National evaluation level (updated on September 30)


Infections caused by Omicron BA.5 have passed their peak, and the utilization rate of hospital beds reserved for corona patients has fallen to the 20 % level . The designation of "BA.5 Areas with enhanced countermeasures" has been lifted .

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the citizens of the prefecture, businesses, and medical workers for their cooperation.

However, although clusters at receiving hospitals, medical staff infections, or absences from work due to close contact have decreased, normal medical care is still being disrupted at some hospitals .

As of September 29

*1 Number of ready beds (including the number of beds other than those secured for COVID-19) *2 Number of beds secured for COVID-19

From Saturday, October 1

The infection status of the new coronavirus in this prefecture and the medical emergency situation are national evaluation level 2 ( level at which vigilance should be strengthened ).

Number of inpatients A

Number of beds B

Bed occupancy rate A/B

185 people

823 beds *1


797 beds *2


Number of new positive cases per 100,000 people in the last week

231.0 people

Therefore, from October 1st, we will switch from the medical crisis warning until September 30th to the "medical crisis warning" and issue it.

Many people are still infected every day, so we ask all residents to stay vigilant and continue to prevent infection by avoiding the 3 Cs, wearing non-woven masks when talking, and thoroughly ventilating indoors. Please take thorough preventive measures .

To everyone who is considering moving out of the prefecture

Be careful about going out to places where there is a high risk of infection due to frequent contact with people , visiting places where there are people with a high risk of becoming seriously ill, and actions at places where there is a high risk of infection. Thorough disinfection, indoor ventilation, etc.

Number of new positives per 100,000 people in the last week nationwide (as of September 29)

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[Legend] Infection status ( number of new positives per 100,000 people )

100 or more
35 to less than 100 7.5 to less than 35 Less than 7.5


Regions where measures such as movement restrictions have been issued due to the spread of infection

state of emergency declaration
Priority measures for epidemic prevention, etc.
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Pay attention to infection status

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Scheduled to be announced next time: Friday, October 7, 2022

*Even before the above announcement, it may be announced at any time as necessary.

Requests to citizens and business operators


Due to the heavy rains of Typhoon No. 15, damage such as flooding has occurred in various parts of the prefecture. When carrying out restoration/reconstruction work, please make every effort to thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures.


○ Appropriate examination

・For those under the age of 60 who do not have underlying diseases and have been vaccinated, it is a disease that can be cured naturally with rest at home and over-the-counter medicines. Please prepare cough medicine and fever reducer in advance .・In order not to delay medical treatment for people who urgently need emergency medical care , refrain from visiting a doctor at night or on holidays if you only have mild cold symptoms. Please give me. (If you are concerned about your child's symptoms, please call #8000 (Shizuoka Children's Emergency Telephone Consultation) as necessary.)

○Wearing a mask

When eating and drinking, take off your mask and talk only with your family , do not talk with other people when eating, and be sure to wear a non-woven mask when talking.・Especially when talking with a large number of people for a long time, please ensure that everyone wears a non-woven mask . Without frequent ventilation, the risk of infection increases due to the high infectivity of BA.5.・“ Masks are not required outdoors if there are no people around ” and “ Pre-school children do not need masks in principle ”. Please carry a mask with you at all times so that you can put it on and take it off properly .

○ Inoculation of bivalent vaccine for Omicron strain

・Since September 20th, it has become possible to receive additional bivalent vaccines for the conventional and Omicron strains of the novel coronavirus .・Inoculation of the bivalent vaccine against Omicron strains is expected to be more effective in preventing severe disease than conventional vaccines, as well as preventing infection and onset .・The large-scale immunization venue in the prefecture (Mokusei Kaikan) also started bivalent vaccination from September 27 (Tuesday) . Please make a reservation early.

Click here for information on large-scale vaccination venues in the prefecture

○ Efforts at business sites

・Businesses should thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures in their workplaces and stores, especially enforcing ventilation , take infection prevention measures when changing places of residence , work from home, staggered commuting times, etc. Please continue to take measures to prevent infection, such as reducing the number of cases.

○ Efforts at schools, etc.

・Thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures such as wearing a mask at schools and daycare centers, and try to avoid activities that pose a high risk of infection.・If staff members, children, or students have cold symptoms, please refrain from club and extracurricular activities, take over-the-counter medicine (cough medicine, antipyretic, etc.), and rest at home.

○ Efforts at welfare facilities, etc.

・Business operators of welfare facilities, etc., are requested to cooperate in the early detection of positive cases by conducting regular tests once a week using the simple antigen qualitative kits distributed by the prefecture.

○ Notes on events

・All event organizers are requested to thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures such as avoiding the 3Cs and try to keep track of the participants.
・When holding an event with more than 5,000 participants and a capacity rate of more than 50%, please submit an “infection prevention and safety plan” that describes specific infection prevention measures to the prefecture.

・Encourage participants to wear masks during conversations and crowded situations at the event.

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Requests to businesses, etc.

