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Precautions and contact information during the summer vacation

July 21st, 2022

To all students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Taeko Kimura

 

Precautions and contact information during the summer vacation

 

Summer vacation is approaching. We are sure everyone has plans for summer vacation, but the infection of the new corona is spreading nationwide. The number of infected people is increasing rapidly, especially among younger generations such as teens to 30s. During the summer vacation, please follow the precautions below and pay attention to your health and safety. If a declaration of emergency is announced to prevent the infection of COVID-19 during the summer vacation, information will be posted on the school’s website, so please make sure to check it.

 

Summer vacation period: Saturday, July 30th – Wednesday, August 31st

* The school will be open during the summer vacation except for Sundays and the following days

Closed days: Saturday, August 6th – Sunday, August 14th

*During this period all school buildings will be closed

 

Precautions regarding COVID-19

1.      Avoid going out unless necessary

(Please do not travel or go to crowded places)

2.      Please wear a mask when outside. Wash your hands carefully

(Be sure to wear a mask. Wash your hands thoroughly)

3.      Avoid dining out with a large group of people

(Do not go out drinking with a large group of people)

4.      If you get infected with COVID-19 or have been in close contact, make sure to contact the school.

(If you test positive for COVID-19, or have spent a long time with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, immediately contact the school)

 

Other precautions

1.      Students are allowed to work 8 hours a day during summer vacation. However, not more than 40 hours in one week. Be sure to not exceed the permitted hours.

2.      In the summer, many problems arise due to carelessness. Even if you are careful, you could get involved in unexpected accidents. First of all, please try to be calm and have a good summer vacation.

 

3.      Students who aim to go on to further education or work in Japan should use the summer vacation to prepare. How you choose to spend the vacation might affect how well you do on your exams and interviews.

 

Contact information Saturday, August 6th – Sunday, August 14th

If you get infected or are concerned by COVID-19, or have been involved in a traffic accident, serious injury, illness, etc., please be sure to contact the school using the following contact information. You can call or email. Be sure to give your student number and name first.

 

Department                         Telephone number    E-mail address

Dep. of International Business           080-9707-9182           biz@ehle.ac.jp

Dep. of International Communication  080-9707-9182           com@ehle.ac.jp

Dep. of Applied Japanese                    080-4952-3483           ounichi@ehle.ac.jp

Japanese Language School            080-7956-4478           nihongo@ehle.ac.jp

 

If you have a fever or are feeling sick

Do not go to a PCR test center, but visit a hospital. You can search for hospitals through the site below (in Japanese). Make sure to make a reservation either online or by phone

https://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp/iryo/osakakansensho/sinryokensa.html

 

If you are worried about infection, but not feeling sick

You can get tested at PCR test centers. Make sure to choose a center that can help you if your test comes back positive.

 

l  Osaka PCR test center (Namba, Umeda, Nishi-Umeda, Shin-Osaka, Sakai-Higashi, etc.) (in Japanese)

https://osaka-pcr.jp/

l  AC Clinic PCR test center (Namba, Nipponbashi, Shinsaibashi, Sakai Station, etc.) (in Japanese)

https://pcr.acclinic.jp/store/

About temporary overseas travel during the summer vacation

June 27th, 2022

To all students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute
Principal Taeko Kimura

 

About temporary overseas travel during the summer vacation

 

Two months has passed since the start of the semester. We believe most of you have gotten used to the school life.
Now, following the easing of Japan’s immigration restrictions on June 1st, many of you are considering returning to your home countries during the summer vacation.

 

It is true that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in Japan continues to decline, but at the expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, concerns were raised that the effect of immunity obtained by vaccination etc. will decrease over time. There are also concerns that the number of infected people will increase during summer.

We do not recommend unnecessary and unurgent travel under these circumstances. However, this does not apply to matters such as condolence that the school recognizes as a public absence.

