Coronavirus Information (March 6, 2020)

06 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog
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A Message from the Dean, Dr. Alan Brender

学部長 Dr.Alan Brenderからの新型コロナウィルスに関するメッセージ

 

Dear Students,

I hope your online classes are proceeding well and that you have been able to overcome any initial technical problems you may have encountered with online instruction. If you are still facing problems, please contact your instructors by e-mail, Blackboard or any platforms they have suggested -- and you are able to access. If you are unable to contact your instructors, please inform the Academic Affairs office () to obtain assistance.

At this time, we are monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue with the current plan of closing the campus next week. We will continue evaluating whether we can restart classroom teaching on March 16, as well as the guidelines established by the Japanese government and other institutions in Japan to determine when we might resume in-person classes.

Our primary concern is your health, and we don’t want to jeopardize that by resuming classroom teaching prematurely. Please check the blog frequently for updates.

We strongly suggest that those students who have returned to their home countries to self-monitor and isolate themselves for at least 14 days to ensure that you were not infected while you were in Japan. If you do come down with symptoms of the virus, follow the advice of your local authorities in your country on how to get tested.  Please keep us informed of your whereabouts. We urge you to avoid travelling, especially to areas that have experienced outbreaks of the virus.

Please stay safe and do your best to follow the precautions listed below.

 

To help limit the possible spread of COVID-19 in the LUJ community, going forward we would like to request that all students take the following steps if you have a fever or other cold symptoms: 

  1. Conscientiously use good hygiene measures and cough etiquette;
  2. Refrain from going out; and
  3. Measure and record your body temperature daily.
  4. If you take a break from classes, please reach out to your professors; you are responsible for missed classes and meeting deadlines.
  5. If you have cold symptoms (including a fever higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius 99.5, cough or difficulty breathing) or have been in contact with confirmed case of coronavirus, please report this to the Student Affairs office () so we can arrange for any necessary assistance.

For all students, the health information that we shared previously continues to apply, namely:

Wearing a mask whenever possible, and if you don't wear one, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand rubs or wipes with 60%-95% alcohol. Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (such as your phone). Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Try to avoid unnecessary crowds and gatherings. 

Review the information on the coronavirus posted by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (English: the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare). 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends as a general guideline that those who experience symptoms stay at home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). 

Please continue checking the LUJ blog for updates regarding the coronavirus.

Thank you. 

 

学生各位

LUJは新型コロナウィルス(COVID-19)に関する状況を注視しており、来週(3月9日から13日)も対面授業と大学の施設利用の停止を継続することとしました。3月16日に対面授業再開が可能かについては、引き続き日本政府やその他関連機関のガイドラインを勘案しながら決定する予定です。

少しでも大学内での感染拡大のリスクを軽減するため、発熱や風邪のような症状を発症した学生は、以下を守るようお願いします。

1. 入念な衛生対策と咳エチケットを実践する。

2. 外出を控える。

3. 毎日体温を測定して記録する。

4. 授業を欠席する場合は担当教員に連絡をとり、遅れを取り戻すこと。

5. 風邪のような症状(摂氏37.5度以上または華氏99.5度以上、咳、呼吸が苦しいなど)が出た場合、またはコロナウイルスが確認された人や場所と接触があった場合、学生課()に連絡してください。

以前に掲載した健康情報を再掲しますので、学生の皆さんは引き続き実施してください。

可能な限りマスクを着用する。マスクを着用していないときに咳やくしゃみをする場合にはティッシュペーパーや肘を使って覆うこと。手洗いの徹底。せっけんを使用して20秒以上手を洗うか、60%-95%のアルコール消毒液を使用する。携帯電話など、ウイルスの付着の可能性があるものは常に除菌して清潔に保つこと。くしゃみや咳をするときは、鼻や口を覆い、手で目・鼻・口を触らないようにする。人混みや不要不急の会合は避ける。

厚生労働省によるコロナウイルスに関する情報をお読みください(https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html)。

米国疾病対策センターのガイドラインでは、症状が発症した人は、解熱剤や咳止め薬等、症状緩和のための医薬品を使用することなく発熱やその他の症状が治まってから、少なくとも24時間は外出を避けるよう勧告しています。

最新情報について、引き続きブログを確認するようお願いします。

※全学生に当てはまる重要な箇所のみ日本語に訳しています。教養課程の学生及び自国に帰国した留学生の皆様は、英語のメッセージもよくご確認ください。

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