Message to GFR students
On April 20, yesterday, the level of the University’s BCP against the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections was raised from 2 to 3.
Based on this, I would like to inform the GFR students the following matters;
1. Limitations to the access to campus and the facility
It is prohibited to access and enter the University’s building and the facility as a general rule. Please refrain from going out of your home unnecessarily and urgently, and please study at home. Access to the laboratory for experiments etc. is limited to cases of research activities described in Level 3 of the BCP at the following URL, so please confirm with your academic supervisor and ask for permission. You cannot enter not only the University’s library and school library but also the school building for internet use.
Click here (currently being updated in English)
2. Internet connection
You will use the Internet in various situations, including contacting the academic supervisor and administrative office, and classes scheduled to start on Monday, May 11th. If you have any problem with the internet connection, please consult your academic supervisor.
3. Requirements in case if you have been identified as infected, or if you have close contact with an infected person
If you are confirmed to have COVID-19 infections, do not go to school and immediately contact the personnel of the GFR administrative office by phone (+81-11-706-2422) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and provide the following details.
- The date you were diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus
- Where you were diagnosed (name and location of hospital etc.)
- Your current health conditions
- The date when a fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as cough started
- History of travel abroad and in domestic within 1 month before the diagnosis (If you have traveled abroad, provide the period, name of country and city. In case of domestic trip, the period, place and route, and means of transportation.)
- People in HU community (students and university staff) whom you have had contact with since the disease onset（plus the dates and names of the classes and conferences you participated in and attendance of parties, and the days of part-time jobs you worked）
- Your doctor’s observation based on the diagnosis you are given
4. Consultation and reference
If you have any concerns about infectious diseases, please consult your academic supervisor or GFR administrative office. Please contact us by phone, email, etc. Also, various information is posted on the university’s website. Please refer to it if necessary.
・Announcement from the Student Advice and Counseling Center(SACC) COVID-19 Prevention Measures
・To students whose households (parents, etc.) have suddenly changed the family budget due to the effect of COVID-19 infections (Japanese only)
・Scholarship-related change information, 2020 (Japanese only) (4/15 updated)
・Basic measures to take in laboratories against COVID-19（4/20 updated）
・ If you are diagnosed with COVID-19（2/25 updated）(currently being updated)
・Regarding the Measures to Prevent Further Novel Coronavirus Transmission ~ To Students（4/10 updated）
・Act responsibly during coronavirus outbreak（4/9 updated）
5. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection
At present, in Hokkaido and each area in Japan, people are constantly making efforts to suppress infections by reducing people-to-people contact by 80%.
Its success depends on our actions. The most important thing is “not to be infected” and “not to transmitting” through managing your health condition.
Please keep your awareness and continue your behavior to prevent the spread of infection.
Thank you, and please stay safe and healthy,
Takashi Inoue, Dean
Graduate School of Global Food Resources,