Notice about our policy on classes after the change of the alert level pursuant to Hitotsubashi University Activity Restrictions Index

15 October 2021


Although it has been decided that the alert level pursuant to Hitotsubashi University Activity Restrictions Index will be set at Level 1 from 18th October, 2021, there have been no revisions to the “Notice about our policy on classes for the 2021 academic year” issued on 8 March, 2021. As working as hard as possible to prevent the spread of infection, we will continue to hold classes both face-to-face and online. We ask for your continued cooperation with infection prevention.


Please note that methods used to hold classes are subject to change, e.g. in response to a decision to stop face-to-face classes by the university’s Risk Management Office, taking into account the spread of COVID-19 within and beyond the university. Where such changes are made, we will inform you via the university website and our Campus Education Learning System (CELS).


We would also ask you all to reconfirm and cooperate with the following points.

  • All students, faculty and staff are asked to continue to make every effort to avoid the “five situations (*1)” in everyday activities in which the risk of infection is increased, and the “three Cs (*2)”. Please also continue to strictly follow the basic measures to prevent infection, such as washing your hands frequently, gargling, hand sanitation, wearing masks, and refraining from talking loudly.
  • Students are asked to continue filling in the “Record of the results of observation of your physical condition” and faculty and staff the “Activity records”.
  • For classroom ventilation, please leave diagonal windows and entrance doors open (about 10-20 cm) during class whenever possible. If it is not possible to leave them open, such as when using air conditioning, please open the windows and doors for a few minutes every 30 minutes.



*1 The “five situations” in which the risk of infection is increased: gatherings involving the consumption of alcohol; eating or drinking together in large groups or for a long time; conversations without masks; living together in cramped conditions; moving between different surroundings

*2 The “three Cs”: closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby, close-contact settings such as close-range conversations


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