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Preparation for the Learning Environment under the Change in Policy for Mode of Operation Based on the COVID-19 Situation

May 29, 2020

To: Undergraduate students
Graduate students

Preparation for the Learning Environment under the Change in Policy for Mode of Operation Based on the COVID-19 Situation

The declaration of a state of emergency has been lifted in all prefectures by the government on May 25, 2020. The "Basic Policies for Novel Coronavirus Disease Control" were revised and 3 weeks until June 18 indicate a certain travel period when travel between a part of the national capital region (Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa) and Hokkaido is to be handled cautiously.

As a result of this, June 19 is the potential date when entry to the campus, etc. is allowed as notified by the "Handling of our university contingent to the lifting of the declaration of a state of emergency by the government" posted on May 27 by our university at the university website. Furthermore, this potential date is based on the shift in a stable level.

Along with this, we would like to ask you to check the following points and pay attention to information and messages coming from your educational organization.

  • (1) Classes of the spring semester (until August 8) will only be conducted online. As such, there is no need for students to travel (move into a new dwelling, etc.) to set up a learning environment in a hurry.
  • (2) For experiments, practical training, practical skill, etc., changes in the timing and method of the opening of courses are necessary and they could be conducted from late August to September. Students who live in a distant location including their family home should pay attention to messages from their educational organization and class instructors and examine the timing of their travel (move into a new dwelling, etc.).
  • (3) For graduate students and 4th year undergraduate students, when the environment and other conditions are in place for students, face-to-face research guidance that will be conducted on-campus may resume by stages on a laboratory-by-laboratory basis, etc. even before August 7. Instructions, messages, etc. from your educational organization or class instructor should be checked.
  • (4) For the circumstances of restarting facilities and activities other than classes, the "Latest information about measures in response to COVID-19 (Compilation) is released at "Latest Information about Measures in Response to COVID-19" as needed.
  • (5) To decide when the time is right to restore the conduct of classes on-campus, educational organizations have knowledge of your living situation, etc. (commuting distance from the university vicinity, other areas/Tokyo area (Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa)) so come through with an answer if there is an inquiry.
  • (6) Students should keep a health observation report for the last 14 days nearest to the date that they would enter the campus and they should take this report along for them to show to their class instructor, academic advisor, etc.) as an appropriate action to prevent the spread of infection by way of "preventing yourself and others from being infected". With average body temperature and the absence of cold symptoms for 14 days, entry to the university will be allowed.
  • (7) Procedures for moving in the student residence hall will be posted in the university website later and future residents will be informed.

SHIMIZU Satoshi, Vice President for Education

SATOH Shinobu, Vice President for Student Affairs

Health Observation Report sample form

Contact information

1. For classes, etc., wait for instructions of the homeroom teacher, academic advisor, class instructor, etc. Furthermore, let your homeroom teacher, academic advisor, etc. know if there are any unclear points or if you have any anxieties. If you don't know how to contact the above, etc., consult the following with regard to studies.

Division of Educational Reform Support, Department of Educational Promotion

2. Consult the following with regard to student life and student residence halls.
Division of Student Welfare, Department of Student Affairs