March 28 , 2022 

Dear students,

Class Implementation Methods in AY2022

Chairperson of the Board of Executives,
the Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu

In consideration of educational effectiveness, and the effects on students' mental and physical health, classes will continue be implemented in person in AY2022, in principle, with sufficient measures against the CODIV-19 infection in place.

Meanwhile, the university will implement remote classes, to the extent possible, for students who require them due to reasons such as having underlying health conditions. Please review the details on the class implementation and infection prevention measures below.

Please note that the implementation method of classes is subject to change as the situation regarding COVID-19 changes daily.

In addition, faculty members will be given discretion to hold graduate courses remotely for the time being.

1. Class Implementation Methods

Classes will be implemented in person, in principle. Meanwhile, we will implement remote classes for students in either of the following two categories at their request.

1) Those who are at high risk due to underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, respiratory diseases (COPD, etc.) (->Students Requesting Remote Classes))

2) Those who cannot attend classes on campus due to travel restrictions.

*For those students in category 2), we will contact you separately.

2. Infection Prevention Measures

1) In-person classes

- Classrooms will be ventilated by keeping classroom doors and windows open.

- Spacious class rooms will be used, classroom capacity will be reduced roughly by half, and classroom desks and chairs will be spaced apart.

- If the number of students exceeds the capacity of a classroom, the class will be taught simultaneously in two classrooms.
(The class will be taught in person in one classroom, and a video of the class will be streamed in the other classroom. Interactions will be facilitated through a two-way audio feed between the classrooms.)

- Acrylic panels are installed between the seats where students sit side-by-side or face-to-face

2) Daily Infection Prevention Measures

Faculty members, administrative staff, and students are instructed to take the following infection prevention measures.

- Avoid the 3 Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings).

- Make sure to thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures such as practicing physical distancing of at least one meter (preferably two meters), correctly wearing a mask made of unwoven cloth, and hand sanitizing.

- Record on-campus activities and health conditions such as temperature in the health check sheet daily and always carry it around.

- When having a fever or flu symptoms, etc., strive to maintain health by, among other things, staying at home and refraining from coming to the university. (Absences from classes will be handled as excused absences in such a case.)

- Refrain from engaging in activities with a high risk of infection such as attending large parties at restaurants, pubs, and other similar venues (In particular, avoid conversations without wearing a mask during eating and drinking.).

- Do not use facilities, etc. where infection prevention measures have not been thoroughly implemented.

- If you spend time with family members or friends who have returned home or travelled from areas where cases are spiking or if you are with someone who has recently visited those areas, please make sure to take preventative measures such as wearing a mask and having proper ventilation, even when you are indoors or at home.

- When traveling outside Fukushima Prefecture, check the pandemic situation in the destination.

- When traveling to the regions where the risk of infection is high, make a careful decision on the necessity of the travel.

- Act with high level of consciousness and awareness regarding the control of COVID-19.


[Administrative Contact:          

Academic Affairs Section, Student Affairs Division, the University of Aizu

Phone: 0242-37-2600,]