On May 14, the Japanese government called off its emergency declaration in 39 prefectures, including Hiroshima Prefecture, based on the Act on Special Measures for Pandemic Influenza and New Infectious Diseases Preparedness and Response, related to the novel coronavirus disease. However, Hiroshima Prefecture’s request to suspend activities at universities will continue until May 31 and canceled after June 1.
Following this declaration, Hiroshima University will maintain "Level 3” (High Alert) ---Extensive Restrictions on any Activities---until May 31, based on HU's Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus, raised on April 22. From June 1, HU is due to lower its alert level to 2 (Exercise Caution)--- Partial Restrictions on Activities.
In-person classes will be canceled until June 15.
As for the libraries on campus, some services will become available from June 1 (Only for HU members).
Please bear in mind that for the time being, the entry to the campuses by people other than HU members is, in principle, prohibited. Should there be any updates by the Japanese government and Hiroshima Prefecture regarding new policies, HU will promptly inform you of any decision and actions taken in its future updates.
[From June 1] Level 2 (Exercise Caution) (Partial Restrictions)
*Online classes only.
(Includes researchers and students)
|*Only ongoing research may be continued while taking the utmost consideration to prevent further spread of infection.|
*Work activities are held as usual with the utmost consideration taken to prevent further spread of the infection.
|On-campus meetings||*Hold in-person meetings with the utmost consideration taken to prevent further spread of the infection. Online meetings are proactively recommended.|
|Campus entrance restrictions||*Students are requested to refrain from visiting the campuses for any activities other than attending classes and conducting ongoing research.
*Take the utmost considerations to prevent further spread of the infection
|Extracurricular activities||*All the extracurricular activities are prohibited, except those that require looking-after of living organisms.|