About the Novel Coronavirus Disease

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A Second State of Emergency Has Been Declared!

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, the national government has declared a regional state of emergency for Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.
The declaration is effective from Friday, January 8 to Sunday, February 7.
Each and every one of us must do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
Please take following measures to reduce your risk of getting sick as well as spreading the disease.

・Stay at home and refrain from going outside after 8 p.m.
・Avoid the Three-Cs (crowded places, closed-in settings and close contact with others) and try to be quick and efficient when going out for essential needs
・Do not travel across prefectural borders except for extreme circumstances

Some more tips for infectious disease prevention
・Wear a mask
・Wash your hands regularly
・Disinfect your hands and surfaces you touch frequently
・Avoid the "Five Situations" in which there is an increased risk of getting the virus
 1)Social gatherings with drinking alcohol
 2)Long feasts in large groups
 3)Conversation without a mask
 4)Living together in a small limited space
 5)Switching locations
 >>>Please see the PDF for the details of the each situation
 "5 situations" that increase the risk of infections

The PDF file summarizing various information including supports, benefits and consultation services related to COVID-19 is now available.
[Hachioji City] Supports and Consultation Services Related to COVID-19 (PDF)
English

Contents

Helplines and the Latest Information

Cash Relief and Supports

Other Information and Notice Related to COVID-19

Helplines and the Latest Information

About COVID-19 Vaccination

Since no COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in Japan, its administration details (to whom, when and where) are not yet to be determined.
When the details are announced, we'll post them here as well as on our Facebook page.

*Please be cautious of misleading information
We have gotten reports of fraud phone calls asking cash for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination is currently planned to be free of charge.

Helplines Related to COVID-19

Hachioji City Novel Coronavirus Disease Call Center [Japanese]

Phone: 042-620-7253
Hours: 8:30-17:00 (open everyday)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government the Novel Coronavirus Call Center Multilingual Helpline [Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese]

Phone: 0570-550571 (navi-dial)
Hours: 9:00-21:00 (open everyday)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government the Novel Coronavirus Call Center Consultation Service for Persons with Hearing Disabilities [Japanese]

FAX: 03-5388-1396
Hours: 9:00-21:00 (open everyday)

Medical Helpline to Call If You Identify Suspected Symptoms of COVID-19

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, please call the COVID-19 Medical Helpline.

  • Fatigue, malaise and shortness of breath, high fever
  • Prolonged common cold symptoms
    (If you are 65 years and older or pregnant, or have underlying medical conditions, please call the medical helpline promptly when you identify common cold symptoms.)

COVID-19 Medical Helpline [Japanese]

  1. Mon-Fri 8:30-17:15
    Hachioji City Public Health Center
    Phone: 042-645-5195
  2. Mon-Fri 17:15-8:30 (of the next morning), Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
    Metropolitan government, wards, Hachioji city and Machida city Helpline
    Phone: 03-5320-4592

If You Receive "A Possible Close Contact with COVID-19 Positive Users" Notification from the COVID-19 Contact App (COCOA)

If you have installed the COVID-19 Contact App (COCOA)  and the app sends you a notification saying "a possible close contact with COVID-19 positive users" , please call either of the following telephone numbers.

Phone: 070-1470-6941 or 070-1279-1708 (If both lines are busy, call 042-645-5111.)
Hours: 8:30-17:00 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

Helpline for International Residents Who Have Questions and Concerns Related to COVID-19

Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)
[Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Cambodian, Myanmar]

This helpline is available for foreign residents with concerns and issues related to the novel coronavirus disease.
For inquiries on the disease prevention, PCR testing and medical matters, please call "Tokyo Metropolitan Government the Novel Coronavirus Call Center" instead.

Phone: 0120-296-004 (toll-free)
Hours: 10:00-17:00 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
*Open especially on December 29 (Tue), 30 (Wed) and January 2 (Sat), 2021.

