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The University of Aizu

We provide students, faculty and administrative staff with important information about COVID-19 regularly and try to prevent infection such as requesting for cancellation of overseas travel. The current status of responding for the disease is as follows, and we keep update this page.

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[To Students]
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[To the General Public and Visitors]
[To Faculty, Administrative staff and students]


Guidelines for Responding to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at the University of Aizu (4/8 NEW)

【To Students】 (5/15 NEW)


Chairperson of the Board of Executives,
the Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu

Announcement of Reopening of the University and Precautions

 Following the partial lifting of the state of emergency by the national government, the prefectural government may lift the prefecture-wide school closure requested by the governor of Fukushima prefecture. Taking into account the situation above, we have decided to reopen the university on May 18 and revise the current measures at the university as below.
Please note that these measures are subject to change as the situation regarding the COVID-19 changes daily.

1. Classes
Classes will be conducted remotely throughout May, in principle. From June, only the classes which cannot be conducted remotely can be conducted on campus in an environment where infection prevention measures are taken.
Students' access to the campus shall be minimized as classes will be conducted remotely, in principle.

2. Activities in the Laboratories
Activities in the laboratories shall be conducted in an environment where infection prevention measures are taken. However, the activities shall be conducted remotely as much as possible.

3. Infection Prevention Measures
Please observe the following points of caution to lower the risk of infection.
1) Keep room doors and windows open in an effort to ventilate the room.
2) Use spacious classrooms to avoid dense crowds.
3) Wear masks, etc. and observe the cough etiquette while speaking to prevent droplet infection during conversations, etc.
4) Use cleaning wipes placed in exercise rooms to clean the desk, keyboard, etc. before sitting down in order to prevent direct contact infections.

4. Refraining from Leaving Fukushima Prefecture
Please refrain from leaving Fukushima prefecture for any nonessential reasons.
If you must leave the prefecture, please take steps such as wearing a mask to properly manage your health for two weeks following your return home and stay home in the event you feel even slightly ill.
Students returning to Aizu from other prefectures and planning to go to the university in line with the reopening of the university are required to come back home in Aizu such as their apartments two weeks prior to the day they go to the university.
Further, during the first two weeks following students return home in Aizu, students are required to stay home and attend only remote classes.

5. Preparation of the Health Observation Sheet
Please make sure to prepare the health observation sheet and always carry it with you. If you have fever or flu-like symptoms, please refrain from coming to the university and stay home and phone in the Academic Affairs Section.
Please contact the Coronavirus Consultation Center and follow their instructions if any of the following applies:
1) You are experiencing severe flu symptoms such as difficulty breathing (respiratory distress), severe fatigue (lethargy), a high fever, etc. 
2)You are a high risk category* and are experiencing mild cold or flu symptoms such as difficulty breathing.
3) You are experiencing relatively mild cold or flu symptoms such as fever, coughing, etc. for extended period of time.

6. Important Updates from the University
You will receive emails regarding information of remote classes and other important matters. Please make sure to check email from the university every day.

7. Other
1) When you need consultation, please contact the Student Affairs Division.
2) Please take appropriate actions checking again the "Guidelines for Responding to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at the University of Aizu" (established on March 27, 2020 and revised on May 11, 2020) as well as referring to this notification.
3) Closure of the university campus to visitors will continue.
4) Closure of the university cafeteria and shop to visitors will continue.

[Contact] Academic Affairs Section, Student Affairs Division
Tel: 0242-37-2600
E-mail:sad-aas@u-aizu.ac.jp


[To Students]

Important Notification Regarding the Campus Closure (5/7 NEW)

The university is currently taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including but not limited to suspension of classes until May 6. However, taking into account the extension of the state of emergency by the national government as well as the requests issued from the governor of Fukushima Prefecture, the university campus will remain closed until May 31.
Please note that the measures taken by the university are subject to change in the future as the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing on a daily basis. Please make sure to review any and all notifications you receive from the university.

                   

1 Suspension of In-person Classes on Campus

In-person classes conducted on campus are suspended until May 31. This does not apply to classes being conducted remotely.
Further, students shall be prohibited from entering the campus (including laboratories), in principle.
(However, this excludes students who require support from the university such as those who are utilizing exercise rooms on campus because they lack the proper network/computing environment for attending remote classes.)

