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Doshisha University Action in Response to Novel Coronavirus Infection (No. 4 Notice)

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Updated Mar. 23, 2020
To all students, teachers and staff employees:

Takashi Matsuoka, President
(Director, Risk Management Headquarters)

Recognizing that the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection is becoming a global pandemic, on March 18 the Government of Japan announced a policy of further strengthening border control measures. As a result, the university has revised the “Doshisha University Action in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (No. 2 Notice)” [dated March 6] as shown below. Each of you should continue to monitor the latest relevant information and exercise due caution in your personal decisions and behavior.

(Trips to other countries or for returning or coming to Japan)
1.
Travel to or via a country or area for which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised the infectious disease risk level to Level 2 or higher is in principle prohibited until the risk level is lowered to Level 1 or below.

Please verify the latest safety information for your destination on the “Overseas Travel Safety Information” homepage or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/(Only Japanese)
2.
For travel to a country or area for which the infectious disease risk level set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is Level 1, please carefully consider the necessity of the trip and whether it should be postponed.
3.
For a period of 14 days after returning to or arriving in Japan, in principle please refrain from coming to the university, and instead self-monitor your state of health (by taking your temperature, etc.)
4.
If less than 14 days have passed since you returned to or entered Japan from a country or area with a Ministry of Foreign Affairs infectious disease risk level rating of Level 3 or above, you are forbidden to come to campus for 14 days after the date you returned to or entered Japan. Furthermore, if within the last 14 days you have been in close contact with an individual who visited a country or region with a Ministry of Foreign Affairs infectious disease risk rating of Level 3 or above, you should contact a consultation center for returnees and individuals who have come in close contact with people infected with the virus (hereinafter “Consultation Center.”) You will be forbidden from coming to the university for the period ordered by a doctor, health center or other authority.
* Consultation Centers in Kyoto Prefecture:
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/kokusai/coronavirus_update.html?mode=preview
Or contact a Consultation Center in the prefecture/municipality in which you reside.
5.
In the future, if you will be returning/entering Japan from a country or area rated as Level 2 for infectious disease risk by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (including those listed as having a Level 2 infectious disease risk level for transit by the Ministry), please consider returning to/entering Japan as soon as possible. Even if you are returning to/entering Japan from a country or area not so designated, please be prepared for a change in conditions and make due allowance for developments so that you will be able to return to/enter Japan.

* The same policy applies to individuals who returned to/entered Japan before these measures were announced.
(Everyday life)
6.
If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of a cold or influenza, or are otherwise not feeling well, please stay at home (do not come to the university either) and care for yourself there etc.
7.
If you have the following symptoms, please consult the Returnee/Contact Consultation Center.
  • Continuation of influenza symptoms and a fever of at least 37.5 degrees centigrade for at least four days
  • Strong lethargy (fatigue) and breathing difficulties
8.
Please strive to be even more rigorous in refraining from going outside as far as possible for purposes that are unnecessary or not urgent, washing your hands and gargling when returning home, following the proper etiquette for handling coughs or sneezes, and taking other action to prevent the further spread of infection, and monitor your own health (by taking your temperature etc.)
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To all students, teachers and staff employees:

Takashi Matsuoka, President
(Director, Risk Management Headquarters)

Recognizing that the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection is becoming a global pandemic, on March 18 the Government of Japan announced a policy of further strengthening border control measures. As a result, the university has revised the “Doshisha University Action in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (No. 2 Notice)” [dated March 6] as shown below. Each of you should continue to monitor the latest relevant information and exercise due caution in your personal decisions and behavior.

(Trips to other countries or for returning or coming to Japan)
1.
Travel to or via a country or area for which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised the infectious disease risk level to Level 2 or higher is in principle prohibited until the risk level is lowered to Level 1 or below.

Please verify the latest safety information for your destination on the “Overseas Travel Safety Information” homepage or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/(Only Japanese)
2.
For travel to a country or area for which the infectious disease risk level set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is Level 1, please carefully consider the necessity of the trip and whether it should be postponed.
3.
For a period of 14 days after returning to or arriving in Japan, in principle please refrain from coming to the university, and instead self-monitor your state of health (by taking your temperature, etc.)
4.
If less than 14 days have passed since you returned to or entered Japan from a country or area with a Ministry of Foreign Affairs infectious disease risk level rating of Level 3 or above, you are forbidden to come to campus for 14 days after the date you returned to or entered Japan. Furthermore, if within the last 14 days you have been in close contact with an individual who visited a country or region with a Ministry of Foreign Affairs infectious disease risk rating of Level 3 or above, you should contact a consultation center for returnees and individuals who have come in close contact with people infected with the virus (hereinafter “Consultation Center.”) You will be forbidden from coming to the university for the period ordered by a doctor, health center or other authority.
* Consultation Centers in Kyoto Prefecture:
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/kokusai/coronavirus_update.html?mode=preview
Or contact a Consultation Center in the prefecture/municipality in which you reside.
5.
In the future, if you will be returning/entering Japan from a country or area rated as Level 2 for infectious disease risk by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (including those listed as having a Level 2 infectious disease risk level for transit by the Ministry), please consider returning to/entering Japan as soon as possible. Even if you are returning to/entering Japan from a country or area not so designated, please be prepared for a change in conditions and make due allowance for developments so that you will be able to return to/enter Japan.

* The same policy applies to individuals who returned to/entered Japan before these measures were announced.
(Everyday life)
6.
If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of a cold or influenza, or are otherwise not feeling well, please stay at home (do not come to the university either) and care for yourself there etc.
7.
If you have the following symptoms, please consult the Returnee/Contact Consultation Center.
  • Continuation of influenza symptoms and a fever of at least 37.5 degrees centigrade for at least four days
  • Strong lethargy (fatigue) and breathing difficulties
8.
Please strive to be even more rigorous in refraining from going outside as far as possible for purposes that are unnecessary or not urgent, washing your hands and gargling when returning home, following the proper etiquette for handling coughs or sneezes, and taking other action to prevent the further spread of infection, and monitor your own health (by taking your temperature etc.)
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