Response to Kyoto Prefecture’s State of Emergency Measures

The period has been extended from May 11th to June 20th.

Date: April 26,2021
From: The Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force Chief

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.
In light of the above, and in accordance with Kyoto Prefecture’s request, Kyoto Institute of Technology has instructed its students, faculty and staff to make use of online classes, to refrain from non-essential outings, to refrain from outdoor (streets, parks, etc.) drinking in groups and from organizing or participating in face-to-face events, to actively work from home, to refrain from events involving eating or drinking, to refrain from visiting eating and drinking establishments after the requested shortened operating hours, to thoroughly implement measures to prevent infection during extracurricular activities, and to take measures to prevent infection during eating or drinking (“Kyoto Manners”).
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.