COVID-19 Updates
and Resources
COVID-19 Updates
and Resources


At Kyushu University, the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff and all members of the community is our top priority. However, the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is fundamentally changing the way of life we have been accustomed to. This page is meant to convey all the latest and appropriate information about COVID-19 and the University’s response to it.

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2021.04.08

Message from the President

the President
Tatsuro Ishibashi
President, Kyushu University

 

The 2021 academic year has begun. I would like to welcome all of the new students who have worked so hard to join us here at Kyushu University. It is now time for you to start your life as a university student. For current students, faculty, and staff, this is a new milestone and another step forward in your education, research, work, and life at Kyushu University. Unfortunately, we are still faced with the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Kyushu University, we have taken a variety of precautions to prevent the spread of infection, and thanks to your cooperation, we have confirmed that no cases of infection have resulted from in-person classes, research, or student extracurricular activities.

Even with the latest advances in video conferencing technology, there is still an essential need for face-to-face interaction, whether it be experiments in the research lab or experiences with classmates on campus. Based on what we have learned from the past year, we plan to dramatically increase the number of in-person classes for AY 2021 while continuing to give the utmost consideration to preventing the spread of infection.

I would also like to reiterate the need for all members of the student body to wear face masks, practice proper hand hygiene, avoid the “3 Cs,” and continue to limit movement and refrain from going out.

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Kyushu U Guidance Level

Level 1.5
Partial Restrictions

Research
Depending on
type of research
Classes
Online and in-person
Extracurricular Activites
Only with approval
Administration
Stagger commuting hours
Campus
Visits
Minimal
 
0
Normal
1
Partially Restricted
2
Restricted (Low)
3
Restricted (Medium)
4
Restricted (High)
5
Suspended
 
0
Normal
1
Partially Restricted
2
Restricted (Low)
3
Restricted (Medium)
4
Restricted (High)
5
Suspended

 

Preventing the spread of infection



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if you have a fever or cough.
If you are a student or a faculty member,
contact your department.


All of us should be aware of the following in order to prevent the spread of infection and decrease your risk of infecting yourself or others:


Hand hygiene

  • Wash your hands often with soap (This is especially important when you get home, before and after preparing food, and before eating.)
  • Use alcohol disinfection regularly.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without washing your hands.

Cough etiquette

  • Wear a mask properly (in the appropriate manner to cover your nose and mouth.)
  • If you don't have a mask, instead of using your hands to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze use a handkerchief or your sleeves.

Going out

  • Refrain from going out unless unavoidable.
  • Avoid crowds
  • Wash your hands, gargle and disinfect your items with alcohol on your return.

Ventilation

  • Let some air in and make sure there is proper ventilation in your room.

Healthcare management

  • Get enough sleep and maintain a healthy diet.


For more details, please refer to the "Preventing the spread of infection" and "Measures taken by Kyushu University to prevent the spread of COVID-19" flyer.



Please take a look at these videos.

 

What we can do to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus

Associate Professor Masaki, Kyushu University
 
 

Science to Prevent New Coronavirus Infection: An Introduction

Professor Emeritus Yahara, Kyushu University

 

World Health Organization (WHO) - Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) [in Japanese]

 


 

Campus facilities status

 
Currently only people related to the University (students, faculty, people working at the campuses or having appointments with faculty members or subcontractors specified by the University) are allowed to enter the premises.
This restriction does not apply to Kyushu University Hospital and Ito Clinic.
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Off-campus facilities status

 

Information about off-campus facilities, The Open University of Japan Fukuoka Study Center, Nishijin Plaza, the Nihonbashi Satellite, the Kuju Joint Training Center, the Tokyo/Osaka/Hakata Station Offices and the Law School.

Related Notices
 
 

Past notices from Kyushu U


2021.04.07
2021.04.05
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) case confirmed at Kyushu University
2021.03.15
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed at Kyushu University
2021.03.05
2021.03.03
2021.03.01
2021.02.04
Kyushu U guidelines and restrictions responding to extension of COVID-19 state of emergency
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Confirmed at Kyushu University
2021.01.19
2020.12.15
Measures being taken by Kyushu University to combat COVID-19
2020.12.08
2020.11.12
Support Fund & Allowance for the Leave Forced to be Taken Under the COVID-19 Outbreak
2020.10.20
2020.10.19
2020.09.09
Classes During Fall & Winter 2020
2020.09.01
2020.08.28
2020.08.05
2020.07.30
2020.07.29
2020.07.27
Emergency Tuition Fee Exemption for Fall Semester 2020 related to the coronavirus pandemic
2020.07.13
2020.06.25
2020.06.02
(by June 10) [MEXT] Emergency Student Support Handout
2020.05.29
Starting June 3: Apply for the Emergency Student Support Fund by Kyushu University
2020.05.28
Student-related information on prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus infection
2020.05.21
Regarding the Emergency Student Support Fund by the Ministry of Education
2020.05.20
Regarding the Emergency Student Support Fund by Kyushu University
2020.05.19
Emergency Tuition Fee Exemption in Spring Semester 2020
2020.05.18
2020.05.07
2020.04.30
2020.04.28
2020.04.24
Class Schedule for AY 2020 (Update)
2020.04.07
2020.04.06
Class Schedule for AY 2020 (Update)
2020.04.03
How to use class schedules and distance learning in AY2020 (Updated on April 6, 2020) (in Japanese) F
Start of classes in 2020 (new undergraduate students) (Updated on May 3, 2020) (in Japanese)
2020.04.01
2020.03.30
2020.03.26
2020.03.25
Start of Spring 2020 Term moved to April 15
2020.03.23
2020.03.20
2020.03.19
2020.03.18
2020.03.13
Distribution and posting of leaflets to raise awareness of infectious disease prevention F
2020.03.12
2020.03.11
How to handle short term study abroad (dispatch) programs (in Japanese) F
Alternative methods of holding the Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony (in Japanese)
2020.03.10
Alternative methods of holding the Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony (in Japanese)
2020.03.06
Measures to prevent the spread of infection by visitors entering campus; examining restricting access to facilities (in Japanese) How to handle students with fever or other symptoms (in Japanese) F
Important notice for anyone currently in China or South Korea or with plans to return to Japan on flights connecting through either country
2020.03.05
2020.03.04
2020.03.03
2020.03.02
2020.02.28
2020.02.26
2020.02.21
2020.02.20
Notes on infectious disease control related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
2020.02.17
2020.02.12
2020.01.30
Notes on measures against the novel coronavirus (in Japanese)
2020.01.28
Important information on the new coronavirus and related pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China