If you have special circumstances that require you to return home temporarily, please follow the school rules and understand the following:

 

  1. Students who wish to return to their home countries temporarily should consult with their mentor in advance.
  2. Understand that after returning to your country, you may be unable to re-enter Japan due to sudden changes of the situation.
  3. If you do not attend the classes, except during the summer vacation period (July 30th to August 31st), you will be marked as absent regardless of the reason.
  4. Face-to-face classes have started on Monday, June 20th. There are no online classes even while staying abroad.
  5. Even if you cannot continue studying abroad, it will be your own responsibility.
  6. Be sure to submit a “travel notification”.
  7. Let us know your contact information for when you are in your home country. (Not only your home phone and email address, but also SNS or messenger where we can contact you at any time, as well as emergency contact information such as friends in Japan.)

 

At the same time, please continue to wear a mask to prevent infection, wash your hands and gargle, enjoy your meals in silence when eating out, and refrain from eating out with a large number of people. Please be conscious of your actions.

Notice of full-scale face-to-face classes resumption

June 7th, 2022

To all students of Ehle Institute

EHLE Institute

Principal Taeko Kimura

Notice of full-scale face-to-face classes resumption

 

Full-scale face-to-face classes will be resumed on Monday, June 20th.

We understand that you might be worried, but we believe that there are lessons learned in a classroom that cannot be achieved on distance. By directly connecting to your classmates and teachers, we hope you will feel safe and be able to grow. As we resume the full-scale face-to-face classes, Ehle Institute will work on preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible.

 

The measures to prevent infection are the same as when attending mixed classes, but please be more thorough than ever.

 

  • ・Always wear a mask inside of the school
  • ・Measure your body temperature and use hand disinfection when entering the school buildings
  • ・Enjoy your meals in silence
  • ・Manage your overall everyday health (washing of hands, gargling, regular body temperature checks)

Prohibition of temporary overseas travel during Golden Week Holiday

April 19th, 2022

To all students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Taeko Kimura

 

Prohibition of temporary overseas travel during Golden Week Holiday

 

The new semester has finally begun. The start of a semester is a deciding point for your future, and thus a very important time. In Japan, “Golden Week” starts at the end of April. However, temporary return to your home country or overseas travel during Golden Week is prohibited.

The exemption being congratulatory or condolence matters that the school recognizes as a public absence.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases among young people is increasing even though the number of newly infected people is decreasing as a whole. Also, entry from overseas is still restricted and re-entry may be prohibited at any time. There is a risk that you will not be able to come back to Japan. If you cannot re-enter Japan, you will not be able to continue studying abroad. Online classes are not permitted from overseas. Please do not take this lightly.

In addition, please continue to prevent infection by wearing a mask, washing your hands and gargle. Please enjoy your meals in silence when eating out, and refrain from eating out with a large number of people. We ask you to please be aware of your actions.

About Class Policy from April 2022

March 23rd, 2022

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

About Class Policy from April 2022

 

To the new and current students, faculty, and staff of Ehle Institute

 

The COVID quasi-emergency measures were lifted nationwide on March 22nd. However, the infection rate remains high, and we must continue to take basic measures to prevent infection and manage classes while protecting the health of students, faculty, and staff. Classes will be held from April 2022 according to the following policy.

 

1.For the time being, classes will be “mixed classes” that combine online classes and face-to-face classes.

Classes that combine online and face-to-face classes to limit the number of students in the classroom are called “mixed classes.” Half of the classes are online classes, and half are face-to-face classes, held simultaneously. Each class will be divided into school attendance and online groups and will be attended alternately. Each department will inform you when you will be attending school or online.

 

2.Please follow the rules for attending mixed classes.

 

①On days of face-to-face classes, you will attend classes at school. Be sure to attend school on the designated days. On such days, online participation is not permitted and will be marked as an absence.

②On days of online classes, you will attend classes from your home. Students participate in online classes using Zoom. On such days, classroom attendance will not be permitted. However, if your home Wi-Fi should stop working, please contact the staff of your department and follow their instructions.

