Change to the Shutdown Period of University Campuses Following Declaration of a State of Emergency
April 8, 2020
Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19
The government has declared a state of emergency.
Keio University already announced its own emergency measures on April 3 based on the domestic situation regarding infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in consideration of the need to prioritize preventing the spread of infection, protecting the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff members, and related parties, as well as to ensure the university can continue its educational, research, and healthcare activities hereafter.
However, in the light of the declaration of a state of emergency now made by the government, the initial shutdown period for university campuses has been revised as follows.
Period: From April 7 (Tues.) to May 6 (Wed.) (original closure planned until April 20 [Mon.])
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).
Although what is required more than anything is for everyone to act calmly based on good commonsense and individual awareness to prevent the spread of infections, Keio University has had no other choice than to reach this decision in order to fulfil its mission and social responsibility.
We kindly ask you all for your understanding and cooperation.
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 university campuses, classes will be conducted online from the start of classes scheduled for Thursday, April 30. Please refer to the following websites regarding academic affairs including classes and the 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]