Yokosuka closes a child development center after child is tested for coronavirus

The Child Development Center at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, serves children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten, according to its website. U.S. NAVY
The Child Development Center at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, serves children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten, according to its website. U.S. NAVY

Yokosuka closes a child development center after child is tested for coronavirus

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The child development center at the home of the Navy’s 7th Fleet has been shuttered after one of its regular attendees was tested for the coronavirus, according to a Wednesday letter to parents posted to the base’s official Facebook page.

Staff at the day care center were told Wednesday afternoon that one of the center’s children was tested for the virus that has been sweeping the world since its discovery in Wuhan, China, in December. The facility will remain closed until at least Monday, according to the letter written by base commander Capt. Rich Jarrett.

“We anticipate getting the results in the next few days and will make further decisions at that time on whether or not to reopen the child development center,” he wrote.

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