IUC Announcements
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Update: March 29, 2020

For the safety, health, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, all classes at the IUC went online at the beginning of the fourth quarter, March 23, and will stay that way until further notice. The IUC is also physically closed from March 30 through April 12, with the possibility of extension. Faculty and staff are working remotely from their homes. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide periodic updates.

 

Posted: March 3, 2020

Although nobody at the IUC has been reported ill, we have decided effective immediately to shift final quarter classes to online learning for the safety, health, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. This change will remain in effect until the situation changes. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide periodic updates.

 

Posted: February 24, 2020

The IUC is carefully monitoring the outbreak in Japan of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially with regard to the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff at the school in Yokohama.

Please be assured that we are taking the situation very seriously. We have implemented best practices recommended by US and Japanese authorities to minimize exposure and prevent transmission, as well as for communication and reporting. Among other measures, hand sanitizers and face masks have been made available at the school. Resident Director Bruce Batten continues to provide students with regular updates and relevant online resources to increase our preparedness.

At present, no one at the IUC has been reported ill, and classes are being held as usual. We will provide updates from time to time and alert you if the situation changes.

Meanwhile, if you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us directly at iucjapan@stanford.edu.

 




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