Child, staffer at Yokosuka Child Development Center test negative for coronavirus

A child and a staff member at the Yokosuka Child Development Center have tested negative for coronavirus, according to the official base Facebook page on Thursday, March 19, 2020. CHRISTIAN LOPEZ/STARS AND STRIPE
A child and a staff member at the Yokosuka Child Development Center have tested negative for coronavirus, according to the official base Facebook page on Thursday, March 19, 2020. CHRISTIAN LOPEZ/STARS AND STRIPE

Child, staffer at Yokosuka Child Development Center test negative for coronavirus

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A child and a staff member at the Yokosuka Child Development Center have tested negative for coronavirus, according to the official base Facebook page on Thursday.

The two were tested Wednesday; the main center was cleared late Thursday to readmit children again Friday, according to the Facebook post. A second child development center at Ikego Housing Area was unaffected by the temporary shutdown.

Navy Installations Command on Thursday announced new protocols for child care programs that halt new enrollments and suspend hourly child care programs. Teacher in-service days were also canceled, and all training requirements have been postponed.

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