About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Date:2022.6.20


Please wear a mask when you come to the university.

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)

COVID-19 vaccine FAQ

In cases of infection or suspected infection

If you have any symptoms▼
No need to report us if you have been vaccinated within 48 hours because these may be side effects caused by vaccination.
If It has passed 48 hours after vaccination and you have fever, please report by completing the online form:
※Staff of Keio University Hospital and Shinanomachi Campus, and students of School Medicine 2-6th year and Graduate School of Medicine.:
If you are getting in touch for the first time, please do so by telephone rather than via this form and follow the instructions from Shinanomachi branch of the Keio University Health Center (TEL 03-5363-3634).

●If you have cold-like symptoms with a fever of 37.5 ℃ or above, please refrain from coming to the university and consult with a local medical institution. Please ensure that you take your temperature every day and keep a record.

●Even if you do not have a fever of 37.5 ℃ or above, please refrain from coming to the university and consult with a local medical institution in the following cases:
・You have any severe symptoms such as shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) and a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue).
・You are elderly or have an underlying medical condition and have relatively mild cold symptoms such as fever or a cough.
・You have a persistent mild cold.
・Your sense of taste and smell is impaired.

Report form(campuses other than Shinanomachi)

Medical condition report form(Shinanomachi Campus)

※Staff of Keio University Hospital and Shinanomachi Campus, and students of School Medicine 2-6th year and Graduate School of Medicine.:
If you are getting in touch for the first time, please do so by telephone rather than via this form and follow the instructions from Shinanomachi branch of the Keio University Health Center (TEL 03-5363-3634).

●If you have at least one of the following conditions, please consult with the nearest public health center or the telephone consultation center bellow by phone immediately (if you do not fall under any of these, you can consult).
☆ You have shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue), or high grade fever.
☆ You are at high risk for serious COVID-19 illness(※)and have had relatively mild cold symptoms such as fever, cough and so on.
(※)elderly people, those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, heart failure, respiratory diseases (COPD, etc.), those undergoing dialysis, and those using immunosuppressants or anticancer drugs
☆ If you do not fall into the above, and you have had relatively mild cold symptoms such as fever, cough and so on.
(Please be sure to consult if you have had symptoms for more than 4 days. Because symptoms vary from person to person, please consult immediately if you have had strong symptoms. The same applies if you need to continue to take an antipyretic.)

●The criterion to return to campus is confirmation that your fever has subsided without the need to take antipyretics or your symptoms have improved and this condition has continued for 48 hours or more. Please submit the results of your health observation to the Keio University Health Center and take an interview to determine whether or not you will be permitted to return to campus.

◆Precautions after you return to the university
・Even after you return to the university or place of work, please be sure to keep an eye on your health and look after your physical condition by getting sufficient sleep and nutritional intake, and by keeping well hydrated.
Please do not come to the university or place of work if you develop a fever again. Furthermore, if you have symptoms that you suspect to be pneumonia such as feeling weary or experiencing shortness of breath, please consult immediately with your regular doctor or a local medical institution or public health center,etc.
・If you have caught coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), there is a possibility that the virus is still contagious even after your fever has subsided and your symptoms have improved. Please continue to wear a mask following your return to the university or place of work, and refrain from any group activities where you would be required to remove your mask (dining together, club activities, etc.).
・Please continue to strictly follow cough etiquette following your return to the university or place of work as well as regular hand washing.


For those who have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 without adequate precautions in place against infection (Close Contact). ▼

●There is a possibility that you have caught COVID-19. Please avoid going into the office/attending university until you have completed the designated self-quarantine period at home. Please take and record your temperature every day. Faculty and staff members should fill out an official "report form."

Report form(campuses other than Shinanomachi)

※Those from the Keio University Hospital or Shinanomachi Campus should make their initial report over the phone. Please follow the instructions and guidance on returning to work or school from the Shinanomachi Campus Health Center. (Tel. 03-5363-3634)

Health management chart (body temperature chart)

●If you do not exhibit any symptoms over the course of the designated self-quarantine period, you will be permitted to come to work or attend school following its conclusion. Those requiring a Permission of Return to Campus are requested to ask at the Keio University Health Center.

●If you exhibit symptoms during the designated self-quarantine period, please avoid contact with other people, wear a mask, call your local Fever Consultation Center, and report back to the Keio University Health Center on the results of your consultation.

Report form(campuses other than Shinanomachi)


If you have recently returned to/entered Japan from another country/region (returnees/new entrants)▼

● In principle, if you have recently returned to/entered Japan, you should refrain from coming to work or school during the government designated self-isolation period.

● During your self-isolation period, please take the following precautions (also, if you keep these, any persons with whom you live, may go to work or school).

All individuals returning to or entering Japan must take the following precautions during their self-isolation period.
  • Avoid going outside while isolating at home, confining activities to one room whenever possible.
  • Use a separate bathroom from the rest of the household wherever possible. If a separate bathroom is not available, try to isolate your usage of the sink and shower.
  • Eat alone as much as possible.
  • Use separate towels from other household members.
  • Wear a face mask when spending time in shared areas inside your home.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene and encourage other members of your household to do the same.

● You may come to work or school if you exhibit no symptoms during the designated self-isolation period following your arrival date in Japan. *Those belonging to the Keio University Hospital/Shinanomachi Campus should refer to the note below.

● Please refrain from coming to work or school and ensure to complete the "report form" if you are exhibiting any symptoms at the end of the government designated self-isolation period.

Report form(campuses other than Shinanomachi)


*Those belonging to Keio University Hospital / Shinanomachi Campus
Report your or your cohabiting family members return/entry to Japan to your immediate supervisor and the Office of Human Resources Management (or International Affairs Section if you are a student), before entering the Shinanomachi Campus. Refrain from coming to campus, and ensure to contact the Keio University Health Center (62022, 03-5363-3634), and follow their instructions if you are exhibiting any symptoms at the end of the government designated self-isolation period.



Regarding re-entry / entry to Japan (COVID-19)(International Center)


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

※Staff of Keio University Hospital and Shinanomachi Campus, and students of School Medicine 2-6th year and Graduate School of Medicine.:
If you are getting in touch for the first time, please do so by telephone rather than via this form and follow the instructions from Shinanomachi branch of the Keio University Health Center (TEL 03-5363-3634).

◆Precautions after you return to the university
・Even after you return to the university or place of work, please be sure to keep an eye on your health and look after your physical condition by getting sufficient sleep and nutritional intake, and by keeping well hydrated.
・Please do not come to the university or place of work if you develop a fever again. Furthermore, if you have symptoms that you suspect to be pneumonia such as feeling weary or experiencing shortness of breath, please consult immediately with your regular doctor or a local medical institution or public health center.
・If you have caught coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), there is a possibility that the virus is still contagious even after your fever has subsided and your symptoms have improved. Please continue to wear a mask following your return to the university or place of work, and refrain from any group activities where you would be required to remove your mask (dining together, club activities, etc.).
・Please continue to strictly follow cough etiquette following your return to the university or place of work as well as regular hand washing.



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

Preventing Outbreaks

   
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)