IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON JET & ALUMNI
COVID-19 has impacted on JETs, and also how alumni chapters conduct their social activities.
COVID-19 AND JET
As expected, there is a great deal of concern about how COVID-19 impacts on the working conditions and lives of current JET participants in Japan. Several sources are listed on this page that provides "official" guidelines and response to the situation.
CLAIR has released several special news issues regarding COVID-19, the latest of which concerns how local governments should treat JETs
CLAIR has provided FAQs for Contracting Organisations concerning JETs' work duties and their relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is part of the generally excellent resource page maintained on the Akita JET wiki site regarding the coronavirus.
The Immigration Services Agency of Japan provide some information for foreigners facing difficulties in returning to their home countries, in PDFs available in different languages.
COVID-19 AND JETAA
With social distancing restrictions in place, JET alumni chapters around the world have taken to holding events virtually - happy hours, Netflix watch parties, online games and trivia events just to name a few. Have a look at the full listing for events you might like to join.