[Update] Latest Guidelines on the Spread of COVID-19
Musashino University's teaching philosophy is underpinned by the idea of cultivating the human character based on Buddhism and in that spirit we continue to emphasize the importance of human life. While the threat of COVID-19 remains unpredictable, we need to carry on with our education and research during this phase of coexistence with the virus. To this end, we will begin expanding the availability of face-to-face classes and relax limitations on extracurricular activities and the like in the final quarter of this academic year. We ask that all students, staff, and university community members remain aware that anyone can be infectious, even if they show no symptoms, and that they need to do all that they can to avoid getting infected or infecting others at our university. We urge all individuals involved with the university to continue acting carefully and responsibly. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
1. Basic guidelines on the preventivae measures against the spread of COVID-19
(2) Fulfill our social responsibilities to minimize the spread of infection in metropolitan Tokyo
(3) Endeavor to minimize any educational loss that our students may experience in order to ensure that they all enjoy the same standard of education
2. Take appropriate and recommended action to avoid getting infected or infecting others
(1) Please avoid unnecessary outings, dining together or social gatherings at night, or visits to crowded places.
(2) Please make it a habit to check your temperature every morning, be aware of any changes in your state of health, be sure to use the "Checklist for Going Out," and refrain from going out if you have a fever or cold symptoms.
(3) Please be sure to wash your hands regularly with soap, disinfect your hands and fingers, wear a face mask when you go outdoors and follow coughing etiquette.
(4) Please pay attention to appropriate social distancing requirements (approx. 1 m).
(5) Please be mindful of ventilation when you are indoors.
(6) Please pay attention to avoid the 3Cs (crowded places, close-contact settings, and closed spaces).
(7) Please be considerate of those around you whenever you use public transportation by, for example, wearing a face mask, refraining from speaking, and practicing social distancing. In particular, you should exercise the utmost caution when speaking to friends or other people.
(8) Please make sure that you follow the advice provided in the "Measures for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 to Facilitate the Partial Resumption of Face-to-face Sessions" whenever you enter the campus.
Please refer to Examples of New Lifestyle Practices, as proposed by the government's expert committee.
3. Infection control measures taken at Musashino University
(2) Students and staff members are asked to check their temperature and identify changes in their state of health before going out by using the Checklist for Going Out.
(3) In principle, hand sanitizers are provided at all facility doorways, on all floors, in all restrooms and other such places.
(4) Only limited gates are now accessible. Thermal cameras have been deployed for fever detection and campus entry records are kept by monitoring student ID cards.
(5) Communal areas are regularly cleaned. Frequently touched surfaces in classrooms, such as doorknobs and light switches, are sterilized.
(6) Windows, doorways and other openings are kept open to let in fresh air.
(7) The university ensures that social distancing of 1 m is maintained between faculty members and students and between students to prevent droplet transmission in class. If a class takes place outside a regular classroom (e.g., to conduct an experiment or exercise), measures equivalent to maintaining a social distance of 1 m shall be taken to prevent droplet infection.
(8) Plastic sheets or other protective measures are used at office counters to stop droplet transmission. In addition, office staff members are provided with face shields so that they can wear them in areas where plastic sheets have not been installed.
(9) The number of seats that are available for use in the cafeteria and food court has been limited to promote social distancing. In addition, acrylic screens have been installed between some seats for droplet control.
4. Overseas travel
Students and faculty members who are already traveling and have symptoms such as a fever or coughing should first visit a local medical institution. Students should provide the results to the Health Center of their campus, and faculty members should report to the head of their academic department and the Personnel Division immediately.
International students who have fulfilled the acceptance period of their agreement should follow the instructions given by the International Relations Office.
5．Returning to Japan (entering Japan) from overseas
Be sure to perform self-isolation for 14 days, and record your physical condition and temperature as a follow-up period at home.
Observe your physical condition carefully and stay at home unless it is unavoidable, avoiding contact with others and spending time at home.
If you have a fever, cough, or cold, please call a medical institution, consultation desk, or health center and follow the instructions.
In addition, students should report to the Campus Health Center, and faculty members should report to their department (the head of their department)and the Personnel Division.
When returning to Japan (entry), please have to do the following below.
- If you have symptoms such as fever or cough when you return to Japan (entry), be sure to self-report to the quarantine officer at the airport. In addition, students should report to the Campus Health Center, and faculty member should report to their department(the head of their department) and the Personnel Division immedieatly.
- Public transportation is not available to move from the airport to the quarantine. Please use the designated hire car.
- With respect to the travel destination, the date of return to Japan or entering Japan, and the state of health at that point in time, students should report to the Campus Health Center, and faculty members should report to their department (the head of their department) and the Personnel Division. The following should be reported: the existence of a fever or coughing, the use of any relevant medications or cough suppressant.
- If students or faculty members have symptoms such as a fever or coughing during traveling and visited a medical center, students should inform the Health Center of their campus of the results and faculty members should inform their department (the head of their department) and the Personnel Division of the results.
- Please be sure to check the latest information of the government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (About entry into Japan)
※ For new arrivals to Japan, please follow the guidance from the department in charge of the university (International Relations Office for international students).
A university-issued written pledge is required to enter the country.
6. If you are suspected of having COVID-19, have been in close contact with an infected person, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19
(2) If you feel unwell, call a medical clinic, a designated consultation center or public health center in your area and follow their instructions. Students are required to read the "Special Considerations on Absence from Class" and act accordingly.
* In this case, your absence will be treated in the same way as a suspension, as stipulated in the School Health and Safety Act. The university will require that the relevant faculty member in charge give special consideration to ensure that you will not suffer any disadvantages as a result of your absence.
(3) If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, suspected of being infected, or having been in close contact with an infected person, you should inform the Health Center for your campus immediately.
In either case, faculty members should inform their department (the head of their department) and the Personnel Division immediately.
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