The Central Epidemic Command Center announced that epidemic alert to Level 2 will be maintained from August 24 to September 6, 2021. To adhere to this development, the 39th epidemic prevention meeting was held on August 24, headed by President Tai-Wen Hsu, to formulate the university’s response and adjustments based on government requirements and policies. The University, with its continuous effort, is providing the latest information and publishes its epidemic prevention measures and alerts on the website for updates. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to cooperate, follow and participate in these relevant measures to ensure everyone and the campus’s safety. The following are the updated guidelines to be strictly followed while in the campus vicinity.
- For freshman admission and registration information, please refer to the NTOU website’s admission page (https://admission.ntou.edu.tw/area/).
- Freshmen’s application for accommodation requires to register using the Teaching Affairs System from August 10 to 16, 2021; the application will be approved by the Dormitory Guidance Office. After the request is approved, accommodation starts on September 11, 2021. For details, refer to the announcement on the webpage for new students or the Dormitory Guidance.
- The details for the freshmen entrance education week will be announced on the website for the Freshman Zone; updates will be made depending on the COVID-19 situation.
Meetings and events
- Starting August 24, meeting and activities inside and outside the campus will now allow maximum of 80 individuals for indoor and maximum of 300 for outdoors. Body temperature will still be checked and alcohol will be sprayed for disinfection. Mask is required during the activity. Drinking and eating is strictly prohibited.
- Crowd control or total control: for indoor distancing, at least 1.5 meters(2.25 square meters) per person and for outdoor space should at least be 1 meter (1 square meter) per person.
- Since July 27, Xinhaiyan 2 can continue to perform travels in accordance with the national research team’s epidemic prevention guidelines.
- The relevant procedure cases of the General Affairs Office shall be appropriately extended as needed and will be handled in accordance with the instructions of the Engineering Committee.
- The campus is not open to the public. You will be required to register your names and ID numbers at the main gate upon entry. For vehicles, except for faculty, staff, and students (including contract manufacturers) who have applied for permission will be allowed. Other public vehicles that wish to enter the campus must apply for permission in advance.
- All buildings will strictly implement a single entrance system with temperature checking and will required to wear mask upon entry. Those who will not wear masks are not allowed to enter the building. If a person has hyperthermia or fever after checking body temperature, report or notify the School Health Center immediately. The daily temperature check will be reported to the school.
- The Security and School Safety Center will conduct laboratory inspections and check and campus patrols.
- Library: starting July 27, during the summer vacation, will be open for use by faculty and students, from Monday to Thursday from 8:10 AM to 4:30 in the afternoon and is fully closed from Friday to Sunday. Visitors are not allowed to enter the library.
- Sports venues: open to faculty, staff and students for a limited time, but not to outsiders. Sports team training must be conducted in accordance with the relevant regulations. For the use of sports facilities, please refer to the Physical Education Website section of NTOU for the details.
Faculty and Staff Work Arrangement
- The university will resume a normal work starting July 27. Flexible working hours are from 7:50 – 8:50 and flexible off-duty hours are from 16:50 – 17:50.
- The faculty and staff’s epidemic prevention, family care leave, and personal leaves should be facilitated based on the regulations.
- Online documents are encouraged to avoid contact with other individuals. If paper document is a must, individuals can leave immediately as soon as official documents were delivered or handed to a certain office.
- First semester for 2021 academic year starts on September 23, 2021; the school calendar has been posted or published to the university website.
- For the first semester of 2021 academic year, university and graduate school students will adopt the online registration method starting September 6 to 15, 2021. Students needs to access the Academic Information System for the online registration procedure.
- To maintain the safety of both teachers and students of the university, the courses offered by different departments and research institutes will adopt synchronous and non-synchronous courses from September 23 to October 9, 2021. Online teaching allows teachers and students to familiarize themselves with online teaching method of the university. Necessary adjustments depending on the epidemic situation will be starting October 12.
- The course selection period for freshmen for the 1st semester is on September 12-30, 2021. Starting September 6, students can go to the Student Zone to view the Course Selection Instructions.
- For the implementation of the online teaching, all faculty members are required to use the TronClass system to facilitate audits.
- Laboratory personnel should strictly require everyone to wear a mask the entire time the students are inside the facility. Social distancing must be maintained during the conduct of experiments and when eating. The laboratories must be disinfected after being used and before the next batch of students can enter.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Center(OSHC) will conduct a random inspections of laboratory facilities from time to time; violations will be sent to the Office of the Secretary for its corresponding administrative sanctions.
- Distance teaching is until August 31, 2021. The second period of the summer course is from August 1 to August 31, 2021.
- Graduate students who apply for postponed graduation should sign another application before August 31, 2021.
- Wearing masks is strictly required in the dormitory.
- A person listed to do a home quarantine will be notified by the Keelung City Health Bureau and will be sent to a quarantine hotel.
- If a student is listed in the Keelung City Health Bureau and in the University’s Health Center as a residential student with independent health management, he/she must stay in the dormitory and is not allowed to go out. The university will provide the sanitary wares and equipment, perform daily cleaning and disinfections, and will be handled following the anti-epidemic rules set by the Taiwan government.
- For food delivery in the 1st floor of the dormitory, the delivery staff must log using the QR code at the dormitory counter.
The university will handle the Ministry of Education’s relief plan, including emergency relief grants and off-campus accommodation rent relief subsidies. Please refer to the Epidemic Prevention Zone of the Office of the Academic Affairs Website.
- All restaurants within the vicinity of university must follow the real-name system and only take-out when buying food; dine-in is strictly prohibited.
- The university’s Second Restaurant, Family Mart (Ocean Store), and Haiyin Restaurant will continue to open. The Third Restaurant (College of Engineering) will open at the start of the school year. For details, refer to the university’s website for the Food and Beverage Information.
- The faculty members and employees must continue to manage their health. Everyone should be wearing masks, do frequent hand washing, paying attention to the area ventilation, and avoiding crowded places. Individuals with fever and respiratory symptoms must wear a mask and are encouraged to seek medical treatment and stay home to rest.
- Persons who met the qualification for the vaccination category should be administered with the vaccine the soonest possible. They must register to the COVID-19 Public Vaccination Appointment Platform by themselves.
- Individuals under quarantine and self-management are prohibited from entering the campus and laboratories. Please ask the security center to assist in inspections and spot checks.
- Care and division of responsibilities are with following designations: the faculty and staff (The Occupational Safety and Health Center(OSHC) ), overseas Chinese (military training room), international students (Office of the International Affairs), confirmed cases (Health Center); all departments are encouraged to please continue to care for students.
- As announced by the National Health Command Center – Taiwan Center for Disease Control, the public activity history and the time listed in the announcement where a confirmed individual is positive with COVID-19 are considered. Someone present in the same relevant place (based on entry and exit time) must cooperate and undergo health management or supervision. For 14 days, a person under self-health management must report his/her current health status to the NTOU Health Center online.
- The University strictly implements the pandemic prevention measures, and those with symptoms must immediately notify the NTOU Health Center (extension number 1070-1073). Inform authorities by calling 1922 Hotline.