③ It is every student’s responsibility to come to school, so we will as a principle not allow online-only attendance. However, we will make an exception in the following cases:

  • ・New students who are restricted from entering Japan and participate in online classes overseas or quarantine areas. However, in principle, online classes from your home country will not be accepted if an enrolled student chooses to return to their home country temporarily. As a general rule, stay in Japan during the semester.
  • ・Students who are restricted from visiting the school by the public health center due to being infected with COVID-19 or being a close contact.
  • ・Students who have been submitted a medical certificate from a doctor and a consent form from their parents, who have a prior illness which may become serious due to infection, and who voluntarily quarantine at home and restrict going out. Part-time work is not permitted if you are only taking online classes. We will check the status of your home quarantine regularly through video phone calls.

 

④ Please observe the following when taking classes online.

  • ・Please make sure to arrange a working internet environment to be able to attend classes. Please prepare a computer or tablet and make sure to have access to a Wi-fi connection.
  • ・Always make sure your face is showing during online classes. Also, if you do not answer even after the teacher has called your name twice, you will be marked as absent.

 

⑤ Please take measures to prevent infection when you come to school

  • ・Make sure to always use a mask
  • ・Measure your body temperature and disinfect your hands when entering school buildings.
  • ・Please enjoy lunch in silence. It is not allowed to speak while not wearing a mask
  • ・Desk guards are installed in all classrooms to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets. Please use them carefully.
  • ・Do not attend class if you have a fever, cough, or any other cold-related symptoms. If you feel sick, please rest at home or visit a hospital. Do not attend online classes.

 

  1. Coming to school outside of classes

It is possible to come to school for individual reasons such as certificate issuance and guidance. For usage of the self-study room outside class hours, please follow the instructions of each department.

  1. Timing of implementation of full-scale face-to-face classes

We will shift to full-face face-to-face lessons when the time comes, after considering the situation of society as a whole. Further information will be announced again by the school.

 

 

School response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus

February 7th, 2022

School response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus

Ehle Institute

 

  1. Class policy for this semester

We will continue the current online-only classes until the end of the school year. We will inform you about the next school year’s classes again at the end of February.

 

  1. Suspension of attendance due to covid-19 infection, etc. = Handling of authorized absences

Currently, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has caused prolonged handling times for PCR laboratories, hospitals, and health centers to provide medical examinations. It takes a considerable amount of time from the appearance of symptoms of suspected covid-19 infection to the arrival of test results. Therefore, the school will suspend attendance for classes this semester as follows.

① Students infected with covid-19, or who display the same symptoms, will report their condition by self-diagnosis, and if judged that there is a possibility of infection, attendance will be suspended.

② The period for attendance suspension is 10 days counted from the day after the symptoms first appeared, a total of 11 days.

③ If a student still displays symptoms after the 10 days, attendance suspension will be continued until the symptoms disappear.

④ If a student displaying symptoms similar to the common cold was suspended for attendance recovers quickly and takes a negative PCR test, the suspension of attendance will be lifted when submitting negative test documentation.

⑤ If there is a possibility of close contact but there are no symptoms, students can participate in online classes. Attendance will not be suspended. Please pay close attention to your health according to the following criteria.

 

  1. About current information of the coronavirus infection

① Osaka Prefecture’s website. A special site related to COVID-19 infection. Information regarding contact with the public health center, testing for infection, and visiting a medical institution is available.

https://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp.e.agb.hp.transer.com/default.html (in English)

Self-quarantine SOS 0570-055221

 

② Regarding medical examinations and tests, the following judgments are shown on the same page.

 

Possibility of close contact with infected No possibility of close contact with infected
No symptoms Do not get tested, self-quarantine for 7 days from the last contact.

