To Kyushu University Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Kyushu University is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection by establishing a guidance based on national and prefectural policies. The guidance is to protect the lives and health of all members from the threat of COVID-19, and to ensure safety and reliability in education and academic research.
Fukuoka Prefecture has lifted the "Period for Preventing the Re-Spread of Infection" on April 7, but the number of new infections in the prefecture is showing an increasing trend. As a result, the "Fukuoka Corona Alert" will remain in effect for a while.
The number of new cases in Kyushu University has also been gradually increasing, and many cases are thought to have been infected in the occasions of group meals (multiple people gathering to eat, drink, and converse together) and traveling.
At the start of the new academic year, the guidance level will be eased to "1.5 (Partial Restrictions)", however, the University will call for thorough implementation of basic measures to prevent the rebound of infection.
Please observe the following rules especially in the occasions of group meals.
- Group meals (Eating/drinking with multiple people)
⇒When using eating and drinking establishments, choose the ones practicing thorough infection prevention measures, including those with Fukuoka Prefecture’s Infection Prevention Certificate [COVID-19 Safe Certified Shop]).
⇒Avoid using restaurants for long periods of time, no more than two hours.
⇒When using multiple tables in one group, refrain from moving between tables.
⇒In restaurants other than COVID-19 Safe Certified Shop, one table should be used by less than four persons.
⇒Regardless of eating outside/inside, refrain from activities that increase the risk of infection such as sharing glasses, talking loudly, using Karaoke establishments with inadequate infection control measures, and etc.
⇒Refrain from eating and drinking in groups on streets or in parks where infection prevention measures are not thoroughly implemented, as such activities have high risk of infection.
- Research activities
⇒Conduct research activities on campus with thorough infection prevention measures, while using online tools.
- Extracurricular activities
⇒The University will decide whether or not to allow each extracurricular activity after giving the utmost consideration to preventing the spread of infection. In addition, activities with a high risk of infection should be carefully considered in accordance with the government’s guidelines for extracurricular activities.
- Travel & Going Out
⇒Carefully decide on and plan for travel in groups and overnight stays based on their necessity and the current state of infections.
⇒If you are concerned about infection due to going out or traveling, use commercially available antigen test kits or local governments are offering free COVID-19 PCR tests for asymptomatic people who are concerned about infection.
Recently, 10 to 20 new infections have been reported per day within Kyushu University, while 2,000 to 3,000 daily tally in Fukuoka Prefecture.
In addition to thorough daily infection control measures, the third dose of vaccination is an effective means of preventing infection and serious illness.
It is highly appreciated and meaningful for all students, faculty and staff to continue to take thorough measures to prevent infection.
For those who have not received the third dose of vaccination, please consider the vaccinations offered by the local government.
*Regarding the latest Kyushu U Guidance Level
*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
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※Kyushu University COVID-19 Updates and Resources
※Updated : Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) advice for the public（Fukuoka Prefecture）
April 8, 2022
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