April 01, 2020 NEWS

Request Regarding Actions to Prevent the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Infections

Attention all students, faculty, and staff:

Request Regarding Actions to Prevent the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Infections

March 30, 2020
Ritsumeikan Trust

1.Actions to Prevent the Spread of the Infections

To prevent the spread of infections and the formation of disease clusters, it is vital that to avoid places where all the following three conditions apply:

  1. Poorly ventilated enclosed spaces
  2. Crowded spaces
  3. Places where talking and/or shouting occurs in close quarters

<Avoid getting infected>
 It is important for everyone to do their part. In addition to avoiding the places mentioned above, please make every effort to prevent infection by washing your hands regularly and adhering to cough etiquette.
 The basic measures for preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus are basically the same as for influenza.

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid crowded places and poorly ventilated places (e.g., gyms, live music venues, karaoke rooms).
  • Open a window every so often to ventilate your room.
  • Avoid attending buffet style receptions or other events where there is a high risk of contact and droplet transmission. If you are the organizer, cancel or postpone the event.

<Avoid spreading infection>
 Even if you get infected, you may be asymptomatic and can spread the disease without realizing it.

  • Adhere to cough etiquette and wear a mask.
  • If you develop a fever and a cough, or otherwise feel unwell, avoid going outside (including going to school or work).

2.IMPORTANT: Request for Students, Faculty, and Staff Returning from Overseas

  • Regardless of where you visited, all students, faculty and staff returning from overseas are asked to remain at home for two weeks and monitor your health (by taking your temperature, etc.). If you are returning from an endemic area, do not come to the university for two weeks.
  • If you start to fell unwell, please contact the Call Center for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts in your city/prefecture. You can also call one of the Ritsumeikan University Medical Service Centers for a consultation.
  • 【Call Centers for Japanese Returnees and Potential Contacts】
     Kyoto City: 075-414-4726 (24 hours)
     Shiga Prefecture: 080-2470-8042 (24 hours)
     Osaka Prefecture: 06-6944-8197 (9:00 - 18:00)
    【University Numbers:】
     Kinugasa Medical Service Center: 075-465-8232
     BKC Medical Service Center: 077-561-2635
     OIC Medical Service Center: 072-665-2110

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