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Restrictions for on-Campus Events After April 19, 2021
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Restrictions for on-Campus Events After April 19, 2021

Wed, Apr 21, 2021
Restrictions for on-Campus Events After April 19, 2021
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Restrictions for on-Campus Events After April 19, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff,

In accordance to the government’s newly announced prevention measures for the spread of the coronavirus in certain cities around Japan, the University has made changes to its on-campus event restrictions. Effective April 19, 2021, stronger restrictions for events held on-campus, including those organized by the University or Waseda faculty/staff as well as external parties, will be as listed below.

To prevent the cancellation of on-campus classes and research activities due to the spread of the coronavirus within the Waseda community, stricter prevention measures, such as holding all events predominantly online, or reducing the maximum number of in-person participants proportionally to the venue’s maximum capacity, will be implemented. These measures are put in place to reduce the contact between students, faculty and staff, and all outside parties, as much as possible.

All students, faculty and staff are expected to strictly adhere to the following regulations, and these regulations will be in effect on all Waseda campuses, including campuses outside Tokyo.

Updated rules for holding on-campus events:

  • Above all else, it is strongly recommended that all events be held online.
  • If an event is not suitable to an online format, on-campus events will be permitted only if adhering to one of the following cases and rules:
     
    1. Indoor, on-campus events organized by either the University or faculty/staff for internal purposes must not have participants exceeding a quarter of the maximum venue capacity. Eating during the event will not be permitted.
     
    Note: The University would strongly prefer for external participants to attend events by online means. Events that have been pre-approved by the Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters may have a maximum number of participants set to less than half of the maximum venue capacity.
     
    2. Indoor, on-campus events organized by external parties must not have participants exceeding half the maximum venue capacity. Eating during the event will not be permitted.
  • The above regulations are laid out to prioritize the continuation of on-campus classes and research activities. They may be eased in the future when the coronavirus situation begins to improve.

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