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Measures to Protect Against the COVID-19 Coronavirus (Updated)

May 27, 2020

This is to announce that EBARA CORPORATION (“the company”) continues to place the health and safety of all its employees, customers, and other stakeholders as a top priority to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We have been implementing the measures stated below based on the policies of the Japanese government as well as relevant ministries, agencies, and each prefecture to tackle the coronavirus infection.

All of the Company’s employees will make their utmost efforts to overcome this situation. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of our business partners and all those concerned.
(Note: The measures below are current as of May 27. Please be aware that they might be subject to change depending on the situation and regulations.)

(1) Measures after the state of emergency lifted
- On May 25, Japan lifted a nationwide the state of emergency based on the the special measures for pandemic influenza and new infectious diseases.
- However, as a socially responsible company, we continuously keep the current measures in accordance with the state of emergency until June 30 to prevent the spread of infection and make efforts to avoid the risk of infections.
(2) Actions of the Company’s Employees
1. Work style
- Encourage employees to work from home as much as possible.
- We ban business trips both inside and outside of Japan.
- Promote telework to employees with children if kindergartens, nursery schools, or elementary schools (both public and private) are being closed. In addition, the company allows to take the time off as extra holidays.
2. Health management and prevention of infection on daily basis
- Wash hands, and disinfect hands and fingers with alcohol
- Wear masks and practice cough etiquette
- If an employee has a fever (37 C or higher) or the same symptoms as the common cold, the employee should stay home. In these cases, an industrial physician will check their temperature and symptoms every day to determine whether or not to go to work.
3. For visitors to our office
- We continuously ask our customers or visitors to come to our company with a large group of people. Even if a few people including a visitor who has a fever (37C or higher) or common cold symptoms such as cough, runny nose, or throat, we would ask to refrain from entering the office in order to avoid a risk of infection.
- We would ask visitors who need to have meetings face-to-face to wear masks in order to prevent the infection. Also, when you enter the office, pleaes disinfect hands with alcohol placed at the office lobby or the security office.
4. Measures to be taken if an employee or related person becomes infected
Within our offices in Japan, on April 25th, one employee of EBARA Office in Japan tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. Under the instructions of the Health authority and industrial physicians that are responsible for the infected person’s workplaces, we followd the following measures. If other people becomes infected, we will take actions in the same way.
- All employees who work at the workplace with the infected person will be temporarily ordered to stay home.
- To prevent the spread of infection, the employees who had close contact with the infected person will stay home for 14 days in principle.
- Employees other than those identified to have close contact will resume their work after the workplace is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. In addition, their body temperature and personal symptoms will be checked for 14 days to observe their health condition.

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