Request from Yamaguchi Prefecture regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19（July 17th, 2020）
Request to the citizens and companies of Yamaguchi Prefecture
July 17th, 2020
I would like to thank the citizens and businesses of Yamaguchi for your cooperation in implementing the ‘New Lifestyle Example’ to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
However, the virus still has not been controlled, and there has been increases in the number of cases in larger cities. To mitigate the second and third wave and restore the falling socio-economic activities, we must continue to strictly follow the ‘New Lifestyle Example’.
We would like to ask for your continued understanding and cooperation in the following measures of the ‘New Lifestyle Example’ that assumes coexistence with the coronavirus to overcome the current crisis.
As a prefecture, in preparation for the spread of infection, we will make every possible effort to secure a testing and medical care system, stabilize the lives of the citizens of the prefecture, recover the economy of the prefecture, and create a new social system that responds to the ‘New Lifestyle Example’.
【Initiatives we request】
•For travel outside of the prefecture, please check the information given by Yamaguchi as well as the information given by the local government that you will be traveling to. Please make careful considerations and refrain from going to facilities that are of higher risk for infection and facilities that do not properly follow the guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. If you will be traveling or eating out, please keep in mind the ‘New Travel Etiquette’ and if possible, prioritize traveling within the prefecture.
•When hosting events both indoors and outdoors, please keep the capacity under 5,000. For indoor events, please keep the capacity to half of the possible allowance. For outdoor events, please make sure there is enough space for people to keep their distance. Please contact the prefecture first for events where people will travel from across the nation and events that host over 1,000 people.
•If you have a fever or other symptoms, refrain from traveling across prefectures or participating in events and refrain from going out. We ask that every citizen of the prefecture continues to practice the ‘New Lifestyle Example’ and avoid places with the 3 C’s (closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings) and continue to implement basic infection control measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing. Also, please actively use the new coronavirus contact confirmation app (COCOA) provided by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
•For businesses, please follow the guidelines placed by each industry and take measures to prevent the spread of the virus, such as remote work, video conferencing, use of transparent partition, and restrict admission when crowded.
Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture