Response to COVID-19 (May 27, 2020) Update June 3, June 18

 

Measures after lifting of the state of emergency over COVID-19

Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – May 27
Update June 1
Update June 3
Update June 18

In accordance with the Emergency Measures issued by the Governor of Saitama Prefecture, Saitama University has taken measures such as prohibiting students from entering the campus since Thursday, April 9, 2020.
The government and Saitama Prefecture have recently lifted the state of emergency. However, in order to protect the health of our students and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, we have extended or cancelled the measures we have taken so far as follows.
If there are any changes in the future due to trends in Saitama Prefecture, we will announce them again.

[Okubo Campus]
We are extending the measure of restricting student entry from Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
After Monday, June 8, 2020, students are allowed to enter the university in the following cases, but please refrain from entering the university for any non-essential reasons.

After Monday, June 8, 2020
 - When researching in your own laboratory *Please follow instructions from your Faculty, Graduate School and supervisors.
 - When you use the library
 - If you need to run an errand at the Student Center

After Thursday, June 18, 2020 (until the second term)
 - In case of taking experiments, practical training, and skills

[Tokyo Station College]
The entry restriction will be extended for the time being after Monday, June 1, 2020. 

[Library Use]
The closure will be extended from Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
It will open on Monday, June 8, 2020.

[Extracurricular activities on/off campus]
After Monday, June 1, 2020, the activities will be prohibited for the time being. The use of related facilities will also be prohibited.
*Extracurricular activities both on and off campus and use of campus facilities are prohibited until further notice.  However, activities outside campus are allowed when the use of facility is not prohibited or limited by local authorities, and when university supervisor approves the activity.

[Student Center]
The suspension of face-to-face services on counters will be extended from Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Face-to-face services will begin on Monday, June 8, 2020. 

[Office of Advising Services for International Students: OASIS]
The suspension of face-to-face consultation will be extended from Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Face-to-face consultation will begin on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Consultation by ZOOM will continue to be conducted. 

[Counseling Room for all matters: Nandemo Sodan Shitu]
The suspension of face-to-face consultation will be extended from Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Face-to-face consultation will begin on Monday, June 8, 2020.


Note 1: Classes (lectures and exercises) shall be conducted online until the end of the second term.
Note 2: If you are admitted to the Okubo Campus and need to take a distance learning course on campus, you can take a distance learning course in the lecture room of the First Lecture Hall.
Note 3: Please check the website for information on how to use the facilities that are available.
Note 4:Although we ask students to wear masks, to avoid heatstroke, you may take off masks when you can maintain social distancing outside.
Note 5: The COVID-19 infections are known to spread in young people who become subclinical infected. Restrictions on domestic travel are to be lifted on June 19. However, please continue to refrain from going out at night in the downtown areas of Tokyo where clusters of COVID-19 cases are still confirmed. Students are asked to continue not to go out on non-essential trips and to refrain from traveling outside the prefecture. Also, please refrain from going out at night in the downtown area.In addition to avoiding three “Cs” of Closed spaces, Crowded places and Close-contact settings, practice the “10 points to reduce contact with people” and the “new lifestyle”. The result of these actions will not only save many lives, but also save the society of Japan. Make an effort to get back to a normal routine early on.

 

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Update June 18 

To Faculty members and staff, 

In accordance with the Emergency Measures issued by the Governor of Saitama Prefecture, Saitama University has taken measures such as remote work and staggered work hours since Thursday, April 9, 2020.
The government and Saitama Prefecture have recently lifted the state of emergency. However, in order to protect the health of our students and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, we have extended or cancelled the measures we have taken so far as follows.
If there are any changes in the future due to trends in Saitama Prefecture, we will announce them again.

[Remote work]
Remote work will be no longer allowed after May 31.

[Staggered work hours]
The university continue to encourage staggered work hours.

Important Notes: The university ask all faculty and staff to continue the followings.
1. Refrain from non-essential travel to other areas outside Saitama Prefecture. Restrictions on domestic travel to be lifted on June 19.
2. Refrain from going out to downtown areas at night.
3. Avoid Three Cs (Closed spaces, Crowded places, Close-contact settings)
4. Try to practice 10 points to reduce close contact with people.
5. Practice “new lifestyle”which includes to wear masks, maintain social distancing.