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Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Updated Nov. 9, 2021

Flowchart of whether or not you are allowed to come to the campus

If you have any doubts about your physical condition when you go to school, be sure to follow the flowchart provided.

If you would like to contact the office of your faculty / graduate school, please check the contact information below.
Offices of Faculties, School and Graduate Schools

Flowchart of whether or not you are allowed to come to the campus

If you have any doubts about your physical condition when you go to school, be sure to follow the flowchart provided.

If you would like to contact the office of your faculty / graduate school, please check the contact information below.
Offices of Faculties, School and Graduate Schools

Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This is a guideline for conducting classes and extracurricular activities while giving maximum consideration to preventing the spread of infection.
It is published in "Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) ".

Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This is a guideline for conducting classes and extracurricular activities while giving maximum consideration to preventing the spread of infection.
It is published in "Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) ".
Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Doshisha University

 Having experienced the pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we need to practice new forms of learning and education at the same time as preventing spread of infection through the “new normal” lifestyle.
 For this purpose, we have established the “Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),” with which we continue to proceed with our educational and research activities.
 However, in order to prevent spread of infection, each of us must think what we should do as members of the local community and take actions to prevent ourselves from becoming infected or infecting others.
 Below is the list of what we should always be cautious and practice as part of the university community and management. Please follow these guidelines in your daily life and on-campus activities.
 Conditions for suspension of attendance are subject to change depending on the situation of spread of infection in the future. Any future changes will be posted on the university’s website, so please check it regularly.


1.Thorough practice of measures to prevent spread of infection

(1)Continue the basic infection prevention measures for each person
  1. wearing a mask correctly
  2. washing hands frequently
  3. disinfecting hands and fingers with disinfectants installed outside facilities when going out
  • Keep a physical distance of at least 1 meter between people and refrain from talking loudly.
  • Keep an appropriate room temperature and humidity and ventilate the room frequently.

(2)Reduce the risk of infection during eating and drinking
  • Dine at places certified for taking appropriate infection prevention measures.
  • Limit the group size to 4 people per table.
  • Wear a mask correctly when talking and refrain from talking loudly.
  • Do not stay for a long time and limit the time to 2 hours.

(3)Act cautiously and avoid the risk of infection when going out
  • Consider postponing a plan of going out, a trip home, a holiday trip or a business trip when there is an increasing trend of infections.
  • Go out in a small group of family members or people you usually spend time with, and avoid crowded places and peak times.
  • When attending an event that is expected to attract a large crowd, act cautiously and follow the basic infection prevention measures thoroughly.

(4)Consult with a medical institution if you feel unwell
  • If you feel even slightly unwell, do not hesitate to consult with a medical institution.
  • Have the courage to stay home and rest without pushing yourself.
Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Doshisha University

 Having experienced the pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we need to practice new forms of learning and education at the same time as preventing spread of infection through the “new normal” lifestyle.
 For this purpose, we have established the “Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),” with which we continue to proceed with our educational and research activities.
 However, in order to prevent spread of infection, each of us must think what we should do as members of the local community and take actions to prevent ourselves from becoming infected or infecting others.
 Below is the list of what we should always be cautious and practice as part of the university community and management. Please follow these guidelines in your daily life and on-campus activities.
 Conditions for suspension of attendance are subject to change depending on the situation of spread of infection in the future. Any future changes will be posted on the university’s website, so please check it regularly.


1.Thorough practice of measures to prevent spread of infection

(1)Continue the basic infection prevention measures for each person
  1. wearing a mask correctly
  2. washing hands frequently
  3. disinfecting hands and fingers with disinfectants installed outside facilities when going out
  • Keep a physical distance of at least 1 meter between people and refrain from talking loudly.
  • Keep an appropriate room temperature and humidity and ventilate the room frequently.

(2)Reduce the risk of infection during eating and drinking
  • Dine at places certified for taking appropriate infection prevention measures.
  • Limit the group size to 4 people per table.
  • Wear a mask correctly when talking and refrain from talking loudly.
  • Do not stay for a long time and limit the time to 2 hours.

(3)Act cautiously and avoid the risk of infection when going out
  • Consider postponing a plan of going out, a trip home, a holiday trip or a business trip when there is an increasing trend of infections.
  • Go out in a small group of family members or people you usually spend time with, and avoid crowded places and peak times.
  • When attending an event that is expected to attract a large crowd, act cautiously and follow the basic infection prevention measures thoroughly.

(4)Consult with a medical institution if you feel unwell
  • If you feel even slightly unwell, do not hesitate to consult with a medical institution.
  • Have the courage to stay home and rest without pushing yourself.

