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November 1, 2021
Lowering by Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture from October 25 of the strict measures that had mitigated the spread of infections and ensured a rich campus experience to "basic measures to curb infections."
While the number of infections with COVID-19 is on a downward trend, the risk of has not gone away, and the threat posed by new strains is an ongoing concern. Just as they have until now, it is paramount that each and every Keio student conduct themselves in a model fashion, maintain self-discipline, and remain vigilant to their surroundings. Time spent on campus and extracurricular activities have both increased, and it is likely that Keio students now have more opportunities to interact with friends. Nevertheless, you are requested to continue to observe the infection control measures indicated below, including refraining from eating in large groups, to ensure that you can enjoy a rich campus life going forward.
The Student Affairs Center will endeavor to create a safer and more secure campus while carefully monitoring the ongoing status of infections, taking into account broader societal trends, the degree to which infection control measures are being enforced, and the environmental factors surrounding campus facilities.
Conduct yourself so as "not to get infected," and "not to infect others."
The below measures will help to circumvent situations involving close contact and environments in which there is a risk of airborne droplets, in addition to limiting the impact scope in the unlikely event that infections should occur.
1. Basic infection control measures
(1) Wearing a mask (non-woven) and observing cough etiquette
(2) Thorough hand hygiene (hand washing, alcohol disinfection) and gargling
(3) Frequent ventilation
(4) Maintaining physical distance (social distancing)
(5) Avoiding gathering in large numbers and in crowded places
(6) Frequent cleaning and disinfection of places that are touched by a large, unspecifiable number of people
2. Thorough infection control measures when eating in group settings (eating and drinking while conversing with multiple people)
(1) Refrain from eating and drinking in large groups (4 persons or more)
* Even in the case that you are seated at different tables, the total number of people in a group should not exceed 4
(2) Do not join a person you have met by chance at eating establishments
(3) Choose establishments with infection control measures in place
(4) Do not divide up food served on a single platter and only order dishes that are offered individually
(5) Refrain from eating or drinking in cramped, confined spaces
(6) Curtail eating times, while refraining from drinking too much, speaking in loud voices, and ensuring to wear a mask during conversation times
3. Refrain from eating and drinking in public spaces such as stations, streets, parks, etc.
4. Monitor your health on a daily basis by taking your temperature, etc., and refrain from activities when feeling unwell
* In the case that a faculty has its own discrete rules in place, comply with the faculty's instructions
• Guidelines for measures that can be implemented against COVID-19 infection at schools and workplaces (Keio University Health Center)
• "An Encouragement of COVID-19 Measures" (published by the All Keio Student Senate, Keio student representative, in collaboration with volunteers from the School of Medicine) -Japanese language only
• About COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) - Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Please follow the instructions on the following page if you test positive for COVID-19, you suspect you may be infected, you feel unwell, or may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. By reporting and taking the appropriate measures quickly, you can help prevent the spread of infections. We strongly encourage reporting to the Health Center and not hiding a suspected infection or neglecting to make a report.
• Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) when feeling unwell
【PDF】Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) when feeling unwell
Relatively young people, including university students, often have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all when infected, unwittingly spreading the virus to family and friends. This is one of the main factors contributing to the rise in the numbers of severe cases and deaths. Young people may also develop severe symptoms, and there are cases in which even mild conditions lead to serious long-term effects. Please remember that casual actions have the potential to endanger the health and lives of you and your loved ones.
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