Change to the Shutdown Period of University Campuses Following the Declaration of a State of Emergency (Part 2)
April 28, 2020
Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19
The government declared a state of emergency on April 7.
Taking the domestic situation regarding infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) into account, Keio University has prioritized the need to prevent the spread of infections and has implemented its own emergency measures to protect the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff members, and related parties, while ensuring that the university can continue with its educational, research, and healthcare activities. Following the declaration of a state of emergency by the government on April 7, the initial shutdown period of university facilities was then extended to Wednesday, May 6. However, in light of the continuing spread of infections by COVID-19 at the present time, the following changes will be made to the shutdown period of university facilities and the class formats for the Spring Semester of the 2020 academic year.
This decision was made due to the need to prioritize measures to prevent the further spread of infections and protect the health and safety of the university community so that educational, research, and healthcare activities can be safeguarded.
We kindly ask you all for your understanding and cooperation.
Period: From May 7 (Thurs.) until further notice (original shutdown planned until May 6 [Wed.])
Measures: 1. Entry to and use of the facilities on each campus is in principle prohibited. 2. All university offices will in principle be closed. (Excluding Keio University Hospital and Shinanomachi Campus)
However, considerations will be made to permit entry to certain facilities once safety has been guaranteed from the standpoint of preventing viral infections in order to carry out education and research at Keio campuses.
There are no changes to the academic calendar. Although classes will not be held face-to-face for the duration of the shutdown period for campuses facilities, in principle, classes will be conducted online during the Spring Semester from the start of classes scheduled for Thursday, April 30. Please refer to the following websites for Keio students regarding specific measures for academic affairs including classes and course registration.
During the aforementioned period, we will not be able to respond to any inquiries by phone. Please send all inquiries to the e-mail address given below. However, please understand that we may not be able to respond or will require time to answer depending on the nature of your inquiry. [Inquiries]