COVID-19 Health Alerts and Advisories


Business Continuity Plan (BCP) during Coronavirus Outbreak Updated

We move to Alert Level 1 on Apr. 1, 2022.

Response Plan at Alert Level 1 Updated

 

What We Must Do Now to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Alert Level 1 (Restriction – Low Level)


The March 28 meeting of the Hokkaido University COVID-19 Task Force took the decision that the University moves its Alert Level to Level 1 (restriction – low level) prescribed in the Response Plan of the Hokkaido University Business Continuity Plan During Coronavirus Outbreak (BCP) as of April 1st.


Decision Context for Alert Level 1:

– In Hokkaido, the increase in the number of cases caused by the Omicron and other variants has been finally halted, and the trend of decrease is becoming more evident as the number of new cases in the prefecture has been mostly in the range of 1,000 per day.

– Nationwide, the pre-emergency priority measures, which had been in effect until March 21st in 18 prefectures including Hokkaido, have been lifted in all prefectures, and the number of cases continues to decline.

– The University has not experienced a spread of infections among its employees.


Considering all the above, the University has resolved to move its Alert Level from Level 2 (restriction – medium level) to Level 1 (restriction – low level) prescribed in the Hokkaido University Business Continuity Plan During Coronavirus Outbreak (BCP) as of April 1st.

The COVID-19 Task Force will continually review its alert level based on its assessment of preventive measures taken by the Government of Japan and the Hokkaido Government and the number of confirmed cases.



We ask every member of the University community to continue efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help maintain operations of the University by following the instructions in our BCP and other guidelines. Please act with empathy and remain calm while respecting human rights and the protection of private information in order to prevent biases and discrimination against COVID-19 patients and their families.



March 29, 2022

 

Hokkaido University COVID-19 Task Force



▼ Past Messages from the President
May 19, 2021 Message from the President


Apr. 30, 2021 Request for Campus-Wide Restriction on Group Dining


Nov. 18, 2020 Message from the President


Jun. 1, 2020  What We Must Do Now to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


Apr. 20, 2020  What We Must Do Now to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


Apr. 17, 2020  Preventative Measures for the Novel Coronavirus at Hokkaido University


Apr. 1, 2020  Preventative Measures for the Novel Coronavirus at Hokkaido University

▼ To all studentsUpdated
Nov. 20, 2020  Attendance Policy If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 Updated


July 10, 2020  New Alert Level 1 Restrictions and Requirements Under Hokkaido University Business Continuity Plan During Coronavirus Outbreak (BCP)


July 10, 2020  Message from the Vice President Ko Hasegawa 


Apr. 20, 2020  Basic measures to take in laboratories against COVID-19


Apr. 10, 2020  Regarding the Measures to Prevent Further Novel Coronavirus Transmission


Apr. 10, 2020  Important safeguard against Novel Coronavirus


Apr. 9, 2020  Act responsibly during coronavirus outbreak

▼ To all faculty members and staff  Updated
Apr. 1, 2022 Guidance for Conducting Research Safely during COVID-19 Pandemic Updated


Jan. 19, 2022 Alert on the Spread of COVID-19 InfectionNew


Dec. 8, 2021 Infection Prevention during the Holiday Season


Jul. 2, 2021 [Important] COVID-19 Vaccinations at Hokkaido University (in-house vaccination)


Apr. 10, 2020  Regarding the Measures to Prevent Further Novel Coronavirus Transmission


Apr. 10, 2020  Important safeguard against Novel Coronavirus


Feb. 17, 2020  Employee Attendance Policy If you are diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Apr. 1, 2020  Preventative Measures for the Novel Coronavirus at Hokkaido University

▼ Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (Until Apr. 12, 2022) 
Mar. 6, 2020 May 3, 2020 Aug. 4, 2020 Aug. 12, 2020 Aug. 18, 2020
1 case 1 case 1 case 4 cases 1 case
Oct. 8, 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Oct. 20, 2020 Oct. 22, 2020 Oct. 27, 2020
1 case 2 cases 1 case 2 cases 2 cases
Nov. 5, 2020 Nov. 6, 2020 Nov. 10, 2020 Nov. 13, 2020 Nov. 17, 2020
1 case 1 case 2 cases 5 cases 3 cases
Nov. 19, 2020 Nov. 24, 2020 Nov. 27, 2020 Nov. 30, 2020 Dec. 3, 2020
3 cases  2 cases  2 cases 1 case  2 cases
Dec. 10, 2020 Dec. 15, 2020 Dec. 25, 2020 Jan. 14, 2021 Jan. 22, 2021
1 case 1 case  2 cases  3 cases 1 case
Jan. 28, 2021 Feb. 5, 2021 Feb. 16, 2021 Mar. 16, 2021 Mar. 26, 2021
2 cases  2 cases 1 case 1 case 2 cases 
Apr. 9, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 12, 2021 May 25, 2021 June 1, 2021
1 case  3 cases  5 cases  5 cases 6 cases 
June 21, 2021 July 16, 2021 Aug. 2, 2021 Aug. 5, 2021 Aug. 13, 2021
3 cases 1 case 6 cases  9 cases 3 cases
Aug. 18, 2021 Sep. 13, 2021 Jan. 24, 2022 Jan. 28, 2022 Feb. 9, 2022
8 cases 4 cases 8 cases 17 cases 13 cases
Feb. 17, 2022 Mar. 8, 2022 Mar. 29, 2022    
15 cases 18 cases  25 cases    

*The numbers include only cases that had close contact with the University community.

▼ Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (From Apr. 25, 2022 –   )
Announcement date Period Students Faculty & Staff member Total
Apr. 25, 2022 Apr. 8 – Apr. 21, 2022 199 24 223
May. 16, 2022 Apr. 22 – May 12, 2022 160 29 189
May. 30, 2022 May 13 – May 26, 2022 98 14 112
Jun. 13, 2022 May 27 – Jun. 9, 2022 34 14 48

*The numbers include all confirmed cases reported to the University.


Note: The University requests that patient and family privacy and confidentiality be maintained in all forms of communication by all concerned, and their human rights be protected at all times.


Press and media can contact:
Public Relations and External Affairs, Public Relations Division, General Affairs and Planning Department
kouhou[at]jimu.hokudai.ac.jp


All other inquiries should be directed to:
General Affairs Division, General Affairs and Planning Department
soumu_kikaku[at]general.hokudai.ac.jp

▼ Related Links
Hokkaido Government
http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ss/tkk/singatakoronahaien.htm


City of Sapporo
https://www.city.sapporo.jp/hokenjo/f1kansen/2019n-cov.html


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: Coronavirus Q&A
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/dengue_fever_qa_00001.html


Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Coronavirus information and guidance
https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/coronavirus/index.html


MOFA’s Travel Advisories and Warnings
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/info/pcinfectionspothazardinfo_009.html#ad-image-0


“Tabireg” (MOFA’s travel safety information service)
https://www.ezairyu.mofa.go.jp/tabireg/index.html

Updated on   June 17, 2022

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