Response to Kyoto Prefecture’s State of Emergency Measures
(January 14 to February 7)(For Students, Faculty and Staff)

Date: January 14, 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 (January 14 to February 7)

 On January 14, the government declared a state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu, Fukuoka and Tochigi prefectures regarding the coronavirus infection. Kyoto Prefecture has requested emergency measures such as refraining from unnecessary outings, implementing telework and thorough infection prevention measures at universities.
 In light of the above, Kyoto Institute of Technology will take the following measures during the state of emergency period. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in implementing these measures.

  • Refrain from non-essential outings (commuting to work or school is excluded);
  • In particular, refrain from going out after 8:00 p.m. unless necessary;
  • Refrain from unnecessary travel to the areas under state of emergency;
  • To the extent it does not interfere with the performance of your duties, actively promote teleworking or staggered working hours. However, in view of the need to ensure learning opportunities, no numerical targets will be set;
  • Refrain from attending social gatherings and drinking parties;
  • 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”.
     Entrance examinations, face-to-face classes, and regular examinations will be held as scheduled in view of the need to ensure learning opportunities.
     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.