 

Be aware of symptoms and measure your body temperature daily for 10 days

Persons worried about infection can get tested at free drop-in facilities (“Free inspection business”)

Available until the pre-emergency measures are removed Feb 20th

Show of symptoms Consult a medical institution as soon as possible

 

If living with family: A doctor will make a judgement based on clinical symptoms

Others: A doctor will make a judgement based on the test result

Consult a medical institution as soon as possible

 


  • The public health center will continue to conduct examinations at high-risk facilities such as homes for the elderly.
  • It is possible to seek advice at the public health center regarding examination at children facilities such as nursery schools

 

③ The definition for close contact is judged as following

  • Is living together with an infected person or have spent several hours together with an infected person
  • Have spent more than 15 minutes without using a mask within arms-length (approx. 1 meter) distance to an infected person

 

④ Search for medical institutions here

List of medical institutions and testing facilities (in Japanese)

https://pref-osaka.viewer.kintoneapp.com/public/0513c2014b31535d76ce0b6d4a6516e1399e3ae432a81f7b1c400569491589dc#/

List of medical institutions providing services online (in Japanese)

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000732317.pdf

 

 

  1. School response to the strain on the PCR test system in Osaka Prefecture

Currently, PCR laboratories and medical institutions are very strained, and it is not possible to receive medical examinations and medical treatments smoothly. The school is currently preparing simple test kits, which will be available for use by students as soon as the preparations are completed.

 

  1. Other precautions

① Please wear a mask, wash your hands thoroughly, and gargle to avoid further spread of the virus

② The Omicron strain is highly infectious. Avoid eating out with a large number of people.

③ We still do not know how the situation will be in March. We therefore strongly suggest you avoid returning to your country during the spring vacation.

Online-Only Classes Starting Monday, January 17th

January 13th, 2022

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

Online-Only Classes Starting Monday, January 17th

 

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Osaka prefecture. The Omicron variant is already spreading throughout the city. This time, many people are mildly ill or asymptomatic, and the infection is spreading without their knowledge. As a school, for the safety and health of the students, all classes will be held exclusively online starting Monday, January 17th as follows.

 

  1. All classes will be online classes. Students should attend online classes at home instead of coming to school. The rules for attendance for online participation are the same as before.
  2. Individual visits are possible for errands such as certificate issuance requests or individual counseling. Please be careful of infection when you come to school. Always wear a mask and measure your temperature when entering the school buildings.
  3. We will observe the coronavirus situation in Osaka Prefecture, and consider the resumption of regular classes accordingly, by which time we will contact you again.
  4. Please take thorough measures to prevent infection. If you become infected, please be sure to contact the school immediately.

About prohibition of temporary overseas travel during the New Year holidays

December 1st, 2021

 

To the students of Ehle Institute

 

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

About prohibition of temporary overseas travel during the New Year holidays

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign citizens are currently prohibited from entering Japan to prevent domestic infection of the new variant “Omicron”. This ban also affects international students.

Therefore, we have decided not to allow temporary returns to home countries and overseas travel during the year-end and New Year holidays.

If you leave the country during this time, you might not be able to re-enter Japan, and you will not be able to continue studying abroad.

Please continue to wear a mask to prevent infection, wash your hands and gargle, enforce eating in silence when dining out, and refrain from eating out with a large number of people.

This is an important time for current students to be able to graduate or move up to the next year, so we ask you to be aware of your actions.

 

 

About COVID-19 vaccination for current students

August 23rd, 2021

About COVID-19 vaccination for current students

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

We are pleased to inform you that we are ready to offer COVID-19 vaccination for current students.

  • Time:
    First dose   Sunday, September 12th
    Second dose  Saturday, October 9th
  • Location: YOLO BASE
    556-0003 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City, Naniwa-Ku, Ebisu-nishi 3-chome, 13-24

The office staff of each department will send out information with details such as reservation method, so make sure to have a look.

As for the faculty and staff, vaccination will be carried out as stated in previous announcements. This announcement is for current students.

End of notice

About school activities in September

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

About school activities in September

 

Currently, the state of emergency in Osaka prefecture has been prolonged until September 12th, due to the spreading of COVID-19. We would like to inform you that we have decided to resume classes in September as follows:

  1. Classes in September will be held exclusively online. Please attend classes online from your own home.
  2. You are welcome to come to school to talk to your mentor and to apply for certificates.
  3. We will inform you again about the classes of the second semester that starts in October
  4. Please refrain from going out unless necessary and going out for dinner to prevent infection. Also, when you go out, please be sure to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer regularly.

 

 

End of notice

 

 

 

 

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