DODEA cancels spring sports season in Japan

Senior L.J. Scarver and E.J. King's track and field team won't get the chance to compete in DODEA-Japan competition this spring, as the district announced Thursday it was shuttering its spring sports schedule for the rest of the school year. PHOTO COURTESY OF E.J. KING TRACK
Senior L.J. Scarver and E.J. King's track and field team won't get the chance to compete in DODEA-Japan competition this spring, as the district announced Thursday it was shuttering its spring sports schedule for the rest of the school year. PHOTO COURTESY OF E.J. KING TRACK

DODEA cancels spring sports season in Japan

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Just hours after DODEA-Europe canceled its spring sports season, DODEA’s Japan district announced Thursday that it was clearing its sports calendar due to worries about the spread of coronavirus.

The announcement came the same day that DODEA-Japan and DODEA-Okinawa officials announced that classroom instruction would be halted from March 20-April 10 due to coronavirus concerns.

DODEA-Okinawa is also shutting down high school sports, but only through April 13, the first day back at school after spring break, DODEA-Pacific chief of staff Todd Schlitz said.

He added that that would be the day that DODEA-Korea could begin its own interscholastic activities. DODEA-Korea schools have been shuttered since Feb. 26, with online instruction now in its fourth week.

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