Refrain from Leaving the Prefecture and Stay Home

Please refrain from leaving the prefecture for any nonessential reason until May 31.
If you must leave the prefecture, please take steps such as wearing a mask to properly manage your health for two weeks following your return home and stay home in the event you feel even slightly ill.

Prepare a Health Observation Sheet

Please continue to prepare health observation sheets and keep them on your person at all times. Further, stay at home and contact the Student Affairs Division Academic Affairs Section if you should develop any flulike symptoms such as fever.

Pay Attention to Important Notifications from the University

The university sends notifications of the start of remote classes and other important matters by e-mail. Please make sure to check them every day.

5 Other

(1) Contact the Student Affairs Division if you require any consultation, etc. during the campus closure.

(2) Please thoroughly review the Guidelines for Responding to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at the University of Aizu (dated 2020.3.27) and act in an appropriate manner.

(3) Access to the campus by individuals not affiliated with the university has been suspended until May 31.

(4) Use of the university cafeteria and shop by individuals not affiliated with the university has been suspended until May 31.

Chairperson of the Board of Executives of the Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu

[Contact]
Academic Affairs Section, Student Affairs Division
Tel: 0242-37-2600
E-mail:sad-aas@u-aizu.ac.jp


[To Students]

Closure of the University due to the Declaration of a Nationwide State of Emergency (4/20 NEW)


Dear Students


[Notification and Reminder] Closure of the University due to the Declaration of a Nationwide State of Emergency


○ The UoA is closed until May 6, 2020. All courses are canceled except those provided remotely. Make sure to check emails from instructors.

○ The online courses can be taken by students residing overseas.

○ Principally, students are prohibited to enter the university campus. (except those don't have access to remote courses at home and require support from the university for using the exercise rooms alternatively.

○ In line with the Declaration of a Nationwide State of Emergency preventing spread of the infection due to mass traveling during the Golden Week, refrain from nonessential outings, especially traveling outside Fukushima Prefecture.

Period of the UoA closure: Tuesday, April 21 to Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Chairperson of the Board of Executives,
The Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu

[Contact]
Health and Welfare Services Section, Student Affairs Division
Tel: 0242-37-2515
E-mail: cl-health-welfare@u-aizu.ac.jp


Dear all students (undergraduate and graduate) (4/1)

                    Director General of the Student Affairs Division

Precaution against COVID-19 and fill in the health check sheet

In order to prevent being infected by COVID-19 and spreading the disease, it is vital that each and every university faculty member, staff member, and students take the appropriate actions and cooperation.
Please thoroughly review the following points of caution and always keep them in mind when you act.
[Points of Caution]
○ Make sure to thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures such as hand washing and cough etiquette.
○ Avoid situations in which any of the following three conditions overlap, as this can increase your risk of infection.
 ① Closed spaces with poor ventilation
 ② Dense crowds of people
 ③ Close contact with others (e.g. talking at a distance of less than ~2 meters)
○ Please avoid from participating in the events attended by large numbers of people from around the country as this increases the risk of rapidly spreading the disease.
○ Stay at home and rest when you have cold like symptoms such as fever
(This will be handled as an excused absence for students.)
○ Keep your immune system strong by getting sufficient sleep, an appropriate level of exercise, and eating a well-balanced diet. Keep hours that are aligned with your biological clock. Engage in stress management to prevent the buildup of stress. Do not accumulate stress.
[Fill in the Health Check Sheet]
In addition, starting AY2020, you are required to record and confirm the health conditions and activity records of all students from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of infection with the COVID-19. For the time being, please fill in the attached document as "Health check sheet". (* Since the temperature measurement is asked in the item, please prepare a thermometer).

Health Check Sheet [for students] [PDF] [Excel] *example

The situation of the COVID-19 is changing every day, and the important information from university will be provided via university website, forum faction of academic administration web system, or school email. Please make sure to check them everyday.

【Contact】
Student Health and Welfare Services Section,
Student Affairs Division, The University of Aizu
TEL: 0242-37-2515
 E-mail: cl-health-welfare@u-aizu.ac.jp

[To Guardians of our Students]

- Infection Prevention Measures

The university has been sending emails on necessary information on basic infection prevention measures such as hand washing and cough etiquette. . Meanwhile, the university has established a webpage on the COVID-19 infectious diseases, which enables students to access the latest information anytime even from outside the university.

- Overseas Travel by Faculty/ Staff Members and Students

The UoA has implemented restrictions on overseas travel in accordance with the Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

〇 Level 3 Countries and Regions (such as Hubei Province, China): Avoid all travel.

〇 Level 2 Countries and Regions (such as China except the regions listed on the Level 3): Avoid nonessential travel and obtain permission from the University President before taking essential trips.

〇 Avoid nonessential travel to all other countries and regions unlisted for the time being due to having infection risks.

- Events Organized by the University (updated on March 31, 2020)

The university has revised the criteria for organizing events as follows and decided to continue implementing them for the time being.

[Criteria for Organizing Events, etc. at the UoA]

- People organizing large events, especially those attended by people from across the country, must carefully consider downsizing, canceling, or postponing said events in accordance with the request from by the government and its expert panel.

- Events that must be held at a specific date and cannot feasibly be rescheduled shall be implemented after implementing the three infection countermeasures indicated by the expert panel.

- Whether to hold other events attended by large numbers of people shall be decided after deliberating whether the three infection countermeasures indicated by the expert panel can be taken.

[To the General Public and Visitors]

Suspension of Entry to the University due to the Declaration of a Nationwide State of Emergency


Dear University Visitors


Suspension of Entry to the University due to the Declaration of a Nationwide State of Emergency


In accordance with the April 16 declaration of a Nationwide State of Emergency by the government of Japan based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Countermeasures against COVID-19, the university will be closed to visitors until Wednesday, May 6 Sunday, May 31 (*extended) as other prefectural schools do likewise.
During the period described below, entry of vehicles will be restricted. Please find the following details of the closure and your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Period of the university closure: Tuesday, April 21 to Wednesday, May 6 Sunday, May 31 *extended

*Online lectures will be provided during this period.

3 Requests during the closure
1) Please understand that visitors are not allowed to enter the campus during the closure.
2) Warmest supports and cooperation provided by the community around the university for students living away from their parents are highly appreciated.


Chairperson of the Board of Executives,
The Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu


(Contact)
General Affairs Section, General Affairs and Budget Division,
Administrative Office, Public University Corporation the University of Aizu
Tel: 0242-37-2500
E-mail: cl-general@u-aizu.ac.jp


Those visiting the university are asked to thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures such as hand washing and cough etiquette.

- Events Organized by the University (updated on March 31, 2020)

The university has revised the criteria for organizing events as follows and decided to continue implementing them for the time being.

[Criteria for Organizing Events, etc. at the UoA]

- People organizing large events, especially those attended by people from across the country, must carefully consider downsizing, canceling, or postponing said events in accordance with the request from by the government and its expert panel.

- Events that must be held at a specific date and cannot feasibly be rescheduled shall be implemented after implementing the three infection countermeasures indicated by the expert panel.

- Whether to hold other events attended by large numbers of people shall be decided after deliberating whether the three infection countermeasures indicated by the expert panel can be taken.

- Use of the University Library and the Cafeteria

- Visitors to the University Library
Use of the library by visitors has been temporarily suspended after April 1 for the time being.

- Use of the Cafeteria and Shop
Use of the Cafeteria and Shop by visitors has been temporarily suspended until May 31.

- External Use of University Facilities (Lecture Rooms, Athletic Rooms, LICTiA* and UBIC*) (2020.2.28 onwards)
Use of these facilities by external users has been suspended for the time being.
*Restrictions on the use of these facilities are limited to hourly rentals for meetings, seminars, etc.

- Acceptance of Campus Tours and Site Visits

Requests for campus tours and site visits by groups of the general public will not be accepted for the time being, in principle. However, requests for campus tours by high schools and people such as university-bounded students, guardians, high school teachers will be accepted on the prescribed conditions. Please contact the Administrative Office.

Refer to "Campus Tour" on the UoA Official Website

Latest updates on COVID-19 in Fukushima

[To Faculty, Administrative staff and students]

Please check On-Campus Only.

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with General Affairs Division

E-mail Address
cl-general@u-aizu.ac.jp

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