COVID-19 School Policy Updates (January 30, 2020 to June 11, 2020) may be viewed in the confidential section of the website.

 

 

 
The Japan National Tourism Organization has a hotline providing information about the coronavirus in English, Chinese and Korean, 24 hours a day.

050-3816-2787  (Overseas: +81-50-3816-2787) 

If you have cold symptoms or a fever, stay at home. If you need to see a doctor, call the hospital/clinic first before going for a visit.  If the cold symptoms or a fever of 37.5℃ continues for four days or more, call your local public Health Center.  https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/shisetsu/hc.html (in Japanese)
For inquiries on coronavirus, you can also call:

Tel: 03-5320-4509 (TMG)
Hours: 9:00-21:00 (includes weekends/holidays

Tel: 0120-565653 (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
Hours: 9:00-21:00 (includes weekends/holidays)  

Shibuya Ward Coronavirus Consultation Center
Tel: 03-3463-3650 (weekdays 8:30 am to 17:15)
Tel: 03-03-5320-4592 (weekdays 17:00~9:00am, all day on Sat,Sun and holidays)

Minato Ward Coronavirus Consultation Center

 Tel: 03-3455-4461 (weekdays 8:30 am to 17:15)   

From the School Nurse's Office

Please continue to monitor this page for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak. We would like our community to be as educated as possible in order to protect ourselves accordingly. Coronaviruses are common and typically cause cold-like symptoms including cough, sore throat, runny nose, and occasional low grade fever. Every once in a while, these viruses become more virulent and can pose significant health risks, causing a pneumonia which is not susceptible to antibiotics or antiviral medications. Some examples of this phenomenon include SARS and MERS, two coronaviruses which have become deadly in the past. Although the current outbreak of COVID-19 is thought to be less severe than either SARS or MERS, it can still be significant and has caused death in 3% of cases.

As a school community, we remain vigilant in protecting the health of our students and staff. If you or your child has cold symptoms, especially if they include difficulty breathing or fever, please stay home. If you need to see a doctor, please call the clinic/hospital before going for a visit. Be forthcoming if you or your child has knowingly been exposed to coronavirus. If you or your child has a fever (temperature over 37.5) for 4 days or more, please contact your local Public Health Center. They will direct you to the nearest hospital/medical institution designated to screen and treat coronavirus. Please wash hands frequently and wear a mask if appropriate. The virus is spread through coughing, sneezing, or touching things which were touched by an infected person, so be especially cautious when riding the train or in places where there are large groups of people. Administrators are working around the clock to keep coronavirus protocols for Sacred Heart up to date. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.