NTHU Epidemic Prevention Guidelines(111.1.13)
1. Conduct self-health monitoring.
(1) Take body temperature and report immediately if the temperature is greater than 37.5 degrees.
(2) Keep hands clean: Sanitize the hands.
(3) Wear a mask: Replace the mask immediately if sneezing or mask contaminated.
(4) Do not go to class while sick, and go to a doctor ASAP.
(5) Do not talk while eating: Observe social distancing (outdoor 1m; indoor 1.5m)
2. Those who are under home isolation, home quarantine and self-health management should report to the survey “NTHU Division of Health Service Survey on Epidemics” and please do NOT come to campus.
3. Building access control: real-name registration implemented
4. Campus access control:
The university campus is open to the general public from 7 am to 11 pm every day.
(1) Main campus:
(a) North gate, west gate, and south gate: real-name registration and body temperature measurement for general public
(b) East gate and the new faculty dormitory aisle: real-name registration and body temperature measurement for general public from 7 am to 11 pm
(c) The parking tower and the old south gate motorcycles parking area: real-name registration and body temperature measurement for general public from 7 am to 11 pm
(2) Nanda campus:
(a) Main entrance: real-name registration and body temperature measurement for general public
(b) Continuing Education Building and Interdepartmental Teaching Building: real-name registration and body temperature measurement for general public from 7 am to 11 pm
5. Campus restaurants:
(1) Order-to-go meals are encouraged. (Website for the online ordering system: http://ddfm.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/405-1494-204334,c82.php?Lang=zh-tw)。
(2) Real-name registration is implemented. Those who have a fever or upper respiratory tract symptoms are prohibited from entering.
(3) You can take off the mask temporarily when you have a meal, and wear the mask immediately back on afterwards.
6. Loan of venue:
All activities and meetings in the loaned venue must follow the epidemic prevention measures set by the Ministry of Education and the Central Epidemic Command Center.
(1) Group activities should adopt real-name register and body temperature measurement. Wear masks throughout the activity. (The outdoor barbecue area is temporarily closed.)
(2) Eating and drinking are prohibited during the event.
7. Guest house 1 and Guest house Ching 10F：
(1) Online booking is open for both venues.
(2) The breakfast area of Guest House 1 is open for on-site use.
8. Passengers are required to wear a mask and scan SMS QR Code before getting on the bus. If you feel sick, please don't get on the bus. Please no eating or drinking on the bus.
9. Laboratory access control: Real-name registration should be implemented.
10. All management units of campus buildings should continue to clean and disinfect the building and maintain ventilation in classrooms and other studying areas.
11. Replenish the disinfection alcohol at the entrance of the building and throw trichloroisocyanuric acid tablets in the sewage storage tank (septic tank). Materials can be collected from the Environments and Safety and Health Center.
12. Pandemic Prevention Measures for Student Dormitories
(1) Daily visitors will need to register online. (Registration Regulation for Dormitory Visitor: https://sthousing.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/406-1254-210209.php?Lang=en).
(2) Sanitize common shared areas daily.
(3) Cover the buttons or switch of water dispensers and lights with protective film.
(4) Place alcohol hand sanitizers at the entrance of each dormitory. Install additional automatic thermal scanner at the administration office. Prepare individual thermometers for students.
(5) Place soaps on public wash basins for cleansing.
(6) Janitors should complete hygiene education training and daily self-health management should be provided.
(7) Post the following matters on the bulletin of each dormitory or announce on the e-bulletin:
•Put on face masks before leaving the dormitory rooms.
•Wash hands frequently.
(8) Students who have fever (axillary temperature ≥37.5℃), respiratory symptoms and other symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, return home to recuperate, and report to Division of Health Service (03-574300,Monday to Friday 8:00-17:00) and Division of Student Assistance (03 -5711814, 24 hours) for follow-up care and tracking. For example, overseas students will be arranged in Anxin dormitory after medical treatment, and return to the original dormitory after recovery.
(1) General regulations:
(a)Wear a mask all the time and maintain social distance(1.5 meters indoors, 1 meter outdoors) during School physical education classes and when you are engaged in sports. Real-name registration and body temperature measurement are implemented at the enterances.
(b)Everyone should use their personal sport equipment; borrowing from others is not allowed.
(c)Please follow the relevant measures for epidemic prevention. For those cannot comply, we reserve the right to close the sport facilities and ask the persons to leave.
(d)Opening hours for the facilities can be found: http://nthupeo.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/412-1265-14409.php
(2) Swimming pool:
(a) Wear a mask at all times, except when swimming. Wear a mask immediately after leaving water and leave the venue as soon as possible.
