March 22 , 2023 

Dear students,

Class Implementation Methods for the 1st Semester of AY2023

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

In consideration of educational effectiveness, and the effect on studentsʼ mental and physical health, classes will continue to be implemented in person in the 1st semester of AY2023, in principle, with sufficient measures against COVID-19 in place.

However, remote classes will be offered in certain circumstances, such as in the case of students with underlying medical conditions. For more information, please see below.

Please note that class implementation methods, etc. are subject to change as the situation and measures implemented by the government, etc. regarding COVID-19 changes daily.

1. Class Implementation Methods

Class will be conducted in person, in principle. However, we will implement remote classes for students in either of the following categories at their request.

1) Those who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 (and other infectious diseases) due to underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, respiratory diseases (COPD, etc.)
(How to request remote classes: Students Requesting Remote Classes)

2) Those being unable to attend classes on campus due to travel restrictions

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

2. Infection Prevention Measures

1) 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 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 in the Computer Exercise Rooms, etc. for preventing droplet transmission.

2) Mask Wearing

Students will basically not be required to wear a mask. However, this does not preclude wearing a mask on your own discretion, especially in situations where the government has declared it to be effective.

Also note that there will be cases where the University may require students to wear masks for infection control measures and other reasons.

[Situations Where Mask Use is Effective]

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare:

Fukushima Prefecture: (Japanese language only)

[Administrative Contact:          

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

Phone: 0242-37-2600,]