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Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (September 30)

March 18, 2020
Revised April 2, 2020
Revised May 15, 2020
Revised June 5, 2020
Revised August 17, 2020
Revised May 19, 2021
Revised September 30, 2021
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As the situation around COVID-19 continues to impact Japan and our WASEDA community, we would once again like to remind you to take thorough measures to prevent infections.

  • What is the COVID-19 infection?
  • Preventive Measures of COVID-19 infection
  • Consultation centers for people with potential exposure to COVID-19
  • If diagnosed with COVID-19 or identified as a COVID-19 positive close contact person

 

What is the COVID-19 infection?

The most common symptoms are fever, sore throat, prolonged cough (for around a week), and strong fatigue (malaise). Compared to seasonal influenza, it is considered to have a higher risk of becoming severely ill. Those with chronic diseases and the elderly are at high risk of developing serious complications. In addition, it is also important to note that mutant variants can be highly contagious, have a high rate of serious illness even in young people, and have characteristics that weaken the effectiveness of the vaccine.
The incubation period from infection to onset is said to be 1 to 12.5 days (mostly 5 to 6 days). There is a risk that the infection will spread from 2 days before the symptoms become apparent. It has also been reported that the patients are most infectious before and after the onset of the disease. Therefore, it is important to keep a distance between people and wear a mask when going out, as well as taking basic preventive measures such as cough etiquette, hand washing, and ventilation.

 

Preventive Measures of COVID-19 infection

Please refer to the following webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHIW).

<English>
https://www.c19.mhlw.go.jp/pdf/Leaflet_EN.pdf

<Other languages>
https://www.c19.mhlw.go.jp/

Be sure to ventilate frequently especially in the coming season when the temperature will be lower.
Point to note when ventilating;

1. If there are multiple windows, open all windows in 2 directions.
2. Ventilate for a few minutes at a time, at least twice an hour.
3. If there is only one window, open the door, or use a fan/ventilator.

 

【About COVID-19 Vaccination】

Vaccination against  COVID-19 has started in Japan in 2021. Vaccination is expected to prevent the onset of symptoms such as fever and cough (acquisition of personal immunity) and to prevent serious illness. When vaccinating, the individual’s will is respected. Please consider whether or not to be vaccinated after understanding the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Even after vaccination, there is still the possibility of infection and the possibility of transmitting the infection to others. Please continue to take appropriate infection prevention measures regardless of whether you have been vaccinated or not.

 

【Possible side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine】

You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. However, if symptoms such as severe swelling or pain at the inoculation site do not improve within a few days, please consult a medical institution. For those who do not have a family doctor, you can use the medical institution information service of your local government to find out which medical institutions you can visit or consult.

Some local governments have set the consultation desk for the side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine. Medical staff with specialized knowledge accept 24 hours for consulting.

  •  Contact information of consultation desk (Tokyo) Tel: 03-6258-5802
    *English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Nepali, Burmese (Myanmar), Thai, French, Spanish, and Portuguese
  •  Contact information of consultation desk (Chiba) Tel: 03-6412-9326
  •  Contact information of consultation desk (Saitama) Tel: 0570-033-226

If you would like to consult at Health Support Center, Waseda University, feel free to contact below.
・For consultation→ Health Care room (Students), Health Promotion Office (Faculty and staff)
・Seeing a doctor→ Medical examination and treatment room (Tel: 03-5286-3984)

Check the opening hours, location and contact info on the HP

 

Consultation centers for people with potential exposure to COVID-19

If you have any of the symptoms which were mentioned in the above leaflet, if you have concerns about COVID-19 infection, or if you want to inquire about the PCR test, please contact the consultation services offered at each prefecture.
You may find the contact numbers from the following web page:

※For those who have any health concerns, please record your health condition on the below “Health Check Form” and use it for a medical consultation.
https://www.waseda.jp/inst/hsc/assets/uploads/2020/06/2bd64840a6d6294e752a564688917a6b-1.pdf

 

If diagnosed with COVID-19 or identified as a COVID-19 positive close contact person

Universities in Japan are required to implement preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 following the instructions from public health centers based on the Infectious Diseases Control Law when its members are diagnosed with COVID-19 or identified as having close contact with a COVID-19 patient.
If you fall under any of the following cases, please take the necessary action as soon as possible

 

1. Diagnosed with COVID-19 (test result was positive)

Inform your school office through the procedures described in the following URL, while taking good care of yourself according to the instructions given by the public health center. You are not allowed to attend classes until you are healed. When you are healed and allowed to attend classes, inform your school office through the prescribed “application form”.

Guidelines When Students Are Diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus Disease (revised on April 30)
https://waseda.app.box.com/file/646845020347?s=w8qgyu2ahkzj8b8g0dvbe3v0ivfa01my

 

2. Identified as a close contact by the public health center

Carefully observe your health condition during the self-quarantine period (approximately 2 weeks from the date of your last contact with the infected person) specified by the public health center. Take every measure to prevent the spread of infection according to the instruction of the public health center, such as refraining from going out unnecessarily. Inform your school office through the procedures described in the following URL.

Guidelines When Students Are Diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus Disease (revised on April 30)
https://waseda.app.box.com/file/646845020347?s=w8qgyu2ahkzj8b8g0dvbe3v0ivfa01my

① If the PCR test result is positive: Please take the necessary procedures described in the above mentioned “Guidelines When Students Are Diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus Disease”.

② If the PCR test result is negative: Take every measure to prevent the spread of infection such as refraining from going out unnecessarily, since there is a possibility that you develop symptoms during the quarantine period. Inform the public health center if you develop symptoms.


Q & A on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) _the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHIW)

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/dengue_fever_qa_00014.html

 

【Correspondence of Health Support Center】
Please continue to check the website of the Health Support Center at Waseda University.
https://www.waseda.jp/inst/hsc/en

Inquiries about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (email support only)
Students:[email protected]
Faculty and Staff:[email protected]
Related information:https://waseda.box.com/s/qskjsix7zud9jskexyk87azdi1l9pwtu


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