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Yokosuka child care center closed, DODEA second-grade class at Kadena suspended after coronavirus exposures

Yokosuka child care center closed, DODEA second-grade class at Kadena suspended after coronavirus exposures
Anyone deemed a close contact to the coronavirus cases at Duncan Street Child Development Center at Yokosuka Naval Base and a second-grade classroom at Bob Hope Primary School at Kadena Air Base will be contacted by health authorities, officials said.

Yokosuka child care center closed, DODEA second-grade class at Kadena suspended after coronavirus exposures The Child Development Center at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, serves children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten, according to its website.YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A child-care center at Yokosuka was closed for two days and a second-grade classroom on Okinawa suspended for a day after they were exposed to individuals with the coronavirus.The Duncan Street Child Development Center at Yokosuka Naval Base was closed Tuesday and Wednesday for “deep cleaning” after two employees tested positive Monday for COVID-19, the respiratory disease associated with the coronavirus, base commander Capt.On Okinawa, a second-grade classroom at Bob Hope Primary School at Kadena Air Base was closed Tuesday as a coronavirus precaution, Principal Lorri Vallone wrote in a message to parents and staff on Monday.

A “member of our … school family who had tested positive for COVID-19” was in the building Monday before being cleared by public health authorities, Vallone wrote.The teacher in the affected class is not teaching on Tuesday, and the school is not providing remote instruction, Vallone wrote.

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