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NCNU unrolls epidemic control measures for a coronavirus-free campus

Following the jump in mobility and infection risks after the four-day Tomb-Sweeping Festival, National Chi Nan University has tightened its coronavirus preventive measures in line with the COVID-19 guidelines issued by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education for academic institutions.
Since the start of the semester, NCNU has been conducting weekly sanitation campaigns and air-circulation checks that focus particularly on shared public spaces, such as classrooms, dormitories, cafeterias, libraries, restrooms, and laboratories. These practices will be enforced even more stringently as students and staff repopulate the campus after the end of the four-day weekend.

NCNU hereby requests that all members of the campus community must remain vigilant and self-monitor for any possible COVID-19 symptoms within the next two weeks. These symptoms range from labored breathing to the temporary loss of smell.

Best practices include vigilant washing of hands (with soap), wearing a mask, social distancing, refraining from group events, and taking daily temperature checks. Please remain at home and alert the school if any potential symptoms surface.

Moreover, in accordance to the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center’s social-distancing rules, NCNU will require all members of the campus community to wear a face mask when the tenet of “keep a distance from others of at least 1.5 meters in indoor environments and 1 meter in outdoor ones” cannot be met. This mask-wearing necessity extends to crowded and confined areas like laboratories and conference rooms that have less air flow.

While these requisites will be slightly relaxed for gatherings that assign seats and maintain a trustworthy record of attendance, participants engaging in activities that require dialogue or physical contact will still be required to put a face mask on. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing must be followed to prevent community transmission and protect oneself and others.