- Soka University brings down Activity Restriction Policy level to 1.5 (September 1, 2020)
Soka University brings down Activity Restriction Policy level to 1.5 (September 1, 2020)
From Tuesday, September 1, Soka University will bring down the Activity Restriction Policy level from the current level 2 to 1.5.
The restriction policy level is decided by Soka University by referring to the situation of the spread of COVID-19 and prevention policies set by the National and Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The university had set the level to 2 (Small-scale restriction) from June 22, referring to the situation and government guidelines. The perception of the government subcommittee on COVID-19 measures mentioned in late August that the newly infected number of COVID-19 peaked in late July and is expected to decrease in some areas.
Furthermore, based on the request by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to consider ways to improve class setups by conducting both in-person classes and online classes from the fall semester, and seating arrangements and temperature measurement/disinfection systems have been prepared on campus. As we have prepared measures to avoid infection, with the utmost attention we have decided to conduct in-person classes with limited number of people in a classroom and number of lectures, seminars and practicum courses. In accordance with this, the university will reduce the Activity Restriction Policy level to “Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction).”
Depending on certain circumstances, exceptions may be made in relation to some activities. In that case, we will inform you through the university website and the student portal site PLAS.
The action range for each activity of Level 1.5 is as follows.
|Level||Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction)|
|Classes||Classes are mainly conducted online. Lectures, seminars, practicum courses may be conducted in person with a limitation on the number of enrollees while paying the utmost attention to prevent infection.|
|Research Activities||On-campus research activities are to be conducted while paying the utmost attention to prevent infection. Participating in a conference and other meetings outside campus may be permitted only when the University President, Dean of Faculty, or Dean of Graduate School approves.|
|Use of Facilities||The use of facilities is allowed under the condition of taking measures to avoid the "Three Cs (Closed spaces with poor ventilation, Crowded places with many people nearby, and Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations)" and with the limitation on the number of people in the facilities. In principle, renting out facilities to non-university related personnel is prohibited.|
|Entry on Campus for Students, etc.||Those who need to enter the campus for classes, research, or any other purpose are allowed to enter on the condition that measures to avoid the "Three Cs (Closed spaces with poor ventilation, Crowded places with many people nearby, and Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations)" are taken.|
|Extracurricular Activities||Club or group activities are allowed with the utmost attention to prevent infection only after approval from the Student Affairs Office or Executive Director for University Administration.|
|University Related Meetings||Conducting meetings online is recommended. In-person meetings may be conducted while paying the utmost attention to prevent infection.|
|Staff Work Schedule||Communications via email and phone are encouraged, while counter services may be provided with the utmost attention to prevent infection.
※Please check the student portal site occasionally for hours of operation per office.
link：Soka University Activity Restriction Policy
Moreover, we ask for all students, faculty, and staff to refer and take actions accordingly to the Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks set for university-related personnel.
link：Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks
Link: Revision of “Soka University Activity Restriction Policy (September 1, 2020)