Concerning the Raising of the BCP Level (January 12, 2022)

Based on the rapid increase in COVID-19 Omicron variant infections since December of last year and the recent rapid increase within Akita International University, at the COVID-19 Emergency Headquarters meeting held on Wednesday, January 12, it was determined to change the university’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to Level 3 (Level 2 for Administrative Office). Restrictions on student, faculty and staff member activities will be as follows:

  • Classes may be held in-person, online, or in parallel, but in-person coursework should be limited to the minimum amount required and maximum infection risk prevention measures will be implemented.
  • Use of designated campus facilities will be permitted while giving full consideration to minimizing infection risk.
  • Student extracurricular activities will only be permitted on a limited basis.

We remain conscious that highly infectious variants of COVID-19 may be around us at any time and will continue to practice thorough infection risk prevention countermeasures as described in the “Akita International University COVID-19 Infection Risk Reduction Guidelines (Third Edition)” and university announcements, so we would humbly like to ask for the continued patience and understanding of the community.

Monte Cassim
President, Akita International University

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