〜 Notification for preventive measures against COVID-19 during the year-end and New Year holidays (caution) 〜

December 3, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff Members:

Risk Management Headquarters
(for COVID-19 Infection Control)
University of the Ryukyus

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of you for your understanding and cooperation regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infection.

To date, we have been carrying out face-to-face classes and extracurricular activities while taking necessary measures against infection, and it seems that such university activities in the days of living with corona virus have been gradually taken root.

As you know, the numbers of infected persons have been increasing nationwide as the temperatures go down.  In Okinawa Prefecture, since the number of new infections is changing daily in the range of several dozens, we would like to ask for your cooperation for further measures against infectious diseases and health observation (health management). 

Especially, for those who are planning to return home, travel, participate in various events, etc. during the year-end and New Year holidays, please thoroughly implement preventive measures [mask wearing, hand washing, disinfection, avoiding three Cs (1. Closed Space with poor ventilation, 2. Crowded Places with many people nearby and 3. Close-Contact Settings such as close-range conversations), health observation, social distancing, utilizing contact confirmation applications, other measures during eating and drinking] that have been announced in the past Campus Advisories.  In case you or your family are in poor health condition, or in case you are in a situation (environment) with a high possibility of spreading infection or you find it out, please refrain from returning home, traveling, participating in events, and so on.

In addition, in order to avoid any risk of infection during the year-end and New Year holidays, it is important to refer to the websites below and acquire necessary knowledge on infectious disease control. Please read them before the winter holidays (December 24th to January 3rd).

Cabinet Secretariat websites:

〇”5 situations that increase the risk of infection”, “Ways to enjoy meals while reducing the risk of infection”

〇Points to prevent COVID-19 infection in cold places

○Thorough implementation of infection prevention measures at events where there is no organizer