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TO THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:Important Notice about COVID-19

2020/05/21

Special Message from the Dean : Power to defeat COVID-19 !
 I have no doubt that we will achieve unity to defeat this crisis together. Let's do our best together.
We had lowered BCP guidelines in an emergency to  Level 3  (on a 5-tier scale).
  • Classes will be conducted online.
  • Refrain from coming to campus unless you are instructed by your academic advisor.
  • Continue to refrain from moving beyond the prefectural border.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, the measures at the Graduate School of Engineering and the School of Engineering will be updated as needed. Please refer the information below.

1. From April 9 (Thu.) to for the time being (until School of Engineering gives you further instruction), entry to and use of the facilities on each campus is in principle prohibited.

This period may be changed depending on evolving circumstances.

2. All courses of the School of Engineering will be available online until further notice. This should not negatively affect obtaining the course credits and graduation requirements.

3. Refrain from going out if you don’t have the urgent need.

We had lowered BCP guidelines in an emergency to Level 3 (on a 5-tier scale). However, continue to avoid the three close contacts and refrain from entering to the Campus. You are expected to stay your apartment, your parents' place, dormitory, etc. (in a location that enables adequate physical distancing and safety) and refrain from going out if you don't have the urgent need. Also continue to refrain from moving beyond the prefectural border.
Regarding laboratory works, please follow the instructions by your academic advisor. Only the minimum number of laboratory personnel required to continue the ongoing experiment / research is permitted to enter the laboratory in the campus. If you need to enter the laboratory, please reduce the time spent in the room, and take precautions to prevent the spread of infection, such as wearing a mask and avoiding close contacts. All other laboratory personnel should work at home.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding job hunting, please contact the professor in charge of job hunting in your department and your academic advisor by using e-mail or internet meeting system. Please refrain from moving beyond the prefecture border if you are requested to attend an interview held outside of prefecture. If you receive such instruction from company, please consult with your academic advisor, professor in charge of job hunting, or student support staff, etc.
For new students before coming to Sendai, there is a concern about the risk of spread of infection due to migration of people, please refrain from moving from outside of prefecture to Sendai and stay at your parents' home.

4. Please avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places, and close contact.

You are strongly advised to avoid meeting up with friends at crowded restaurants and karaoke rooms, and also avoid having dinner and chatting with other friends at home. In addition, please refrain from a part-time job, etc. such as customer service with close contacts.

5. Health management and activity record

Health management
You are advised to record daily body temperature and condition.
Health Observation Record Form
Activity record
To ensure traceability, you are advised to take a record of your daily activities so that you can show what, when, where, and who you were in contact with)

5. If you feel ill, please contact below

How to report when it is suspected you may have COVID-19 infection
For those who meet the situation below, please notify the relevant information as soon as possible using the report form "New Coronavirus Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Report Form, School of Engineering".
  • Suspicion of infection (①Your housemate was infected, ② You contacted a call center in Sendai City/Miyagi Prefecture and received instructions, ③ Visited a medical institution under the direction of the call center)
  • You have been certified as a "Close contact" by the public health center
  • You took PCR test

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Report Form, School of Engineering

Questions regarding COVID-19 infection measure

eng-covid19@grp.tohoku.ac.jp(School of Engineering COVID-19 office)

7. Support for students of the School of Engineering

Tohoku University peer supporter
The School of Engineering recruited applicants for the peer supporter for first-year students. We are currently in the process of selecting the supporters in charge and preparing for support under the advisor faculty.
Rental of Wi-Fi router and remote class monitor
The application deadline has ended. If you have additional requests, please contact the following.
Rental of Wi-Fi router and remote class monitor

8. Please continue to check the website

Please continue to check the School of Engineering website and the University website regularly for further updates regarding any restrictions and schedule changes. We will continue to communicate with you as more information becomes available.
School of Engineering website

Please see notices for students, faculty and staff members on Tohoku University website: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/news/university_news/information_of_covid_19.html

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