• Important notice regarding the spread of the COVID Omicron strain


Important notice regarding the spread of the COVID Omicron strain

    Currently, the number of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and those who have been in close contact is increasing on campus. Many cases are from the Omicron strain, and the risk of infection is increasing. Experts have reported that the Omicron strain has more mutations within the virus and is more infectious than previous strains. 
    For our students, faculty, and staff, we request that you continue to implement the usual measures against the infection.
    Avoid drinking parties and dinner parties
    • When eating, eat silently, and wear a mask except when eating
    • Avoid high-risk, closed spaces such as karaoke and live houses
    • Clubs and other extracurricular activities shall comply with the guidelines established by each organization
    • Avoid high-risk behavior such as staying over at a friend's house
    • Continue social distancing
    • Wear a mask
    • Take care to disinfect hands
    • Measure temperature daily (*must be entered into the “Temperature Record System” on the University Portal Site)

    Vaccination is recommended as it is believed to be effective in preventing infection. Also, final examinations will begin on January 19. At this time, there is no change in the form of the examination, but if you have a fever or cold, if you are feeling even a little bit sick, or if you have come in contact with an infected person, please do not take any chances and contact Academic Affairs to request make-up examinations. Details have already been announced on the portal site by the Academic Affairs Division on January 12th. Preventing the spread of infection depends on the high awareness and actions of each individual. To ensure students, faculty and staff enjoy a fulfilling campus life, please continue to take action to prevent yourself from becoming infected and to prevent others from becoming infected.

    *In addition, students, faculty, and staff please review the "Soka University Guidelines for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreaks" below.