About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Guidelines for infection control at the university and workplace


To prevent infections through droplets and contact, you must always consider matters from two perspectives.

①Don't get infected yourself ②Don't infect others

There is no standard that "as long as you follow, you'll be fine." Each and every individual must act in a way that minimizes the risk of infection.

Do not come to the university or workplace if you are feeling unwell

Students who are scheduled to attend classes on campus must check their physical condition every morning by taking their temperature. Please do not come to the university if you are not feeling well. If any of the following cases related to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) apply to you, please report it to us through the Keio University Health Center website.

■If you have symptoms
■If you have been diagnosed as being infected with COVID-19
■If you have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 without appropriate protection to prevent infection
■If you have returned to or entered Japan from a region for which the infection danger level set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is at level 3 or above, or if you have had contact with someone who stayed in a region for which the infection danger level set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is at level 3 or above without appropriate protection to prevent infection.

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

If you receive any instructions from campuses, laboratories, or clubs, please also follow these.

When you come to university

■Wear a mask.
■Avoid contact with people as much as possible.
■Be sure to wash your hands after you touch places (objects) that have been in physical contact with a large number of people.
It is also important to get into a routine of not touching your face and eyes with your hands.

When you eat

Avoid eating with multiple people. Please eat and drink alone and at a distance from other people as much as possible. Please take care not to leave behind food and drinks such as unfinished cups of coffee as this is unhygienic. Furthermore, avoid talking at close distances while eating.

Create an environment that averts the 3 dangers of "enclosed spaces," "crowded spaces," and "close contact"

Ventilation and limiting the number of people that can be in the room

In rooms where ventilation is not controlled by an air conditioning or ventilation system, etc., always ventilate the room to ensure that they do not become enclosed spaces. If adequate ventilation cannot be provided, reduce the number of people in the room.
To ventilate, fully open two windows on different sides of the room for a few minutes each time to allow air to flow. Make sure that you ventilate the room at least twice per hour. Even if there is only one window in the room, by opening the door, air will flow between the window and door. If there are no windows, turn on the ventilation to full power, open the door, and if possible, use an electric fan. Spread out the workspaces between people, and place a limit on the number of people that can be in the room at any one time.

Cleaning and disinfecting

Check places that are touched by a large number of people and frequently clean and disinfect them.

Locks, desks, chairs, shelves, touch panels, light and air conditioner switches, telephones, doorknobs and handles, screen and curtain cords, water heaters and pots, microphones, keyboards, mouses, taps, laboratory equipment, office supplies and stationery, photocopiers, handrails on stairs and in toilets, hangers, etc.

Do not spray the disinfectant directly onto environmental surfaces. Apply the disinfectant to a disposable sheet or towel, wipe the surface, and fully dry.
Be sure to wash your hands and clothes thoroughly as there are some items such as paper and linen that cannot be disinfected.
It is necessary to regularly wipe plastic sheets and acrylic boards used on countertops with disinfectant as these are at high risk of being contaminated. If your work does not allow you to keep a distance from other people, using a face shield (self-made or substitute permissible) will also be effective.

Consult with an industrial physician or health supervisor

There are industrial physicians (school doctors) and health supervisors on each campus who carry out workplace inspections and provide hygiene guidance as required. If you have any questions, please consult with them.