To All Students of the University of Tokyo,
The state of emergency in Tokyo and three adjacent prefectures based on the Law Concerning the Special Measures against the novel coronavirus influenza was lifted on Sunday, 21 March 2021.
Following this, the university has made the decision to reduce its activity restrictions index from Level 1 to Level 0.5 from Monday, 22 March 2021.
As a result, some extracurricular activities will be permitted in accordance with the Policy for Restoration of Extracurricular Activities with maximum consideration taken for preventing the spread of infection.
In April, the university will be welcoming many new students, and activities of the new academic year will begin. This will be a particularly important period for all students in their academic, research and extracurricular activities. As such, we would like to ensure that the activities for students can be expanded without fear of spreading the infection.
However, the number of people being infected in Tokyo and nearby prefectures continues to be high, and the number of people becoming infected with the mutated strains is also beginning to increase. Therefore, please be aware that we may need to raise the level of restrictions once more if it is deemed necessary stronger actions are required control the spread of infections should clustered spread, or similar, occurs on campus.
We are reiterating this point, but we would like to ask you to be fully aware of the current situation and to observe the “Request thorough implementation of measures to prevent infection” that has been communicated to all members of the university. Furthermore, please continue to be extremely careful when eating, partying or talking in large groups which, based on past records, have been found to have a high risk of spreading the infection.
Please remember once again that thorough implementation of measures to prevent the spread of infection by each individual is paramount.
March 19, 2021
Executive Vice President in charge of educational affairs
Executive Vice President
Head, UTokyo Coronavirus Task Force