Shutdown of Campus Facilities Accompanying Spread of COVID-19 Infections
April 3, 2020
Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is continuing to spread in Japan. The number of people becoming infected without being able to identify the route of infection is increasing, as is the possibility of infecting others while not showing any symptoms, while infections are further spreading among younger people for whom until recently there had been relatively few cases.
In light of this situation, Keio University will implement its own emergency measures in consideration of the need to prioritize preventing the spread of infection and protecting the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff members, and related parties, as well as to ensure it can continue its educational, research, and healthcare activities hereafter.
Although what is required more than anything is for everyone to act calmly based on good commonsense and individual awareness so as to prevent the spread of infection, Keio University has had no other choice than to come this decision in order to fulfil its mission and social responsibility.
We kindly ask you all for your understanding and cooperation.
Period: From April 7 (Tues.) to April 20 (Mon.) (tentative) (If the government declares an emergency during this period, or as the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 dictates, the closure may be extended)
Measures: 1. Entry to and use of the facilities on each campus is in principle prohibited. 2. Each office will in principle be closed (excluding Shinanomachi Campus/Keio University Hospital).
Please refer below regarding the specific measures.
[Inquiries] During the aforementioned period, we will not be able to respond to any non-essential or non-urgent inquiries nor inquiries by phone. In case of an emergency, please send an e-mail from the below. However, please understand that we may not be able to respond or will require time depending on the nature of your inquiry. [Inquiries]