July 13, 2020
ATTN: Students, faculty, and staff
Director, Crisis Management Office
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM) today started in-person classes for some practical training and other sessions, with sufficient infection control measures in place. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in Japan, and new cases in Obihiro have been reported in the news.
Given the circumstances, OUAVM reiterates its request that students, faculty, and staff take all necessary precautions against infection by following OUAVM’s Six Rules to Fight Against Infectious Diseases, by avoiding “the three C’s” (closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings) on campus for class or otherwise, and by staying home if they feel unwell. Instructors are asked to remind their students of these preventive measures.
OUAVM recommends the use of the contact-tracing app introduced by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) is expected to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as the app notifies users of their possible exposure to the virus, allowing them to get tested or receive other public health center support in a timely manner and to act appropriately by refraining from going out.
If you have a fever or any other flu-like symptom, please don’t hesitate to contact the OUAVM Health Care Administration Center.
OUAVM Health Care Administration Center
Tel.: 0155-49-5315, ext. 5793 (weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.)