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University Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Latest Information

August 5, 2022

Latest Information

This page contains a list of updates regarding UTokyo's response to COVID-19.

Recent Updates

Updated frequently Status of COVID-19 Cases at UTokyo
Jul. 11, 2022 Campus entry restriction information for Hongo Area Campuses updated.
Jul. 5, 2022 Task Force message added: "The third inoculation against COVID-19 at the University of Tokyo has ended."
Jul. 1, 2022 Health Management Report Form website updated.
May 26, 2022 Notice updated: "Implementation of university-based third inoculation of the novel corona vaccine."
May 19, 2022 Information added: “Guidelines for Preventing of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection When Holding Events.”
Apr. 22, 2022 Task Force message updated: "UTokyo on-campus COVID-19 booster vaccination."
Apr. 22, 2022 Notice updated: "Implementation of university-based third inoculation of the novel corona vaccine."
Mar. 28, 2022 Task Force message added: "Message for UTokyo students: Lowering of the activity restriction guideline level at the University of Tokyo ."
Mar. 28, 2022 Task Force message added: "Message for UTokyo staff: Lowering of the activity restriction guideline level at the University of Tokyo ."
Mar. 28, 2022 Information updated: "Our Response to COVID-19 (Housing Office)."
Mar. 28, 2022 Activity restrictions lowered to Level A
Feb. 7, 2022 Task Force message added: "UTokyo on-campus COVID-19 booster vaccination."
Jan. 24, 2022 Task Force message added: "Message for UTokyo students: Raising of the activity restriction guideline level."
Jan. 24, 2022 Task Force message added: "Message for UTokyo staff: Raising of the activity restriction guideline level."
Jan. 24, 2022 Message updated: "Policy of Extracurricular Activities on the Activity Restriction Level B."
Jan. 24, 2022 Activity restrictions raised to Level B
Jan. 17, 2022 Task Force message added: "Message for UTokyo students, faculty and staff: Alert regarding the spread of the omicron strain of the novel coronavirus infection."
Dec. 22, 2021 Notice added: "Implementation of university-based third inoculation of the novel corona vaccine."
Dec. 13, 2021 Campus entry restriction information updated.
Dec. 10, 2021 Notice added: "Notification regarding the relaxation of entrance restrictions on Hongo Campus"
Dec. 1, 2021 Message from President Fujii added: "Message to International Students Waiting to Enter Japan Regarding the Temporary Suspension of Entry."
Nov. 25, 2021 Message from President Fujii added: "Dear International Students Waiting to Enter Japan."
Nov. 5, 2021 Notice added: "Completion of the university-based novel coronavirus vaccination program."
Oct. 4, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Lowering of the activity restriction guideline level at the University of Tokyo."
Oct. 4, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff added: "Lowering of the activity restriction guideline level at the University of Tokyo."
Oct. 4, 2021 Activity restrictions lowered to Level A
Aug. 2, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Preventing infection during the summer vacation."
Jul. 12, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Raising the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level to B."
Jul. 12, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff added: "Raising the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level to B."
Jul. 12, 2021 Message updated: "Policy of Extracurricular Activities on the Activity Restriction Level B."
Jul. 12, 2021 Activity restrictions raised to Level B
Jun. 30, 2021 Notice added: "Starting vaccination against the novel coronavirus at the university."
Jun. 21, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Easing of the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level."
Jun. 21, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff added: "Easing of the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level."
Jun. 21, 2021 Activity restrictions lowered to Level A
May 14, 2021 Research results added: "Rapid lifestyle changes during early COVID-19 pandemic had no impact on climate change."
May 7, 2021 Message for UTokyo students updated: "Raising the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level to Pre-1 (minimum restrictions)."
May 7, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff updated: "Raising the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level to Pre-1 (minimum restrictions)."
Apr. 30, 2021 Message added: "Policy of Extracurricular Activities on the Activity Restriction Level Pre-1."
Apr. 27, 2021 Activity Restrictions raised to Level Pre-1 (minimum restrictions)
Apr. 27, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Raising the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level to Pre-1 (minimum restrictions)."
Apr. 27, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff added: "Raising the UTokyo Activity Restrictions Index Level to Pre-1 (minimum restrictions)."
