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Doshisha University Action in Response to Kyoto Prefectural Government’s Requests【No.13 Notice】

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Updated Apr. 22, 2021
April 19, 2021
Emergency Task Force
To Students, Faculty and Staff
UEKI Tomoko, President
(Director, Emergency Task Force)

Doshisha University Action in Response to Kyoto Prefectural Government’s Requests
【No.13 Notice】

 On April 16, the Kyoto Prefectural Government issued the “New Requests for the Period of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures in Kyoto.” In response to these new requests from Kyoto Prefecture, Doshisha University’s Emergency Task Force has decided to take the following measures during the period from April 22 (Thu) to May 5 (Wed).
 If the above requests to universities by Kyoto Prefecture continue after May 5 (Wed), these measures of Doshisha University will continue accordingly.
 As these are time-limited measures, “Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (4th Edition)” (hereinafter “Guidelines”) will not be revised at this point. During the above-mentioned period, this No. 13 Notice prevails over the items described in the Guidelines and the “Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).”


1.Doshisha University is currently conducting classes in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction in the AY2021 Spring Semester. As the ratio of students taking face-to-face classes and online classes are approximately 1:1, the number of students coming to campus at one time is kept at 50% or less. Accordingly, classes that are regarded by the respective faculties and graduate schools as suitable for face-to-face instruction will continue to be conducted face-to-face with stronger infection prevention measures in place.
 On the other hand, in light of the increasing trend of infections, classes for which switching from face-to-face to online instruction is technically possible, and is also approved by the faculty or graduate school that offer them, will be conducted online during the above-mentioned period.
 In addition, as shown in the Guidelines, students, faculty and staff who have certain symptoms such as fever are suspended from coming to campus based on self-report. Meanwhile, flexible arrangements will be made for students, faculty and staff who are at a high risk for severe illness from infection, such as those with underlying medical conditions or chronic diseases, so that they can take class or work without commuting to campus.

2.Student groups affiliated with Gakuyudan and groups registered with the Student Support Services Center that intend to engage in extracurricular activities during the above-mentioned period are required, as before, to submit the details of their activities, their plans to prevent infection and their pledge to comply with such plans to the Student Support Services Center in advance and receive the permission of the Center. Student groups engaging in extracurricular activities without permission will be subject to a separate action. Also, not limited to the above groups, all students are requested to refrain from engaging in activities in groups, including activities of voluntary student groups not registered with the university and friends’ gatherings.

3.Requests relating to thorough implementation of measures to prevent the re-emergence of infections
  • Refrain from dining with people before and after classes and extracurricular activities.
  • Do not visit restaurants or bars outside of their requested business hours.
  • Do not party.
  • Do not gather with a large group or stay overnight at a friend’s apartment.
  • Do not talk without a mask even during a meal.

 So far, no cases of infection in class on campus has occurred at Doshisha University, and most of the cases of infection reported to our university resulted from dining in a restaurant or student’s apartment or from travel. In order for us to continue face-to-face classes and on-campus learning, we ask each of you for your continued understanding and cooperation in paying utmost attention to your behavior and acting in an appropriate manner in daily life and on campus outside class.
April 19, 2021
Emergency Task Force
To Students, Faculty and Staff
UEKI Tomoko, President
(Director, Emergency Task Force)

Doshisha University Action in Response to Kyoto Prefectural Government’s Requests
【No.13 Notice】

 On April 16, the Kyoto Prefectural Government issued the “New Requests for the Period of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures in Kyoto.” In response to these new requests from Kyoto Prefecture, Doshisha University’s Emergency Task Force has decided to take the following measures during the period from April 22 (Thu) to May 5 (Wed).
 If the above requests to universities by Kyoto Prefecture continue after May 5 (Wed), these measures of Doshisha University will continue accordingly.
 As these are time-limited measures, “Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (4th Edition)” (hereinafter “Guidelines”) will not be revised at this point. During the above-mentioned period, this No. 13 Notice prevails over the items described in the Guidelines and the “Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).”


1.Doshisha University is currently conducting classes in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction in the AY2021 Spring Semester. As the ratio of students taking face-to-face classes and online classes are approximately 1:1, the number of students coming to campus at one time is kept at 50% or less. Accordingly, classes that are regarded by the respective faculties and graduate schools as suitable for face-to-face instruction will continue to be conducted face-to-face with stronger infection prevention measures in place.
 On the other hand, in light of the increasing trend of infections, classes for which switching from face-to-face to online instruction is technically possible, and is also approved by the faculty or graduate school that offer them, will be conducted online during the above-mentioned period.
 In addition, as shown in the Guidelines, students, faculty and staff who have certain symptoms such as fever are suspended from coming to campus based on self-report. Meanwhile, flexible arrangements will be made for students, faculty and staff who are at a high risk for severe illness from infection, such as those with underlying medical conditions or chronic diseases, so that they can take class or work without commuting to campus.

2.Student groups affiliated with Gakuyudan and groups registered with the Student Support Services Center that intend to engage in extracurricular activities during the above-mentioned period are required, as before, to submit the details of their activities, their plans to prevent infection and their pledge to comply with such plans to the Student Support Services Center in advance and receive the permission of the Center. Student groups engaging in extracurricular activities without permission will be subject to a separate action. Also, not limited to the above groups, all students are requested to refrain from engaging in activities in groups, including activities of voluntary student groups not registered with the university and friends’ gatherings.

3.Requests relating to thorough implementation of measures to prevent the re-emergence of infections
  • Refrain from dining with people before and after classes and extracurricular activities.
  • Do not visit restaurants or bars outside of their requested business hours.
  • Do not party.
  • Do not gather with a large group or stay overnight at a friend’s apartment.
  • Do not talk without a mask even during a meal.

 So far, no cases of infection in class on campus has occurred at Doshisha University, and most of the cases of infection reported to our university resulted from dining in a restaurant or student’s apartment or from travel. In order for us to continue face-to-face classes and on-campus learning, we ask each of you for your continued understanding and cooperation in paying utmost attention to your behavior and acting in an appropriate manner in daily life and on campus outside class.