Request to citizens of the prefecture

Always carry a mask! Reference table for wearing a mask for each case


situation of people around


only myself

housemate only

People other than cohabitants

More than 2m away

within 2m

almost no conversation

Conversation / Vocalization Yes

almost no conversation

Conversation / Vocalization Yes

Indoor *1


Example) Spending time alone in a room


Example) Family gathering in the living room

Example) Self-study by leaving your seat at the unnecessary library

Recommended *2

chat at a distance

Example) Recommended commuter train / bus

Example) Meetings in small meeting rooms recommended , karaoke, mahjong



Example) Walking or biking alone


Example) Hiking with family

Example) Quietly running, cycling, or fishing

Example) Playing outside and playing tennis without unnecessary crowds

Example) No need to commute on foot , quiet queues, outdoor theater

Example) Crowds in recommended downtown areas and tourist spots, BBQs with friends, watching ball games

*In principle, children of preschool age do not need to wear a mask.

*Recommend wearing a mask for the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions, or those who come in contact with such people

*When coughing or sneezing without wearing a mask, cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or sleeve (cough etiquette)

*1; Including inside vehicles (trains, buses, private cars, etc.) *2; Masks can be removed if infection control measures such as adequate ventilation are taken.


Always put a mask in your bag! Wear a mask Do not wear a mask


people around

Home/Vehicle or Outside

only me

family only


People who are not family members



2 closer than 2 met 2 closer than 2 met


don't speak


don't speak



Inside buildings and vehicles

outside the building

TV in the room

Take a walk with your family

far away quietly

Ranning, Trainer, Mushitori


speak far apart

Play, Dodgeball

People are on the train bus

When walking to school

Talk and sing in a small room

where there are many people


*Pre-school children do not need masks (children who want to do so may do so)

*Wear a mask when you meet a stranger or stranger, or when you go to the hospital.

*When coughing or sneezing without a mask, cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or wipe *You may remove your mask in a room with a lot of colds


National Level Classification for Evaluating the Status of New Coronavirus Infections and Medical Crisis, etc., and the Prefecture's Response [Omicron Stock Version] (Operation from July 12, 2022)


Country Evaluation level

Indicator Share of new infections, etc.

Required measures

Requesting citizens and business establishments to restrain their behavior as much as possible

Restrictions on general medical care at the discretion of the prefecture and medical sites

Necessary measures for each region, such as strong appeals to citizens of the prefecture, priority measures such as epidemic prevention, emergency measures, etc.

Avoid behavior with high risk of infectionTake necessary measures to prevent the spread of infection

Implementation ・Strengthening of public health center system, required hospital beds

Securing in stages

Main measures taken by the prefecture according to the national evaluation level (Note 1) Restaurants Events

Requesting self-restraint and restrictions on activities stronger than level 3 throughout the prefecture

Requests to apply emergency measures and priority measures depending on the situation


1 week

sick bed

Going out/moving



4 levels

Level at which countermeasures should be strengthened

Level at which caution 2 should be strengthened

Level to be maintained1



Exceeded maximum number of beds

Current bed occupancy rate and critically ill bed occupancy rate over 50%




・In addition to level 2 measures, refrain from going out to places with a high risk of infection within and outside the prefecture, and refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent travel to other prefectures (Note 2).

・In addition to level 2 measures, shorten business hours, suspend operations, and refrain from offering alcoholic beverages (Note 2)

・In addition to level 2 measures, restrictions on the scale of the event (number of participants and accommodation rate) (Note 2)

・Comply with industry-specific guidelines ・Strongly reduce the number of commuters

Promotion ・Organization of visitors to facilities, etc.


* 1 and any of 2 to 4


(Status) Increased for 12 consecutive weeks

(per 100,000 people) 2,100 or more


(Bed occupancy rate) Upward trend at 320% or more

(Number of hospitalized patients) 4,100 or more, increasing trend


Strengthening and thoroughness of basic infection prevention measures (requesting movement restrictions, etc. as necessary depending on the infection situation and medical emergency situation)

・In addition to Level 1 response, call attention to actions that pose a high risk of infection

・In addition to level 1 measures, further thorough infection prevention measures such as frequent ventilation and avoidance of crowds

・In addition to level 1 measures, further thorough infection prevention measures

・Comply with industry-specific guidelines ・Implement measures to reduce contact with people

Thoroughness of


Thorough implementation of basic infection prevention measuresContinuation of basic infection prevention measures

・Compliance with industry-specific guidelines

・More than 5,000 people and more than 50% accommodation rate ・Compliance with industry-specific guidelines


・Promotion of vaccination・Infection prevention measures of certified shops, etc. cooperate in acquisition page5image3642454048page5image3642454528page5image3642455072page5image3642455552 Use of stores that have submitted a preventive safety plan and secured a medical system

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Infected - - Same as above Same as above Same as above Same as above


0 level


(Note 1) Actual measures will be implemented as necessary based on the infection situation and medical emergency situation.

(Note 2) In the case of certified stores and inspections of all eligible persons, the requirements may be relaxed (if stronger measures are required, they will not be relaxed).

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