Safety measures to be observed when conducting face-to-face classes related to new coronavirus infectious diseases

To secure maximum safety for students, research staff, and faculty staff at the beginning of the face-to-face class starting in June 8th, 2020, in addition to the notes on the face-to-face class implementation at Shizuoka University (pdf, in Japanese), members of the Faculty of Science are required to comply with the following infection control measures.

We ask all students and research staff to understand and cooperate with these infection control measures.

  • Create an environment that does not generate “close contacts” and avoid risks when students go to school.
  • Make sure that all students in the face-to-face class have no symptoms of the new coronavirus infection. Consider sufficient educational guidance to those students who are unable to attend classes because they are currently living outside of Shizuoka prefecture or they are in poor physical conditions.
  • If the health and safety committee judges that the safety measures, such as infection prevention are insufficient, faculty members must immediately put some effort on improving it.

Specific infection control measures during face-to-face classes

To create an environment without “close contacts,” the following infection prevention measures will be thoroughly implemented when conducting face-to-face classes. Besides, each faculty member will take necessary measures to prevent infection. We ask all students and research staff for their cooperation.

  • Continue to take preventive measures against infections such as hand washing, cough etiquette, and gargling.
  • Do not use rooms that are not well ventilated.
  • Target the occupancy rate in the entire building and large classrooms to be less than one-third of the conventional capacity.
  • Keep the distance between teachers and students to a minimum of 2 meters, the hands should not touch each other when arms are stretched out (one seat should be kept unoccupied between seats), and arrange seats to avoid facing each other. If necessary, use separate classrooms.
  • Develop an implementation plan and laboratory usage schedule to avoid the three C’s (Closed spaces – Crowded spaces – Close contact settings). For example, to reduce the number of students, work is performed either in the morning or afternoon, or work is performed by rotation every day of the week.
  • Minimize the use of laboratory facilities and equipment in both time and frequency, and conduct data analysis at home.
  • Make sure that all students are in good physical condition, and if they are in poor physical condition (such as those with a cold) at the beginning of class, send them home.
  • The teacher in charge attends to check the health condition.
  • Measure body temperature regularly before going to school.
  • Wear a mask when the distance between people cannot be kept over 2 m when going to university and being at the university.
  • Wash your hands with water and soap or disinfect your hands with alcohol before entering the building, entering the room, or before and after educational and research activities.
  • Use a microphone when deemed necessary to prevent splash infection.
  • Avoid unnecessary face-to-face conversations and discussions as much as possible.
  • Open the doors and windows to ventilate at least twice an hour.
  • If necessary, disinfect places such as laboratory doorknobs that are touched by multiple people.
  • Avoid sharing equipment, items, etc. used in lessons and experiments by multiple people as much as possible. If necessary, disinfect shared equipment and items after each use.
  • Wear gloves as necessary to prevent contact infection.
  • When using the resting area, reduce the number of people who use it at the same time and avoid group eating or talking. In addition, the resting area should be constantly ventilated, and shared items (tables, chairs, etc.) should be disinfected regularly.

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