The novel (new) coronavirus is spreading, and it has begun to spread increasingly far within Japan. We ask that all students and faculty members following the following guidelines and work to avoid infection.
KUFS's policy regarding how to deal with the situation will continue to evolve daily as new information becomes available.
We will continue to release the latest information from our website, so please check it periodically.
*We will publish notifications for graduates, scheduled graduates, current students, and incoming students who are in, or have been in China at a later date.
1. Preventing infection
Similar to measures against ordinary infectious diseases and seasonal flu, avoid crowds as much as possible, wash your hands with soap and running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, rinse your mouth, wear a mask, and practice cough etiquette. Additionally, please avoid going out when not essential or urgent for the time being.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website (available in English and Chinese)
Cabinet Secretariat website (Japanese)
2. If you have a fever (37.5℃ and above), are coughing, and match any ofthe descriptions below, please contact your nearest consultation center for people with potential exposure to COVID-19.
① You are experiencing cold-like symptoms and a fever (37.5℃ and above) that has lasted for over four days
② You have a strong feeling of weariness (sense of fatigue) and shortness of breath (respiratory trouble)
③ You have been in contact with someone who has been confirmed to be infected with novel coronavirus
④ You have cared for someone suspected of being infected with novel coronavirus
⑤ You have returned from Hubei or Zhejiang Province in China in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with someone who resides in either of those regions
⑥ You have been treated at or visited a medical facility in China in the last 14 days
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website: consultation center for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 (Japanese)
3. Cautions for those traveling to China
The infection data on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel safety page (as of February 14) lists the entire Hubei Province and Wenzhou City, Chekiang Province as level three areas, and suggests you "avoid all travel" there; mainland China (including Hong Kong and Macao) is listed as a level two area, and it is suggested that you should avoid all non-essential, non-emergency travel there. Please carefully consider the necessity of any travel to China, including your own health.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
4. Cautions for overseas travel
Before your departure, please check the safety information of your travel destination on the Overseas Safety website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and register for the Overseas Residential Registration and "Tabi-Regi". Depending on the spread of infection in the future, there may be areas where travel is prohibited. Please be sure to check local information before traveling.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Website
Ministry of Foreign Affairs "Tabi-Regi"