How to spend during the spring semester
(1) Residence of students
According to the report, people with mild symptoms, move unconsciously and they are spreading infections to other people. To prevent this, domestic transfers also must be minimized.
Therefore, if you have been in the distant settlements or parents' homes, please stay there and take the classes. If you have lived in student dormitories or apartments, avoid unnecessary outings as possible, and ensure your health management thoroughly.
(2) Regarding Classes ;
The classes will be conducted online at least until the end of the spring semester. (Includes using other remote system) Students will be required to study online in their each place of residence. Therefore, we would like to request for setting a communication environment that allows you to study on the Internet (fixed-rate network, Wi-Fi, PC, etc.). If you have any problems for setting up an online environment such as financial difficulty, etc., please consult with your educational organization immediately. (e.g. your college) Even if you have to use Wi-Fi for studying, avoid moving to crowded or poorly ventilated stores, etc. This increases the risk of infection.
(3) About Daily life
We would like to request all students for making effort to study enthusiastically and managing your health and try to minimize the risk of being infected yourself as possible.
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, it is very important to consider the health of not only yourself but also the people around you. Always keep in mind that you must not be infected or infect others. At present, the route of transmission of the new coronavirus has reported that it based on droplets and contact, or contaminated aerosols adhere to the mouth, nose, and mucous membranes of the eyes.
In addition, it has reported that those who infected one may unknowingly to infect others.
Be aware of the following in your daily life.
a) Please keep trying for managing your health and try to minimize the risk of getting infection as possible by refraining nonessential and non-urgent outings and avoiding the 3-Cs environment. (Closed space, Crowded space, closed-contact settings)
b) Thoroughly prevent infection. For example,
- Wash your hands with soap and gargle.(To prevent infection yourself)
- Wear a mask (To prevent infection to others)
- Measure the body temperature every morning and confirm that it is normal(To prevent infection to others)
- Do not go to crowded place or areas where you might interact with potentially infected people. (To prevent yourself and others from infection)
c) If you have a fever, cough, a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue), runny nose, or other flu-like symptoms, monitor your symptoms at home.
Seek medical care if necessary. (Call a medical institution in advance and ask for instructions.)
However, if you have any symptoms suspected that infected with the COVID-19 as following;
The level of symptoms for consult with the consultation center (as of May 8, 2020)
- Having one or some symptoms such as shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), strong feeling of weariness(fatigue), a high temperature, etc,.
- Those who have flu-like symptoms also having underlying disease that is prone to severe symptoms of COVID-19. (e.g. diabetes, heart failure, or respiratory disease, receiving dialysis, taking immunosuppressant or anticancer drugs )※Pregnant women also included.
- Those who have not have underlying such diseases mentioned above, but having flu-like symptoms continuously more than 4 days.
(The symptom's condition is different from individuals. Therefore, if you feel the symptoms are more severe than a common cold, such as in case you need to take antipyretics continuously, to contact the consultation center promptly even less than 4days.)
If you feel these symptoms, please contact the Returnee and Contact Consultation Center.
(University of Tsukuba Hospital does not accept or treat patients with infectious diseases in view of its designated functions)
About the contact of the Returnee and Contact Consultation Center and Infection prevention control measures, please refer to the link for details and try to prevent infection.
Furthermore, the contact information of the Returnee and Contact Consultation Center for Tsukuba Residents as referring to the URLs as follows,
Returnee and Contact Consultation Center for New Coronavirus Infections
Tsukuba Health Center: 029-851-9287 【Weekdays, 9 AM to 5 PM】
Ibaraki Prefecture Returnee and Contact Consultation Center:
029-301-3200 【24/7 including weekends and holidays】