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Preventive Measures against the Spread of COVID-19 (Updated on June 16, 2022)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct its research activities, assuring thorough COVID-19 infection control, although the government lifted the "Semi-emergency (Coronavirus) spread prevention measures" issued to the 18 prefectures.

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

Measures to prevent the spread of infection in the workplace

We are taking the following measures to prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19.

  • In line with the actual conditions of each branch and department, we reduce attendance rates and avoid crowded conditions in offices, laboratories, and conference rooms by utilizing staggered work hours, telework, shift system, satellite spaces, and such.
  • We use a flextime system (core working time 10:30-16:30) to prevent infection during commuting.

Events

JAMSTEC holds events, including online events ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control.

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

  • Facility tours
    Facility tours and accepting guests are available online in principle. When conducting on-site tours, We take utmost care in preventing infections
  • Visit to the Yokosuka headquarters, Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences [YES], Tokyo Office
    Please fill out the Visitor's Health Status Check Sheet in advance and submit it to the person in charge at JAMSTEC or Guard House.
    Visitor's Health Status Check Sheet is here(PDF)

    - In the Yokosuka headquarters and Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences [YES], the Visitor's Health Status Check Sheet is available at the Guard House. For the Tokyo Office Visitor's Health Status Check Sheet, please contact the person in charge at JAMSTEC.

  • 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 any of the following.

    - Those who are suspected of having an infectious disease, showing symptoms such as fever, hypogeusia/hyposmia, malaise, and other cold-induced illnesses (or if someone in your family living with you is suspected of having such a symptom) within a week.

Research vessel operations

  • JAMSTEC resumed research cruise operations from August 1, 2020, 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