To Kyushu University Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Currently, the daily number of new cases has been rising nationwide, and Fukuoka Prefecture made its "Fukuoka Corona Alert" into effect on July 6, 2022.
Kyushu University's response is to maintain the current restriction level of "1.0 (Partial Restriction)" because the prefecture has not requested any new restrictions on activities following the activation of the alert. Besides, the number of daily new cases on the campus has remained between 10 to 20, and it seems not on a sharply increasing trend at the moment.
However, there is also concern that the more infectious Omicron BA.5 subvariant is gradually becoming a dominant virus in Japan. As entering a summer vacation season, which promotes people’s movement and brings more opportunities to come in contact with people who don't normally meet, more attention to the prevention of infection will be required.
While keeping in mind the prevention of heat stroke when wearing a mask, the basic infection prevention measures should be thoroughly implemented. For those who have not yet received the third vaccination, please consider the opportunity offered by the local government.
(FYI) Kyushu University’s Guidance for COVID-19
<When tested “positive” or become a “close contact”>
*Students: Contact the Student Section of your school or faculty
First-year undergraduates should contact:
Student Support Section, Student Support Division, Student Affairs Department
Faculty and staff: Contact the general affairs section in your department
(Only available in Japanese)
*Flow Chart on What to Do If You Have Cold-like Symptoms
*Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19 Infections during Summer (Fukuoka Prefecture)
*Kyushu University COVID-19 Updates and Resources
*Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) advice for the public（Fukuoka Prefecture）
*Coronavirus Contact Confirmation Application (COCOA)
*COCOA informs users if they may have come into contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. The users can know as soon as possible if they are at risk of infection and can get quick support from a public health center for scheduling an examination. Usage of this app is highly encouraged.
July 7, 2022
Kyushu University Novel Coronavirus Crisis Response Headquarters