Restrictions under Epidemic Alert Level 3 in Taipei and New Taipei(May 16, 2021)
With the epidemic alert raised to Level 3 in Taipei/New Taipei, the school will be ramping up prevention measures starting May 17 (Monday). A step-up from the NTNU Pandemic Announcement No. 46 on the 14th, we urge all faculty, staff and students to be vigilant and stick to the safety protocols.
1. Campus entry access control and temperature checks:
A. Only the main gates on Main Campus I & II, Gongguan Campus and the main/back gate of Linkou campus will be opened. All other entrances and exits (including the Student Dorm 1 Underpass) will be closed.
B. Real-name system and temperature checks will be enforced at all entry points around the clock (including holidays). NTU System teachers and students and visitors on business with invitation documents must present NTNU DayPass. You are only allowed entry after passing temperature check.
C. You must wear a mask and scan the QR Code at the checkpoint when entering campus and register the result of your temperature check.
D. The entry checkpoints for parking lots under the track and field (Main Campus I) and the library (Main Campus II) are open for pedestrian control and temperature check on weekdays between 07:30-10:30 and 17:00-19:00. Pedestrian access through these points is not open during other working hours and holidays. Please enter and exit the parking lot via the driveway stairs.
E. The Fine Arts Department Building, College of Management, College of Music, and off-campus dorms should enforce access control and temperature checks by themselves.
2. Academic affairs-related matters:
A. Attention! All courses are moved to remote learning.
B. Final exams should all be conducted online or by other non-physical means.
C. Number of people in a lab is limited to 5 people at any one time.
D. Thesis defense may be conducted online. If an offline defense is taking place, relevant prevention regulations must be followed.
3. Work from home:
From May 17 to June 27, some colleagues will be asked to work from home as advised by the supervisor of each unit according to the school’s work-from-home guidelines (see the Personnel Office website under Pandemic Prevention). Implementation plans should be sent to the Personnel Office for approval.
4. Venue restrictions:
A. Only the first floor of the libraries on Main, Gongguang and Linkou campuses will only be open on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm starting May 16 (Sunday) for book checkout/return. They will be closed the rest of the day and on weekends. B1 reading rooms will be closed.
B. Art Museum, Wenhui Hall, campus bookstores, and Liang Shih-Chiu House will be closed.
C.All sports venues will be temporarily closed. Membership will be extended for the duration of the closure.
D.Activities using school rented venues will be suspended. Contact the venue management unit in accordance with the relevant regulations for extension or refund of approved bookings, or if the venue is for important exams.
For those who have arranged for counseling sessions and students with special needs, counseling will be conducted via phone, email or online chat. Face-to-face individual/group counseling will be suspended. (See Student Counseling Center website for more information.)
6. The situation is serious. Make sure to protect your personal health:
A. Reduce non-essential movement between areas. Keep a record of your activities when going out to aid in pandemic investigations if need be.
B. Take body temperature daily and avoid crowded places, gatherings, travel or other activities.
C. Wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and maintain social distancing when going out.
D. Pay attention to any suspected symptoms such as fever, respiratory discomfort, diarrhea, and abnormal smell/taste. If you have suspected symptoms, wear a medical mask and go to a nearby community hospital for medical treatment as soon as possible. Do not take public transportation. Voluntarily report your situation to the school (Reporting System for Following Up on Persons at Risk of Infection and Self-reporting System for Fever or Other Symptoms on the NTNU APP). Observe CDC guidelines for follow-up actions.