Apr. 16, 2021 Message from President Fujii updated: "Request for cooperation to start the new semester of AY 2021."
Apr. 16, 2021 Message from President Fujii added: "Message from the university president on resuming official duties."
Apr. 5, 2021 Notice added: "UTokyo President tests positive for COVID-19."
Apr. 1, 2021 Message from President Fujii added: "To all new incoming first-year students of the University of Tokyo."
Apr. 1, 2021 Message from President Fujii added: "Request for cooperation to start the new semester of AY 2021."
Mar. 23, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Message for UTokyo students: Thorough Implementation of Measures to Prevent the Spread of Infection Following the Lowering of the Activity Restriction Index to Level 0.5 (minimum restrictions) ."
Mar. 22, 2020 Activity Restrictions lowered to Level 0.5 (Minimum Restrictions)
Mar. 19, 2021 "University Policy on Restarting Extracurricular Activities" and "The Reopening of Facilities for Extracurricular Activity Use" updated. (Japanese language only)
Mar. 10, 2021 Message added: "To all current and new University of Tokyo students: Policy for education and research during the coronavirus pandemic."
Mar. 5, 2021 Message for UTokyo students updated: "Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)."
Mar. 5, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff updated: "Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)."
Feb. 12, 2021 New message added: "Message to international students regarding new special measures for those impacted by the novel coronavirus."
Feb. 5, 2021 Message for UTokyo students updated: "Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)."
Feb. 5, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff updated: "Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)."
Jan. 13, 2021 Research results added: "Protective Immunity and Persistent Lung Sequelae in Domestic Cats after SARS-CoV-2 Infection."
Jan. 11, 2021 Activity Restrictions raised to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)
Jan. 7, 2021 Message for UTokyo students added: "Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)."
Jan. 7, 2021 Message for UTokyo staff added: "Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Level 1 (Partial restrictions)."
Dec. 18, 2020 Research results added: "A Shock to the PPE System."
Nov. 25, 2020 Message added: "Regarding classes to be held in the upcoming academic year: Message from the Executive Vice President in charge of Education and Student Affairs."
Nov. 20, 2020 New Task Force message added: "Taking Thorough Measures to Prevent Infection for the Year-end and New Year Season."
Nov. 20, 2020 New information added: "Taking Thorough Measures to Prevent Infection for the Year-end and New Year Season (PDF)."
Oct. 13, 2020 Information added regarding the AY 2020 Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremonies.
Oct. 1, 2020 Message added: "Dear International Students Newly Admitted to the University of Tokyo in 2020."
Sep. 18, 2020 Message added: "Regarding classes held during A Semester (A1/A2 Terms) of AY2020: Message from the Executive Vice President in charge of Education and Student Affairs."
Sep. 9, 2020 Related information from members of the UTokyo community added: "Turning adversity into opportunity."
Aug. 28, 2020 New message added: "Message to international students regarding new special measures for those impacted by the novel coronavirus."
Aug. 13, 2020 Link added: "Information for International Researchers (visa, entry, re-entry)."
Aug. 7, 2020 New information added: "The University of Tokyo Guideline for Strengthening COVID-19 Infection Control Measures (PDF)."
Aug. 3, 2020 New Task Force message added: "To Make the University Campus a Safe Place to Conduct Research and Educational Activities – Request to Take More Thorough Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 –."
Jul. 31, 2020 New link added: "COVID-19 e-learning."
Jul. 22, 2020 Link added: "UTokyo Campus Entry Restrictions due to COVID-19."
Jul. 22, 2020 Link added: "Health Management Report Form."
Jul. 15, 2020 Message added: "On the Resumption of in-person Classes and Extracurricular Activities: Message from the Executive Vice President in charge of Education and Student Affairs."
Jul. 13, 2020 Activity Restrictions lowered to Level 0.5 (Minimum Restrictions)
Jul. 9, 2020 New information added: "Our Response to COVID-19 (Housing Office)."
Jul. 8, 2020 New message added: "The University's Message to All International Students." (Link removed from Students section on Oct. 23, 2020)
Jul. 8, 2020 Now accepting second round of applications: "MEXT Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies."
Jul. 6, 2020 Information added regarding the 2020 Autumn Semester Matriculation Ceremony. (Link removed from above section on Oct. 5, 2020)
Jul. 6, 2020 Information added regarding the 2020 Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony. (Link removed from above section on Oct. 13, 2020)
