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Keio's Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) For Student Clubs

June 2, 2020

To all Keio students:

Keio University Student Affairs Center

Extracurricular activities and student use of facilities after phased reopening of campus facilities

The state of emergency declared by the government was lifted for Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefectures on May 25, and the Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) has subsequently announced the "Reopening of Campus Facilities in Stages."

"Reopening of Campus Facilities in Stages" (May 27, 2020)
https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/news/2020/May/27/48-70099/

As explained in this announcement, the university will implement phased usage of campus facilities indispensable for maintaining research and educational activities from Monday, June 8; however, while the university is striving to continue its educational, research, and medical activities, in consideration of the need to prioritize the prevention of the spread of infections and protect the health and safety of it students, faculty and staff members, and related parties, online classes and research activities will in principle be conducted using the internet, and as far as possible, use of campus facilities should be avoided. Based on this policy, and from the perspective of preventing the outbreak of a second wave of infections, we request students to continue to refrain from extracurricular activities. This does not, however, apply to activities online.

Furthermore, the use of campus facilities for extracurricular activities will be handled as follows:

Until June 7 (Mon.):
Entry to each campus will continue to be prohibited and lockdown measures for campus facilities and offices will remain in place (excluding Keio University Hospital and Shinanomachi Campus).

From June 8 (Mon.):
On Mita and Hiyoshi Campuses, temporary entry to facilities for extracurricular activities will be permitted under strict conditions for as short a time as possible for the purpose of loading and unloading goods.

*It is possible to enter only if the Office of student services permits it after applying in advance. We will email you about the results.Application is required by the day before the desired entrance date.
*Measures to prevent infections will be checked at the time of entering the campus and the facility (presentation of student ID cards, check if wearing masks, measurement of temperature by thermal camera, recording of entry and departure)
*You will be accompanied by a staff member.

 The recommencement of extracurricular activities and use of facilities from then will be decided in stages, in consideration of whether or not the spread of infections has been brought under control. The month of June following the government's lifting of the state of emergency is an important period in which it is necessary to monitor the transition of infections over time, and based on this, we intend to make decisions on the next steps. Information will be provided on the Keio University Student Website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html) and the keio.jp portal.

In order to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff members, and related people, be able to continue educational, research, and medical activities, and recommence extracurricular activities as soon as possible, we kindly ask for the understanding and cooperation of everyone.

[Thoroughly preventing infections by COVID-19 and limiting the disease's spread]

All Keio students should continue to do their utmost to prevent any further spread of infections. Please act to avoid creating situations that would result in "enclosed spaces," "crowded areas," or "close contact," and maintain efforts to avoid the outbreak of cluster (group) infections. Be especially aware that there is a sufficient possibility of infecting others if you are someone who does not know you are asymptomatically infected, and please consciously act to prevent infections by avoiding close contact with people, etc.

Please take seriously your responsibilities as students of Keio University, maintain a deep awareness in avoiding "getting infected" and "infecting others," and exercise sound judgment and act accordingly.

Please also take care of your health by getting sufficient sleep and maintaining a balanced diet, and enforce a strict regimen of wearing a mask and hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant). If you have cold symptoms with a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, or even if you do not have a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, if you are experiencing strong symptoms such as shortness of breath or weariness, or if the symptoms of a relatively mild cold persist, please remain at home and report this to the Keio University Health Center. While staying at home, please take your body temperature daily and keep a record.

*Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the Keio University Student Website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html).

Please endeavor to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of infection after you have each confirmed the information available on the student website.

Extracurricular activities and student use of facilities after phased reopening of campus facilities June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

To all Keio students:

Keio University Student Affairs Center

Extracurricular activities and student use of facilities after phased reopening of campus facilities

The state of emergency declared by the government was lifted for Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefectures on May 25, and the Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) has subsequently announced the "Reopening of Campus Facilities in Stages."

"Reopening of Campus Facilities in Stages" (May 27, 2020)
https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/news/2020/May/27/48-70099/

As explained in this announcement, the university will implement phased usage of campus facilities indispensable for maintaining research and educational activities from Monday, June 8; however, while the university is striving to continue its educational, research, and medical activities, in consideration of the need to prioritize the prevention of the spread of infections and protect the health and safety of it students, faculty and staff members, and related parties, online classes and research activities will in principle be conducted using the internet, and as far as possible, use of campus facilities should be avoided. Based on this policy, and from the perspective of preventing the outbreak of a second wave of infections, we request students to continue to refrain from extracurricular activities. This does not, however, apply to activities online.

