Please enforce a strict regimen of hand hygiene (washing hands, using a disinfectant, etc.). If you have any symptoms including a cough, sneezing, a runny nose, sore throat, or a fever, please ensure that you wear a mask to prevent infection.
When sharing a confined space with multiple people for prolonged periods, please ensure the space is well ventilated and strictly enforce the above measures to prevent infection.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)
In cases of infection or suspected infection
If you have symptoms
●Please stay at home if you have cold-like symptoms with a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or above and take and record your temperature daily.
Report form(Except Shinanomachi campus)
Medical condition report
※Shinanomachi Campus：Please make your first report by phone call to us, NOT VIA THIS SITE(Phone No. 03-5363-3634)
●Furthermore, if these symptoms last for 4 days or more (approximately 2 days in the case of the elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions), or if you feel weary (fatigued) and experience shortness of breath (breathing difficulties), please consult with your nearest public health center by phone or call the phone consultation service detailed below and follow the instructions provided.
●Confirmation that your fever has subsided without the need to take antipyretics (temperature is 37℃ or less), and that you have remained in this condition for at least 48 hours are the criteria permitting your return to the university or place of work. Students, faculty, and staff members need to fill out the required items in person on the applicable "Permission of Return to Campus" form, bring this with them to the Keio University Health Center, and undergo an interview to determine whether or not they will be permitted to return to the university or place of work.
If you have had contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus without appropriate protection to prevent infection, 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 .
●There is a possibility of being infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) .In consideration of the incubation period for the disease, please refrain from coming into the university or your place of work for a period of two weeks. Please ensure that you take your temperature every day and keep a record.
Report form(Except Shinanomachi campus)
Health management chart
●If any symptoms arise within the two weeks, please avoid contact with other people, wear a mask, and immediately call the consultation center for returnees to Japan and people with potential exposure to COVID-19, and notify the Keio University Health Center of the results of this consultation by phone.
●If no symptoms arise within two weeks of the day you were last in contact with someone who is infected or the day you entered/returned to Japan, the period of observation for possible infection will come to an end. Students, faculty, and staff members need to fill out the required items in person on the applicable "Permission of Return to Campus" form, bring this with them to the Keio University Health Center, and undergo an interview to determine whether or not they will be permitted to return to the university or place of work.
[Specific examples of close contact]
- You live with or were in prolonged contact (including inside vehicles, airplanes, etc.) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (hereinafter "COVID-19 patient")
- You medically examined, nursed, or cared for a COVID-19 patient without adequate protection to prevent infection
- You directly touched contaminants such as respiratory secretions or bodily fluids of a COVID-19 patient
- You had a meal with a COVID-19 patient
- You touched with your hand a COVID-19 patient without taking the required protective measures to prevent infection
- You had contact with a COVID-19 patient by conversing with him or her in close proximity (roughly within 2m)
If you are diagnosed as being infected
If you are diagnosed as being infected by COVID-19 at a medical institution, you are not permitted to come to the university or place of work as this is regarded as a "Class I Infectious Disease" as stipulated in the School Health and Safety Act. Please immediately inform the Keio University Health Center if you have been diagnosed as infected or are suspected of being infected.
Report when infected with an infectious disease
Phone Consultation Service for foreigners(Call Center) , Permission of Return to Campus
Multilingual Visitor Hotline
Permission of Return to Campus（Health Center）
Information about preventing infection
Source：Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare，Prime Minister's Office of Japan
Precautions to take at home
Source：Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Washing hands，Coughing manners
Source：Prime Minister's Office of Japan
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
WHO:Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Preventing respiratory infections（Health Center）
Information concerning the Novel Coronavirus Infection from Keio University:
[Important Notice] Pneumonia Associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)