Guidelines for Chuo University Students Regarding the Spread of Coronavirus (Update 15 / September 12 version)

Guidelines for Chuo University Students Regarding the Spread of Coronavirus
(Update 15 / September 12 version)

Chuo University

To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, Chuo University previously established the Guidelines for Chuo University Students Regarding the Spread of Coronavirus (Update 14 / May 30 version), which includes restricting entry to the campus, the use of facilities, and students’ extracurricular activities. In view of the impact of infection on social life, we have revised the content of the Guidelines as follows.

In view of the present social conditions, the University will continue to restrict entry to the campus, the use of facilities, and students’ extracurricular activities for the time being, with the exception of the following activities:

Entry to the campus is permitted for the following activities:

  1. Entry for taking face-to-face classes
  2. Entry for research activities
  3. Entry for attending university-hosted events, courses, briefings, seminars, or guidance
  4. Using the library, the Career Center, the Honoo-no-Tou Research Building, and other facilities
  5. Activities by groups authorized by the Association of Student Clubs which have completed the designated procedures
  6. Using the athletic facilities of the Student Affairs Office which have completed the designated procedures
  7. Using the facilities for the extracurricular activities which have completed the designated procedures
  8. Activities by groups that have laboratories in the Honoo-no-Tou Research Building

〇 Precautions for entering campuses

Please observe the following rules when you enter the campus. If you feel unwell, do not come to the campus.
1. Avoid the 3Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, close contact) → Make sure the location of the activity does not fall into the 3Cs.
2. Wear a mask → Important to prevent the spread of infection. As a rule, wear a mask on campus (including in class).
    ※However, you can remove a mask if the following conditions are met.
  ▪ when you are not having conversations
  ▪ in a gym class or when temperatures and humidity are high
  ※You can remove a mask in athletic club activities of Association of Sports Clubs, etc. involving physical exercise. However, you are required to take infection control measures including wearing a mask in practice rooms, changing rooms, and when eating or moving around in groups.

3. Handwashing → Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water at lavatories on campus.
4. Social distancing → Avoid close contact and keep one to two meters distance between yourself and others.
5. No conversations during meals → Preventing transmission of the virus through saliva droplets is of the utmost importance.

Before entering the campus

Monitor your health condition (take your body temperature, check your condition) every day, and make sure you have no symptoms. Keep health condition records every day and carry them with you. If you have a fever (over 37.5 degrees Celsius) or are in poor condition, you will not be allowed to enter the campus until eight days have passed since the symptoms first appeared. (For details, see the Rules for Permission of Entry to the Campus.) 

  • Carry and wear a mask (non-woven mask is recommended).
  • Carry personal infection prevention items, such as disinfection wet tissues or gel.
  • Pay attention to information on confirmed cases in your living and activity area.

On campus

  • Make sure to maintain appropriate physical distance.
  • Minimize the time spent on campus.
  • Open the windows and doors of the facility you are using at least 5 to 10 cm (or more preferably) for natural ventilation.
  • If there are instructions regarding passage (such as walk to the left) or designated entrances and exits, follow the instructions.
  • Wear a mask on campus, but be careful about heatstroke in the summer.
  • Avoid touching door handles and elevator buttons with bare hands whenever possible.
  • While you are on campus, wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Do not talk during meals. After meals, wear a mask when you talk.
  • Keep a record of the people you have interacted with on campus and the times you enter and leave.

○ Precautions in your daily life

Many of these precautions are general and basic socially-requested precautions that apply not only to entry to the campus but also in your daily life. All students should be aware of these precautions not only with regard to time spent on campus but also during daily life activities. Follow the new lifestyle recommended by the government and avoid any actions which cause the five occasions associated with high infection risk.

○ Notifications from Chuo University

Notifications and reminders from the University will be made on the Chuo University website, C-plus, manaba, and other media. Chuo will also send notices in English from time to time. Please check them regularly.

○ Office Contact

For inquiries, please ask at each Office, call, or use the inquiry form of the relevant section, which can be found on the Chuo University official website [Inquiry] or [Inquiry Form English]. Please note that it may take time to receive a reply, depending on the inquiry.