Message to GFR students
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, a message “Act responsibly during coronavirus outbreak” was sent to all Hokkaido University students by Director Akira Hasegawa / Vice President on 9th April. Please check this content from the following link again.
Based on this, I would like to inform you about the immediate response and request as the Graduate School of Global Food Resources.
1. Those who are currently staying outside Hokkaido
If you move from outside Hokkaido to Sapporo, please stand by at home for two weeks.
Please be aware of your health conditions enough while standing by.
It is also in response to the request of the Hokkaido Government and the Sapporo City.
2. About the lectures
For the time being, classes up to the end of June will be conducted by remote lectures.
For details, we will inform you by email as well as on the school website. Please check regularly.
For MC1 students, we also contact you later regarding the guidance, registration of courses, a survey of academic advisors, etc.
For some classes, online lectures have been started on a trial basis.
If you have any problems attending the course, please do not hesitate to consult with your supervisor/mentor.
3. Visiting the campus
Please refrain from going to school unless you have a particular need.
If you have any necessary administrative procedures, questions, etc., please contact our administrative office by email. (email@example.com)
4. Research activities of the students
As a general rule, please stay at home.
For research activities that must be carried out in the laboratory, please obtain permission from your academic supervisor.
In such activities, try to avoid the following conditions:
- poorly ventilated space,
- gathering of multiple people, and
- short-distance conversation, etc.
Please reduce the time for staying in the lab.
5. Business trips and travel related to research activities and job hunting
For the time being, it is requested that you refrain from traveling domestically or internationally.
If you absolutely need to travel, be sure to consult with your supervisor in advance about the destination and period.
During the period of the Emergency Declaration (until May 6th for the time being), travel to the Emergency Declaration Region (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka) should be avoided.
If you cannot avoid visiting those areas, please follow the steps below.
- Be sure to consult your supervisor in advance.
- Please act according to the request of each prefecture.
- Please record the history of your specific behavior (place of your visit, means of transportation, people you met, availability (wearing) of the mask, etc.).
(This is necessary because if you are infected, you will be asked to record the behavior for the past two weeks.)
When you returned from the trip from outside of Hokkaido, refrain from going out of your home unnecessarily and urgently for the following two weeks. Please refrain from going to school and using facilities.
6. About physical condition management
If you feel unwell, do not go out. Firstly, please stay at home.
Also, please contact your supervisor promptly for consultation.
Please check the measures to be taken mentioned in “Regarding the Measures to Prevent Further Novel Coronavirus Transmission -To Students” dated March 18th.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, I would like to ask you to take conscious action to “not to be infected” and “not to transmitting.”
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Takashi Inoue, Dean
Graduate School of Global Food Resources,