requested shortened operating hours;
  • Regarding extracurricular activities, take thorough measures to prevent infection and avoid activities with a particularly high risk of infection.

 In addition to the above, please continue to follow the “Kyoto Institute of Technology Manual on Limiting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission”.
 Please note that the risk of infection is particularly high during eating and drinking occasions. Be sure to observe the “Kyoto Manners” when eating and drinking.

    “Kyoto Manners”

  • Dine at places with appropriate partitions and ventilation
  • Wear a mask when talking
  • Disinfect your hands before eating and when leaving a restaurant
  • Do not talk loudly when at a restaurant
  • Limit the time to 2 hours and the number of people to 4 or less

 We ask for your continued cooperation in following the “Kyoto Institute of Technology Manual on Limiting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission” and consistently implementing basic infection control measures. Avoid the “3Cs” (crowded places, close contact settings and closed spaces), maintain social distancing from others, wear a mask and wash and disinfect your hands. Also, actively practice the “new lifestyle” (limiting unnecessary contact with people, etc.) in order to protect your health and prevent others from becoming infected.