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【 Announcement from CCU Epidemic Prevention Team_2021/05/16】

2021-05-17

Dear students, faculty & staff members at CCU:

       

        Per standard requirements under Level 3 COVID-19 Alert, in order to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff members, several epidemic prevention measures will be implemented immediately.  All units of CCU need to closely follow the following instructions:

       

1.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) until June 8 (Tue.), all classes at CCU which have more than 5 students will be switched to online teaching.  If it is difficult for certain courses to switch to online teaching, such as lab courses, practical training classes, PE classes, etc., or if teachers are not well prepared for online teaching in the first week (May17 to May23), teachers can temporarily postpone these classes and plan on making up for these postponed lectures when teachers are ready to teach online or when further announcement or change allows lectures to be held in the face-to-face mode. Wear a mask at all time, keep a safe distance, and record your name and presence when visiting various offices or facilities. Each facility, room, or office is restricted to 50% of its maximum capacity and can not accommodate more than 100 persons at any time.

2.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) to June 8 (Tue.), all people who will participate in oral defense for master degrees (including part-time continuing education master degrees), Ph.D. degrees, or admission interviews, must wear a mask at all time, keep a safe distance and record your name and presence. These exams/interviews can also be conducted by video conference, subject to compliance with related regulations and rules published by CCU Office of Academic Affairs.

3. All areas outside Taipei City and New Taipei City remain at Level 2 alert currently. CCU staff and faculty, students, and contractors who have been to Taipei/New Taipei City between May 10 and May 28 are advised not to return to the campus for the time being. If you have already come back to the campus, please report your travel history to your affiliated units and follow self-monitoring health guidelines until May 28. CCU strongly advises faculty and staff members as well as students not to go to Taipei/New Taipei City in the next few weeks.

4.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) to June 8 (Tue.), each unit of CCU may only keep necessary staff according to the minimum operation requirement, allowing staff to work from home or work remote. Each such office should provide a list of names to the Personnel Office (University-level Research Centers should also provide such list to the Research and Development Office, while College-level Research Centers should also provide such list to their affiliated college.) First-level units can work from home but shall maintain at least two-third of total staff members, according to CCU's Manpower Utilization and Contingency Plans for Office Premises. Other personnel regulations shall be followed in accordance with the notice of the CCU Personnel Office. In general, if you are allowed to wear a mask, keep a safe distance, and add office partitions (including OA partitions) when working, you can still work at your office.

5.For the above mentioned faculty and staff members who visited Taipei or New Taipei City between May17 and May28, you are allowed to apply for leave, in accordance with provisions for various types and ranks of personnel.

6.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) to June 8 (Tue.), all kinds of activities of student associations should also be conducted in accordance with the COVID-19 Alert Level 3 SOPs. Indoor gatherings of more than 5 persons or outdoor gatherings of more than 10 persons are not permitted. CCU strongly advise students not to go to campus (staying in their dorm/off-campus housing) and only go out when necessary. If you need to hold a meeting at any location (on-campus or off-campus), the number of people in your meeting should not exceed one-half of the capacity of the meeting space, while total number of participants must not exceed 100.  You must wear a mask and record all participants’ names. No meals are allowed in those meetings. 

7.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) to June 8 (Tue.), CCU launches a series of prevention mechanism. All persons entering CCU need to present their IDs and record their names and presence, wear masks, and keep a safe distance, subject to temperature measurement for clearance.  Since May 18, all buildings of CCU will adopt access control measures and continue to implement body temperature clearance (the locations of temperature-check stations will be changed and will be announced later).

8.The physical education center (including the golf course, indoor gym, and outdoor pool) will be closed until June 8; all non-CCU affiliated persons are not allowed to enter CCU library, colleges, departments and classrooms. Please wear a mask and keep a safe distance (e.g. a four-seat table is limited to one person or the six-seat table is limited to two persons only)

9.The counseling center continues to provide individual consulting service, but group consultations will be suspended until June 8. If you have any questions, please contact the counseling center (Ext. 17501)

10.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) to June 8 (Tue.), part-time student interns and project-appointed research assistants in each unit can still report to work, but the epidemic prevention regulations must still be followed and students’ willingness to continue working part-time should be evaluated and respected.

11.Starting from May 17 (Mon.) to June 8 (Tue.), CCU food courts and restaurants encourage take-out only. Those who dine inside should only take the marked seats, set up partitions on the table, and record their names and presence.  If ordering food delivery (such as food panda or Uber Eats, etc.), you may only take your delivery outside the CCU main gate.

12.Last but not least, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, keep social distance with others, and pay attention to whether you have fever, respiratory symptoms, diarrhea, abnormal smell and taste and other suspected symptoms when you go out. If you have suspected symptoms, you should wear a medical mask, go to the nearby community hospital for medical treatment as soon as possible, and you should not take public transportation, and immediately report to the Health Center or Division of Student Safety (the security group 12345, 24-hour notification Special line 2721114); When seeking medical treatment, you should actively inform the contact history, travel history, occupational exposure and whether other people around you have similar symptoms; you should also wear a medical mask after returning home to avoid going out.

13. Current situation is grave and critical. Please follow the above-mentioned guidelines. Further announcements will be made accordingly if the guidelines are modified.