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【To Students, Faculty and Staff members】Message from the President(Updated of June 9, 2022)

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff members,

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the government has decided to extend the Priority Measures to Prevent the Spread of Disease until March 21 in 18 prefectures, Ishikawa, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Aomori, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Kagawa, Kumamoto.
In Ishikawa Prefecture, the number of new cases is still high, and the monitoring index, which indicates the infection status, is at Level 2 (infection spread warning), making the COVID-19 situation unpredictable.
Regarding vaccination, JAIST will be participating in the 3rd COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination conducted by Kanazawa University, which is scheduled for late May to early June. Further details will be announced as soon as possible.
If you have already received a vaccination notice (vaccine coupon, etc.) from your local government and wish to receive the vaccination, you can do so at your local hospital without waiting for your workplace vaccination.
I would like to once again ask you to continue to take preventive measures such as wearing masks, disinfecting your hands and avoiding crowded places to stay safe from COVID-19.

Effective March 4, preventive measures for COVID-19 at JAIST are as follows. Please follow the preventive measures thoroughly and act with caution in all situations.

  • Thoroughly follow infection control measures such as "avoid the three Cs", "keep a safe distance from others", "wear a mask", and "wash hands and use hand sanitizer".
  • Wear a mask on campus (including student housings) to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff members, especially when coming into contact with or talking to others.
  • Caution is advised in "5 situations that increase the risk of infection" (see attachment) issued by the Subcommittee on Novel Coronavirus Disease Control.
  • For business trips or operations that require cross-border travel, consider changing the schedule or online communication, etc. as an option, and do not make unnecessary business trips when the government or local government has issued a "State of Emergency" or "Priority Measures to Prevent the Spread of Diseases" for the destination.
  • If, after taking the above into consideration, you still need to make a business trip or travel to an area under a State of Emergency or Priority Measures to Prevent the Spread of Disease", contact the Crisis Management (kikikanri@ml.jaist.ac.jp) in advance.
  • Carefully judge whether or not to travel to areas where COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing, and if you do, return to Ishikawa Prefecture as soon as possible after completing your work.
  • The same apply to visitors from outside of Ishikawa Prefecture.
  • After you return to Ishikawa Prefecture, monitor your health and if you are unwell such as have a fever, email the Crisis Management (kikikanri@ml.jaist.ac.jp) immediately and do not come to the campus.
  • COVID clusters linked to eating and drinking settings have been reported in many parts of Japan. When holding or attending business lunches or dinners, keep the number of people to a small number and for a short time, and take thorough preventive measures (e.g., avoid restaurants where you cannot keep sufficient distance from others, ventilate regularly, wear a mask). Please be vigilant and act with caution to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19.
    When you are eating out, choose one that has been approved by Ishikawa Prefecture as a "COVID-19 control measure certified restaurant".
  • Departure from Japan (except for return to home country after completion)
    ○ As for the student's overseas travel during COVID-19 pandemic, refer to the separate notice.(※2) 【Outline】(※2)
    ※2...Update: June 9, 2022
    ○ As for the faculty and staff member's overseas travel during COVID-19 pandemic, refer to the separate notice.(※1)
    ※1...Update: April 8, 2022
  • Entering Japan
    After your return to Japan, please act in accordance with the government policy. As for your quarantine place such as your home, it must be a place where you can stay in a private room (including a bathroom and toilet for only you to use) (except JAIST HOUSE).

  • Regarding the opening etc. of the Tokyo Satellite, refer to the separate notice.
  • If you are unwell such as have a fever, call your primary care doctor or the Ishikawa Consulting Center for Patients with Fever (0120-540-004) for consultation. Those who are instructed to see a doctor, do not use public transportations (including JAIST Shuttle). If you are taking Kanaya Taxi (076-272-0085), call in advance and inform them that you have a fever and visiting a doctor.
    In order to prevent COVID-19 cluster on campus, residents of JAIST student housing and staff housing who are tested for PCR/antigen at their doctor's visit will be placed in designated accommodation without returning to their own rooms, so bring personal belongings such as cash, health insurance card, change of clothes/sleeping wear and mobile phone (including charger) etc.
    Email your doctor's visit result to the Crisis Management (kikikanri@ml.jaist.ac.jp) and follow their instructions. If the test result is positive, the Crisis Management and Health Center staff will ask you about your movement (date, time, location, activities and contacts), please give them your cooperation. If you do not have return transportation from doctors, ask for assistance at the hospital or health center (0761-22-0793).

If the government issues a State of Emergency or Priority Measures to Prevent the Spread of Disease in Ishikawa Prefecture, or if there is a new case of COVID-19 on campus, JAIST will take the necessary actions and ask for your cooperation.

For students, this is an important time to move on to a new stage of life, such as starting job-hunting or completing your studies and preparing for your next career. I strongly hope that you will stay in good health and free from infectious diseases during this important time. To protect yourself and others, please continue to take measures

March 4, 2022
TERANO Minoru,
President of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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(Japanese)感染リスクが高まる「5つの場面」
(English)5 situations that increase risk of infection
(Chinese)增加感染风险的「5个场景」

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