[Request] Taking thorough infection control measures

Release date: 2022.02.17



*This email is translated using the AI translator DeepL.

To Kyushu University Students, Faculty & Staff:

In Fukuoka Prefecture and Kyushu University, many cases of infection have still been reported, and cases for household infections are currently on the rise. The winter semester is about to end, but the risk of infection remains high. In addition, many of us are busy with research and end-of-year duties, so we need to take even more precautions to prevent infection. We would like to ask students, faculty & staff members to pay special attention to the following points.

≪Special notes≫

  • If you have any symptoms, please call in advance and go to a medical institution; if you test positive, please contact your department and your contacts; if you have had close contact with those who test positive, please stay at home.
    *Flow Chart on What to Do If You Have Cold-like Symptoms
    To be announced on the Kyushu U website when it is ready.
  • If any of your housemates are suspected of being infected, please note the following
  • Be sure to separate towels and other items when using the toilet, washroom, and bathroom for those suspected of being infected and for others.
  • When bathing, those suspected of being infected should bathe last.
  • If infection is suspected in infants or early elementary school children, please limit the number of caretakers and try to prevent infection in the home on the assumption that the caretakers are also infected.
  • Separate the rooms (if not possible, maintain a distance of 2 meters by installing partitions or curtains, etc.)
  • Wear a mask as much as possible.
  • Wash your hands frequently and disinfect common areas that you touch (doorknobs, toilets, sinks, etc.)
  • Ventilate the room (open windows in two directions for a few minutes at a time to allow for air flow.)。
  • Do not share clothing, dishes, chopsticks/spoons, etc.
  • Garbage should be sealed.
  • Please refrain from eating meals with many people over an extended period of time (including gatherings with meals at private homes.)
  • Please refrain from unnecessary traveling and staying in groups.

It has been about two weeks since "the priority measures to prevent the spread of the disease" were applied to Fukuoka Prefecture, but the number of infected people is still high and the hospital bed occupancy rate has reached 70%. In light of this situation, the prefecture is reviewing the guidelines for requesting the government to apply "emergency measures" and may shift to declaring a state of emergency in the future. As spring break approaches, we would like to ask students, faculty & staff members to follow basic infection prevention measures and to take even more precautionary actions

*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)

*KYUSHU University COVID-19 Updates and Resources
*Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) (Fukuoka Prefecture)

February 10, 2022
Kyushu University Novel Coronavirus Crisis Response Headquarters

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