2.Measures concerning coming to the campus

(1)Daily health management
 Thoroughly practice the measures introduced in the examples of “new normal” in your daily life, and pay attention to your health status through daily body temperature check and health monitoring. If you feel unwell with symptoms such as fever and cough, see category C in (3) below and the“Flowchart of whether you are allowed to come to the campus” to decide whether you are allowed to come to the campus. If you fall under one of the categories for suspension of attendance, stay home and rest.

(2)What to do when coming to the campus

(3)Reasons for suspension of attendance and requirements for lifting of suspension of attendance
 Reasons for suspension of attendanceRequirements for lifting of suspension of attendance
AYou are scheduled to get tested (PCR etc.) at the advice of a medical institution or for other reasons
(*such as when you are identified as a close contact of an infected person)
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, attendance is suspended as it is a Class I Infectious Disease designated in the School Health and Safety Act.
a)
Tested positive
→When you have healed and got permitted by a medical institution to attend school
b)
Tested negative
→When you got permitted by a medical institution to attend school
BIt has been found out that you had contact with a person infected with COVID-19After consulting with the COVID-19 Consultation Center or your local medical association or a clinic in accordance with the consultation/testing system of your local municipality,
1)
if you were advised to visit a medical institution or get tested and tested negative
→For category “B”
When you got permitted by a medical institution to attend school AND 2 weeks have passed since the day you had contact with an infected person
→For category “C”
When you got permitted by a medical institution to attend school
If you tested positive, the requirement for category “A” will apply.
2)
if you were advised to stay home as a precaution instead of visiting a medical institution or getting tested
→When the period of staying home instructed by the medical institution has passed
CYou have any of the following symptoms
  1. One or more of: severe symptoms such as shortness of breath (breathing difficulty), strong feeling of tiredness (fatigue) or high fever
  2. You are likely to develop severe illnessor pregnant and have relatively mild cold-like symptoms such as fever and cough
    The elderly, those with underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart failure or respiratory disease (such as COPD) and those receiving dialysis or taking immunosuppressant or anticancer drugs
  3. You have neither of the above but:
    have persistent (4 days or more) relatively mild cold-like symptoms such as fever and cough, or
    believe the cold symptoms to be severe, or
    have to keep taking antipyretics
DYou have arrived in Japan from abroad (regardless of presence or absence of symptoms)When the waiting period at home or in accommodation as described in the “Important Notice” in the Border Control Measures of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has passed
If you fall under any of categories A to C during the waiting period at home or in accommodation, the requirements for the respective categories will apply.

2.Measures concerning coming to the campus

(1)Daily health management
 Thoroughly practice the measures introduced in the examples of “new normal” in your daily life, and pay attention to your health status through daily body temperature check and health monitoring. If you feel unwell with symptoms such as fever and cough, see category C in (3) below and the“Flowchart of whether you are allowed to come to the campus” to decide whether you are allowed to come to the campus. If you fall under one of the categories for suspension of attendance, stay home and rest.

(2)What to do when coming to the campus

(3)Reasons for suspension of attendance and requirements for lifting of suspension of attendance
 Reasons for suspension of attendanceRequirements for lifting of suspension of attendance
AYou are scheduled to get tested (PCR etc.) at the advice of a medical institution or for other reasons
(*such as when you are identified as a close contact of an infected person)
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, attendance is suspended as it is a Class I Infectious Disease designated in the School Health and Safety Act.
a)
Tested positive
→When you have healed and got permitted by a medical institution to attend school
b)
Tested negative
→When you got permitted by a medical institution to attend school
BIt has been found out that you had contact with a person infected with COVID-19After consulting with the COVID-19 Consultation Center or your local medical association or a clinic in accordance with the consultation/testing system of your local municipality,
1)
if you were advised to visit a medical institution or get tested and tested negative
→For category “B”
When you got permitted by a medical institution to attend school AND 2 weeks have passed since the day you had contact with an infected person
→For category “C”
When you got permitted by a medical institution to attend school
If you tested positive, the requirement for category “A” will apply.
2)
if you were advised to stay home as a precaution instead of visiting a medical institution or getting tested
→When the period of staying home instructed by the medical institution has passed
CYou have any of the following symptoms
  1. One or more of: severe symptoms such as shortness of breath (breathing difficulty), strong feeling of tiredness (fatigue) or high fever
  2. You are likely to develop severe illnessor pregnant and have relatively mild cold-like symptoms such as fever and cough
    The elderly, those with underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart failure or respiratory disease (such as COPD) and those receiving dialysis or taking immunosuppressant or anticancer drugs
  3. You have neither of the above but:
    have persistent (4 days or more) relatively mild cold-like symptoms such as fever and cough, or
    believe the cold symptoms to be severe, or
    have to keep taking antipyretics
DYou have arrived in Japan from abroad (regardless of presence or absence of symptoms)When the waiting period at home or in accommodation as described in the “Important Notice” in the Border Control Measures of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has passed
If you fall under any of categories A to C during the waiting period at home or in accommodation, the requirements for the respective categories will apply.

