Date: April 26,2021
From: The Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force Chief
To all Students, Faculty and Staff,
Re: Response to Kyoto Prefecture’s State of Emergency Measures
In light of the ongoing COVID situation, the government has declared a state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo from April 25 to May 11. As an emergency measure, the Kyoto Prefecture has requested that universities continue to take measures to prevent the spread of the infection, such as limiting the number of students entering the campus at one time to 50% or less.
As communicated on April 21, Kyoto Institute of Technology will be expanding online classes from April 26 and during this period we will continue to take special measures to prevent the spread of the infection by adding the following measures to the existing ones: ban outdoor (streets, parks, etc.) drinking in groups, ban face-to-face events, encourage restraint in working after 8:00 pm, etc. Your understanding and cooperation for the thorough implementation of these measures is greatly appreciated.
In light of these measures, all university gates will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays and will remain closed at all other times.
Please be advised that in the event that the state of emergency measures are extended, more stringent measures may be implemented.
Currently, the infection in Kyoto Prefecture is spreading rapidly. 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. In addition, please refrain from going out unnecessarily during the Golden Week holidays to avoid spreading the infection. Each person’s actions affect the spread of the infection; please do comply with the government’s notifications.
In addition to the above measures, 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.
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.
（Kyoto Prefecture’s Notification URL）