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Message for UTokyo students: Lowering of the activity restriction guideline level at the University of Tokyo

March 28, 2022

To all students of the University of Tokyo:

The new semester will be starting soon and we believe that we are all making every effort to prepare for the next academic year. All the faculty and staff of the university are looking forward to your progress and success.

Now the government lifted the quasi-state of emergency for all prefectures, including Tokyo, on Monday, March 21. In response to this measure, we have decided to relax the activity restriction level of our university from the current Level B to Level A from Monday, March 28, taking into consideration the infection situation inside and outside the university comprehensively.

We will be welcoming a large number of new students in April, and a lot of you will be involved in activities such as class and club/circle orientations as part of the welcoming activities. We request that you take care to prevent the spread of the virus and act responsibly.

With regards to extracurricular activities, please ensure to continue taking measures to prevent infection and follow the “Extracurricular Activities Policy at Level A”.

〇 Policy of Extracurricular Activities on the Activity Restriction Level A

The number of newly infected people continues to decline, but the number of newly infected students at the university has not decreased much. Therefore, please continue to pay the utmost attention when going out to dinners as well as welcoming and farewell parties in large groups. The reason for this is because experience has shown that the risk of infection is high. In addition, we started the additional (third) inoculation of the coronavirus vaccine at the university from March 1st. It has been shown that the severity of onset and hospitalization is reduced compared to those who have not been vaccinated or those who have only been vaccinated twice. If it has been more than 6 months since the completion of your second vaccination, you will be able to receive the third vaccination. Please consider early inoculation as a measure against the coronavirus infection.

〇 Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

If you are feeling anxious or depressed, free consultation is available.

〇 Center for Research on Counseling and Support Services

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

March 28, 2022

Executive Vice President in charge of educational affairs

OKUBO Tatsuya
Executive Vice President
Head, UTokyo Coronavirus Task Force

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