Furthermore, the use of campus facilities for extracurricular activities will be handled as follows:

Until June 7 (Mon.):
Entry to each campus will continue to be prohibited and lockdown measures for campus facilities and offices will remain in place (excluding Keio University Hospital and Shinanomachi Campus).

From June 8 (Mon.):
On Mita and Hiyoshi Campuses, temporary entry to facilities for extracurricular activities will be permitted under strict conditions for as short a time as possible for the purpose of loading and unloading goods.

*It is possible to enter only if the Office of student services permits it after applying in advance. We will email you about the results.Application is required by the day before the desired entrance date.
*Measures to prevent infections will be checked at the time of entering the campus and the facility (presentation of student ID cards, check if wearing masks, measurement of temperature by thermal camera, recording of entry and departure)
*You will be accompanied by a staff member.

 The recommencement of extracurricular activities and use of facilities from then will be decided in stages, in consideration of whether or not the spread of infections has been brought under control. The month of June following the government's lifting of the state of emergency is an important period in which it is necessary to monitor the transition of infections over time, and based on this, we intend to make decisions on the next steps. Information will be provided on the Keio University Student Website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html) and the keio.jp portal.

In order to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff members, and related people, be able to continue educational, research, and medical activities, and recommence extracurricular activities as soon as possible, we kindly ask for the understanding and cooperation of everyone.

[Thoroughly preventing infections by COVID-19 and limiting the disease's spread]

All Keio students should continue to do their utmost to prevent any further spread of infections. Please act to avoid creating situations that would result in "enclosed spaces," "crowded areas," or "close contact," and maintain efforts to avoid the outbreak of cluster (group) infections. Be especially aware that there is a sufficient possibility of infecting others if you are someone who does not know you are asymptomatically infected, and please consciously act to prevent infections by avoiding close contact with people, etc.

Please take seriously your responsibilities as students of Keio University, maintain a deep awareness in avoiding "getting infected" and "infecting others," and exercise sound judgment and act accordingly.

Please also take care of your health by getting sufficient sleep and maintaining a balanced diet, and enforce a strict regimen of wearing a mask and hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant). If you have cold symptoms with a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, or even if you do not have a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, if you are experiencing strong symptoms such as shortness of breath or weariness, or if the symptoms of a relatively mild cold persist, please remain at home and report this to the Keio University Health Center. While staying at home, please take your body temperature daily and keep a record.

*Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the Keio University Student Website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html).

Please endeavor to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of infection after you have each confirmed the information available on the student website.

Shutdown of campus facilities following declaration of a state of emergency (period extension) April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

To all Keio students:

Keio University Student Affairs Center

[Important notice]

Shutdown of campus facilities following declaration of a state of emergency (period extension)

Keio University implemented its own emergency measures in light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Following the declaration of a state of emergency by the government on April 8, the initial shutdown period of campus facilities was then extended to Wednesday, May 6.However, based on the situation regarding infections by COVID-19 at the present time, the Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19 has issued a further announcement, "Change to the Shutdown Period of University Campuses Following the Declaration of a State of Emergency (Part 2)," and the period prohibiting use of university facilities and entry to each campus (excluding Shinanomachi) has been re-extended.

Period: from April 7 (Tues.) until further notice (original shutdown planned until May 6 [Wed.])

We once again strongly urge all Keio students to continue to do their utmost to prevent the further spread of infections. Please take seriously your responsibilities as students of Keio University, maintain a deep awareness in avoiding "getting infected" and "infecting others," and exercise sound judgment and act accordingly.


1.No access to university campuses
Facilities on each campus will be locked down. Entry of all Keio students to Keio campuses is prohibited. However, considerations will be made to permit entry to certain facilities once safety has been guaranteed from the standpoint of preventing viral infections in order to carry out education and research at Keio campuses.

2.Ban on extracurricular activities

Please cancel all student club activities. However, online activities are permitted.

[Thorough prevention of infection by COVID-19 and limiting the disease's spread]

We also urge that all previous requests of the Student Affairs Center are more stringently observed.

To reiterate earlier requests, please continue to refrain from going outside when unnecessary or non-urgent, avoid creating situations resulting in "enclosed spaces," "crowded areas," or "close contact," and maintain efforts to avoid the outbreak of clusters (group infections).In particular, there have been cases of asymptomatic infections by COVID-19 (being infected with the disease without showing any symptoms). Please be sufficiently aware that you could still be a source of infection for other people and act accordingly.

