Suspension of face-to-face classes from the third period on Wednesday 25 November onwards
On Wednesday 18 November 2020, one student tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR test. In response, 28 people belonging to the same extracurricular activity group were identified by a public health center on Friday 20 November as people who had been in close contact with the infected student. These people are already isolating at home and are in line to take a PCR test, but it is expected to take a while before the results of these tests come in.
Until it can be confirmed whether or not those who were in close contact with the infected student have also been infected, the university needs to put measures in place to keep everyone safe, and so the following response will be implemented on the Kunitachi campus from 1 p.m. on Wednesday 25 November onwards. Students are therefore requested to refrain from coming to campus unnecessarily.
Classes: All classes will be held online.
Extracurricular activities: All face-to-face activities are to be cancelled. Only online or individual activities are permitted.
Please note that further information about the timing of the resumption of face-to-face classes and extracurricular activities will be given at a later date.
* We request your understanding and consideration in respecting the human rights and protecting the personal data of those infected and others.
At Hitotsubashi University, we have implemented various measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections thus far, based on government policies and other information. We will continue to take whatever steps are necessary, according to the latest information and situation, and to make every effort to prevent the spread of this infection.
25 November 2020
The alert level pursuant to Hitotsubashi University Activity Restrictions Index for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19
Based on the current situations, the alert level pursuant to Hitotsubashi University Activity Restrictions Index for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19 will be specified at Level 2 from 15th June. All Hitotsubashi University students, faculty and staff are asked to check the latest information on this website, CELS, manaba or HWP on a timely basis.
Level 2 from June 15, 2020
|Education (classes)||All classes shall be held online asa general rule. When it isnecessary to hold classes inperson, be sure to take everymeasure possible to prevent thespread of infection.|
|Faculty, Research activities||Research shall be pursued at home as ageneral rule, and research activity on theuniversity premises shall be limited to theminimum necessary. When it is necessary tohold seminars, etc. involving the physicalpresence of a group of people, be sure totake every measure possible to prevent thespread of infection.|
|Administrative activities||Continue work on the university premisesbut introduce flexible commuting hourswherever possible, remote working whereappropriate and also ensure enough distancebetween staff members to reduce the risk ofinfection.|
|Meetings, etc.||Meetings held in person shall be limited tothe minimum necessary. As a general rule,meetings shall be held online wheneverpossible.|
|Access to university premises, gates||Access by non-university personnel will berestricted. Students, faculty and staff areasked to stay off university premises exceptwhen necessary for the purpose of takingclasses, research or administrative work.The gates shall be kept closed andindividuals entering the university premisesmust present his/her ID certificate.|
|Extracurricular activities by students||Events and activities involving close contactsuch as taking meals or lodging together areprohibited. The use of university facilitiesfor extracurricular activities shall beprohibited as a general rule.|
|Business trips, etc.||University members are asked to refrainfrom taking business trips, etc. to epidemicareas unless absolutely necessary.|
Notice about 2020 Autumn-Winter Semester lectures (15 July Update)
Notice about our policy on classes for the 2021 academic year (21 August Update)
Our response to the novel coronavirus (after the start of Autumn-Winter Semester classes) (11 September Update)
- Contact information for test results：Hitotsubashi University Health Center (Tel: 042-580-8172)