The Awareness and Actions of Each Student Leading to the Prevention of Spreading the Novel Coronavirus Disease
<From the President> The Awareness and Actions of Each Student Leading to the Prevention of Spreading the Novel Coronavirus Disease
I would like to thank all the students for their daily efforts to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Currently, a record number of new COVID-19 cases are increasing in Japan, and the situation continues to warrant the utmost caution. In response to the rapid spread of the infection, the government's Subcommittee on Countermeasures to Combat Infectious Diseases of COVID-19 compiled an emergency proposal on measures to prevent infection at universities and other institutions: "Clusters of infection are occurring at drinking parties, dormitory life, and extracurricular activities, rather than in classes themselves. It is extremely important to strike a balance between preventing infection and ensuring learning opportunities.
In our university, students have been seen staying over at their friends' houses and talking to each other at close distances, and the number of positive cases has increased, with five students becoming infected during the period of December 1st to 9th, and we are concerned about the high risk situation that could lead to a cluster outbreak.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the “Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks” state that you should "use the COVID-19 contact confirmation application (COCOA)," "enter information into the temperature log system of the University's portal site," "wear a mask," "wash your hands and gargle," and "avoid the three 3c’s. We ask that you take action. In particular, we ask the student union and the dormitories, etc., to strictly conduct the above accordingly to continue your activities in person.
Furthermore, the Government's "Subcommittee on Countermeasures for Infectious Diseases of COVID-19" recommended to the nation “5 situations” that increase the risk of infection," based on the fact that clusters tend to occur when people eat together or live together in confined spaces, we would like to readdress the following.
As the infection is spreading rapidly across the country, our ability to continue our in-person activities depends on the actions of each of us. Please continue to take the appropriate actions to protect yourself, your family, and friends to prevent the spread of the disease.
Soka University President Yoshihisa Baba
“Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks” (Sept. 10, 2020)
We would like to ask all students, faculty, and staff to install and use the application. One more person using this application is one more step towards containing the spread of COVID-19.
2. Soka University portal site “Body Temperature Log System”
Before entering the campus, please log in to this system from the University’s portal site (smartphone version), check your temperature, and then input your health condition into the logbook.
3. Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks
For other precautions in daily life, please check the guidelines below.