About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Date:2020.05.21





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 any symptoms

Please stay at home if you have cold symptoms with a fever of 37.5℃ or above. 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, if any of the following apply, please ensure to stay at home and record your temperature everyday:
・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

Report form(Except Shinanomachi campus)

Medical condition report form(Shinanomachi Campus)

※Keio University Hospital, Shinanomachi Campus:
If you are getting in touch for the first time, please do so by telephone rather than via this form. (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.)

Confirmation that your fever has subsided without the need to take antipyretics (temperature is less than 37.0℃) 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. You are requested to fill out the required items on the "Permission of Return to Campus" form, apply to the Keio University Health Center (by phone or the inquiry form), and undergo an interview with a physician.



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

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)