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Preventive Measures against the Spread of COVID-19 (Updated on May 12, 2021)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is conducting its research activities, assuring thorough COVID-19 infection control. The Japanese government issued the "Semi-emergency (Coronavirus) Spread Prevention Measures" to Tokyo, Okinawa, and other prefectures on April 12, 2021, Kanagawa and other prefectures on April 20, 2021, “State of emergency” to Tokyo and other prefectures on April 25, 2021. In response to this, JAMSTEC takes measures based on requests from the national and local governments, such as canceling or postponing business trips in all branches as a general rule from Monday, April 12 to Tuesday, May 11.

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.

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

  • We request that you refrain from visiting the Tokyo Office (Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda City)
  • 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 within the last two weeks.

    (1) Those who 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).

    (2) Those who have come back to, or entered, Japan from overseas.

    (3) Those who 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]).

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