Jun. 26, 2020 Feature article added: "To the front lines of public health."
Jun. 15, 2020 Activity Restrictions lowered to Level 1 (Partial Restrictions)
Jun. 15, 2020 File added: "Checklist for when Laboratory Activity Restrictions are Relaxed: Partial restrictions."
Jun. 15, 2020 Research announcement added: "UTokyo joins COVID-19 data exchange."
Jun. 8, 2020 Research announcement added: "The University of Tokyo, RIKEN, Nichi-Iko and Daiichi Sankyo Reach Basic Agreement on Collaborative R&D on Nafamostat Inhalation Formulation for Treatment of Novel Corona Virus Infection (COVID-19)."
Jun. 3, 2020 Message from the Executive Vice President in charge of Student Affairs added: "Re: Application for 'Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies'."
Jun. 3, 2020 Research results added: "Genetic study reveals similarities and differences of COVID-19 and SARS viruses."
Jun. 2, 2020 File updated: "MEXT Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies."
Jun. 1, 2020 Message from President Gonokami added: "With-Corona and Post-Corona—Towards a creation of a new university."
Jun. 1, 2020 Activity Restrictions lowered to Level 2 (Severe Restrictions)
May 29, 2020 File updated: The University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (PDF).
May 28, 2020 Related information from members of the UTokyo community added: "Participation in edX and Coursera's Special Assistance Program against COVID-19."
May 25, 2020 Link to the MEXT Emergency Support Scholarship added. (File updated on Jun. 2, 2020)
May 19, 2020 Link to the UTokyo Emergency Assistance Grant added.
May 15, 2020 Related information from members of the UTokyo community added: "Managing stress during the pandemic."
May 15, 2020 Information added: "Support for Students Affected by the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus."
May 14, 2020 Research results added: "Therapy with Favipiravir and Nafamostat in Patients with COVID-19."
May 14, 2020 Press release added: "Cats can infect other cats with virus that causes COVID-19."
May 12, 2020 Message from President Gonokami added: "Message from President Gonokami Regarding the University Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Fourth Message)."
May 11, 2020 Notice added: "Tuition fee exemption for international students who are suddenly facing financial difficulties due to the spread of COVID-19."
Apr. 24, 2020 Message from President Gonokami added: "COVID-19: Response of the University of Tokyo."
Apr. 24, 2020 Link added regarding the establishment of the "COVID-19 Emergency Action Fund."
Apr. 24, 2020 [Payment deadline postponed] "Notice of tuition fee payment (first payment term: April-September 2020)" updated. (Link removed from Students section on Oct. 22, 2020) 
Apr. 15, 2020 Notice added: Precautionary Measures Taken at the UTokyo Accommodations Against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Apr. 7, 2020 Activity Restrictions to be Raised to Level 3 (Maximum Restrictions)
Apr. 6, 2020 Message added: "- Raising the University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to Level 2 (Severe restrictions) -."
Apr. 6, 2020 Link to "Coping with the outbreak of COVID-19 – for UTokyo Students (Center for Research on Counseling and Support Services)" added.
Apr. 6, 2020 Link to "Understanding Psychological Responses to Stress – for UTokyo Faculty and Staff members (Center for Research on Counseling and Support Services)" added.
Apr. 3, 2020 Message from the Head of the Novel Coronavirus Task Force added: "Re: University’s efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)."
Apr. 3, 2020 File added: The University of Tokyo Activity Restrictions Index for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (File updated on May 29, 2020)
Apr. 2, 2020 President Gonokami has released a message to students regarding the summer semester.
Mar. 31, 2020 Information added regarding classes held during S1/S2.
Mar. 31, 2020 Information added regarding measures taken to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in University cafeterias. (Link removed from above section on Apr. 9, 2020)
Mar. 31, 2020 Information added regarding consultation on the timing of moving into University housing. (Link removed on Mar. 28, 2022)
Mar. 31, 2020 Information on submitting fee exemption applications has been updated (now accepted via postal mail only). (Link removed from above section on Apr. 21, 2020)
Mar. 25, 2020 Information on the assessment status regarding online classes and web conferencing posted.
Mar. 23, 2020 Link to press release added: "Identification of an existing Japanese pancreatitis drug, Nafamostat, which is expected to prevent the transmission of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)."
Mar. 18, 2020 President Gonokami has released a message regarding the University response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Mar. 17, 2020 Information on the University Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 has been updated.
 
 
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