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職員の新型コロナウイルス感染について

2020年04月13日

学校法人 聖路加国際大学
聖路加国際大学・聖路加国際病院

当法人職員2名(教員兼医師1名、事務職員1名)が新型コロナウイルスに感染したことが確認されました。

それぞれの発生状況は下記の通りです。感染経路の調査により、2名の間に接触はなく、いずれも市中での感染と判断しています。

職員 症状出現日 就業停止日 検査日 検査確定日
教員兼医師 4月3日 4月3日 4月6日 4月10日
事務職員 4月8日 4月8日 4月8日 4月11日

直ちに所轄保健所に経緯を報告し、当該職員の行動履歴を調べたところ、当該職員の勤務場所は聖路加国際病院本院建物内ではなく、感染性のある期間(注1)には患者さんや面会の方との濃厚接触
(注2)はないことが分かりました。教員兼医師は、3月30日に聖路加国際大学へ出校していますが、大学は既に2019年度の授業を全て終了しており、学生との接触はなかったことを確認しています。また、事務職員も、大学が4月8日より学生の校舎内への立ち入りを禁止しているため、学生との接触はなかったことを確認しています。

従いまして、当施設を利用される方が感染した可能性は極めて低いと考えております。また、現在までに、学内・院内および関連施設での学生・患者さんや職員等の感染は確認されていません。

注1 世界保健機関(WHO)の定義に基づき、症状出現2日前から入院まで
注2 世界保健機関(WHO)の定義に基づき、感染性期間(注1)にある感染者と1メートル以内の距離で15分間以上対面での会話を行った場合、あるいは身体的接触があった場合、あるいは適切な個人防護具を着用せずに直接的なケアを実施した場合

当該職員の所属部署に勤務する職員につきましては、行政機関等と相談しながら、就業制限や検査の必要性について適切に判断し、実施いたします。これまでのところ当該職員と濃厚接触(注2)した職員はおらず、感染も確認されていませんが、状況が変化しましたら速やかにお知らせいたします。

今後も、教職員一同がより一層、感染防止に努めながら、教育活動・診療を継続してまいります。
皆様には何卒ご理解いただけますようお願い申し上げます。

Staff Member Infection of the Novel Coronavirus

St. Luke’s International University
St. Luke’s International University, St. Luke’s International Hospital

Two St. Luke’s members of staff (1 faculty-physician and 1 administrative staff member) have been confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus infection.

Each person’s infection status is as below. As a result of an investigation of their infection routes, we have determined that there was no contact between the two and that they were both infected within the city.

Staff Symptom Appearance Date Date of Worked Stopped Test Dates Test Confirmation Dates
Faculty-Physician April 3rd April 3rd April 6th April 10th
Admin. Staff April 8th April 8th April 8th April 11th

Upon immediate reporting of the details to the appropriate public health offices and identification of where the relevant staff members were and what they were doing, we know that their place of work is not within St. Luke’s International Hospital’s Main Building and that during their infectious period (Note 1) they did not have any close contact (Note 2) with a patient or someone visiting a current patient. The faculty-physician did go to St. Luke’s International University on March 30th, however all classes for the 2019 academic year were already finished and we have confirmation that they did not have any contact with students. In addition, the administrative staff member also was confirmed to not have had any contact with students as students were prohibited from entering the campus from April 8th.

Therefore, we think that the possibility is extremely low that those who have used these facilities are infected. Also, currently infections of students and patients or faculty and students within the university/hospital and related facilities have not been confirmed.

Note 1: As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), period starting two days prior to an appearance in symptoms until hospitalization
Note 2: As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), when having a conversation face-to-face with a person in the infectious period at a distance within one meter for 15 minutes or longer, or when there is physical contact, or when a person gives care without wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.

With regards to the staff working within these staff member’s departments, we will be in contact with administrative agencies, etc. and appropriately determine and implement work restrictions and testing based on necessity. At this time, there are no staff that were in close contact (Note 2) with the relevant staff members nor are there any confirmed infections, however, we will notify you all immediately should the situation change.

Going forward, all faculty and staff will work harder for infection prevention and continue educational activities and medical care.
Thank you all very much for your understanding.