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Covid-19 Emergency Measures (2021/2/5)

The declaration of Ibaraki Prefecture's own state of emergency has been extended until February 28.

The number of coronavirus cases in Kasama has been on the rise since last November, and the spread of infection has continued into this year. We ask that you continue to take preventive measures.

On behalf of Kasama City, I would like to inform you about the vaccination program and the main new emergency measures.

Shinju Yamaguchi

Kasama City Mayor

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Program (as of Feb. 5)

Kasama City has established a COVID-19 Vaccination Project Team. The team collaborates with the Kasama City Medical Association to make arrangements for prompt vaccination when the vaccine supply begins.

The vaccination schedule and other related information updates in English will be announced on the City's website and Facebook page. The latest information in Japanese will be available on the City's website, Kasama Magazine, Facebook, LINE, etc.

The City will not contact you individually by phone or other means to guide the vaccination program.

Please note that this information on vaccination is current as of February 5 and is subject to change. 

  • Who is eligible: Kasama citizens ages 16 and over (approx. 66,000 people)
  • Number of doses: 2 doses to 1 person. You will have the 2nd dose 21 days or more after having the 1st dose. (Pfizer vaccine)
  • Cost: The vaccination is free. It is covered by public expenses.
  • Where you can receive the vaccine: Vaccinations will be distributed in two ways:

1. At a health care institution by individual appointment.

2. Widely distributed at designated public facilities within Kasama City.

Vaccination Order of Priority

Vaccination Period (approx.)

 

Vaccination Ticket Distribution Period

March

Health care workers

(conducted by Ibaraki Prefecture)

 

April

People aged 65+

Mid-March (scheduled)

May

People with underlying health conditions

From April onwards

Senior care facilities staff

June

People aged 60-65

All other people aged 16-59

  • More details of the program will be announced as soon as they are finalized. As of now, we can only provide the information above.
  • Vaccinations for senior care facilities residents can be conducted on-site.

 

Information on COVID-19 Cases in Kasama City

The declaration of Ibaraki Prefecture's own state of emergency has been extended until February 28.

The number of coronavirus cases in Kasama has been on the rise since last November too.

We ask for your cooperation in preventing infections.

! Transmission between family members and friends is on the rise.

In January, 75% of the 36 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kasama City were transmitted within households or between acquaintances.

It is important to not bring the virus into your home. Even if you do, it is important to prevent the spread of the virus between other family members.

  • How to avoid spreading COVID-19 at home

● Wash your hands with soap and rinse your mouth regularly

● Do not share towels, cups, or other personal items

● Limit face-to-face contacts as much as possible

● Wear a mask when being around other people or using shared spaces

● Take your temperature and check your health condition every morning

● Ventilate rooms regularly

 

Emergency Measures

The budget for this project was approved on February 5.
The detailed information will be announced as soon as it is determined.

Covid-19 Vaccination Program

Budget amount: ¥29.359 million

The vaccination system is currently being developed.

This includes outsourcing of computer operations, vaccination work, appointment setting, and other services.

Contact: Vaccination Project Team

PCR Testing Workers at Health Related Institutions

Continuity support for community health care and welfare institutions

Budget amount: ¥33 million

In Ibaraki Prefecture, Covid-19 tests will be conducted for workers at welfare and similar institutions to ensure secure welfare services amid the spread of the coronavirus. Kasama City will provide PCR testing for those who are not eligible for the prefectural program, such as employees of senior care facilities, institutions for disabled people, nurseries, schools, etc.

  • 2,784 persons are eligible in total.

● Senior care facilities (regular facility visits, daycare services, home care visits): 975 persons

● Institutions for disabled people (regular facility visits, home care visits): 523 persons

● Nurseries, kindergartens, children's centers, and children's clubs: 760 persons

● Teaching staff: 526 persons

Contact: Health Promotion Division

Improving Infection Prevention at Public Facilities

Budget amount: ¥11.125 million

Air purifiers, thermal infrared cameras, foot-operated hand sanitizer dispensers, acrylic protection screens, and other prevention items will be set up in the City Hall, community centers, and other facilities. Western-style toilets will also be installed in public parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Contact: Assets Management Division, Administrative Division

Infection Prevention Measures for Citizen Service Staff

Budget amount: ¥4.646 million

To provide safe services, self-test kits will be made available at all times, mainly to Citizen Service staff at City Hall.

Contact: Secretarial Division, Tax Division

Emergency Job Interview Event

Budget amount: ¥659,000

Emergency job interview event held to support prospective high school and college graduates and job seekers affected by the Covid-19 crisis (scheduled for March 8). About 15 different employers are participating.

Contact: Commerce Division

Refresh Programs for Parents and Children

Budget amount: 18.310 million

As the coronavirus disaster persists, the City will implement comprehensive measures to help families with children relieve stress from being at home and other factors.

Program for the Safe Use of Public Facilities in Kasama City

Supportive events will be held in local public facilities, mainly on weekends from February through March.

Facilities: Regional Exchange Centers Tomobe and Iwama, community centers, Fukuchan's Forest Park, Yukai-fureai Center.

Contact: Relevant facility

 Take a Break at ETOWA KASAMA

ETOWA Kasama glamping resort offers a special price for families with pre-school children residing in Kasama City.

The accommodation will be partly covered by the City and ETOWA KASAMA resort. A family pays only for adult guest (¥9,000 per person)

Program period: Until March 31, weekdays only

Contact: ETOWA KASAMA
 

Educational Support for Parents and Students

The City will subsidize a part of tuition fees and expenses for purchasing a PC to those who buy it for entering universities and similar educational purposes.

  • Subsidy for Tuition Fees

Who is eligible: Those who are raising children of high school age or younger
Subsidy amount: Up to 1/2 of course and examination fees (maximum ¥30,000)

  • Subsidy for Purchasing a PC

Who is eligible: Those who will enter a university, a junior college, or a vocational college
Subsidy amount: Up to 1/2 (maximum ¥30,000)


Contact: Project Planning / Public Policy Division

Promotion of E-reading at Home

Kasama Digital Library will expand its children's books and other materials collection.

Contact: Kasama Library

 

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