Coronavirus Information (February 18, 2020)

Last Update: February 18, 2020

TUJ students, faculty and staff,

Japan's health ministry has announced the following criteria for medical consultations or treatment for people who may have contracted the coronavirus.

  • Common cold symptoms or fever higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius for at least four days
  • Exhaustion or difficulty breathing.
  • Vulnerable people as seniors, pregnant women or those with preexisting conditions, who have cold symptoms or a fever for around two days.

If you have any of these symptoms, please call the consultation center before visiting a doctor or hospital; the center will then recommend medical institutions you should visit. Please only visit medical centers referred to by the medical consultant:

<Tokyo residents>
03-5320-4509 ONLY JAPANESE 9:00-21:00 (Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/iryo/kansen/coronasodan.html)
03-5285-8181 For English and other languages 9:00-20:00 (HIMAWARI https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/index.html)
<Outside Tokyo residents>
帰国者・接触者相談センター https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19-kikokusyasessyokusya.html
<Guide for Using Medical Institutions>
https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html

If it is confirmed that you are infected with the virus, please make sure to inform TUJ's Information Center at 03-5441-9800 or tujinfo@tuj.temple.edu immediately.


Last Update: February 14, 2020

TUJ students, faculty and staff,

If you have recently returned to or entered Japan from China or have any coronavirus symptoms (fever, cough and difficulty breathing), please contact the local healthcare center (Hokenjo) and promptly see a doctor. If it is confirmed that you are infected with the virus, please make sure to inform TUJ's Information Center at 03-5441-9800 (ext 1030) or tujinfo@tuj.temple.edu immediately.

For coronavirus-related updates, see the Japanese government websites (in Japanese) below.

Please also see the U.S. and international websites below.


Last Update: February 5, 2020

Temple University is suspending all university-affiliated travel by faculty, staff, and students to mainland China. The suspension will continue through the end of February.

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel advisory and we request all to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China.

We are informing all faculty, staff and students of two reliable websites (see below) that are posting information in English about the Coronavirus, the US Embassy and NHK World.

TUJ will be posting any policy announcements regarding the Coronavirus as they occur.
Please check your e-mail and the TUJ website for any updates.