[Important] Alert on the New Coronavirus

February 7, 2020

TO: All students, faculty and staff
FROM: Kanazawa University                               

Alert on the New Coronavirus (Third Announcement)

The Health Service Center will implement a health situation check of students, faculty and staff who has returned from China, in response to the spreading infection of the New Coronavirus.

1.The students, faculty and staff who has returned from China must do health check in accordance with the health check sheet, for the duration of 14 days after returning to Japan. After the completion of health check for 14 days, submit the result to the Health Service Center by e-mail or FAX.
  The health check sheet can be downloaded from Kanazawa University website.
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If you have symptoms such as fever (over 37.5C) or respiratory problems after returning to Japan, avoid contact with others and wear a surgical cask, and promptly consult a health clinic or one of the contact offices below.

【Telephone Contact Offices for the New Coronavirus Infection】
 ※Business hours are M-F 9:00-17:00

Name of Facility Applicable Areas Tel
Kanazawa Health Center Kanazawa 076-234-5116
South Kaga Health and Welfare Center Kaga, Komatsu, Nomi, Kawakita Machi 0761-22-0796
Central Ishikawa Health and Welfare Center Hakusan, Nonoichi, Kahoku, Tsubata, Uchinada Machi 076-275-2250
Central Noto Health and Welfare Center Hakui, Nanao, Nakanoto Town, Hodatsu-Shimizu Cho, Shiga Machi 0767-53-2482
North Noto Health and Welfare Center Wajima, Suzu, Anamizu Machi, Noto Cho 0768-22-2011
Health Promotion Division of Ishikawa Prefectural Government   076-225-1438


2.Continue to take infection prevention measures.
Wash your hands with soap and flowing water (more than 30 seconds) and gargle, and in case you have symptoms such as fever (over 37.5C) or coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, migraine, etc. wear a surgical mask.

3.Please do not visit the Health Service Center in regard to the New Coronavirus infection. We ask that you contact us by e-mail or telephone about your inquiry.

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February 4, 2020

TO: All students, faculty and staff
FROM: Kanazawa University

Alert on the New Coronavirus (Second Announcement)

In the early hours of January 31 (Japan time), the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the situation surrounding the outbreak f the New Coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei, China is a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a level 2 risk warning regarding travel to all regions of China outside Hubei. The Government of Japan also decided on February 1, 2020 that the foreign nationals who had travelled to Hubei Province in the People's Republic of China within 14 days before arriving in Japan,are not permitted to land in Japan. Based on above, please keep in mind the following.

1. Wash your hands with flowing water (more than 30 seconds) and gargle, and in case you have symptoms such as fever (over 37.5C) or coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, migranes, etc. wear a surgical mask.

2. Student, faculty and staff who has returned from China must contact the Health Services Center about their health status and what to do in this situation. If there is symptom such as fever (over 37.5C) and respiratory problems, avoid contact with others, wear a surgical mask, and promptly consult a health clinic or one of the contact offices below.

Name of Facility Applicable Areas Tel Business hours
Kanazawa Health Center Kanazawa 076-234-5116

M-F 9:00~17:00

South Kaga Health and Welfare Center Kaga, Komatsu, Nomi, Kawakita Machi 0761-22-0796 M-F 9:00~17:00
Central Ishikawa Health and Welfare Center Hakusan, Nonoichi, Kahoku, Tsubata, Uchinada Machi 076-275-2250 M-F 9:00~17:00
Central Noto Health and Welfare Center Hakui, Nanao, Nakanoto Town, Hodatsu-Shimizu Cho, Shiga Machi 0767-53-2482 M-F 9:00~17:00
North Noto Health and Welfare Center Wajima, Suzu, Anamizu Machi, Noto Cho 0768-22-2011 M-F 9:00~17:00
Health Promotion Division of Ishikawa Prefectural Government   076-225-1438 M-F 9:00~17:00


3. At present, there are many uncertainities surrounding the New Coronavirus. Take into account the situation changing daily, and collect the most up-to-date and precise information.

4. Please do not visit the Health Service Center in regard to the New Coronavirus infection. We ask that you contact us by e-mail or telephone about your inquiry.

 

<Related HP for More Information>
Ministry of Foreign Affairs HP on Safety Overseas 
Embassy of Japan in China HP 
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare HP 
National Institute of Infectious Diseases HP

 

*Contact Information
Health Service Center (Staff Public Health Nurse: Taka)
Tel:076-264-5257
E-mail: eisei@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

 

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January 29, 2020

TO: All students, faculty and staff
FROM: Kanazawa University

Alert on the New Coronavirus (First Announcement)

Presently, there are cases of New Coronavirus infection centering in Wuhan, Hubei in China, and this infection is spreading, with patients reported inside and outside of China. On January 24, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on the official HP that the risk of infectious disease in Wuhan, Hubei is Level 3 (“Do not travel to this area. (Recommendation to suspend travel)”).

1. If a student or faculty and staff will return from the area where there is a danger of infectious disease or will visit such area
Such student, faculty, and staff must immediately contact the student affairs section of the affiliated school (students) or the general affairs section (faculty and staff), and if there are any symptoms such as coughs, fever, etc. within two weeks of entering Japan, he/she must take measures such as wearing a surgical mask, and promptly contact a clinic to seek medical attention. Besides, new coronavirus is appointed in designated infectious disease on January 28, and compulsory hospitalization and employment (working) restrictions are performed when the infection is confirmed.
Also, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is surveying the Japanese nationals in Hubei to prepare a chartered return flight from Wuhan to Japan. Students and other persons studying abroad in Hubei are advised to register their information quickly.
【Embassy of Japan in China: Survey on the Request to Return to Japan
There is a possibility that the infection spread further. Students and other persons who plan to visit cities in China other than Wuhan are advised to take the utmost care and obtain the up-to-date local information from the following webpages and news.

2. Preventing Infection
Nowadays is also the season of influenza and other infectious diseases, so it is crucial to take preventive measures such as washing hands (when returning home, before eating, etc.), covering your mouth when coughing, etc. If you have symptoms such as coughs, sneezes, nasal discharge, sore throat, fever, etc., wear a surgical mask.

3. Inquiry on the New Coronavirus and related matters
Please do not visit the Health Service Center. We ask that you contact us by e-mail or telephone about your inquiry.

 

<Related HP for More Information>
Ministry of Foreign Affairs HP on Safety Overseas 
Embassy of Japan in China HP 
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare HP 
National Institute of Infectious Diseases HP
 

 

*Contact Information
Health Service Center (Staff Public Health Nurse: Taka)
Tel:076-264-5257
E-mail: eisei@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp