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Preventive Measures against the Spread of COVID-19 (Updated on February 16, 2021)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) resumed its research activities from July 1, 2020, assuring thorough COVID-19 infection control. The Japanese government extended a state of emergency on February 2, 2021, and JAMSTEC has decided to limit the number of staff working in the office and postpone or cancel business trips as a general rule in all branches located in the prefectures during the emergency declaration period in response to requests from the national and local governments.

JAMSTEC apologizes to every one of you for any inconvenience caused by the decision, and your understanding and cooperation will be much appreciated.

Events

JAMSTEC holds events, including online events ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control. Event information is available on the following URL:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/j/pr/event/

Precautions to enter JAMSTEC’s facilities, including vessels, etc.

  • Please cooperate with us for COVID-19 infection control by wearing a mask and sanitizing your hands.
  • You are not allowed to enter JAMSTEC’s facilities, including vessels, if you are suspected to have an infectious disease, showing symptoms such as fever, hypogeusia/hyposmia, malaise, and other cold-induced illnesses (or if someone in your family who is living with you is suspected to have such a symptom) within the past two weeks.
  • You are not allowed to enter JAMSTEC’s facilities, including vessels, if two weeks have not passed since coming back to, or entering, Japan from overseas.
  • You are not allowed to enter JAMSTEC’s facilities, including vessels, if you have spent time with someone else in a place not safe from COVID-19 (or a place where you cannot avoid the Three Cs [Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings]) within the past two weeks.
  • As for the closure/re-opening information about the Earth Science Museum (Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences), please see the following:

Research vessel operations

  • JAMSTEC continues research cruise operations ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control.

Shared use of facilities and equipment with external users

  • JAMSTEC makes its facilities and equipment in Yokosuka Headquarters, such as hyperbaric chambers and the multipurpose pool, available to a limited number of external users, ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control. Please click here for your future use of the facilities or equipment.

Notice of COVID-19 positive case

Secretariat of COVID-19 Emergency Response Headquarters Office