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Summary of advice and notices regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

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Summary of advice and notices regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

(update: March 9, 2020)

1. Prevention measures

1) Daily actions

The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyone can take the following actions to respond to this emerging public health threat:

  • Avoid close contact* with infected patients/crowds (in which the viruses spread widely).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (see poster)
  • Follow "coughing manners," including wearing a facemask. (see poster)
  • Keep your mouth clean and fresh.
  • Sleep well, eat well, and get enough exercise. Managing and reducing your stress are also important.

References

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Prevention Measures and Guide of Consultation
Advice by Prof. Kojima, TUT university doctor (in Japanese) (ppt, video (on-campus network only))

2) When you feel unwell

  • Do not come to school when you feel unwell, even if only slightly (having a cold and/or other symptoms such as fever/cough/weariness/headache/stomach ache/diarrhea). Always report to your supervisor when you take a sick day.
  • Follow the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

If you have any of the following symptoms, please go to the consultation center for people who have had potential exposure to COVID-19:

  • You have had cold symptoms or a fever of 37.5°C or over for four days or more. (including when you need to continue to take an antipyretic)
  • You have a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).

*Please also go to the consultation center if you are a senior citizen or have an underlying disease, and you have had the symptoms mentioned above for about two days.

If the consultation center suspects that you have been infected with the virus, it will introduce you to a medical institution where medical services for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 are available. Please visit the medical institution, wearing a facemask, and refrain from using public transportation.

2. Travel abroad/return to Japan

Travel restrictions

University restricts travel abroad based on the warning level for Infectious Diseases designated by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) (website).

  • Level 3 or 4: All travel is prohibited for the time being.
  • Level 2: All travel is generally prohibited and requires permission in advance from the University President if necessary.
  • Travel to the other countries and regions: Please obtain the necessary information about your travel. Refer to the following links to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and other websites. Some countries restrict entry from Japan.

Notification

When you arrive in Japan

  • If you have a fever and cough when you enter Japan from abroad or if you have any close contact* with people with coronavirus infection during your stay abroad, report to the quarantine officer at the airport upon the entry and follow their instructions. You must also report to the Unit in charge indicated below immediately.
  • If you have any symptoms within the two week observation period after entry into Japan from abroad, you must call the nearest public health center (Toyohashi Public Health Center's number is below) or a hospital, and follow their instructions. You must notify them that you traveled to/from abroad recently. You must also report to the Unit in charge.

3. University actions

Canceled TUT events related to international students

(6th March) Study trip for international students

(12th March) Buffet party for international students

(5th - 11th March) On-campus Job Fair

For other events, please find on the on-campus website or contact the office in charge.

Graduation ceremony

Please note that this years' graduation ceremony will be organized at our campus. Details can be found on the following website.

Others

  • The training gym has been temporarily closed, from 28th February by 13th March.

TUT Official announcement

Unit in charge

  • Unit of General Affairs in General Affairs Division
    Extension 6504. Tel 0532-44-6504

4. Links

 

*"Close contact" refers to the following people who have been in contact with a Coronavirus-infected patient since the day when the patient was confirmed with the infection):

  1. Household contacts: Residents living at the same household/address as the "patient (confirmed case)."
  2. Medical personnel: Those who are directly involved in an examination and/or treatment of the "patient (confirmed case)", or those in charge of transportation of the patients, without necessary preventative measures for infection, such as no personal protective devices or improper use of them.
  3. A person who has been in contact with infectious materials: Those who have had contact with body fluids and/or secretion such as sputum (excluding sweat) from at patient (confirmed case) without taking the necessary preventative measures for infection.
  4. Others: Those who have contacted a "patient (confirmed case)" without taking any necessary infection precautions at a distance that can be touched or has talked face-to-face (approximately 2 meters) with such a patient.

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