Warning for New Coronavirus-Related Pneumonia (No 6)

March 23, 2020

Responding to the spread of the new coronavirus infectious disease in Japan and overseas, the University entirely updated the “Warning for New Coronavirus-Related Pneumonia (No5)” notified on March 9 as follows.

1. Students, faculty, and staff members should always take measures for hygiene management and prevention from infection, such as washing hands frequently, practicing cough etiquette, and wearing a mask. Also, please avoid participating in events where many people gather and eating, drinking and sharing food with multiple people in a closed space as much as possible.
In particular, there are cases of young people who have inapparent infections (infected but have no symptoms). Because there are possibilities that you may become a spreader (infection source) and infect other people, it is important to keep in your mind to avoid any actions to spread infection.

2. Students, faculty and staff members who have a fever or any symptom of a cold, please be sure to follow the instructions described below:
① Rest at home
② Refrain from going out
③ Measure and record body temperature every day

In addition, in case you have a fever (37.5 ° C or more) or any other cold symptoms for 4 days or longer, or sense of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), please consult with the Returnees and Contact Center (in Okinawa, a public health center in your residence area) and follow their instructions. After consulting with the public health center, please contact the office of your Faculty/Graduate School, report the instructions received from the public health center or diagnosis by a medical institution, and ask for instructions about your study or work.

3. The Faculties/Centers or faculty members of the University are refrained from holding events or social gatherings that participants cannot be identified, involve a large number of people, or involve eating and drinking, etc. For small events that can identify participants, please reconsider the necessity of holding such events to prevent spreading of infection.
If it is absolutely necessary to hold an event, we strongly recommend for event holders to take any possible measure to prevent the spread of infection: participants must wear masks, an alcohol disinfectant should be placed at the entrance of the venue, and  those who have symptoms such as cold are not allowed to participate in the event.

4. For the time being, students, faculty and staff members are prohibited from traveling abroad. The University will determine the end of the period for this measure depending on situations in the days ahead.

5. For students, faculty and staff members who returned from abroad, you must contact the office of your Faculty/Graduate School and follow the instructions. (Please refer to the attached chart)
For those who are currently staying abroad, if you are returning or coming from the country/area designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as “Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases Level 2: Please refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent travels” or higher, or the country/area where you stayed is raised to “Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases Level 2” or higher within one week of returning to/entering Japan, you must stay home for 14 days and observe your health condition carefully (check your body temperature twice a day, observe any symptoms, and so on) and keep a record. For “Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases Level”, please refer to “Overseas Safety website (in Japanese)” by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

6. For students, faculty and staff members staying in countries/areas designated as “Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases Level 1” or lower, the levels of these countries/areas may be raised to Level 2 or higher; therefore, it is strongly advised to consider returning to Japan ASAP.

7. If you are concerned about measures by the Japanese Government towards those returning to/entering Japan (such as request for stay at an airport) or about your study or work due to the measures mentioned above No. 5, please contact the office of your Faculty/Graduate School.

Risk Management Headquarter
(for New Coronavirus Infection Control)
University of the Ryukyus

Instructions for students and faculty/staff members who returned to/entered into Japan from foreign countries (as of March 23, 2020)

<Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan>

Contact Information of Faculties/Graduate Schools
Faculty/Graduate School/Student Division Section Phone E-mail

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences/
Faculty of Law & Letters

Academic Affairs Section 098-895-8188

Graduate School of Humanities & Social

Graduate School of Law Law School Section 098-895-8091

Faculty of Global & Regional Studies/
Faculty of Tourism Sciences & Industrial Management

Academic Affairs Section 098-895-9053
Graduate School of Tourism Sciences
Faculty of Education Academic Affairs Section 098-895-8317
Graduate School of Education Graduate School Section 098-895-8312

Faculty of Science/ Graduate School of
Engineering & Science (Science major)

Academic Affairs Section 098-895-8595
Faculty of Medicine

Student Support
Subsection, Academic
Affairs Section


Graduate School of Medicine/ Graduate School of Health Sciences

Faculty of Engineering/ Graduate School of Engineering & Science (Engineering major)

Academic Affairs Section 098-895-8583

Faculty of Agriculture/ Graduate School of Agriculture

Academic Affairs Section 098-895-8738

Student Support Section, Student Affairs Division

General Education