Initiatives Concerning Covid-19 - Stay Alert! (2020/5/28)
As of May 25, restrictive measures have been loosened in Ibaraki Prefecture. People's movement and the restricted use of shops, commercial facilities, and public facilities have been gradually resumed. Kasama City's own public facilities have also been partially reopened under some restrictions.
However, the danger has not passed yet. In order to prevent the second and third wave of infections, it is necessary to stay alert, continue taking basic infection preventive measures based on the "New Lifestyle" guidelines, and to carry out social and daily life activities with the utmost care.
We ask all citizens for their continued cooperation in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Kasama City Mayor
The "New Lifestyle"
Three basics actions for preventing infection
1) Keeping physical distance from others
2) Wearing a mask
3) Washing your hands and rinsing your mouth often
Please check other preventive measures here.
Sanitizer Liquid Distribution (hypochlorous acid water)
The disinfectant liquid will be distributed in person one time at the amount of 2 liters per city resident. Please bring a clean plastic bottle with you.
◆Distribution Time: 10:00 -12:00, 13:00 - 15:00
- Iwama Community Center: June 16 (Tue)
- Tomobe Community Center: June 17 (Wed)
- Kasama City Civic Gymnasium: June 18 (Thu)
※Please use the location most convenient for you.
Contact: Environmental Conservation Division
Reopening of Public Facilities and Services
From June 2
・Kasama Kleingarten (farm shop, soba restaurant, clubhouse, guest house)
・Demand Taxi: regular operation (incl. Saturday)
From June 8 (tentative)
Rental of school sports facilities, such as sports halls and grounds resumes.
・School facilities (Ohara Elementary School, Tomobe Junior High School, Iwama Junior High School)
Contact: Lifelong Learning Division
・School sports facilities (Elementary and Junior High School, Kasama Kodomo-en Kindergarten, former Hakoda Elementary School, former Higashi Elementary School, former Higashi Junior High School)
Contact: Sports Promotion Division
Kasama City Corona Countermeasures Fund
The City has established the Kasama City Coronavirus Related Countermeasures Fund. It will be used for implementing mid to long-term initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus and supporting our City in its recovery.
We look forward to receiving donations from those who support the purpose of this fund.
- Details of the support:
・Preventive measures against infectious diseases in the City
・Initiatives to maintain sustainability and employment capacity of the City's businesses
・Initiatives related to the recovery of regional economic activity
- Up until now, we have received the following donations. (As of May 28).
10 donations (9 organizations and 1 individual)
Total ¥8,510,000 → Accumulated in the Corona Countermeasures Fund
- The amount equivalent to the reduction in salaries for special employees, and executive benefits for regular employees in Kasama City → Accumulated in the Corona Countermeasures Fund
(1) Reductions in salaries for special employees: 15% for the Mayor and 10% for the Vice Mayor and Superintendent of Education, respectively.
(2) Reduction in executive benefits for regular employees: 10% reduction for department managers (excluding medical staff).
※Reduction period: July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. (Proposal to be submitted at the June regular meeting)
Contact: Public Financial Affairs Division
Hometown Tax Donation Program
Kasama City Hometown Development Donation
When you make a hometown tax payment to Kasama City, you can now choose a category aimed at preventing the coronavirus. You can also cooperate with us to implement coronavirus related initiatives. Donations will be accumulated in the Corona Countermeasures Fund, which will then be used to strengthen health care system for citizens (e.g., introduction of online medical services at the city hospital, deployment of thermal scanners, etc.).
※Please note that there are no return gifts for donations from residents of Kasama City.
Contact: Civic Activities Division
The Restaurant-Taste You Love, at Home
Take Out Kasama
You can enjoy delicious take-out food from about 100 restaurants in Kasama City at home.
Let's eat tasty food at home and support the revitalization of Kasama City's restaurants!♪
Please check the 'Take Out Kasama' website (Japanese only)
Contact: Commerce Division
Revitalization of a Vigorous and Prosperous Area
Kasama City Restaurant Emergency Support Passport Program
This project supports restaurants in Kasama City in cooperation with the Commerce and Industry Society of Kasama.
A 10% discount will be provided for customers upon presentation of their "Platinum Passport" coupon books for dining and shopping (same group discount per book).
There will also be a stamp rally, and the first 500 customers will receive a fabulous prize.
Make sure to purchase a passport, enjoy Kasama's delicious food, and win prizes!
- Sales start: Mid-June (The start date will be announced on the website, in Kasama Magazine, etc.)
- Price: ¥ 500 per coupon book
- Sales location: Participating restaurants, convenience stores, etc.
Contact: Commerce Division
For the latest information on coronavirus, please check our Facebook page!
If you have any questions, please contact the Kasama City Foreign Resident Information Desk.