【Important】Announcements regarding COVID-19 ( 2020-04-06 )
Announcements regarding COVID-19
National Chiao Tung University
April 6, 2020.
To reduce the risk of community infections of COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has set up guidelines for “social distancing,” that people may maintain social etiquette, and meanwhile, keep social distancing from others. The CECC specifies that at any gathering, providing attendees keep a safe distance from others, and the university has health monitoring procedures in place, it can make its decision as to whether its members need to wear masks or not.
At gatherings, as long as attendees are healthy, each one keeps a safe distance from others, and the place has good ventilation, they are not required to wear masks. To reduce risk of virus transmission, all attendees must keep a safe distance from others. In case they are unable to do so, they must wear masks.
As for attending a class or a gathering for a special purpose, if faculty member(s) and students sit on their assigned seats, and the university keeps a good record of seat maps, attendees are not required to wear masks. If they are expected to interact or talk with each other at a short distance, they must wear masks.
We would like to request that everyone follow the procedures below:
1. We must strictly implement social distancing. If members are unable to keep at least 1.0 meter from others when outdoors, or 1.5 meters indoors, they must wear masks. Labs and seminar rooms are not open spaces, and people tend to have closer interactions, thus they are required to wear masks.
2. We must do its best to monitor its members’ health condition and implement necessary health education. Other than taking the temperatures of our members, we must remind that if anyone has a fever, difficulty in breathing or loses their sense of smell or taste, they must stay at home, report to the school right away and get medical care.
3. From now till April 30, we must disinfect its entire campus more often and keep every indoor space well-ventilated. We ask everyone to keep their hands clean by washing them often.
4. For the time being, our school can decide how it’s going to change its way of giving instruction. If we have no confirmed cases, for at least three days, and wants to sponsor a session to let its members have a better understanding of COVID-19, it must notify the Ministry of Education before doing so. In the session, our school is advised to include “must do” items, and the reasons for them, especially so that students can take care of their own health, while our school discourages everyone from unnecessary travel or gatherings.