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Tokyo is now under State of Emergency

A State of Emergency has been issued for Tokyo.
It will stay in effect through Tuesday, August 31.
The coronavirus is still here in our community.
Each and every one of us must do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Stay at home except for essential needs
  • Avoid going out after 8 p.m.
  • Avoid the "three Cs" (Crowded places, Confined and enclosed spaces, and Close-contact settings) 
  • Avoid traveling across prefectural border

Contents

COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Helplines and the Latest Information

Cash Relief and Supports

Other Information and Notice Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Hachioji City has been working diligently to prepare for the distribution and administration of the vaccines for all the citizens who wish to receive doses.
You will need your vaccine coupon sent by postal mail to schedule an appointment.
For those who have an appointment, we kindly ask you to fill out the original Prevaccination Screening Questionnaire for COVID-19 vaccine (it is called "yoshinhyo" in Japanese) enclosed with the coupon at home.
If you have difficulty understanding the questionnaire, please refer to the page below.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare [Japanese (the page is in Japanese but it has links to questionnaire forms in 17 languages)] 
Multilingual Prevaccination Screening Questionnaire for COVID-19 vaccine

The latest information on the vaccination program is available on this page as well as on our Facebook page.
For more detailed information, please visit the page below.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
The Coronavirus Vaccination Program

Scheduling an Appointment

Online (available 24/7) [Japanese]
https://hachioji.hbf-rsv.jp/

Call Center (9:00-17:00) [Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean] 
0120-383-183

Current Eligibility and Vaccination Phases

Vaccination phases are determined by a combination of age and other risk factors. Please find out your eligibility by your age of March 31, 2022.

○Persons aged 40 years or older

Appointments are open.
Please schedule your appointment online (https://hachioji.hbf-rsv.jp/) or by calling the call center (0120-383-183).

○Persons aged 16 years or older with intractable diseases

Appointments are open.
Please schedule your appointment online (https://hachioji.hbf-rsv.jp/) or by calling the call center (0120-383-183).
*The presence of intractable diseases is being confirmed with one's history of medical subsidy use for specified chronic diseases in children, air pollution induced diseases, hepatitis B and C, and other intractable diseases.

○Expectant Mothers More Than 13 Weeks Pregnant

Appointments are open.
Please schedule your appointment online (https://hachioji.hbf-rsv.jp/) or by calling the call center (0120-383-183).

○Persons aged 16 to 39 years 

Age

Coupon mailed out on

Persons with underlying medical conditions Persons without underlying medical conditions
Scheduling begins on Inoculation starts on Scheduling begins on Inoculation starts on
35 years old-39 years old

June 30

(Wednesday)

Sunday, July 18

Sunday, August 1
-> Wednesday, July 21

Sunday, August 15
-> Monday, August 2

Sunday, August 29

-> Sunday, August 8

30 years old-34 years old Monday, July 19

Sunday, August 1
-> Sunday, July 25

Monday, August 16
-> Tuesday, August 3

Sunday, August 29

-> Sunday, August 8

25 years old-29 years old Tuesday, July 20

Sunday, August 8

-> Sunday, August 1

Tuesday, August 17
-> Wednesday, August 4

Sunday, August 29

-> Sunday, August 8

16 years old-24 years old Wednesday, July 21

Sunday, August 8

-> Sunday, August 1

Wednesday, August 18
-> Thursday, August 5

Sunday, August 29

-> Sunday, August 8

*New appointment slots are opened at 9 a.m. on the first day of each tier.
*Persons with underlying medical conditions are those who are hospitalized or seeing a doctor because of a government-defined diseases, or those with a BMI of 30 or higher.

○Persons aged 12 to 15 years 

Underlying medical conditions

Coupon mailed out on

Scheduling begins on Inoculation starts on

YES

Monday, July 26

Monday, August 2 Sunday, August 8
NO

Wednesday, August 18

Sunday, August 29

*For those who are turning 12 years in or after September, the vaccination coupon will be mailed in the first half of birth month.

If you have questions or concerns on the vaccination program...

Hachioji City COVID-19 Vaccination Program Call Center [Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese]
Phone: 0120-383-183
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (open everyday)

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

 Vaccination certificate is available upon request for persons who have received all course of COVID-19 vaccine and are planning to travel abroad.
Send application form along with required documents to Public Health Center by postal mail.
Please refer to the below page for the application details. 

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Helplines and the Latest Information

List of Supports and Consultation Services Related to COVID-19

The PDF file below is summarizing various information including supports, benefits and consultation services related to COVID-19.
Supports and Consultation Services Related to COVID-19 <English>

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

If you are experiencing suspected symptoms such as shortness of breath and high fever, please call the COVID-19 Medical Helpline.

COVID-19 Medical Helpline [Japanese]
Phone: 042-645-5195
Hours: 8:30-17:15 (weekdays)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government COVID-19 Hotline for Those with a Fever [12 languags including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese]
Phone: 03-5320-4592
Hours: 24 hours (everyday)

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 the telephone number specified in the notification.

