- Changes to the Soka University Activity Restriction Policy Level due to the Lift of the Declaration of a State of Emergency and Implementation of Intensive Measures for Preventing COVID-19 Infection (until July 11)
Changes to the Soka University Activity Restriction Policy Level due to the Lift of the Declaration of a State of Emergency and Implementation of Intensive Measures for Preventing COVID-19 Infection (until July 11)
As reported in the media, the declaration of a state of emergency announced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will be lifted on June 20, but intensive measures for preventing COVID-19 infection will be implemented thereafter until July 11.
In accordance with the implementation of these intensive measures, Soka University's Activity Restriction Policy will be as follows starting from Monday, June 21.
The University had announced before that once the declaration of a state of emergency is lifted, the Activity Restriction Policy level will be lowered to “Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction)” and the number of classes conducted in-person will be increased. However, due to the implementation of intensive measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and in order to prevent the spread of the new variant, such as the British variant (N501Y) and the Indian variant (L452R/E484Q) that are considered to be more contagious, classes conducted in-person will be increased only up to about 40% out of all classes and the level of the Activity Restriction Policy will be changed to “Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction) until the end of the spring semester. Although we have announced in the beginning of the Spring Semester that about 80% of all classes will be conducted in-person, in light of the current situation, we have decided to only conduct 40% of the classes in-person. We ask all students, faculty, and staff for your understanding and cooperation regarding these university measures to prevent COVID-19 cases.
Other Items will also be lowered to either “Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction)” or “Level 2 (Small-scale Restriction)”. For more details, please refer to the university website and student portal site (PLAS).
【The level of the Activity Restriction Policy for each category will be changed to the following levels.】
● “Classes,” “Research Activities,” “Entry on Campus for Students, etc.,” “Use of Facilities,” and “Staff Work Schedule” will be lowered to [Level 1.5 (Partial Restriction)].
● “Extracurricular Activities” and “University Related Meetings” will be lowered to [Level 2 (Small-scale Restriction)].
*Details on the “Use of Facilities” will be posted separately on the student portal site (PLAS) and the websites for each facility.
Currently, the number of new COVID-19 cases is decreasing in Tokyo, however, the risk of getting infected is still very high. It has also been reported that new variants of the COVID-19 are spreading rapidly. The national government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are asking each of us for further cooperation in order to prevent the spread of the disease.
We ask for the students, faculty, and staff to take all possible actions 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.
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.
Soka University has consultation desks that are open for students who are having difficulties in continuing their studies due to financial problems and for those who are experiencing mental and/or physical anxiety due to the impact of the coronavirus disease. If you are experiencing any difficulty, please do not hesitate to talk to us and contact us through the support desks listed below.
【Regarding Financial Support】
Student Affairs Office Financial Aid Section (Global Square 1st Floor)
Contact Number: 042-691-2161
*For Graduate School students, please contact the Graduate School Administrative Office and for international students, please contact the International Affairs Office.
【Regarding Mental Health Support】
〇Student Consultation Room (Global Square 1st Floor)
Contact Number: 042-691-8226
*Online consultations available.
〇Health Consultation (Global Square B1 Floor inside Health Center)
Contact Number: 042-691-9373
*Online consultations available.
(MEXT) Life support for students affected by the new corona
|Category||Level||Scope of Activities|
Classes will be conducted both online and in-person while paying the utmost attention to prevent infection.
|Research Activities||1.5||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||1.5||The use of facilities is allowed on the premise that measures to avoid the “3 Cs (Closed spaces with poor ventilation, Crowded places with many people nearby, and Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations)” are taken and with the limitation on the number of people using the facilities.
In principle, renting out facilities to non-university-related personnel is prohibited.
|Entry on Campus for Students etc.||1.5||Those who necessarily need to enter the campus for classes, research, or any other purpose are allowed to enter the campus on the condition that measures to avoid the “3 Cs (Closed spaces with poor ventilation, Crowded places with many people nearby, and Close contact settings such as close-range conversation)," are taken.|
|Extra-curricular Activities||2||In principle, extra-curricular activities are prohibited.
However, if approved by the Student Affairs Office or the Executive Director for University Administration, activities are allowed with some limitations on the scale or the content of the activities, while taking measures to prevent infection and the spread of infection.
|University Related Meetings||2||
In-person meetings should be minimal, holding meetings online as much as possible.
|Staff Work Schedule||1.5||Communications via email and phone are highly encouraged, while in-person consultation/services at the counters may be provided with the utmost caution to prevent the infection.|
For the full version of the Soka University Activity Restriction Policy, please click on the link below.