NTHU Response to COVID-19
NTHU COVID-19 Bulletin Board【1090910】
With the school reopening soon, please observe the following measures to keep our campus safe: keep social distance, wear surgical masks in airtight spaces, practice good personal hygiene (e.g. wash hands thoroughly and constantly, wear masks, and measure body temperature), track personal whereabouts, keep the environment disinfected, etc.
Announcements from Office of Academic Affairs:
This semester will start from September 14. According to the Ministry of Education, here are a few reminders for the classes on campus:
I. Classrooms should be well ventilated and social distancing must be adhered to. Please wear face masks if social distancing isn’t possible.
II. Social distancing must be adhered to in Physical Education classes whether indoors or outdoors. Please wear face masks if social distancing isn’t possible.
III. For those that have to adhere to the quarantine and self-isolation policies, please refer to the information below:
- If the quarantine and self-isolation period falls on the add-or-drop selection or withdrawal period, please refer to the first “Course Selection” method in the “NTHU Study at Ease Project for COVID-19”.
- Students must email the instructors of your respective courses to apply for leave. The Division of Curriculum will make remarks on the name list and notify all the instructors to not deduct marks for those students applying.
*Reminder: Instructors must not leak the name list as it contains the personal information of the students applying.
- Instructors have to adjust grade assessment methods by providing replacement exams or by other means according to the nature of the subject.
IV. Please scan the QR Codes when entering and leaving the classroom.
V. Classroom Ventilation and Regular Disinfections: When using air-conditioning in classrooms, the doors can be closed and the windows on the diagonal sides of the classroom should be opened (each window should be opened at least 15cm). For those classrooms without air-conditioning, portable fans could be added.
Announcements from Division of Health Service:
I. According to the statistics from the 108 Academic Year, the numbers of patients contracting three different infectious diseases (Chicken pox, COVID-19, Tuberculosis) and those who were closely in contact were tracked. A total of 4 were infected and 43 people were in close contact with them.
II. In the spring semester of 20202, a total of 1740 school members were included into the health management cases while 89 of them have had symptoms and 233 people had repeated abnormal body temperature.
III. In the fall semester of 2020, a total of 478 school members were included into the health management cases while 348 of them were released from the tracking and 130 people are still being monitored; 2 people had repeated abnormal body temperature.
IV. 43 students and faculty members underwent COVID-19 tests, 40 of them were tested negative and 3 of them were tested positive.
V. A dual-language version of a COVID-19 bulletin board were sent to all of the freshmen on Aug 25. Students in self-health monitoring must always wear face masks, dental checkups for these students must be postponed to after the self-health monitoring period. If a fever (underarm temperature ≥37.5℃) or symptoms of any respiratory discomfort or influenza occur, please suspend from moving into the dorms and report your symptoms by filling the “NTHU Division of Health Service Survey on Epidemics” form. Please inform the Division of Health Services 03-5743000 (Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00) or Student Assistance Division 03-5711814 (24 hours) immediately. Please refrain from discussing your symptoms online to protect your personal information and prevent any harm from coming your way if you were to have be tested positive.
Announcements from Central Epidemic Command Center:
People must wear masks in eight public venues. Local governments and competent authority may announce and impose penalties for violators if necessary: (1090826)
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) urges the public to wear masks when going to places where social distancing is not possible or visiting crowded or confined venues where many people gather in close proximity. The CECC reminds the public that mask-wearing is mandatory in eight venues which include healthcare facilities, public transportation, markets, learning spaces, sports and exhibition venues, religious places, entertainment venues, large-scale events. If necessary, the local governments and the competent authority of relevant enterprises may formulate and impose related penalties on individuals who violate the measure according the Communicable Disease Control Act.
Announcements from Ministry of Education:
The Ministry of Education has sent a letter regarding some preventive measures and precautions to all the schools as schools are preparing for the new semester, the preventive measures and precautions each school must adhere to are as below:
I. Health Monitoring Mechanism: Schools have to do temperature checks at the entrances of crowded areas and attendance must be taken in class.
II. Social Distancing and Wearing Face Masks: Classrooms should be well ventilated and social distancing must be adhered to. Please wear face masks if social distancing isn’t possible.
III. Mass Gatherings: Social distancing and tracking for personal whereabouts must be practiced. Please wear face masks if social distancing isn’t possible.
IV. Classroom Ventilation and Regular Disinfections: When using air-conditioning in classrooms, the doors can be closed and the windows on the diagonal sides of the classroom should be opened (each window should be opened at least 15cm); For those without air-conditioning, portable fans could be added.
V. Physical Education: Social distancing must be adhered to in Physical Education classes whether indoors or outdoors. Please wear face masks if social distancing isn’t possible.
VI. Campus Open Spaces: Personal whereabouts must be tracked and body temperature must be measured. Please be cautious of the protection of personal information.
VII. Criteria for Suspending Classes: According to investigation result from the Central Epidemic Command Center, the suspension of physical classes will be handled first and they will be replaced with online classes or replacement classes.
VIII. Faculty Members and Students Traveling Aboard: Replacements should be done during this period of time. President of the schools must carefully evaluate the urgency and importance of the purpose of going abroad.
IX. Students having symptoms and needing to take leaves: If these symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste) occur, please rest at home or seek medical attention immediately and refrain from going out or going to classes, no grade marks will be deducted.
X. 7-Day Self-Health Management Period: Body temperature must be measured daily, public spaces should be avoided and masks must be worn when going out.