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

Hachioji City Novel Coronavirus Disease Call Center [Japanese]
Phone: 042-620-7253
Hours: 8:30-17:00 (everyday)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Novel Coronavirus Call Center Multilingual Helpline 
[12 languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese ]
Phone: 0570-550571
Hours: 9:00-22:00 (everyday)

Tokyo Multilingual Consultation Navi (TMC Navi)
[14 languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese]
Phone: 03-6258-1227
Hours: 10:00-16:00 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Tokyo Multilingual Consultation Navi (TMC Navi) Flyer <English>

Specialized Help desk on Visa Status and Employment

This helpdesk is available to take questions from international residents who have lost their job due to COVID-19 or have concerns on visa status.
Technical interns, students or individuals who are unable to leave Japan may be eligible for a change of status.
If you are in need of help, please contact the FRESC Help Desk.

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) Help Desk
[18 languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese]
Phone: 0120-76-2029 (toll-free)
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (weekdays)
Fresc_Help Desk <English>

Cash Relief and Supports

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.

Temporary Loan Emergency Funds

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

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare [Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepali, Myanmar, Bengali]
Guidance on Temporary Loan Emergency Funds <English>

COVID-19 Independence Support Fund

An assistance payment is provided to persons whose application for the General Support Fund of the above Temporary Loan has been denied or whose maximum eligibility period has been elapsed.
Please visit the following page for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Program Details of COVID-19 Independence Support Fund

Housing Security Benefit

If you are eligible for this benefit, Hachioji City will pay rent directly to your landlord for you.
The extension for the benefit period may be granted for up to three times, instead of two, as of January 1, 2021.
Please check the following page or the PDF files for the details.

Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Housing Security Benefit
Information about the Housing Security Benefit <English>
Housing Security Benefit Eligibility Checklist <English>
What You Need to Apply for Housing Security Benefit <English>

Municipal Tax and National Health Insurance (NHI) Tax Payment Deferment Program

You may be eligible for tax deferments for municipal taxes and NHI tax.
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

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 Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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

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.

[For restaurants and the like]

For cooperation during April 12 until May 11
Application period: June 30- July 30
Please check the following page for the details.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese]
Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund for shortening business hours (for small and medium sized businesses) (April 12 to May 11)

For cooperation during May 12 until 31
Application period: July 15- August 20
Please check the following page for the details.
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese]
[For restaurants and the like] Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund for shortening business hours (May 12 to 31)

For cooperation during June 1 until 20
Application period: July 15- August 20
Please check the following page for the details.
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese]
[For restaurants and the like] Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund for shortening business hours (June 1 to 20)

[For small and medium sized businesses other than restaurants]

For cooperation during April 25 until May 11
Application period: June 30- July 30
Please check the following page for the details.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese]
Infection Spread Prevention Support Fund for small and medium sized businesses for business suspension during April 25 to May 11

For Expectant Mothers and Childbearing/Child-Rearing Families

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 application deadline is on October 31, 2021.
The city's Health and Welfare Center offers home visit and telephone consultation service called "Individualized Maternal Support" for expectant mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are worried.
Please visit the following page for the details.

Hachioji City Parenting Support Website [Japanese, Machine Translation: 9 languages including English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and Spanish]
For Expectant Mothers Who Are Worried About COVID-19

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Childbearing Family Support Program

A 100,000 yen worth of gift card is provided to official Tokyo resident households with a child born between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2023.
Application is not necessary.
Please visit the following page for the details.

Hachioji City Parenting Support Website [Japanese, Machine Translation: 9 languages including English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and Spanish]
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Childbearing Family Support Program (Hachioji City)

Hachioji City Families with Infants Support Fund Program

A 100,000 yen worth of gift card is provided to official Hachioji resident households with a child born between June 1 and December 31, 2020.
Application is required.
Please visit the following page for application details and related information.

Hachioji City Parenting Support Website [Japanese, Machine Translation: 9 languages including English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and Spanish]
Hachioji City Families with Infants Support Fund Program

Special Living Assistance Benefit for Low-income Child-rearing Households

 50,000 yen benefit is provided for each eligible child of low-income households.
Application may be required in some circumstances.
Please visit the following page for the details.

Single-parent Households
Hachioji City Parenting Support Website [Japanese, Machine Translation: 9 languages including English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and Spanish]
Special Living Assistance Benefit for Low-income Child-rearing Households (for single-parent households) (national government's program)

Non-single-parent Households
Hachioji City [Japanese, Machine Translation: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean]
Special Living Assistance Benefit for Low-income Child-rearing Households (for non-single-parent households)

Other Information and Notice Related to COVID-19

 About Hachioji City's Support Desk for International Residents

Hours 10:00-17:00 (Monday-Saturday)
Please wear a mask when visiting the Support Desk for International Residents.
The advisory service is not only available at the window but also over the phone (042-642-7091) or via e-mail (supportdesk<at sign>hia855.com). When emailing, please replace <at sign> with @.

The Latest Information on the Novel Coronavirus (links)

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) <English>

Tokyo Metropolitan Government [Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean]
COVID-19 the Information Website <English>

Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) [Easy Japanese, English and 16 other languages]
About the New Coronavirus <English>

NHK WORLD-JAPAN [Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish]
Multilingual EMERGENCY Updates <English>

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