3.How to report to the university when you are suspended from attending school and when you are released from suspension of attendance

Anyone can get infected anytime and no one should be blamed just for being infected. If you unfortunately got infected, do not hesitate to contact the university immediately, in order to receive sufficient support in your own coursework as well as to prevent further spread of infection

(1)If you were advised to visit a medical institution or get tested and tested positive
1)
Report immediately to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail that you are suspended from attending school, along with the following information (first report).
  • Your name
  • Your affiliated faculty or graduate school (affiliated department for faculty and staff) and student ID number (student only)
  • Date of testing positive
  • Where you are receiving care
  • Since when you have had symptoms
  • Last day you came to the campus
  • If you came to the campus during the period between two days before developing symptoms and the date of testing positive, the date you came to the campus, your activity history on campus on the day, and whether or not you met anyone
  • Your contact information including phone number
  • Name of public health center, testing laboratory
The university may contact you to confirm the details.

2)
When you have fulfilled the requirements for being released from suspension of attendance, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.
If a decision of a medical institution was necessary for fulfilling the requirement for being released from suspension of attendance, report the detail of the decision as well.

(2)If you were advised to visit a medical institution or get tested and tested negative
1)
Report immediately to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail that you are suspended from attending school, along with the results of test and consultation (first report).

2)
When you have fulfilled the requirements for being released from suspension of attendance, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.
If a decision of a medical institution was necessary for fulfilling the requirement for being released from suspension of attendance, report the detail of the decision as well.

(3)If you were advised to stay home as a precaution instead of visiting a medical institution or getting tested
1)
Report immediately to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail that you are suspended from attending school, along with your symptoms, course of disease, and results of consultation and diagnosis (first report).

2)
When you have fulfilled the requirements for being released from suspension of attendance, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.

(4)If you have recently arrived in Japan from abroad
1)
Report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school on the day of arrival in Japan or by the next business day of the office (first report).

2)
When the waiting period in accordance with the “Important Notice” in the Border Control Measures of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has passed, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.
If you fall under any of categories A to C above during the waiting period at home or in accommodation, follow the steps (1) to (3) above accordingly.

*If you are a university staff member, report to the head of your department.

3.How to report to the university when you are suspended from attending school and when you are released from suspension of attendance

Anyone can get infected anytime and no one should be blamed just for being infected. If you unfortunately got infected, do not hesitate to contact the university immediately, in order to receive sufficient support in your own coursework as well as to prevent further spread of infection

(1)If you were advised to visit a medical institution or get tested and tested positive
1)
Report immediately to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail that you are suspended from attending school, along with the following information (first report).
  • Your name
  • Your affiliated faculty or graduate school (affiliated department for faculty and staff) and student ID number (student only)
  • Date of testing positive
  • Where you are receiving care
  • Since when you have had symptoms
  • Last day you came to the campus
  • If you came to the campus during the period between two days before developing symptoms and the date of testing positive, the date you came to the campus, your activity history on campus on the day, and whether or not you met anyone
  • Your contact information including phone number
  • Name of public health center, testing laboratory
The university may contact you to confirm the details.

2)
When you have fulfilled the requirements for being released from suspension of attendance, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.
If a decision of a medical institution was necessary for fulfilling the requirement for being released from suspension of attendance, report the detail of the decision as well.

(2)If you were advised to visit a medical institution or get tested and tested negative
1)
Report immediately to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail that you are suspended from attending school, along with the results of test and consultation (first report).

2)
When you have fulfilled the requirements for being released from suspension of attendance, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.
If a decision of a medical institution was necessary for fulfilling the requirement for being released from suspension of attendance, report the detail of the decision as well.

(3)If you were advised to stay home as a precaution instead of visiting a medical institution or getting tested
1)
Report immediately to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail that you are suspended from attending school, along with your symptoms, course of disease, and results of consultation and diagnosis (first report).

2)
When you have fulfilled the requirements for being released from suspension of attendance, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.

(4)If you have recently arrived in Japan from abroad
1)
Report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school on the day of arrival in Japan or by the next business day of the office (first report).

2)
When the waiting period in accordance with the “Important Notice” in the Border Control Measures of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has passed, be sure to report to the office of your affiliated faculty or graduate school by phone or e-mail before resuming attending school (final report).
Be sure to resume attending school AFTER the final report to the relevant office. DO NOT come to the campus for the purpose of the final report.
If you fall under any of categories A to C above during the waiting period at home or in accommodation, follow the steps (1) to (3) above accordingly.

*If you are a university staff member, report to the head of your department.

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