June 22, 2020 NEWS

Lowering of the Ritsumeikan University Action Guidelines in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Business Continuity Plan) Activity Restriction Level to Level 2

Attention students and guardians:

Lowering of the Ritsumeikan University Action Guidelines in Response to the COVID-19
Outbreak (Business Continuity Plan) Activity Restriction Level to Level 2

June 19, 2020
Ritsumeikan University

On May 25, 2020, the Japanese government lifted its state of emergency, and it has presented a policy that will gradually relax stay-at-home requests and restrictions on events and facility use until its proposed “new lifestyle” takes hold throughout society.
Please note, however, that Ritsumeikan University will continue to implement the following measures to protect the lives, safety, and health of our students, faculty, and staff and to fulfill our social responsibility to prevent the spread of infection. These measures are subject to change in the event that the national or local governments change their requests. Please check the homepage regularly.

  1. BCP activity restriction level: Level 2
    * Based on the Ritsumeikan University Action Guidelines in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Business Continuity Plan)
    * If the number of infections increases, or the national or local governments issue requests, we will promptly raise the restriction level to the appropriate level and enact the corresponding restrictions outlined in the BCP.
  2. Level 2 start date and period: Monday, June 22 - for the time being
    * Actual operations based on the decision to drop down to Level 2 are scheduled to take effect, except for a few exceptions, on Wednesday, July 1.
  3. Description of response
    (1) We will continue holding classes online for the spring semester.
    〇As we have announced, we have decided to continue holding spring semester classes online. Please check the Special Website for Online Classes for more information.
      http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/startup/online2020/eng/
    〇Some classes that entail experiments and practical learning may be held face-to-face on campus. For more information, please check the announcements from your college or graduate school on Manaba +R.

    (2) Regarding campus entry
    〇To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will only permit entry to the campuses for pre-approved activities and facility use. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our students, and we appreciate your understanding.
    〇The details of the campus entry will be separately posted on the website. Please make sure you check the announcement.

    (3) Opening of the Tokyo Campus and Osaka Umeda Campus
    ■Tokyo Campus
    〇June 22 (Mon) – June 30 (Tue)
    ・Hours: Weekdays 9:00 - 17:30
    ・Restrictions on facility use will be lifted. Current students can use the campus without making a reservation.
    * The office will remain closed while current restrictions are in place until 6/21 (Sun).
    〇July 1 (Wed) –
    •Hours: Mon. & Sat. 9:00 - 17:30
        Tue. - Fri. 9:00~21:00
        Closed: Sun. & Hol.
    ■Osaka Umeda Campus
    5th floor (Graduate school facility)
    〇This facility will remain closed.
    To prevent the spread of infections, the rental of classrooms, seminar rooms, and the Multipurpose Room will be suspended until the end of July.
    14th floor (Job placement support)
    〇This facility has been open since Monday, June 1 as outlined below.
    ・Hours: Weekdays 9:30 - 17:00
    *If you plan to visit the Tokyo Campus or the Osaka Umeda Campus, please take your temperature before leaving your house and monitor your health carefully. Furthermore, make sure you wear a mask and take other measures to prevent infection. If you have a fever or other symptoms or are otherwise concerned about your health, please do not come to the campuses.
  4. Requests for all students:
    〇It is important for everyone to do their part. Please exercise caution to ensure you do not get infected and do not infect others, and strive to adhere to the government's recommended “new lifestyle” measures.
    〇If you are coming to the campus for a permitted activity or to use the facilities, be sure you wear a mask, wash your hands regularly, adhere to cough etiquette, and take other measures to prevent infection. Please take your temperature before leaving your house and monitor your health carefully.
    〇If possible, please walk or ride your bicycle to campus. If you have no choice but to use public transportation, be sure to wear a mask, refrain from talking to people, and avoid traveling at peak times as much as possible.
    〇If you have a fever or other symptoms or are otherwise concerned about your health, please do not come to the campuses.

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