Please take care of your health by getting sufficient sleep and maintaining a balanced diet, and enforce a strict regimen of wearing a mask and hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant, etc.). If you have cold-like symptoms accompanying a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, please stay at home and report this to the Keio University Health Center. If returning to or entering Japan from overseas, please avoid going outside and continue to stringently monitor your health by taking your temperature twice daily for a period of 14 days from the date of your arrival in Japan (all countries and regions).

*Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the Keio student website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html).

Please endeavor to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of infection after you have each confirmed this information.



Shutdown of campus facilities following declaration of a state of emergency (period extension) April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

To all Keio students:

Keio University Student Affairs Center

[Important notice]

Shutdown of campus facilities following declaration of a state of emergency (period extension)

Although Keio University already announced its own emergency measures on April 3 due to the spread of infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) domestically, in light of the declaration of a state of emergency now made by the government, the Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19 released a notice on "Changes to the Shutdown Period of University Campuses following Declaration of a State of Emergency" and has extended the period of no entry to university campuses (excluding Shinanomchi) and the shutdown of all facilities.

Period: From April 7 (Tues.) to May 6 (Wed.) (tentative)

(The shutdown period was originally planned until April 20 [Mon.] but has been extended. Further extensions are possible depending on the spread of infections hereafter.)

We therefore strongly urge all Keio students to continue to do their utmost to prevent the further spread of infections. Please take seriously your responsibilities as students of Keio University, maintain a deep awareness in avoiding "getting infected" and "infecting others," and exercise sound judgment and act accordingly.


1.No access to university campuses
Facilities on each campus will be locked down. Entry of all Keio students to Keio campuses is prohibited.


2.Ban on extracurricular activities
Please cancel all student club activities.

[Thorough prevention of infection by COVID-19 and limiting the disease's spread]

We also urge that all previous requests of the Student Affairs Center are more stringently observed.

To reiterate earlier requests, please continue to refrain from going outside when unnecessary or non-urgent, avoid creating situations resulting in "enclosed spaces," "crowded areas," or "close contact," and maintain efforts to avoid the outbreak of clusters (group infections).

Please take care of your health by getting sufficient sleep and maintaining a balanced diet, and enforce a strict regimen of wearing a mask and hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant, etc.). If you have cold-like symptoms accompanying a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, please stay at home and report this to the Keio University Health Center. If returning to or entering Japan from overseas, please avoid going outside and continue to stringently monitor your health by taking your temperature twice daily for a period of 14 days from the date of your arrival in Japan (all countries and regions).

Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the Keio student website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/com/class/schedule/covid-19.htm).

Please endeavor to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of infection after you have each confirmed this information.

Closure of Campus Facilities Due to the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

To all Keio students,

Keio University Student Affairs Center

【Important Notice】 Closure of Campus Facilities Due to the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

On April 3, 2020, the Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19 announced the "Closure of Campus Facilities Due to the Rapid Spread of COVID-19," in principle, prohibiting access to all campuses and the use of all facilities (excluding Shinanomachi Campus).

Period: April 7 (Tues.) to April 20 (Mon.) (tentative)

(This period may be extended depending on the future spread of the virus or if the government declares a state of emergency.)

In this regard, Keio students are strongly instructed to take the following actions. To prevent the further spread of infection, each of you, as Keio students, must be highly aware of the ongoing situation and act responsibly. Ensure that you "do not become infected" and that you "do not infect others" while making sensible decisions and actions.

1. No entry on to Campus grounds

Facilities on each campus will be locked. Keio students are prohibited from coming on campus.

2. Prohibition of extracurricular activities

All student club activates must be cancelled.

【Take thorough steps to prevent and avoid the spread of infection】

You are expected to thoroughly implement the directions already issued by the Student Affairs Center.

Avoid all unnecessary and non-urgent outings, take care of your health by eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep, enforce a strict regimen of hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant, etc.), and wear a mask.

If you have a cold accompanied by a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, please stay at home and report this to the Health Center.

If you have returned to or entered Japan from overseas, stay confined for a period of 14 days and stringently observe your health primarily by taking your temperature twice daily.

Detailed information on COVID-19 is posted on the Keio student website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html).

Be sure to check this by yourselves and make every effort to prevent infection.



COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 4) March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Officially authorized student clubsTo all students responsible for clubs:

                     Keio University Student Affairs Center

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 4)

As the spread of infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in Japan continues unabated, we strongly urge all officially authorized student clubs to do their utmost to prevent infection by COVID-19 and to limit the spread of the disease. As has already been announced, we are requesting for students to postpone or refrain from all nonessential or nonurgent meetings, and for the enforcement of measures to prevent infection by COVID-19 and to limit its spread; however, there are reports that some officially authorized student clubs are engaging in activities with little consideration for these measures. To ensure that club members are deeply aware of how to "avoid infection" and "infecting others," and that they take great responsibility as individual students of Keio University to put the appropriate measures in place, please thoroughly convey to all members the following points.



Postpone or refrain from all student club activities
In principle, please postpone or refrain from all student club activities, and endeavor to reduce the chance of close contact between club members. In addition, please refer to "Hosting of Events and Other Functions Involving Keio Students (Measures Against COVID-19 [Coronavirus Disease])" regarding whether or not to go ahead with events, meetings (including meals and drinking events), etc.

https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/news/2020/Mar/9/48-68036/



Student club activities for new members
Although we have urged students to postpone or refrain from nonessential or nonurgent meetings, some clubs are holding welcome parties or trials for new members. All activities for new members that involve meeting in person are prohibited. Promotional activities should only be conducted online via SNS, websites, etc. Furthermore, it has been decided to cancel all activities for new members in the 2020 academic year on Hiyoshi Campus.



Meetings on and in the vicinity of campuses
Please avoid meetings on or in the vicinity of university campuses, even when you have to visit a campus for unavoidable reasons. Obstructing commuters such as standing or meeting with people inside station buildings or near ticket gates is prohibited, as in addition to being nuisance behavior, such actions can become a source of infection.

Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the Keio student website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/class/schedule/covid-19.html). Please try to prevent the spread of infection after you have each confirmed this information.

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 3) March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Officially authorized student clubs

To all students responsible for clubs:

                     Keio University Student Affairs Center

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 3)

As the spread of infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in Japan continues unabated, we strongly urge each officially authorized student club to do its utmost to prevent the spread of infection.

In particular, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Kanagawa Prefectural Government have requested that residents refrain from going outside this weekend (March 28-29), and other prefectural governments including in the Tokyo metropolitan area are also considering similar requests for restraint. In principle, student clubs are to postpone or refrain from all club activities.

Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the Keio student website (https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/com/class/schedule/covid-19.htm). Please endeavor to prevent the spread of infection after you each have confirmed these details.

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 2) February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

Officially authorized student clubs

To all students responsible for clubs:

                     Keio University Student Affairs Center

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 2)

Following the spread of infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), we have received many inquiries from officially authorized student clubs about whether or not to host camps and events that clubs are primarily responsible for organizing.

Detailed information concerning COVID-19 is posted on the keio.jp portal for Keio students. Please endeavor to prevent infection and reconsidering whether to go ahead with camps and events after you each have carefully read this information.

■ Reference

Posted on Feb 27, 2020, on keio.jp News

[Important Notice] Response to COVID-19 (Part 3)

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 1) February 25, 2020

February 25, 2020

Officially authorized student clubs

To all students responsible for clubs:

                     Keio University Student Affairs Center

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) (Student Affairs Center Part 1)

Although each student club is likely to have planned various events such as camps and social gatherings during the spring break, please keep in mind the following points when engaging in activities due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) primarily in China.

■ Preventing infection

Please enforce a strict regimen of hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant, etc.). If you have any symptoms including a cough, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, or fever, please ensure that you wear a mask.

■ Reconsider the hosting of meetings and events. Presently, the highest risk for spreading infection is thought to be environments where many people interact or meet in close proximity (reachable distance if you mutually stretch out your hands) and converse, etc., continuously for prolonged periods of time. As far as possible, please take the necessary steps based on the characteristics of each club activity, such as postponing meetings and events, changing the way events are held, varying means of transportation, hosting online, etc.

■ Ban on travel to China

As of February 25, the infection danger level set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is at level 2 for the Chinese mainland (please stop all nonurgent and unnecessary travel). Keio students, faculty, and staff members are in principle prohibited from travelling to China until the danger level is lowered from the current level of 2.

■ Measures when returning to Japan from China. Keio students who have returned to Japan from China within the last two weeks are requested to follow the instructions on the below page and take the appropriate measures.

・Keio University Health Center
About COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)

http://www.hcc.keio.ac.jp/en/infection/coronavirus.html

■ Announcements concerning COVID-19

More detailed information about measures for COVID-19 are posted on the keio.jp portal for Keio students. Please individually check the keio.jp portal together with the below website.

・Keio University homepage [Important Notice] COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) (University Response)
https://www.keio.ac.jp/ja/news/2020/2/5/27-67413/