(b) Maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters.
(c) Single entrance and exit are enforced. Real-name register and temperature measurement are enforced.
(d) Seal your mask in a zipper bag and store it in the storage area before entering water.
(e) The lockers are temporarily closed. Pool side area can be used for storage.
(f) The children's pool and the second floor remain closed.
(3) Opening hours for the facilities on the Nanda campus can be found:
(1) Entry control:
(a) Library opens to the patrons with valid library cards. Main Library and Nanda Branch open to the visitors with temporary cards.
(b) Real-name registration with ID cards when entering the library.
(c) Body temperature checks are required.
(d) Mask wearing are required. Please keep social-distancing.
(2) Spaces and other services:
(a) All seats in the Library are open.
(b) Guided tour and Idea Hub applications are available.
(c) Library Workshops are open for physical and online attendance.
15. Courses (Jan. 12 updated):
1. All courses should adopt on-site teaching except for those approved by the university-level Curriculum Committee. (flexible adjustments may be made based on the epidemic situation):
(1) On-site teaching: fixed seat is still required for the same class and photo should be taken as the proof for contact tracing.
(2) Courses over 80 people: If the number of students exceeds the classroom capacity and it is difficult to adjust the classroom (if there is any problem in adjusting the classroom, please contact the Division of Curriculum), the course can adopt on-site teaching and distance teaching in parallel by dividing students into groups, one for in-class teaching and others for distance learning, then exchange over the week. Please upload the class videos and materials within a week.
(3) Taking in-class exam in principle and the detail should be clearly stated in the syllabus.
(4) Instructors and students should wear masks throughout the class and avoid eating and short-distance talking in the classroom.
(5) Hands-on and experimental courses shall be organized in fixed groups, and disinfection shall be carried out when rotating the use of equipment.
(6) Performing arts courses:
I. Instructors and students are required to wear masks throughout the course and should adjust the practice time to avoid discomfort caused by wearing the mask for a long time. (Note: If one has cardiovascular disease or respiratory allergies, please avoid attending the course)
II. Using personal equipment (e.g. musical instruments, costumes) is required in principle. Exclusive musical instrument (e.g. mouthpiece) is a must when playing the wind instruments. Sharing is not allowed. Microphones used in drama classes should be dedicated in principle.
(7) Scanning the QR Code before entering the classroom.
2. The NTHU Study at Ease Project for COVID-19 Prevention has been posted on “Epidemic Prevention Zone” of homepage of NTHU and Office of Academic Affairs.
(1) The students who should quarantine and conduct independent health management and have registered in “NTHU Division of Health Service Survey on Epidemics” are applicable to the following option:
I. If the quarantine and independent health management period coincides with the Add-or-Drop and Course Withdrawal period, please refer to “NTHU Study at Ease Project for COVID-19 Prevention”.
II. Please apply for leave of absence by emailing the instructor while stating the reason for your absence. The Division of Curriculum will notify the instructor not to count the student’s absence and the absence will not cause the deduction of final score.
III. Students who are unable to attend classes or take exams due to coronavirus prevention, their instructors can make flexible adjustments to assess their achievement such as make-up exam. The results of the make-up exam will be regarded as the formal exam result.
(2) The Office of Global Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs will provide the students' list who cannot come to Taiwan because of the COVID-19 prevention. The Division of Curriculum will mark those students on the attendance list and ask instructors to provide distance learning. (With the consent of the instructor, the teaching assistant may upload the course content or video files to the school's e-Learning platform within one week after the course. Only students who enrolled the course have the access to use the online resources for distance learning). Students should contact the instructors to discuss issues such as course articulation and self-learning.
(3) The attendance list should not share with unauthorized people to protect personal information.
3. Classroom precaution measures
(1) Classroom ventilation: When turning on air-conditions in the classroom, the classroom should leave each windows open at least 15 centimeters. Additional fans can also be added.
(2) Classroom sanitization: Those items that teachers and students often touch (e.g. door handles, desktops, light switches, etc.) should always be cleaned and sanitized at least once a day.
(3) Please confirm that there are sufficient number of QR code papers printed off and displayed at entry points of the classroom.
(4) Every department and division can place diluted alcohol in the classroom for instructors and students to sanitize.
16. Student Club Activities：
Student clubs can hold activities. For more information, please visit the website of the Division of Student Activities：http://dsa.site.nthu.edu.tw/p/406-1266-173496,r6887.php?Lang=zh-tw。
17. All faculties, staffs and students are encouraged not to travel abroad to avoid unnecessary infection.