TOCOS (Simple Japanese)(PDF形式 141キロバイト)

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESK) Help Desk
[English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepali, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Myanmar, Cambodian, Mongolian]

Telephone consultation service is available for foreign residents who have concerns and issues related to COVID-19, such as job loss.

Phone: 0120-76-2029 (toll-free)
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

FRESK Help Desk(PDF形式 253キロバイト)

The Latest Information on the Novel Coronavirus

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
The Novel Coronavirus Disease
COVID-19 cases reported in Hachioji City

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare [Japanese, English, Chinese]
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean]
The Novel Coronavirus

Council of Local Authorities for International Relations [Easy Japanese, English and 16 other languages]
Regarding the new Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHO (World Health Organization) [English, Chinese, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish]
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak 

Cash Relief and Supports

Premium Shopping Voucher "Hachioji City E-Machi Gift"

Hachioji residents are eligible to purchase shopping vouchers worth 43 % more of their price for sale.
There are digital and paper shopping vouchers available.
The application period ended on Monday, November 16.
For those who won the drawing, vouchers are available for purchase until Wednesday, December 9.
Please check the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Premium Shopping Vouchers Are Available for Purchase

National Government's Cash Relief Program "Special Cash Payments" (*The application has been closed.) 

All persons who are registered with Japanese Basic Resident Registration System as of April 27, 2020 are eligible to receive 100,000 JPY as the "special cash payments". 
The application period ended on Monday, August 17.

For Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

A range of support programs are available for small businesses facing COVID-19 hardships.

Hachioji City Business Continuity Emergency Relief Grant (for business owners whose revenues have dropped by 70 % or more) (*The application has been closed.)

A grant of 250,000 yen is provided to eligible business owners.
The application period ended on Wednesday, September 23.

Hachioji City Rental Emergency Relief Grant (2nd Term)

A grant of up to 300,000 yen (150,000 yen for those have received the grant previously) is provided to cover the rent.
The application period ends on Monday, December 28.
Please check the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Rental Emergency Relief Grant (2nd Term)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has requested business owners to suspend their operation or shorten their business hours in order to combat COVID-19.
The TMG is providing financial support for those business owners who have thoroughly cooperate at the request.
The application deadline for those who cooperated during Saturday, November 28 and Thursday, December 17 is Monday, January 25, 2021.
The application details for those who has been and will have been cooperated during Friday, December 18 and Monday, January 11, 2021 will be announced shortly.
Please check the following pages for the details.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese]
Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund Portal Site (for shortened business hours from Nov. 28 to Dec. 17)

Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese]
Program details of the Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund (for shortened business hours from Dec. 18 to Jan. 11)

For Those Who Are Suffering from Falling Incomes

For those who are facing the Coronavirus falling incomes and job loss, there are some programs to cushion against the income loss.

Welfare Fund Loan Program

This no-interest loan is available for those who in need.
No guarantor is required.
Please check the following page or PDF file.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare [Japanese]
Welfare Fund Loan System
*The page is in Japanese, but you can find a PDF leaflet in Japanese, Simple Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Guidance on Temporary Loan Emergency Funds (PDF)
Simple Japanese

Housing Security Benefit

If you are eligible for this benefit, Hachioji City will pay rent directly to your landlord for you.
Please check the following page or the PDF for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Housing Security Benefit

Information about the Housing Security Benefit (PDF)
English

Housing Security Benefit Eligibility Checklist (PDF)
English

What You Need to Apply for Housing Security Benefit (PDF)
English

Municipal Tax Payment Deferment Program

You may be eligible for tax deferments.
Please check the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Tax Deferment Program for Those Who Have Difficulties Making Payments Amid the COVID-19

National Health Insurance Tax Payment Deferment and Exemption Program

You may be eligible for tax deferments or exemption.
Please check the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Tax Deferment Program
National Health Insurance Tax Exemption Program Amid the COVID-19

Sewerage Bill Deferment Program

You can apply for this program by one phone call and your bill will be deferred for one year.
Please check the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Sewerage Bill Deferment Program Amid the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

