COVID-19 Information and Preventive Measures

COVID-19 Information and Preventive Measures(Tohoku University)

As the number of people affected by the new infectious disease, officially named COVID-19, continues to rise around the world, Tohoku University would like to remind all students and staff to be extra vigilant about their health, and to check the university's official websites (EnglishJapanese) and social media pages (FBTwitterLinkedin) regularly for important updates that might affect them.

Multilingual poster on COVID-19

International students at the Graduate School of Medicine cooperated with the multilingualization of COVID-19 posters, produced by the Association of Prevention of COVID-19 for Foreigners in Japan.

(1) Avoid Three Cs (3つの密を避けましょう)

(English) (Arabic) (Bengali) (Hungarian) (Malay) (Persian) (Russian) (Slovak) (Tagalog) (Thai) (Nepali) (Português) (Indonesian) (Myanmar) (Urdu) (Spanish) (Vietnamese) (Korean) (French) (中文) (日本語)

(2) Stay Home, Save Lives (とどまって守ろう

(English) (Arabic) (Bengali) (Hungarian) (Malay) (Persian) (Russian) (Slovak) (Tagalog) (Thai) (Indonesian) (Spanish) (Urdu) (Vietnamese) (中文) (日本語)

(3) 10 Tips to reduce 80% of person-to-person contact (人との接触を8割減らす、10のポイント)

(English) (Arabic) (Hungarian) (Malay) (Persian) (Russian) (Slovak) (Tagalog) (Thai) (Nepali) (Indonesian) (Spanish) (Vietnamese) (Korean) (中文) (日本語)

TU's BCP level is at Level 1 (as of Oct 1, 2021)

Tohoku University's Emergency Action Plan (BCP) for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 Infection is now at Level 1.

We ask that you continue to take basic infection prevention measures for individuals, such as avoiding the 3Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings), wearing masks especially during conversations, and washing hands, as well as avoiding high-risk behaviors and ensuring that you are aware of and responsible for your actions.

TU webpage on COVID-19

Thoroughness of COVID-19 Preventive Measure. (March.17, 2021)

As of March 17, Miyagi Prefecture has the highest number of the confirmed cases per 100,000 people in Japan, and several cases have been confirmed at Tohoku University.

Therefore, please refer to the "BCP (Emergency Action Plan) on Tohoku University website and keep continuing the basic infection preventive measures: frequent hand washing, wearing masks, avoiding the three Cs, taking care of your physical condition, and each of you should act responsibly.

If you have symptoms of suspecting COVID-19, please be sure to report it using the "COVID-19 Report Form" on the website of the Graduate School of Medicine.

March 17, 2021
Dean, Graduate School of Medicine /School of Medicine
Nobuo Yaegashi

Practice the ABCs COVID-19 Prevention

Avoid Three Cs (English) (中文)

How to report to University if you suspect having COVID-19

"Useful Websites for International Students"

【For those who are in Sendai (in Japan)】
  • ・If you have the symptoms below, contact the Call centers as soon as possible, then report to the University via Report Form and Email , regardless of whether it is a weekday, weekend, or holiday.
  • ・When visiting a medical facility, please call in advance and wear a mask as much as possible, and avoid using public transportation.

<Symptoms you should contact to call center>

■ Strong symptoms such as breathing difficulty, malaise, high fever, etc.
■ Symptoms of a cold or disorders of the sense of taste and smell
- Those who are vulnerable to serious symptoms (*1) and pregnant women → Take action as soon as possible
- Others (*2) → If the symptom lasts longer than 4 days, you must take action.

 (*1) Elderly people, people with an underlying disease such as diabetes, COPD or cardiac failure, people  on dialysis, smokers, people on immunosuppressive drugs or anti-cancer drugs, etc.
(*2) If you think it is a strong symptom, or if you have to keep taking antipyretic drugs, take action immediately.

For more information, please refer to the Tohoku University BCP Guide “If you feel unwell” 

If you match the cases below, report to the University via Report Form and Email to the section/offices in-charge, regardless of whether it is a weekday, weekend, or holiday.

<The case you need to report to University>
1. A person who contacted the Call center in Miyagi Prefecture or Sendai City and received directions.
2. A person who visited a medical facility in response to a call center's directions
3. A person who has been directed by Health care provider to take a PCR or antigen test (not through a Call center)
4. A person who has been identified as a “Close contact “ or a person who has not been identified as a “Close contact” but have had contact with the infected person.
5. A person whose roommates/family (anyone living together) has got infected with COVID-19.
6. A person with proven PCR or antigen test results
7. A person infected with and cured of COVID-19.
8. An undergraduate student who requested to take a PCR test as a clinical trainee of Tohoku University hospital.

【For those who Return to / Re-enter Japan from Overseas】

Following people are required to report the results of the tests (PCR test or the antigen test etc.) performed by airport quarantine to The Tohoku University.
If you match the cases below, please be sure to report to us via Report Form and Email to the section/offices in-charge immediately after you have got the test results.
■ Japanese students, faculty, and staff who were studying or working abroad for long-term research projects and are returning to Japan.
■ International students, faculty, and staff who have residency status and are re-entering Japan.


[Call centers]

  • Call center (Miyagi) : 022-398-9211
    *24 hours available:  English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese
    *8:30AM-6PM, Weekdays: Thai, Nepali, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog, Indonesian, Hindi

[COVID-19 Report Form (School of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine)]
*Contents of the report will be shared by the Task Force of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine.

*Please contact each section in charge at the same time as contacting the Call center in Miyagi or Sendai City.

[Contacts in the Graduate School of Medicine]

For students: Email to Academic Affairs Sections
Undergraduate (Medicine)
Undergraduate (Health Sciences)

For faculty member/staff:Email to Research Security Management Office/International Exchange Office

For the New International Students who are still abroad

You can find what you need to prepare for coming to Japan and the flows after arriving in Japan from the folder below.
The information is updated accordingly, so please check it regularly.

For MEXT students, refer to this link as well.


Graduate School Educational Affairs Section

・Tel: +81-22-717-8010
・E-mail:m-daigakuin* (exchange * to @)