COVID-19 Information and Resources

This page has useful links and resources related to COVID-19. If there is other information that you think belongs here, please let the PA team know by emailing us at or contacting one of the PAs directly.

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

  1. Do not go to work.
  2. Contact your supervisor or coworkers. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学省) has recommended that schools provide teachers with special leave (特別休暇) if they are exhibiting symptoms that might be COVID-19.
  3. Call (or have someone call for you) the Novel Coronavirus Health Soudan Center (新型コロナウイルス健康相談センター) (contact information below) if “you have had cold symptoms or a fever of 37.5°C or over for four days or more, or if you have a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).” If you have an underlying disease consult the center after 2 days of symptoms. (Check the following link for the latest information:
    1. According to WHO and CDC guidelines if you have difficulty breathing you should consider getting medical assistance right away (call the Novel Coronavirus Health Soudan Center).
  4. Follow the Novel Coronavirus Health Soudan Center’s directions regarding where to go for medical care.

Phone Numbers (updated every Monday)

The following numbers may only be able to accept calls in Japanese. Please have your supervisor, coworker, or friend call for you if you would like assistance communicating. The Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents (number below) may also be able to call on your behalf.

  • Novel Coronavirus Health Soudan Center (新型コロナウイルス健康相談センター)
    • Phone:088-823-9300 FAX:088-873-9941
    • Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
    • For questions regarding fever, cough, or other symptoms and visiting the doctor.
  • Kochi Prefectural Seishin Hoken Fukushi Center (高知県立精神保健福祉センター)
    • Phone:088-821-4966
    • 8:30-17:15 Monday-Friday
    • For mental health related questions from those who have caught COVID-19 and from their families.
  • Novel Coronavirus Question Call Center (新型コロナウイルス問い合わせ窓口)
    • Phone:088-823-9024 FAX:088-823-9253
    • 8:30-21:00 Monday-Friday
    • For any other questions regarding COVID-19. The call center will connect you to the appropriate prefectural office department.
  • Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
    • Phone:088-821-6440
    • May be able to help with interpreting questions to the above call centers. Please allow them some time to respond to consultations.
  • AMDA COVID-19 Hotline


Check these links for information on prevention measures and the latest local guidelines.

Kochi Links

National and International Links

Other JET PA Websites