Date: July 12, 2021
From: The Novel Coronavirus Infection Control Task Force Chief
President MORISAKO Kiyotaka
To: All Students, Faculty and Staff,
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 will be taking the following measures. Your understanding and cooperation for their thorough implementation is greatly appreciated.
・Refrain from unnecessary traveling outside of Kyoto Prefecture;
・Actively promote teleworking or staggered working hours, to the extent that it does not interfere with the performance of your duties.
In addition to the above measures, please continue to follow the “Kyoto Institute of Technology Manual on Limiting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission”.
Please keep in mind that the risk of infection is particularly high during eating and drinking occasions. Be sure to observe the “Kyoto Manners” when eating and drinking.
・Dine at places with appropriate partitions and ventilation;
・Wear a mask when talking;
・Disinfect your hands before eating and when leaving a restaurant;
・Do not talk loudly when at a restaurant;
・Limit the time to 2 hours and the number of people to 4 or less.
Furthermore, in order to reduce the risk of infection, you are advised to maintain and manage your health on a daily basis and avoid activities that put excessive strain on your body.
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.