Caution against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [updated Feb 19]
～Please take appropriate actions individually～
As has been notified by the university through its website and emails since Jan. 24, 2020, it is important to stay informed and to take appropriate actions against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check the latest reliable resources such as websites of public authorities and notifications from the university.
Since infection with the virus has been confirmed in multiple countries including Japan, all the members and visitors of the university community are requested to take appropriate actions by themselves.
If you are currently receiving any direct instructions from a local public health center or medical institution, continue to follow them and contact the university office to report your situation.
If you have any questions, call the university Health Care Service Center (contact details are indicated below).
Ⅰ. If you are currently receiving any direct instructions from a local public health center
Continue to follow them and contact the university office to report your situation.
If you are diagnosed or suspected of having Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):Contact the university office and refrain from coming to the campus. Please accept that the information reported will be shared if necessary for campus safety and healthcare management.
・Students： Student Affairs Division (General Affairs Section)
・Faculty and staff：General Affairs Section (Human Resources Section)
・During out-of-office hours:
Please report through the following web form:
Faculty and staff members may contact the emergency number designated by each office.
II. If ‘Ⅰ’ above is NOT applicable to you (You are NOT receiving any direct instructions from a local public health center)
（1）Practice preventive measures:
①Practice regular preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes. Wear a mask when you are sick with coughing or sneezing.
②Make sure you have enough sleep and regular eating routine to keep yourself in good condition.
③Keep the places and objects touched by multiple people clean. Wash your hands after touching such things.
④Frequently ventilate the rooms used by many people.
（2）If you have fever or symptoms of a common cold:
① Stay home as much as possible.
② Monitor and record your temperature every day.
（3）Time to call the telephone consulting service operated by your local municipality government:
If your cold-like illness persists, consider consulting for further medical assessment. Check your condition and if your symptoms meet the criteria by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, it is reasonably deemed the right time to call the ’Consultation Center for the people with potential COVID-19 exposure’ (帰国者・接触者相談センター) operated by the local municipality government.
Check the latest guidance by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Information about the telephone consulting service can be found in （4）below.
|○People with any of these symptoms:
■Common cold symptoms or fever over 37.5℃ lasting for at least four days
(including when you need to continue to take an antipyretic).
■Vulnerable people such as seniors, pregnant women, or those with pre-existing conditions*, who have cold symptoms or a fever for around two days.
*(diabetics, heart or respiratory diseases, or people taking immunosuppressant or anticancer drugs)
■Feeling very lethargic (exhaustion) or have shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
（4）Consultation center for the people with potential COVID-19 exposure(帰国者・接触者相談センター)
Every municipality government provides a telephone consulting service.
Link: List of the consultation centers across Japan (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
The Consultee will instruct you on an appropriate action to take. If the consultation center suspects that you might be infected with the coronavirus, you will be instructed to visit a special outpatient clinic for possible COVID-19 infection (帰国者接触者外来).
When visiting the special outpatient clinic, do not forget to wear a mask and to refrain from taking public transportation.
・How to read the Ministry’s website in English / Chinese / Korean (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
・”About 2019 Novel Coronavirus” (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
・新型コロナウイルスを防ぐには (JAPANESE, Feb.17, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare）
・Q & A on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)(English)
・新型コロナウイルス感染症（COVID-19)に関する情報 (JAPANESE)（Tokyo Metropolitan Infectious Disease Surveillance Center）
・Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (World Health Organization)
・Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA)
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