For Expectant Mothers and Mothers of Newborns

Taxi Tickets for Expectant Mothers

Expectant mothers who receive their "pregnancy interview" before Wednesday, March 31, 2021 are eligible to receive taxi tickets.
Please check the following page or PDF file for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
The City Gives out Taxi Tickets for Expectant Mothers for Their Protection Against COVID-19

The City Gives out Taxi Tickets for Expectant Mothers (PDF)
English

Tokyo Metropolitan Government COVID-19 Testing Subsidy for Expectant Mothers

Those women who are pregnant and wish to receive the COVID-19 testing before childbirth may receive subsidy of up to 20,000 yen.
The program period is from Thursday, September 10, 2020 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
The details are available at the following page.  You can also inquire your prenatal care doctor or the hospital you are giving birth in.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
For Expectant Mothers Who Are Worried About COVID-19

Individualized Maternal Support

The city's Health and Welfare Centers offer Individualized Maternal Support for expectant mothers and mothers of newborns who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are worried.
Please share your concerns with us.
Our public health nurse and midwife help you resolving them over the phone or at your place.
Please check the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
For Expectant Mothers Who Are Worried About COVID-19

Other Information and Notice Related to COVID-19

 About Hachioji City's Support Desk for International Residents

The Support Desk for International Residents' advisory service is back to normal from Monday, June 8.
Hours 10:00-17:00 (Monday-Saturday)
Please wear a mask when visiting the window.
The advisory service is available over the phone (042-642-7091) or via e-mail (supportdesk@hia855.com).

For Parents of Municipal Elementary or Junior High School Students

The classes are back in session on Monday, June 1.
Gakudo (after-school care) is also back to normal from Wed, July 1.

For Parents of Children Enrolled in the Municipal Daycare Program

Municipal daycare service has been back to normal since July and fees apply even if you choose not to use the service.

For Those Who Have a Residence Card Expiring in March, April, May, June or July

In order to prevent spreading of Novel Coronavirus disease, the Immigration Services Agency has announced an exceptional extension for the visa renewal application.
If your residence card's expiration date is between March 1 and July 31, you can file a renewal application until three month after the expiration date.
Please see the following PDF for the details.

Request from the Immigration Services Agency (PDF)
Simple Japanese

For Those Who Have Either "Technical Intern Training" or "Specified Skilled Worker Visa

There has been new COVID-19 immigration rules for persons in the following situations.

  • Unable to leave Japan
  • Unable to take the evaluation examination for Technical Intern Training
  • Lost employment
  • Finishing Technical Intern Training (ii) but unable to prepare to change visa to Specified Skilled Worker (i)
  • Finishing Technical Intern Training (ii) and wishing to change visa to Technical Intern Training (iii)

Those who meet criteria can apply to renew their visa.
Please check the PDF below or contact the Foreign Residents Information Center.

Notice for Technical Intern Trainees from Immigration Services Agency (PDF)
Simple Japanese

Foreign Residents Information Center [Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese]
Phone: 0570-013904(From IP-phone and PHS, call 03-5796-7112)
Hours: 8:30-17:15 (except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

About the Municipal and Metropolitan Inhabitant Tax Report and Income Tax Return

Municipal and Metropolitan Inhabitant Tax Report

The city has moved the deadline for the Municipal and Metropolitan Inhabitant Tax report to Thursday, April 16 in order to prevent spreading of Novel Coronavirus disease.
The city is still accepting the report after April 16.
For more details, please see the following page.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
About the Extension of the Deadline for Municipal and Metropolitan Inhabitant Tax Report

Income Tax Return (Kakutei-shinkoku)

The National Tax Agency has removed the set deadlines for income tax return, and gift tax and business owner's consumption tax report.
For more details, please see the PDF below.

About the deadline of Kakutei-shinkoku: you can file your tax return after Friday, April 17 (PDF)

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