Response to New Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 2- update March 11

March 2, 2020
Updated: March 11, 2020

To all students,

This information is based on the current situation about the New Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The situation changes day by day, so please check the updates posted on the web regularly.

1. To minimize the risk of infection and the spread of the virus,
・Wash your hands frequently with soap or alcohol antiseptic solution when returning home, before or after cooking, or before meals.
・The virus may be transmitted via objects such as door knobs used by an infected person after they have coughed or sneezed into their hands. 
Please be sure to cover your nose and mouth using surgical masks, tissues or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
・Avoid crowded places as much as possible. 

2. If you may be infected,
At present, there are overwhelmingly more cases of diseases other than COVID-19 infection.
If you are worried about cold symptoms such as coughing, please consult your doctor as usual.

Students with potential exposure to COVID-19 should consult with the consultation center if you have any of the following symptoms:

* cold symptoms or fever of 37.5 degree or more for more than 4 days (including those who have to keep taking antipyretics)
* strong feeling of weariness (malaise) or breathlessness (dyspnea)
* the above condition lasting for about 2 days, especially for those with underlying diseases.

Saitama Prefecture has set up a consultation center for the COVID-19 infection. Please see the following website for reference: https://www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/a0701/shingatacoronavirus2.html
or call 0570-783-770. (24 hours)

For other general inquiries about your symptoms, please contact the below.
Consultation Office, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare:
0120-565653 (toll free)
03-3595-2756 (fax) for those who have difficulty in using phone
Reception hours 9: 00 ~ 21: 00 (Including weekends and holidays) 

3. Please contact Health Service Center of SU and your department first;
- when you are confirmed to be infected,
- if you have had close contact* with possible infected persons,
- or if you are judged to have close contact with possible infected persons by a public health center.

If you are infected, please follow the instructions given by medical institutions recommended by public consultation centers.
If you are suspected to have close contact or are judged to have close contact with possible infected persons by a public health center, please stay at home, restrict activities outside, and check your health conditions.  It is important to check your body temperature for 14 days from the date of the close contact. 

*Close contact is defined as : (1) living with or keeping long contact with an infected person (including in a car or an airplane), (2) consulting, nursing, or caring an infected person without appropriate infection protection, (3) having direct contact with infectious persons (e.g. being coughed on).

Health Service Center: 048-854-5356
Faculty of Liberal Arts: 048-858-3044
Faculty of Economics: 048-858-3286
Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Education: 048-858-3144
Faculty of Science: 048-858-3345
Faculty of Engineering: 048-858-3429
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences: 048-858-3320
Graduate School of Science and Engineering: 048-858-3430
Office of International Affairs (especially for exchange students): 048-858-3967
During off-campus activity: 048-858-3944 or 3029

Reference
General Affairs Division
TEL: 048-858-3928
Fax: 048-858-9057

 

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To all faculty members,

This information is based on the current situation about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The situation changes day by day, so please check the updates posted on the web regularly.

1. To minimize the risk of infection and the spread of the virus,
・Wash your hands frequently with soap or alcohol antiseptic solution when returning home, before or after cooking, or before meals.
・The virus may be transmitted via objects such as door knobs used by an infected person after they have coughed or sneezed into their hands.  Please be sure to cover your nose and mouth using surgical masks, tissues or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
・Avoid crowded places as much as possible. 

2. If you may be infected,
At present, there are overwhelmingly more cases of diseases other than COVID-19 infection.
If you are worried about cold symptoms such as coughing, please consult your doctor as usual.

People with potential exposure to COVID-19 should consult with the consultation center if you have any of the following symptoms:
* cold symptoms or fever of 37.5 degree or more for more than 4 days (including those who have to keep taking antipyretics)
* strong feeling of weariness (malaise) or breathlessness (dyspnea)
* the above condition lasting for about 2 days, especially for elderly people or those with underlying diseases. 

Saitama Prefecture has set a consultation center for the COVID-19 infection.
Please see the following website for reference:https://www.pref.saitama.lg.jp/a0701/shingatacoronavirus2.html
or call 0570-783-770 (24hours).

For other general inquiries about your symptoms, please contact the below.
Consultation Office, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare:
0120-565653 (toll-free)
03-3595-2756 (fax) for those who have difficulty in using phone
Reception hours 9: 00 ~ 21: 00 (Including weekends and holidays) 

3. Please contact Health Service Center of SU and your department first;
- when you are confirmed to be infected,
- if you have had close contact* with possible infected persons,
- or if you are judged to have close contact with possible infected persons by a public health center. 

If you are infected, please follow the instructions given by medical institutions recommended by public consultation centers.
If you are suspected to have close contact or are judged to have close contact with possible infected persons by a public health center, please stay at home, restrict activities outside, and check your health conditions.  It is important to check your body temperature for 14 days from the date of the close contact.

For all, Health Service Center: 048-854-5356
For those belonging to Undergraduate/ Graduate School, Department Support Section: 048-829-7044
For those belonging to Education and Student Services Bureau, Education Planning Division: 048-858-9023
For those belonging to Research and Development Bureau, Research Promotion Division: 048-858-3010
For those belonging to International Office, Office of International Affairs: 048-858-3908

4. When you take a leave due to the infection,
As the COVID-19 infection has been classified as a “designated infectious disease” by the Japanese government, the university takes measures as follows.

(1) If you are diagnosed as being infected, you are not permitted to come to the university or place of work as stipulated under the Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Medical Care for Infectious Patients Act (Act No. 114 of 1998).
You will be required to stay at home or be hospitalized for the period determined by the prefectural governor.

(2) You may take a leave as follows
 -Full-time faculty members-
  Please take a sick leave or annual leave. While sick, follow the instructions of medical institutions.

 -Part-time faculty members-
  Please take a paid leave other than annual leave set forth in the Saitama University Rules on Salary and Working Hours of   Part-Time Faculties. While sick, follow the instructions of medical institutions.

 (3) If you need to take a leave for children under 12 years old or children with special needs due to the closure of schools, please take instructions as follows.
A paid special leave will apply for both full-time and part-time faculty members 

A request must be made with the following information: 1. Name of child, name of his/her school and grade  2. Explain that there is no one at home caring your child.

 

Reference
General Affairs Division
TEL: 048-858-3928
Fax: 048-858-9057

For employment
Personnel Division
TEL: 048-858-3629|
Fax: 048-858-3678