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 BCP is Level 1 (May.23, 2022)

From May 23, Tohoku University will move to Level 1 of our Emergency Action Plan (BCP).


We have lived under the shadow of COVID-19 for two and a half years. The government is considering how to balance socioeconomic activities with infection control. At Tohoku University, we intend to further work on adjusting the balance between the conducting of research and education and the implementing of measures to help prevent the spread of infections, and we are also working on how we can enhance and develop our activities in the ‘new normal’.


However, the spread of COVID-19 continues, and the situation remains unpredictable. Even though we have now moved to Level 1 of the BCP, I urge you to continue carrying out basic measures to help prevent the spread of infection, such as wearing appropriate masks, ensuring that rooms are ventilated, refraining from gathering in large numbers, washing your hands, and keeping an eye on your general health. In addition to carrying out these measures to protect yourself, acting in a responsible manner will help prevent the spread of infection to others.


As we all increase our level of activity, it is expected that people will take the opportunity to discuss matters over meals, so we would appreciate it if you could take measures when doing so, paying special attention to precautionary measures in place with respect to dining, as well as being thorough in following basic measures to help prevent the spread of infection.


TU webpage on COVID-19

https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/news/university_news/information_of_covid_19.html


Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Please continue to take basic infection prevention and control measures such as "wash your hands frequently," "wear a mask," "avoid the Three Cs," and "take care of your physical condition," referring to the "Tohoku University BCP Response Guide for COVID-19" on the TU website and ensure that you take responsible actions.


In addition, please be sure to report if you develop any symptoms suspected of COVID-19 by using the "Report Form for COVID-19" on this website.


March 17, 2021
The Dean, SOM/GSM
Nobuo Yaegashi


(1)Practice the ABCs COVID-19 Prevention


(2) 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)


(3) 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)


(4) 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)


When you have symptoms suspected of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19




【COVID-19 Report Form】
●Attachment document form:
Contacted Person Report
Activity Report (Behavior History)


"Useful Websites for International Students"

https://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/english/othernews/43853


【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”
https://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/covid19BCP/condition.html 


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.



【Contact】

[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)]

https://forms.gle/yqGQoK5uPojB1wrw8
*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):med-kyo2@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Undergraduate (Health Sciences):cms-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate students:m-daigakuin@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
International students:int-exchange@med.tohoku.ac.jp


For faculty member/staff:Email to Research Security Management Office/International Exchange Office
Japanese member:kenkyuanzen@med.tohoku.ac.jp
International member:int-exchange@med.tohoku.ac.jp



When you suspect yourself of being a "Close Contact"

GSM has released a Chart that shows you how to respond when you are somehow exposed to COVID-19(including the case where your co-resident is exposed to COVID-19) and suspect yourself of being a "Close Contact".
Please take steps according to this chart when you are in such a case.
When you are unwell or you suspect yourself of being a "Close Contact",please stay at home and monitor your health keeping the records in the "Health Monitoring Check Sheet".


【Chart: When you suspect yourself of being a "Close Contact"】
   Health Check Sheet


【COVID-19 Report Form】
●Attachment document form:
Contacted Person Report
Activity Report (Behavior History)



For the New International Students who are still abroad(As of Aug., 2021)

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.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8r86hac8mhabduk/AABDIos2kJ6T5kB7p-pf0I7Ka?dl=0


For MEXT students, refer to this link as well.

https://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/english/support/arrival-information-for-mext-scholarship-students/



Contacts:

Graduate School Educational Affairs Section

・Tel: +81-22-717-8010
・E-mail:m-daigakuin*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (exchange * to @)