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University Response to COVID-19 After June 19, 2020

Category:Notice|Publishing : June 19, 2020


June 19, 2020
To all staff members and students
Director, Task Force on Prevention of Infection
Spread of Novel Coronavirus



University Response to COVID-19 After June 19, 2020

After June 19, 2020, Nagoya Institute of Technology response to COVID-19 as follows, and we will review it every three weeks.

Notice
1. Prevention of Infection Spread (Continued since last notice)
Please keep it mind that everyone tries to stay safe. Also try to protect yourself from infection.
-Wash your hands thoroughly with soap, and use hand sanitizer.
-Make sure to wear a mask all the time.
-Cover your cough.
-Keep your social distance, 1 - 2 meters apart from others.
-Avoid the ″Three Cs"
1) Closed spaces with poor ventilation,
2) Crowded places with many people nearby, and
3) Close contact settings such as close-range conversations.
-If you feel sick such as a cold and/or a fever, stay home and take a rest.
-Try to adjust "New Lifestyle."


2. Refraining from Going Out
Following the review of Aichi Prefecture on "Infection Spread Prevention Measures Guidelines" which has announced on June 17, 2020, please still try to:
1) adjust to the "New Lifestyle,"
2) understand gradual mitigation,
3) stay in Aichi prefecture and try not to travel around,
4) avoid to visit facilities where a cluster occurred,
5) downsize planned events, and
6) use extra precaution at work.
You can check Aichi Prefecture's "Infection Spread Prevention Measures Guidelines":
https://www.pref.aichi.jp/site/covid19-aichi/taisakusisin.html
Regarding on this matter, from June 19 to July 9, 2020, Nagoya Institute of Technology response to COVId-19 as follows as a second step.
-Lifting the restriction on traveling to another prefectures. However, if you need to travel to Tokyo area and other prefectures where number of newly infected reported, please use extra precaution.
-If you take public transportation to such area mentioned above, please have a health checkup for a week after you come back to Nagoya. If you feel sick, please report to Safety Management Office.
-Try not to visit facilities where a cluster occurred, and the places of "Three Cs"
1) Closed spaces with poor ventilation, 2) Crowded places with many people nearby, and 3) Close contact settings such as close-range conversations.


3.About Holding Events (Continued since last notice)
For the time being, please try to cancel or postpone events. Try to take alternatives, such as holding events online. If administration bureau considers it is inevitable, an event might be able to be held in actual setting with extra precaution based upon the Aichi Prefecture's "Infection Spread Prevention Measures Guidelines."
Please follow the rules;
-Wash hands and sanitize hands.
-Wear a mask.
-Frequently ventilate rooms.
-Restrict admission if there are those who feel sick.
-Keep social distance, if possible, at least 2 meters.
-Make sure to have a list of contact information, if you expect to have someone from off-campus.



4. About On-Campus Meetings
For the time being, meetings should be held through "Teams" Online and/or via E-mail.
If Safety Management Office considers it is inevitable, it might be allowed to have it in actual setting with extra precaution.



5. Restrictions in Usage of Common Facilities (Continued since last notice)
- For the time being, the usage by non-NITech members would be suspended.
〔Current Response〕
-Already booked facilities until June 30th would be all "disapproved."
-Already booked facilities after July 1st would be remain as "applied."
-New booking application would be suspended.
〔Response after June 19th〕
-Lecture rooms remain closed until September 30th, 2020. (subject to change according to the circumstances.)
-Regarding rooms and halls booked by NITech faculties for conferences, please conform to"3. About Holding Events" above.
-Regarding making reservations for the ground and other common facilities, it will be resumed accepting applications from July 1st, 2020.



6. About Work at NITech
It was separately announced by Personnel Division on May 27th, and it remain as it is.
Nagoya Institute of Technology reviews the situation every 3 weeks; however, since there were 8 newly infected people in Aichi prefecture last week, NITech still take to have infection control measure.


7. About Overseas Travel for Students, Faculty and Staff Members (Continued since last notice)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced a list of countries, which fall into categories of Level 3 in the Infectious Disease Risk. Nagoya Institute of Technology prohibit our students, faculty and staff members to visit those countries, which fall into categories of Level 2 and Level 3 in the Infectious Disease Risk. Once those level 2 or 3 countries reduced to Level 1, it will be reviewed on an individual basis.


8. About Extra Curricula Activities
Some of extra curricula activities would be allowed to resume after July 1st, 2020, under certain circumstances.
As a first step, it would be limited to "outdoor activities."
After July 13th, NITech will review the situation and indoor activities might be allowed to resume.
Indoor activities include not only practice but all meetings.
Please follow "Guidelines for Resuming Extra Curricula Activity."
Student Affairs Division will make information available for details.


9. University Library Service
Having some infection control, university library will be resumed with some restriction from July 1st, 2020.
Available: Book Lending, Making photo-copies, ILL, Retrieval system
※Common space in the library will remain closed.
※Shorten Available Hours


10. About Access to Buildings and Gates
- The East gate remains closed for a while.


11. University Hall and Co-op Services (Continued since last announce)
-CO-OP Mart: Open 11:00-15:30. (Shorten business hours)
-1st floor Cafeteria: Open 11:00-14:00. (Shorten business hours)
-For more information, please check the bulletin at CO-OP Mart.


12. Infection Prevention Goods (Continued since last notice)
-For faculty and staff members, masks will be available only if it is necessary.
-For Students, it's their responsibilities to prepare for their own masks.
-If there are inevitable meetings, conference, and events are scheduled in actual setting, consult with Safety Management Office for masks and hand sanitizers.
-If staff members need "Face Shield" for their face-to-face duties, contact with Safety Management Office.
-A hand sanitizer will be available at the building entrance and scheduled lecture rooms for the safety of campus community.
-Please keep it mind to sanitize places where students and faculty often touch in the laboratories by hypochlorous acid type disinfectant and/or alcohol disinfectant under the supervision of supervisor. If it is difficult to prepare for such disinfectant, please consult with Safety Management Office.

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