School News

2020.02.21

Information

Prevention of Novel Coronavirus

Dear parents,

 

Due to the outbreak of 2019-Novel Coronavirus, we would like to inform you of the counter-measures being undertaken by Laurus International School of Science.

 

●We will take all the temperature of each student and staff member every morning.

●We will cancel all Science trips or other excursions until further notice.

●We will follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Labor and welfare of Japan Hoikuen niokeru kansenshou taisaku guideline vrs.2018”.

  • *Encourage school disinfection, cleaning and ventilation. (include School busses)
  • Use disposable paper towels.
  • Teach proper hand washing and disinfection before every meal.
  • Teach hygiene and etiquette regarding coughing and sneezing.

●In the case of any infection we will report to the local government / public health center and follow their instructions.

 

We would like to make the following requests to parents and caregivers:

●Please take your child/childrens’ temperature every morning and record it on the provided record sheets.

●School staff will take your child/childrens’ temperature at the entrance of the school every morning before competing handover of your child. Your patience is appreciated.

●If your child has a fever of 37.5℃ or heavy coughing, please refrain from bringing them to the school.

●If your child/children or family members get infected, please inform the school immediately.

●Please bring 1 pack of paper towels to the school per student.

 

Please note the following guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan.

・If you have had cold symptoms or a fever of 37.5°C or over for four days or more, or if you have a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), please consult with the consultation center for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 set up at your nearest public health center.

・Please also consult with the consultation center if you are a senior citizen, have an underlying disease such as diabetes, heart failure or respiratory disease (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or receive dialysis, or take immunosuppressant drugs or anticancer drugs, and you have had the symptoms mentioned above for about two days.

・The consultation center for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 introduces people having a fever or cough to a medical institution where medical services for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 are available. The consultation center receives phone calls from people who are suspected to have been infected with the virus, and makes arrangements to ensure that they can see a doctor at a medical institution where medical services for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 are available. 

Please visit the medical institution you are introduced to, and refrain from visiting other medical institutions.

・At present, the vast majority of people who have any of the above symptoms for a period less than the above have some illness other than COVID-19. If you are worried about having the flu or the like, please consult with your regular doctor as usual.

・The consultation centers for people with potential exposure to COVID-19 are set up in each prefecture.

・For more information, please access the dedicated webpage via the following URL and consult with the center in your area. Top page for information on consultation centers for potential exposure to COVID-19. 

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19-kikokusyasessyokusya.html

Public health centers:

Minato-ku          Minato Hokenjo           03-3455-4461 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-17:15

Shinagawa-ku  Shinagawa-ku Hokenjo     03-5742-9105 Mon.-Fri. 9:00-17:00

Setagaya-ku     Setagaya Hokenjo            03-5432-2910 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-17:15

   

February 20, 2020

Laurus International School of Science HQ