*This email is translated using the AI translator DeepL.
To Kyushu University Students, Faculty & Staff:
Fukuoka Prefecture has decided to conduct epidemiological surveys, starting on Jan 27, focusing on elderly facilities and medical institutions to ensure and maintain a rapid response and appropriate medical treatment system for those likely to become seriously ill.
Following this, the number of cases in which the public health center identifies individuals as close contacts based on the action history of those who tested positive is very limited. In many confirmed cases, each business establishment is required to investigate and judge "individuals who may fall under the category of close contacts" by referring to the checklist and materials provided by the prefecture and take measures such as staying at home.
Therefore, we would like to ask students, faculty, and staff members to cooperate in the epidemiological survey.
If any of the following applies to you, please refrain from going out, refer to the checklist, contact "indivisuals who may be close contacts," and immediately contact your department as well.
- If you tested positive
- If you have a fever or other symptoms of a cold, even before receiving the test result
- If a friend or family member is infected and you are possibly a close contact
*If you are sick with a fever or other illness, consider having a friend contact "individuals who may be close contacts.”
Up until now, the public health center has given instructions for "individuals who may close contacts," and we responded accordingly. Since there is a high possibility of receiving no further instructions from the public health center, the University has decided to ask those possibly infected to contact "individuals who may be close contacts" as soon as possible to protect themselves and others around.
In addition, Kyushu U will make decisions and give instructions to you on whether or not to stay home or come to campus based on the checklist.
Please be sure to contact your department.
The waiting period for close contacts has been shortened from 10 days to 7 days, and the waiting period in cases where it can be shortened further has also been changed.
In light of these changes, we have revised our flow chart. Please take a moment to review it.
*Flow Chart on What to Do If You Have Cold-like Symptoms
To be announced on the Kyushu U website when it is ready.
* [Checklist] What to do in the event of a positive case in a facility, school, or workplace (Fukuoka Prefecture) (Only available in Japanese)
*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.
Faculty and staff: Contact the general affairs section in your department
Contact List (Only available in Japanese)
*Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) (Fukuoka Prefecture)
February 3, 2022
Kyushu University Novel Coronavirus Crisis Response Headquarters