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[Important] Raising of Kyushu U guidance level in accordance with the declaration of a state of emergency

Release date: 2021.05.11

 

Notices

To Kyushu University Students, Faculty & Staff: 

A state of emergency has been declared for Fukuoka Prefecture starting Wednesday, May 12. Kyushu University will raise the restriction level to “Level 2: Restrictions (Low)” beginning the same day. 

(Latest Changes)

  •  Restriction level raised to “Level 2: Restrictions (Low)”

Pay special attention to the following:

  • Refrain from traveling and going out if you have symptoms such as fever, etc.
  • Avoid restaurants and bars that have not responded to closure requests.
  • Refrain from activities that pose a high risk of infection, such as karaoke, eating and drinking in groups, and eating and drinking in groups on the street or in parks. 

Major Restrictions
 <Research Activities>

  • Spend as little time in the lab as possible and consider what work can be done from home using online tools while taking the utmost precaution to prevent the spread of infection.

<Classes>

  • Courses will be taught using a combination of in-person and remote classes, but they may be moved online or canceled depending on the state of infections among university members.

<Student Extracurricular Activities>

  • All student groups and extracurricular activities will, in principle, be suspended, and facilities, including gymnasiums, will be closed.

<Administrative Organizations>

  • Stagger working hours for those who have been allowed to carry out educational and research activities on campus. If it is recognized that your work, including on-site response, will not be impeded, you may continue to work from home.

<Travel & Going Out>

  • Refrain from traveling and going out if you have symptoms such as fever, etc.
  • Refrain from going out unless absolutely necessary (especially after 8:00 pm).
  • Avoid places that have not responded to closure requests, such as bars and restaurants that serve alcohol or allow karaoke.
  • Refrain from activities that pose a high risk of infection, such as karaoke, eating and drinking in groups, and eating and drinking in groups on the street or in parks.
    Also, avoid eating and drinking outdoors with people you don't usually spend time with (e.g., at a barbecue).
  • Refrain from any non-essential and non-urgent travel inside and outside of the prefecture, in particular to areas where a state of emergency has been declared.

<Visits to Campus>

  • Refrain from hosting any non-essential and non-urgent visits inside and outside of the prefecture, in particular those from areas where a state of emergency has been declared.

<Other>

  • In light of requests for people to refrain from going out after 8:00 p.m., faculty and staff will, in principle, leave work on time and adjust their schedule so that overtime is not required. Supervisors and flextime workers are also expected to leave work early as long as it does not interfere with their work or educational and research activities.
  • Educational and research activities, as well as administrative work on campus after 8:00 p.m., shall be conducted only when specifically deemed necessary.


*Regarding the latest Kyushu U Guidance Level
To be announced on the Kyushu U website when it is ready.
https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/crisismanagement/riskmanagement/coronavirus/

Infections caused by COVID-19 variants believed to have a higher rate of transmission are increasing in Fukuoka Prefecture.

In particular, if you have symptoms such as fever, poor health, or fatigue, or if you have had contact with a person suspected of being infected with COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from going out (and see a doctor if you have symptoms such as fever, etc) and contact the university as quickly as possible. 

*Affiliated department
 Faculty and staff: Contact the general affairs section in your department
 Contact List: https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ja/contact/department/
 (Only available in Japanese)

 Students: Contact the student affairs section in your school or faculty
 First-year undergraduates should contact Academic Student Support Section, Student Support
 Division, Student Affairs Department
 Contact list: https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/notices/view/191

※Flow Chart on What to Do If You Have Cold-like Symptoms
 https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/f/41736/FlowChart_EN.pdf?img=none

On May 8, the number of new COVID-19 infections in Fukuoka Prefecture exceeded 500 for the first time, and the infection continues to spread across the prefecture. Frontline health workers at medical institutions across the country, including Kyushu University Hospital, continue to put their lives on the line to help fight this pandemic, and hospital bed occupancy has reached dangerously high levels.

On behalf of the university, we ask for your help in protecting the lives and health of yourself and your family, Kyushu U peers, colleagues, and society at large.


May 10, 2021
Kyushu University Novel Coronavirus Crisis Response Headquarters

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