※6th official communication(2020/3/10) is here.
※”Re: Kyoto Institute of Technology Degree Awarding Ceremony and Entrance Ceremony” is here.
To All Students, Faculty and Administrators,
Re: Notice on Required Anti-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Measures (5th official communication)
In light of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus infection in Japan and overseas, Kyoto Institute of Technology has established a Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force. The Task Force has decided the following actions as short-term measures.
You are kindly requested to read the actions and continue to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the infection.
・ Refrain from gatherings, eating and drinking events attended by many people.
・ Even during daily activities on campus, try to avoid situations where the distance from each other in closed spaces cannot be sufficiently secured.
・ If it is unavoidable that a large number of people gather, prepare a disinfectant solution, ensure ventilation and require attendees to wear a mask.
・ If you have symptoms similar to those of a cold, recuperate at home.
・ Refrain from traveling abroad or accepting visitors regardless of country or region.
・The status of the novel coronavirus infection is changing every day. We will keep you informed with any updated information and points for consideration.
・Please consult with the relevant office or the contact point below in the event that it is not easy to comply with the above measures.
Contact: KIT General Affairs and Planning Office
In order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, it is important that symptomatic persons are careful not to contaminate others. We request that you do all you can to prevent this virus from spreading. Hand washing with soap and disinfecting your hands with alcohol are the most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease. (Note that alcohol disinfectant does not prevent the spread of norovirus.) Wear a mask and/or take care to cover your mouth with a tissue, a handkerchief or your sleeve when you cough/sneeze.
◆Measures to take Against Infectious Diseases（Japanese version）
（Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare HP）
◆Measures to take Against Infectious Diseases（English Version）
（Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare HP）
◆Measures to take Against COVID19 （Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare HP）（Japanese only）
◆On the Use of Masks （Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare HP）（Japanese only）
Summary of mask-use website content:
1. Don’t buy more masks than you need.
2. A towel or other cloth is effective if you don’t have a mask.
3. Wash your hands after going home and before cooking.
To help contain the spread not only of COVID19, but of influenza and colds, which are mostly viral infections, remember that your personal actions matter. Be extremely vigilant. Do not push yourself to come to university when you are feeling fatigued, feverish or “not quite right.” Stay at home to avoid spreading any infection. Also, if you have a fever or cold symptoms, record your body temperature, symptoms, etc. on the attached “Self-reported Health Data Record.” （PDF、word）Continue recording your condition regularly and consult the KIT Health Care Center if necessary.
If you have any of the following symptoms, please call the “Center for Returnees and Persons Exposed to Infected Persons.”
(1) Symptoms of a cold, or fever of 37.5 degrees or more, that last for 4 or more days (*)
(2) Extreme drowsiness or breathlessness
* Persons described below are more likely to get sick. If you can be described as having any of the conditions below, and the above symptoms persist for about 2 days, call the Center below.
・ Elderly persons (aged 65 and over)
・ Persons with diabetes, heart failure, respiratory disease (COPD, etc.)
・ Persons on dialysis.
・ Persons receiving immunosuppressant treatment or chemotherapy.
Note: If you are pregnant, please call the Center for Returnees and Persons Exposed to Infected Persons (kikokusha/sesshokusha gairai帰国者・接触者外来) as soon as possible.
If, after hearing about your symptoms, the Center suspects you may have COVID19, they will recommend a clinic that can diagnose you. Follow the instructions you receive from the Center. When you go to the clinic to be tested, wear a mask to keep from spreading the infection and avoid traveling by public transportation.
Be sure to send an email to inform the Student Affairs Office if you consult a clinic. In the message, include your student number, name, address/accommodation (Matsugasaki Student Hall, Marikouji Hall, etc.), date you returned to/entered Japan, email address, symptoms and report on the instructions the health care or medical center gave you.