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【as of September 17】Coronavirus Control and Prevention Measures at Chuo University

2020.09.17


Sep 17:【Regarding the implementation of events】has been updated
 

 

Chuo University has established the Chuo University Special Infectious Disease Control Section in conjunction with the President’s Office with the President of Chuo as the Director, and has examined and implemented measures for safety, security, infection prevention, health maintenance, and protecting human dignity, for students, staff and faculty, and other Chuo stakeholders.

 

【Main measures】

・Ensure notification and implementation of basic anti-infection measures, such as hand washing and cough etiquette in order to prevent the spread of infection.

・Place disinfectant dispensers at building and office entrances, and recommend hand sanitizing.

・Recommend careful management of physical health, such as taking body temperature every morning and consulting medical professionals if one’s physical condition worsens, mainly for persons who have frequent contact with students or visitors in offices.

・Work staggered hours (early/late) for employees on campus to avoid traffic congestion.

・Gather and disclose information on Coronavirus under the supervision of the school doctor.

・Careful oversight of matters related to studies for Japanese students studying abroad and international students at Chuo.

・Consideration of implementation of overseas travel programs (Short-term Study Abroad Programs)

・Implementation of close communication with our partner institutions overseas.

・Consider whether to conduct on-campus events and take note of the results of consideration.

 

【Regarding the implementation of events】*
At Chuo University, in light of the necessity of prevention of the new coronavirus disease, we will decide that all events (including various meetings and arrangements) scheduled to be held for the time being should be held (including reducing the size or changing the format of events), postponed or cancelled, by comprehensively considering the following points.

・Eating and drinking (In principle, events with eating and drinking should be considered for cancellation.)
・Size of the event (as a guideline, when exceeding 50 participants careful consideration is required.)
・Age of participants (More attention is required when a large number of elderly people might participate.)
・Participants point of origin (Caution is required when gathering participants from across the region or nation.)
・Identity of participants (Caution is necessary when the identity of participants is unknown.)
・Participation forum (Based on the size of the venue and the number of participants, care must be taken to avoid high density.)
・Duration of the event (Events should be no longer than absolutely necessary.)
・Close contact (Consideration must be given to the type of event, such as lecture, discussion, face-to-face briefings, etc.)
・Substitutability (Consider if postponement or a different format is possible.)
・In addition, organizers should act according to the characteristics of each event.

In order to avoid inconvenience to participants and event stakeholders,the organizing section will ensure immediate announcements once decisions are made on the contents and implementation of events, etc.

For implementation details of events, please contact the section in charge. (Contact list (in Japanese only):
https://www.chuo-u.ac.jp/inquiry/).

*The above policy applies at the time of publication and will be updated as needed in a timely manner.

 

To all Chuo University students, staff and faculty

 If you are traveling or planning to travel abroad, please check various sources of information and consider canceling or postponing your travel.

 The government has classified pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus as a “designated infectious disease,” and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus “a Global Health Emergency.”

Please read the following carefully, check the linked information, and implement thorough anti-infection measures, such as hand washing and cough etiquette in order to prevent the spread of infection. If you have any symptoms, please consult a medical institution.

If you have any concerns, please consult your affiliated office or Health Center.