• Regarding the University’s Activity Restriction Policy due to the Extension of a State of Emergency (until May 31st)


Regarding the University’s Activity Restriction Policy due to the Extension of a State of Emergency (until May 31st)

    It has been announced that the declaration of a state of emergency, which has been issued to three prefectures in the Kansai region and the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, will be extended to May 31st, 2021.

    The current levels of the Activity Restriction Policy are  “Level 2 (Small-scale Restriction)” for “Classes” and “Level 3 (Medium-scale Restriction)” for all other activity categories.With the extension of a state of emergency, the current level of the university's activity restriction policy will continue till May 31st, 2021. However, we will flexibly take appropriate measures regarding the utilization of online classes. We ask for all students to pay attention and read the notifications on the student portal site PLAS. In addition, after the declaration is lifted, the level of the Activity Restriction Policy for all activity categories will be changed back to “Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction).”
    If the government or the Tokyo Metropolitan Government changes its measures accordingly to the situation of infection, the implementation of Soka University’s Activity Restriction Policy will also change as necessary. Please check the university’s website and the student portal site PLAS frequently for updated information.

    【The current Activity Restriction Policy level will continue till May 31st, 2021】
    ● “Classes” will remain at “Level 2 (Small-scale Restriction)”
    ● Other items will remain at “Level 3 (Medium-scale Restriction)”

    * Details on the use of facilities, etc. will be posted on the Student Portal Site (PLAS) and the websites for each facility.

    【For Students, Faculty, and Staff】
    As currently reported, the new variants of the coronavirus that are said to be more infectious than the original are starting to rage in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. We would like to ask all students, faculty, and staff to take all possible actions and exercise caution to prevent infection. 
    In particular, please strictly follow the measures below.
    ・Wear a mask
    ・ Wash hands (disinfect hands) frequently
    ・Maintain physical distance
    ・Measure temperature daily (*must be entered into the “Temperature Record System” on the University Portal Site)
    ・Refrain from talking while eating (*Refrain from eating with friends)
    ・Avoid the 3C’s (Closed spaces with poor ventilation, Crowded places with many people nearby, and Closed-contact settings such as close-range conversations)

    *It has been pointed out that the new variants of coronavirus are highly contagious and can be transmitted even under a situation that meets just one of the 3C’s.

    Since before the Golden Week holiday, there have been many confirmed coronavirus cases at the University. Fortunately, those infected have only mild symptoms at the moment. We would like to ask all students, faculty, and staff to take the utmost caution and all possible actions to prevent infection and transmission of the coronavirus disease. 

    The scope of action for each activity during the state of emergency (until May 31st, 2021) is as follows.
    Category Level  Scope of Activities
    Classes 2 Classes are conducted online.
    For some experiments, practicum courses, seminars, and lecture subjects, in-person classes will be conducted with the utmost attention to prevent infection.
    Research Activities 3 In principle, business trips are prohibited.
    Participating in or holding a research meeting such as an academic conference is prohibited.
    Research activities are to be held from home.
    Only those who obtain permission from the university President, Faculty Dean, or Graduate School Dean for the purpose of continuing an ongoing experiment or study are allowed to enter the campus.
    Only a minimal number of persons related to the research can enter.
    In such cases, research personnel shall endeavor to reduce the time spent in the laboratory.
    Use of Facilities 3 In principle, facilities will not be available.
    However, the use of facilities that are class- or research-related is allowed.
    Entry on Campus for Students etc. 3 In principle, entry to campus is prohibited.
    Those who need to enter the campus for classes and research are allowed to enter.
    Should there be any extenuating circumstances other than classes or research, approval is needed in advance.
    Extra-curricular Activities 3 In principle, extra-curricular activities are prohibited.
    However, if approved by the Student Affairs Office or the Executive Director for University Administration due to special circumstances, activities may be held with the utmost attention to prevent infection.
    University Related Meetings 3

    In-person meetings should be minimal, holding meetings online as much as possible.

    Staff Work Schedule 3 While paying the utmost attention to prevent infection, working from home is recommended and staff will be working on campus alternatively in 2 groups.
    In principle, all consultations and communication are to be conducted via e-mail or telephone.

    For the full version of the Soka University Activity Restriction Policy, please click on the link below.
    For students, faculty, and staff please take the neccessary actions provided in the Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks.