【Important】Strengthening of infection control measures at Kyushu University

Release date: 2022.01.17



*This email is translated using the AI translator DeepL.

To Kyushu University Students, Faculty & Staff: 

Since the beginning of the year, the spread of the COVID-19 has been continuing nationwide and in Fukuoka Prefecture, partly due to the Omicron strain.
We are already in the "sixth wave."
At this point, the increase in the use of hospital beds in the prefecture remain relatively low, but more than half of the new positive cases are in their 20s and 30s, and the situation is about to reach an alarming level.
At Kyushu University, there has been a sharp increase in the number of new positive tests among its members, especially students.
As of January 12, 19 people have tested positive.
In addition, the number of people in close contact with infected people inside and outside the university has also increased dramatically.

In light of this situation, Kyushu U Guidance Level will maintain the current restriction level of "1.5 (Partial Restrictions) , " but will strengthen some restrictions on activities from January 13. 

≪Major Changes≫

  • Travel & Going Out
    ⇒Refrain from non-essential travel to areas where "Quasi-emergency COVID-19 measures" are applied【Okinawa, Yamaguchi, and Hiroshima Prefectures】. Travel and business trips to areas where COVID-19 infections are rapidly spreading should be carefully reassessed. Please consider the necessity of travel as well as the use of teleconferencing for meetings.
  • Visits to Campus
    ⇒Refrain from accepting non-essential visits from areas where "Quasi-emergency COVID-19 measures" are applied. Consider holding meetings online and reassess the necessity of meeting in person when visitors are traveling from areas where COVID-19 infections are rapidly spreading. 

*Regarding the latest Kyushu U Guidance Level
 To be announced on the Kyushu U website when it is ready. 

We are now entering the busy season of end-of-year examinations, entrance examinations, and end-of-year operations.We would like to ask students, faculty & staff members to take basic measures to prevent infection, such as wearing a mask, practicing proper hand hygiene, and avoiding the 3Cs. We would also like to ask you to take more precautions to prevent infection than ever before. 

At this point, most of the infected people and close contacts at Kyushu University have been infected through "eating together".Please choose restaurants that take thorough measures to prevent infection.
Please refrain from activities that carry a high risk of infection.
Please be aware of infection prevention measures, such as wearing a mask when talking while eating or drinking.
If you have common cold-like symptoms, please refrain from coming Campus or going out unnecessarily ; see a doctor, and contact your department immediately. 

Some local governments are offering free COVID-19 PCR tests for asymptomatic people who are concerned about infection.
Please make use of these tests to voluntarily confirm whether or not you are infected. 

Free COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic individuals (Fukuoka Prefecture〕
 *Japanese text only 

*Students: Contact the Student Section of your school or faculty
First-year undergraduates should contact:
Academic Student Support Section, Student Support Division, Student Affairs Department.
Contact list

*Affiliated department
Faculty and staff: Contact the general affairs section in your department
Contact List: (Only available in Japanese)

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