May 7, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff Members,
According to the change of the implementation policy for emergency measures by Okinawa Prefecture on May 5, 2020, this is to announce that the university decided to extend the period for the measures of restrictions on activities on campus (except the University Hospital) as stated below.
It is noted that the period may be changed depending on the situations about the new coronavirus infection in Japan or in Okinawa. In that case, a notice will be given by emails and through the university’s official website. Please check updated information frequently.
For students’ convenience, R’s Kitchen (Co-op North Cafeteria) is open from 11:00AM to 2:30 PM on weekdays starting from May 7 (Thu.) for selling bread, box lunches and so on. The store is offering services in order to provide students with food. It should be noted that students are not be allowed to enter the campus and enter any building except R’s Kitchen for any reason other than purchasing food and outside the designated hours.
We, as the university that contributes to the local community, have been taking necessary measures in order to secure health and safety for students, faculty and staff members of our university, as well as to prevent from spreading the new coronavirus infection in Okinawa. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.
1. Period: May 7 (Thu.), 2020 〜 May 20 (Thu.), 2020
2. Contents of Restrictions:(Most of the contents are the same as those announced on April 30, 2020.)
Entering the campus: Prohibited
※Faculty members are allowed to enter the campus for online lectures, maintenance of equipment, keeping living organisms and so on, if only unavoidable to do so.
※For students, R’s Kitchen (Co-op North Cafeteria) will be open from 11:00AM to 2:30 PM on weekdays for selling bread, box lunches and so on (eating or drinking inside the cafeteria is not allowed). Students are not be allowed to enter the campus and enter any building except R’s Kitchen for any reason other than purchasing food and outside the designated hours.
Lectures and Practical Classes: Only online lectures can be provided.
※Students must attend lectures at home and are not allowed to do so on campus. However, for those who are unable to attend lectures online, educational support (such as sending educational materials) will be provided separately.
Research Activities: Suspended
※Only those laboratory staffs below (including graduate students and researchers, depending on the circumstances) are allowed to enter the laboratories and others must work from home. However, ① and ② must be finished as quickly as possible. In order to ensure safety, avoid working alone.
① Laboratory staffs who are implementing continuous experiments, etc. and leaving the experiment cause great damage to the completion of the research in concern
② Laboratory staffs who are involved in finishing or stopping the experiments in progress
③ Laboratory staffs who need to enter the laboratory in order to maintain equipment, keep
living organisms or complete urgent tasks that is not possible to do from home. In particular, faculties and centers concerned must consider how to correspond to the situations illustrated on （ア）〜（カ）of Section ４-(2)-③ "Regarding the research activities in universities, etc." in the notice "Regarding the Points to be considered when Taking the Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 at Universities, etc." given by the Higher Education Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on April 17, 2020.
University of the Ryukyus