Date: October 26, 2022
To: Students, Faculty and Staff
From: President Kiyotaka Morisako, Director of the KIT Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force
Re: CAUTION: Preventing Viral Transmission at Events, Functions, Gatherings, etc.
In Japan, the number of new COVID-19 cases has increased in some areas, and there are concerns that an eighth wave of novel coronavirus infection may be on the way.
Although there are no major changes in KIT policies on safe practices in social situations, we are aware that social events involving food and beverages are being planned, so we would like to reiterate the need to observe the recommendations below during events, functions, gatherings, etc.
KIT policy on events, functions, gatherings, etc., whether held on or off campus, is as outlined below. There is an increased risk of infection and the possibility of cluster outbreaks following events, functions and gatherings in places where food and beverages are served. The occurrence of a cluster could interfere with the execution of KIT operations, so we ask that you strictly refrain from participating in events, etc. that involve eating and drinking. If some special reason or circumstance makes it difficult to comply with the directives that follow, be sure to consult us at the planning stage using the relevant contact information below.
〇 Events, functions, gatherings, etc.
The points below are taken from the Kyoto Institute of Technology
Manual on Limiting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission (pages 9 and 10)
Students, faculty members and staff should implement the following in addition to “1. Infectious disease control basics” above, when hosting or participating in events or meetings where a large number of people gather. If there are other instructions you have received individually, follow those instructions as well.
【Reference: Kyoto Institute of Technology Manual on Limiting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission】
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