Response to the COVID-19

If you or a member of your group is infected with the novel coronavirus or is suspected of being a close contact, please follow the procedures below to report it.
If you are unsure whether you fall under the definition of a “close contact,” please ask the person in charge for instructions, assuming that the possibility has arisen.

[Last updated:March 7, 2023]


If you get infected with the novel coronavirus

Please fill out the form and submit it to the person in charge below.
Form Download:”Interview slip v9(Excel)“[Update 10/19/2022]

*Rooms, etc. in which a positive person has stayed for an extended period of time will be off-limits for 72 hours.

For students

PIC:Student Affairs, School of Science
Address for submission:kyoumu.s[at]

*Please include “ corona_eps[at] ” in the cc field when submitting.
*Graduate students should also report separately to their academic advisor.

If you have any problems with class attendance, etc., please contact the instructor in charge and ask for instructions.

For faculty and staff(Core Groups)

PIC:Department of Earth and Planetary Science Office
Address for submission:keiri-eps.s[at]

*If you are a faculty member of a affiliated groups/cooperating groups who will experience any difficulties with admissions or teaching, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

If you are a close contact or suspected of being a close contact

Please submit your report using the reporting form in the Graduate School of Science and the Faculty of Science.
In addition to submitting the form, please contact the laboratory director or person in charge.

<Definition of “close contact”>(As of July 25, 2022)
  • You are or were living with the patient (confirmed case) or have been in long term contact (including being in a car, in an aircraft,(including being in a car, in an aircraft, etc.).
  • Persons who have been examining, nursing or caring for a patient (confirmed case) without appropriate infection protection.
  • Persons who are likely to have come into direct contact with contaminants such as airway secretions or body fluids of the patient(confirmed case).
  • Persons who have been in contact with the patient (confirmed case) for 15 minutes or more at a distance that can be touched by hand (1 meter as a guide) without the necessary infection prevention measures. (Comprehensively judge the infectiv ity of the patient from each individual situation.)

Each person in charge (basically the same as for a positive person)

For students


For faculty and staff


Ending isolation ・ self quarantine in the event you tested positive

In case of positive person

【If symptomatic 】

1) It is 7 or more days since the first day with symptoms and 2) 24 hours since your recovery (or, if PCR or other tests
are performed twice at least 24 hours apart after the symptoms have subsided and the results are negative (★))

【If asymptomatic 】

1) It is 7 days after the date of sample collection , or 2) if you confirm a negative test with a test kit on
the 5th day, you may end the isolation on the following day (★)

【Cases in which an asymptomatic person develops symptoms 】

1) It is 10 or more days since the first day with symptoms and 2) 72 hours since your recovery.

(★)You are a risk of infection for 10 days if you have symptoms, or 7 days if you do not have symptoms. Please take
self initiated measures to prevent spreading infection, such as checking your own health condition such as
temperature measurement, avoiding places with high risk of infection, avoiding eating together and wearing a mask.

In case of close contact person


You basically will have to remain 5 days at home, etc., with the day of the last contact with the infected person as day zero (0).

【Shortened by permission of the person in charge】

If a negative result is confirmed on the 2nd and 3rd days from tests at a medical institution or a test using an antigen qualitative test kit, you may return to school or work from the 3rd day but only limited to cases where there is an unavoidable work or educational reasons once you have reported to the contact point of the department to which you belong.

Permission to attend school or work due to shortened waiting period [prior application]

Shortening the waiting period should be considered only when it is truly necessary for research, study, or employment, and should be decided after careful consideration with the person in charge.
If you wish to come to school or go to work after a shortened waiting period, please obtain prior permission from the teacher in charge or other appropriate person.

<Application for permission>
Graduate School Students:Academic advisor
Faculty and Staff:Employer

Application for holding events (including visitor support)

When holding events, etc. (excluding online events), please take basic measures based on the “Guideline for the Infection Prevention of COVID-19 When Holding an Event” .

Prior application by “Event Notification” has been abolished. [Update: March 7, 2023.]

Subject of the Guidelines, Example of events

  • Events held by the university and organizations related to the university on and off the campus.
  • Events held by people from outside the university using the university facilities.

Academic conferences, research conferences, workshops, lectures, cultural events (including concerts, etc.), public examinations, tours.
*Not applicable for events organized by student organizations

Application for permission

Please fill out the “Event Notification” form[Japanese only / Updated 10/12/2022]and submit the data to the person in charge below.
The person in charge of each course will check the contents and inform you of the address for submitting the General Affairs.
*If your event will be held at Koshiba Hall, you will be notified by the General Affairs directly along with the reservation of Koshiba Hall.

Prior application by “Event Notification” has been abolished. Please take infection prevention measures based on the above guidelines for each individual.

PIC:Department of Earth and Planetary Science Office
Address for submission:keiri-eps.s[at]

Related links


Utokyo web:COVID-19 Response
School of Science web:Novel Coronavirus Infection Disease Related Information(Some pages are available only on campus)