Date: July 12, 2021
From: The Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force Chief
President MORISAKO Kiyotaka
Re: Response to Kyoto Prefecture’s Lifting of Priority Prevention Measures
As of July 11, the Kyoto Prefectural Government has lifted the Priority Prevention Measures regarding COVID-19. However, given the impact of variant strains, such as the delta variant, and the infection situation in Tokyo and other parts of the Kanto region, the risk of a resurgence of the infection remains. In light of the above, Kyoto Prefecture has established “Upcoming measures to curb a resurgence of COVID-19” and has requested universities to take thorough measures to prevent infection.
Accordingly, Kyoto Institute of Technology has instructed its students, faculty and staff to refrain from unnecessary traveling outside of Kyoto Prefecture and to actively promote teleworking.
We continue to guide our students, faculty and staff to follow the “Kyoto Institute of Technology Manual on Limiting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission” and to consistently implement basic infection control measures such as to avoid the “3Cs” (crowded places, close contact settings and closed spaces), maintain social distancing from others, wear a mask and wash and disinfect their hands. Furthermore, we continue to advise our students, faculty and staff to actively practice the “new lifestyle” (limiting unnecessary contact with people, etc.) in order to protect their health and prevent others from becoming infected.