★★【Leave Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic】★★
Updated: August 1, 2023
In accordance with the latest pandemic prevention guidelines provided in the Ministry of Education's letter No. 1122202409 on August 1, 2023, starting from the 15th day of the same month, the sick leave requests for individuals who tested positive for mild symptoms or are asymptomatic will be handled according to the school’s leave regulations. Therefore, the "Work from Home for Pandemic Prevention," "Disease Prevention Care Leave," and "Sick Leave (for Pandemic)" added amid the pandemic will cease to apply from the same date.
★★【Important Reminder for Inbound Employees】★★
🙏All KMU faculty, staff, and project personnel are required to implement a 14-day home quarantine and the subsequent 7-day period of self-health management, and to notify the Office of Environmental Health and Safety by completing the TOCC survey in the "T.1.0.010b. Travel and Contact History" program of KMU Campus Information System, after entering Taiwan. If symptoms associated with fever occur, please fill in the survey in the "T.1.0.010. Self-health Management" program as well.
In case of a leak in epidemic prevention or damage caused by a concealed history of travel and contact, the School will surelylook into the relevant liability and hold the pertinent person accountable.
🙏Given the worldwide rampant outbreak of mutated coronaviruses, starting September 8, 2021, those who just completed their 14-day quarantine/isolation are required to work from home during the following 7-day autonomous health management period, with no access to the campus. In the above case, a leave request with evidence of an official letter approved by the President for going abroad, and notification of home quarantine/isolation attached for work from home is necessary.
🙏Please be reminded that by the resolution of the 55th meeting of the University's Severe and Special Infectious Pneumonia Prevention Team held on August 25, 2022, the announcement of March 17, 2020 requires that all faculty, staff, and project personnel should gain the approval of the President with flight itinerary(including transit points) attached before traveling abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic, no matter what kind of leave is taken, is still in effect. Besides, on the day of returning to Taiwan, it is also required to fill out the TOCC survey in the "T.1.0.01b. Travel and Contact History" program of KMU Campus Information System and follow government and school regulations for quarantine and isolation.
🙋New!Please be advised that effective as of December 2, 2022, faculty, staff, and project personnel are no longer required to obtain the principal's approval before going abroad; hence there is no need to attach a letter of approval or flight schedule to the leave request of such kind. Instead, the recommendations of the Central Epidemic Command Center regarding global epidemics, border control, and prevention measures should be consulted when planning an itinerary abroad, following point 11 of the Ministry of Education's "Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Severe Special Infectious Pneumonia in Colleges and Universities" amended on October 7, 2022.
However, when asking for official leave, please still check whether you are going abroad, and fill in the reason for the leave and the place of travel in detail, to facilitate the collection and screening of information required for accreditations; please also attach the relevant official documents to the leave request and set up the review process to the first-level administrator of the unit, to comply with the University’s hierarchical structure for reviewing leave requests.
As for the leave application for faculty members with attending physician status, the regulations of the University's affiliated institutions and related businesses will be applied.
★★【Online Self-Learning for Pandemic Prevention】★★
In view of the severe global spreading of COVID-19, all members of the School are required to complete the online self-learning and test for pandemic prevention. Newcomers are no exception and have to complete the task no later than the date of employment.
If your listening comprehension in Chinese permits, please log in to the following URL to watch the film recorded in Mandarin by one of our infection control experts. Just be reminded to keep watching for at least 30 minutes and pass the test by answering four questions out of five correctly, in order to be verified by the Information System as “task completed”.
♥For faculty, staff, and full-time project personnel-- KMU E-learning Platform http://wm.kmu.edu.tw/info/10040005
♥For temporary workers-- https://personnel.kmu.edu.tw/images/donload/new/感染控制課程-肺炎1090206.mp4
If not, please read the following two articles from US CDC, instead.
In order to actively prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the School, all members of the School are required to complete the online TOCC Survey according to the fact via「T.1.0.010b.旅遊與接觸史」in the School’s Campus Information System. And newcomers are required to do so no later than the date of employment, as well. Later on, during the period of service, those traveling abroad or with suspected coronavirus symptoms must redo the survey upon arriving in Taiwan or appearing of the signs. According to the Communicable Disease Control Act, failure to comply with the policy may lead to a penalty of up to NT$150,000.
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♥Living-together Family Members’ Recent Travel and Contact History Survey (conducted on March 18, 2020) Click to login
♥Survey on Travel and Contact History during the Four-Day Tomb Sweeping Festival (conducted on April 6, 2020) Click to login
♥Survey on History of Cluster and Contact with the Crew Members and Trainees of Taiwan's Navy Vessels-Part I (conducted on April 19, 2020) Click to login
♥Survey on History of Cluster and Contact with the Crew Members and Trainees of Taiwan's Navy Vessels-Part II (conducted on April 21, 2020) Click to login
♥Epidemic Prevention Survey for KMU faculty, staff, project personnel, and their household members (conducted on September 7, 2020) Click to login
♥Survey on History of Contact regarding the infection cases in Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, TYGH (conducted on January 25, 2021) Click to login
♥Travel and activity history survey of KMU employees and their household members from April 15 to 29, 2021 (conducted on May 3, 2021) Click to login
♥Travel and activity history survey of KMU employees and their household members from May 1 to 10, 2021 (conducted on May 12, 2021) Click to login
♥Travel and activity history survey of KMU employees and their household members (conducted on May 17, 2021) Click to login
♥【Immediate Reporting Version】Travel and activity history survey of KMU employees and their household members for the COVID-19 local outbreaks (conducted starting May 21, 2021) Click to login
【If you or your household member(s) have any newly announced contact or activity history, please fill in the form automatically.】
★★【Going Abroad/Cross-district and Leave Request】★★
Before this pandemic ends, please avoid traveling abroad. When asking for a leave, it is required that everyone disclose whether he/she is going abroad. If so, flight information such as travel destinations and places for transit/transfer must be provided, with evidence of approval obtained from the School’s President and flight itinerary attached.
However, unless the trip is indispensable, urgent, and approved by the School’s President beforehand, such leave requests will be denied. Even trips during holidays or annual leave must be reported accordingly.
In view of that the epidemic situation in Taiwan is getting severe, especially in northern Taiwan, it is required by the Ministry of Education that all schools’ faculty and staff reduce unnecessary travel and cross-district movement. Therefore, starting May 17, 2021, until the end of national epidemic alert level 3, all leave requests for business trips to Taipei City and New Taipei City are to be approved in advance by the School’s President.
In case of a leak in epidemic prevention or damage caused by a concealed history of travel and contact, the School will surely look into the relevant liability and hold the pertinent person accountable.
★★【Annual Employee Outing】★★
Under the impact of COVID-19, all foreign tours of the School's annual Employee Outing 2021 have been suspended while domestic tours open or close depending on the actual situation, with derived liquidated damages to be paid by the School.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, please be reminded to wash hands frequently, wear a face mask when social distancing is not available, observe coughing and sneezing etiquette, and avoid going out into public places. It’s everyone’s responsibility to follow related preventive measures and ensure the safety and health of all members of the School. If anyone feels unwell, he/she is urged to call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922), and inform the physician of any history of travel.
🙅CECC Measures for Following Up on Persons at Risk of Infection website to download