- Regarding On-campus Activities during the Summer Break
Regarding On-campus Activities during the Summer Break
On July 10, we announced that the level of the University’s Activity Restriction Policy will be maintained even with the Declaration of a State of Emergency declared until August 22nd and that the levels for “Research Activities,” “Extracurricular Activities,” “Entry on Campus for Students, etc.,” and “Use of Facilities” during the summer break will be announced around July 19th. The Activity Restriction Policy for on-campus activities will be as follows. The details will be announced later on the student portal site (PLAS) so we kindly ask that you check the information. Please note that we may change the level of the Activity Restriction Policy in accordance with the situation of the spread of the infection. We ask that you check the announcements on the university website regularly.
|Category||Level||Scope of Activities|
|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.|
|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.
*In principle, extracurricular activities are prohibited (Level 2), however, we may permit certain activities for which requests have been made in advance while taking measures to prevent the spread of infection.
Please note that we may raise the level of the Activity Restriction Policy depending on the situation of the infection.
|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.|
|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.
*A portion of the facilities will be closed.
*Please see the portal site (PLAS) for the details of each facility.
For the full version of the Soka University Activity Restriction Policy, please click on the link below.
The Activity Restriction Policy for the Fall Semester (starting September 10) will be announced by the end of August based on the state of infection and the progress of the vaccinations.
We sincerely ask for your understanding and cooperation. Thank you. We will continue to provide updated information on the University website and the portal site (PLAS). Please check them regularly for the latest information.
Regarding the Vaccination at Soka University
The University is currently making the following preparations for the COVID-19 vaccinations. We will be providing updated information on the University website and the portal site (PLAS). Please check them regularly for the latest information.
Regarding University Vaccination
We have applied to start the vaccinations around mid-August and are currently waiting for a response from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). We will make an announcement regarding the vaccinations at Soka University as soon as the schedule is decided. We ask for your patience and understanding.
Providing Group Vaccination Venues for Hachioji City
In response to a request from Hachioji City regarding the group vaccination venue for the general public (venue for Sundays), Soka University will be providing the campus as a venue. Once the group vaccinations for Hachioji City start, we plan to conduct vaccinations for Soka University students, faculty, and staff on the weekdays on campus. Currently, we have applied to start the vaccinations around early September and are waiting for a response from Hachioji City.
We will announce the details once they are decided.
For details regarding the Hachioji City group vaccination, please see Hachioji City’s publicity materials. (URL link regarding the vaccinations in Hachioji City)
Regarding the Joint Vaccination Drive of Tokyo Municipality and the Universities in Tokyo
It was announced on July 16 that joint vaccination venues will open in Tokyo Metropolitan University Minami-Osawa Campus (1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji city, 5-min. walk from Minami-Osawa Station) on August 7 following the opening of the joint vaccination venues in Aoyama Gakuin University Aoyama Campus (4-4-25 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, 10-min. walk from Shibuya Station) and Hitotsubashi University Kunitachi Campus (2-1 Naka, Kunitachi City, 10-min. walk from Kunitachi Station) on August 2. These venues will be conducting vaccination for students, faculty, and staff that are attending universities and junior colleges in Tokyo. Advance reservations are required to receive vaccinations. Reservations can be made from the “Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Vaccination Reservation System (joint vaccination venue at universities) (tentative English name)” on the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health website. Reservations are scheduled to start at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 27. For more details, please see the website of the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health.
(URL link of the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health only in Japanese)
For Students, Faculty, and Staff
As been reported, the number of cases of the COVID-19 delta variant is rapidly increasing among people in the age groups of the 20s and 30s. The national government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are calling for further efforts to prevent the spread of infection.
Although the summer break will start, if you undergo a PCR test, we ask the students to contact the Student Affairs Department immediately. For faculty and staff, we ask that you contact the HR Department immediately.
Also, 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)
・Getting together or conversations with food and drinks etc. before and after extracurricular activities
*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.
For students, faculty, and staff please take the neccessary actions provided in the Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks.