Mar 02, 2020

Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (updated March 2, 16:45)

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OBJECTIVE.

There is concern that the Novel Coronavirus will spread even more within Japan, with a large number of cases being reported in multiple regions within the country. The state of infection overseas also continues to change moment by moment.
Rikkyo University’s latest response to the Coronavirus will be placed below.
(Any further new information from the university will be posted on the university website, so please check at your own discretion).

◆Rikkyo University’s response (March 2, 2020)
1.Regarding travel overseas
・Rikkyo University, in principle, from now on prohibits all students, faculty and staff from traveling to the countries or areas that have a travel warning of level 2 or higher (Level 2: Avoid Non-essential Travel) according to the Warning on Infectious Diseases section of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Safety Information website.

○Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs overseas travel safety information
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/

・Please refrain from all non-essential, non-urgent travel to countries and regions other than the above as well. If you think you may have contracted the Novel Coronavirus, please refer to the steps below for what to do.

2.Prevention Measures and Guide of Consultation
If you have any of the following symptoms, please consult with the consultation center for people with potential exposure to COVID-19:
- You have had cold symptoms or a fever of 37.5°C or over for four days or more.
(including when you need to continue to take an antipyretic)
- You have a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).

3.Infection Prevention
With concern of the infection spreading even further within Japan, please be even more careful than before to prevent infection (avoiding crowds as much as possible, washing hands when you get home and before eating, making sure to wear a mask, etc.).
Regardless of whether you have traveled overseas or not, if you have symptoms and think you may have contracted the Novel Coronavirus, avoid going to a regular medical facility and promptly consult with the closest consultation center for returnees and those who have come in contact with carriers of the virus.
If you have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (only when diagnosis is confirmed), please immediately report this to the University Clinics (03-3985-2651, available 10:30-15:30 on Monday through Friday and 10:30-12:30 on Saturday).

Please check the following websites for up-to-date, accurate information on the Coronavirus:

◆Useful websites

○Infection control measures regarding the Novel Coronavirus (Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan)
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/influenza/novel_coronavirus.html

○Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html

○Centers for returnees and those who have come in contact with carriers of the virus on the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19-kikokusyasessyokusya.html

○Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases
https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/ja/diseases/ka/corona-virus/2019-ncov/9324-2019-ncov.html

○Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Novel Coronavirus Infection Prevention
https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/coronavirus/index.html

【Information about overseas travel】
○Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs overseas travel safety information
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/

○Embassy of Japan in China
https://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

Rikkyo University
Monday, March 2, 2020

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