MuroranIT Response to COVID-19 (update on domestic travel advisory as of April 20, 2021) (no change in international travel advisory, entry into and depart from Japan, classes and exams, preventive measures, etc.)
- Domestic travel (including private one) updated
If Japanese government or Hokkaido prefecture declares a state of emergency over COVID-19 (or its priority preventive measures), the request stated below will be made. In addition, as sporadic or localized COVID-19 cases are being confirmed, make sure to check the latest pandemic situation in your destination area and, at the same time, take other options (e.g. online meeting) into consideration.
Please pay special attention to your health condition (with a record of your physical condition and temperature) for 2 weeks after a return to Muroran, even if you do not have any symptoms such as a fever and/or a cough.
If Japanese government or Hokkaido prefecture declares a state of emergency over COVID-19
(or a priority preventive measures), the following responses will be requested in principle.
①If Hokkaido(or Muroran, Noboribetsu and Date City) is under a state of emergency (or a priority preventive measures), refrain from traveling to other areas.
②If other prefectures except Hokkaido(or Muroran, Noboribetsu and Date City) are under a state of emergency (or a priority preventive measures), avoid any travels to the concerned areas.
- International travel
(1) Travel to areas with Level 3 Travel Advisory by MOFA
Refrain from traveling to the areas of Travel Advisory Level 3 (Avoid all travel) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). We also request a self-restraint of any personal travels.
(2) Travel to areas with Level 2 Travel Advisory by MOFA
Avoid any non-essential and non-urgent travels to the areas of Travel Advisory Level 2 (Avoid non-essential travel) by MOFA because you may be unable to return to Japan or a university-level alert may be required if a spread of infection is confirmed on campus. We also request a self-restraint of any personal travels.
(3) Travel abroad for unavoidable reasons
Make sure to submit an online notification of absence to Center for International Relations via Moodle. As soon as you return to Japan, please notify Center for International Relations of your arrival (Instructions such as suspension of attendance to classes and laboratories may be imposed in consideration of your health condition).
Keep yourself updated with the latest information for your health and safety through the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, etc. Please keep in contact with your family, supervisor, and Center for International Relations while traveling abroad.
A list of countries with entry denial or restrictions to those who travel from Japan (Japanese)
– the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Latest development on COVID-2019 (English)
-Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/
-Hokkaido Prefecture: http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ss/tsk/promo/coronavirus.htm
- For students coming or returning from countries higher than Level 2 travel advisory
(1) If you have symptoms such as a fever and/or a cough when you come or return to Japan or if you were in a close contact with a coronavirus positive person during your stay abroad, please ensure to report it to the airport quarantine officers and follow their instructions. In addition, please do not forget to notify this to Center for International Relations.
(2) If you come or return to Japan, immediately notify Center for International Relations and follow its instructions.
(3) We request students who come or return to Japan to stay home with a self-health observation (e.g. checking physical condition and body temperature) for two weeks even when they do not have symptoms such as a fever and/or a cough.
(4) If you have symptoms such as a fever and/or a cough, please be sure to contact the hotline of the Muroran Public Health Center (Tel. 0143-24-9833) and follow its instruction (any in-person visit is not allowed). In addition, please inform Center for International Relations of the results.
* MuroranIT members who were in a close contact with coronavirus-infected patients are also required to follow the same instructions as above.
With the implementation of thorough measures against COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the non-use of public transportation (e.g. trains, buses, taxis, etc.) is requested.
- How to act in case of possible coronavirus infection
If you have the following symptoms, promptly contact the Muroran Public Health Center (Tel. 0143-24-9833) by phone and follow its instruction. In addition, please report the consultation results to Center for International Relations.
-You have a cold and/or a high fever of more than 37.5 degrees for 4 days in a row (Including those who need to keep taking a fever reducer)
-You feel tired, exhausted or hard to breathe
- Preventive measures against COVID-19
(1) As cold and influenza are spreading at this time of the year, please ensure to make efforts to keep cough etiquette, hand washing, and fresh air at home (the same applies when any domestic and international travels are taken). Also, try to manage your physical condition by checking the health condition.
(2) Do not attend any events where many people gather. In particular, try to avoid being at confined spaces, crowded places, and in a close contact.
(3) If you have symptoms of a cold, take a rest at home by checking your body temperature on a regular basis.
(4) When planning an event, reconsider the necessity and urgency of holding the event at this difficult time together with its alternative means, postponement, and cancellation based on the spread of infection and the environment of the venue.
If the event is to be unavoidably held, try to take appropriate preventative measures and devise an implementation method as advised below.
<Preventative Measures against the spread of infection>
-Make sure that those who has symptoms like a cold should avoid taking part in the events
-Remind participants to practice cough etiquette and hand washing
-Put alcohol-based hand sanitizers everywhere in the venue
-Keep fresh air in the venue
-Ensure good ventilation and alcohol disinfection of the venue
<Examples of endeavors to organize unavoidable events>
-Downsize the content and overall time of the event in an appropriate way
-Reduce the number of participants
-Keep a social distance of participants from others by securing enough space between chairs
- For any inquiries or concerns in English
Please contact the below by telephone or e-mail (in-person visit is not recommended).
|Health Administration Center||
|Center for International Relations||
|Hokkaido Foreign Resident Support Center||
011-200-9595 (9:00～16:00 weekdays)
|Japan Visitor Hotline||
050-3816-2787 (24 hours a day)