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(2020.8.31) HU’s Policy Regarding Class Implementation in the 2020 Third Term

Since July 1, Hiroshima University has gradually increased face-to-face education and learning activities, with the “Hiroshima University Action Guidelines for Prevention of COVID-19” as Level 1.5. The third term (from Friday, October 2) will be implemented as follows, on the premise of compliance with the infection prevention actions based on the "new lifestyle".

  • Classes will be conducted mainly online, but the following will be carried out face-to-face as much as possible within the scope of sufficient infection prevention measures.
    ・Undergraduate specialized subjects for first year students
    ・Graduate classes except common subjects of graduate school, common subjects of each graduate school, and common subjects of major
    ・Classes where the number of participants is 20 or less and the deans judge that sufficient infection control measures can be implemented.
    ・Classes for which the dean judge that the educational effect cannot be obtained unless they are face-to-face, such as experiments/practices involving practical skills, and notify the education headquarters in advance to obtain permission.
    For information on how to implement each class, please check the syllabus or class notices, etc. on Momiji.
  • For face-to-face classes as well, we may switch to online classes depending on the future situation of COVID-19, the danger of commuting to school due to typhoons, etc., and the occurrence of disasters. It is also possible that students may not be able to enter the campus, so you should prepare an environment where you can take classes at home. If this is difficult, please contact the Student Support Office of your undergraduate school/graduate school before starting the 3rd term.
  • If it is difficult to living within a distance of going to campus due to special circumstances, please contact the Student Support Office of your undergraduate school /graduate school.
  • In case you are not able to attend in-person classes due to self-isolation because of health conditions, please send an email to the teacher in charge describing your situation and do not come to class. In this case, your absence will not be treated as an “absence”, and will not cause you any disadvantage.

※The above schedule may be changed depending on the developing situation of COVID-19. If there are changes, we will inform you promptly on our website.

【Things to keep in mind when entering campus and participating in classes and research activities】

  • Please perform a self-check each morning to ensure you do not have symptoms such as a fever (※), severe drowsiness (malaise), a cough, difficulty breathing (dyspnea), a sore throat, a headache, or a problem with smell/taste.
    ※A fever is when your body temperature is 37.5℃ or above, or a temperature of one degree more than usual.
    (1) If you have any of the above symptoms (even if it is just one), please contact your tutor or academic advisor by email and self-isolate at home.
    ・The self-isolation period is 8 days after the symptoms first appear, and 3 days after all symptoms have cleared up without the use of medicine.
    ・During the self-isolation period, please check for the above mentioned symptoms each morning, if your condition changes, contact your tutor or academic advisor by email.
    ・If you are student in the Kasumi area who wants to participate in clinical training, follow the procedures of the training facility and its medical staff.
    (2) If a person who you are living with exhibits any of the above symptoms (providing you are without symptoms), please wear a mask and wash and disinfect your hands before entering facilities on campus.
  • As a provision for the case of a potential infection, please record the date, time and facility you entered.
  • On campus, be sure to thoroughly carry out the three fundamental measures to prevent infection: 1. Keep a physical distance  2.Wear a mask  3.Wash your hands
  • When participating in in-person lessons or research activities or eating in the cafeteria etc. please ensure you keep a distance of 2 meters (at the minimum, 1 meter) with those around you.
  • Whenever possible, avoid face-to-face conversations.
  • When indoors, avoid the “three Cs” (confined and crowded spaces, and close human contact). You can do this by properly ventilating rooms, and not speaking loudly etc.

【Alert to prevent spread of COVID-19】

Based on Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Thorough efforts to prevent cluster outbreaks at restaurants, etc.) and Hiroshima Prefecture ("Hiroshima's coping policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19", "Declaration of strengthening caution against spread of infection-to prevent the second wave"), please take the following actions.

  • Thoroughly avoid " Three Cs" (closed space with poor ventilation, dense place where many people gather, close scene where conversations and utterances occur at short distances), and do not spread the infection by actions that increase the risk of spreading the infection. In particular, be sure to wear a mask, wash your hands, disinfect, and thoroughly ventilate.
  • Please install and use the COVID-19 contact confirmation application (COCOA) of the country.
  • Regarding the extracurricular activities of students, observe the guidelines for "preventing COVID-19 associated with resumption of extracurricular activities" (July 31, 2020), which clearly bans off-campus expeditions, training camps, and parties.
  • Regarding meals, please be careful to prevent infections by avoiding a large number of people and having conversations during meals.
  • When conducting off-campus practice, observe the health management and infection prevention measures set by the facility from the viewpoint of preventing infection at the facility.

【Refraining from domestic movement to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection】

  • (2020.8.31 updated) If you move to the following targeted areas, please report the period and area of your stay by the report form and to your tutor or academic supervisor promptly after returning to Hiroshima Prefecture, considering the circumstances so far.

    (Targeted area to report)
    For the list of prefectures subject to report, click here
    ※Prefectures with “more than 5 new infections per 100,000 population in the last week” (every Friday, set the target area for the next 7 days (from Saturday to Friday))

    (URL of the report form)
    To access the report form on domestic movement to prevent the spread of coronavirus, click here

  • Please check the infection status and information provided by the prefectures to which you are moving, and refrain from moving to or from the high-risk areas.
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