Measures for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Since June 1, Musashino University has been easing measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 with the safety of our students and faculty members as our top priority. At present, Tokyo is experiencing an increase in the number of people infected amid concerns over a second wave of infections, notably in specific areas (clusters) but of most concern is the increase in the number of cases of young people in the 20-39 year age bracket. Students and faculty members are reminded to observe advice to avoid getting infected or infecting others in the case you might be asymptomatic. We ask all members of our University community to continue to act responsibly. I express my appreciation for your understanding and cooperation.
July 9, 2020
President, Musashino University
1. Preventing COVID-19 from Spreading
(2) If you need to visit the campus to speak with staff, please make an appointment in advance. Please note, office hours are reduced at present, operating between 10:00am and 3:00pm. We ask you to refrain from making non-essential and non-urgent visits to campus.
(3) Please make it a practice to check your temperature every morning and be aware of any changes in your health. Always use the Checklist for Going Out and refrain from going out if you have a fever or cold symptoms.
PDF: Checklist for Going Out
(4) Please wear a face mask when you go out. If you forget to wear a mask when you visit the campus, please purchase one at the campus store. As we approach summer, please be aware that the weather can result in heat stroke and the present recommendation to wear a mask may also contribute to uncomfortable conditions. To prevent heat stroke, you may take off your face mask only when it is safe to do so after maintaining an adequate distance from others around you. Please remember to drink plenty of water during the summer months.
(5) When visiting the campus, please read the QR code placed at various locations on the premises and answer the Questionnaire for Recording Your Campus Visit.
<QR Code Locations>
Musashino Campus: Main Gate, North Gate, Parking Lot Entrance, Library Entrance,
1F Entrance at Building No. 7
Ariake Campus: 1F Entrance at Building No. 1, 1F Entrance at Building No. 2,
2F Library Entrance at Building No. 2, PC Room Entrance at Building No. 2,
2F Entrance at Building No. 4
(6) When entering the campus, please wash your hands often and disinfect your hands and fingers using the alcohol-based sanitizer placed at various locations on campus.
(7) Please be sure to wash your hands regularly with soap and wear a face mask when you go outdoors.
(8) When using campus facilities, please pay attention to appropriate social distancing requirements, (a distance of two metres or more is recommended).
(9) When using campus facilities, please leave the doors open for ventilation.
(10) Please call the Health Center if you feel ill after entering the campus and follow their instructions.
(11) Please leave the campus as soon as you finish the purpose of your visit.
2. Measures for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Musashino University
(2) Please check your temperature and take note of your health using the Checklist for Going Out before you leave home.
(3) Alcohol-based sanitizers are placed at building entrances and inside buildings.
(4) We are limiting the entrances that you can use.
(5) Common-use spaces are cleaned regularly and surfaces in classrooms that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs and lighting switches, are disinfected.
(6) Windows and entrances are opened and the buildings are ventilated.
(7) Vinyl sheets have been installed at the office counters to prevent spread of airborne droplets. In addition, face shields have been distributed to office staff for support at places where vinyl sheets cannot be installed.
(8) Seats are limited at cafeterias and food courts in an effort to maintain social distancing. In addition, acrylic screens have been installed depending on the seats as a measure for preventing the transmission of airborne droplets. The use of some common areas, such as the Student Hall, is prohibited.
3. If you are suspected of having COVID-19, considered to be a close contact of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or diagnosed with COVID-19
PDF: Health Observation Form
(2) If you do not feel well, please call a medical institution, consultation center or public health center and follow their instructions. Students should take necessary responses by reading the Class Absence Considerations.
PDF: Class Absence Considerations
* Your absence will be treated as a Suspension of Attendance prescribed in the School Health and Safety Act; therefore, we will request the teacher in charge to consider that you not be put at a disadvantage for being absent from your classes due to COVID-19 symptoms.
(3) Students suspected of being infected or considered to have come in close contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should inform the Health Center of their campus immediately. Students should contact the Security Office of Ariake Campus or the Gatehouse of Musashino Campus immediately if diagnosed with COVID-19. Faculty members should immediately inform their department (the head of their department) and the Personnel Division in either of these cases.