COVID-19 UPDATES
COVID-19 Updates

For the latest III MEF and MARFORJ Command Information relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and current Health Production Condition (HPCON), please visit the following link.


https://www.iiimef.marines.mil/Coronavirus/

MCCS CDCs/SACs

 

The health and welfare of the children entrusted to our care at MCCS Child Development Centers (CDCs) and School Age Care (SAC) facilities island-wide will always be our #1 priority. Out of abundant concern for the health and safety of the children, as well as our MCCS employees providing care, MCCS and other U.S. Forces Japan and U.S. government agencies on island have enacted effective, proactive mitigation measures to protect children, employees and our military community at-large from the spread of COVID-19. The success of these mitigation measures has allowed our CDCs here to remain open in support of service members and their families. 

We are actively monitoring the situation in coordination with public healthcare professionals and command elements. If warranted, we will close the CDCs with enough advance notification to allow parents (and their work supervisors, if applicable) to make appropriate arrangements such as family care plans, telework or leave. All of us with MCIPAC/MCB Camp Butler are committed to giving our parents all possible options to work and take care of their parental responsibilities. We truly appreciate our partnership with our SOFA families and appreciate your support and flexibility during this time.

 

CDCs/SACs will continue to operate with the following added precautions:  

  • All visitors must wash their hands and have their temperature checked upon entry of any CYP facility.   
  • Face coverings and social distancing (when possible) are mandatory for staff. Children ages 2 and older are encouraged to wear face coverings. Face coverings are required in SAC, youth centers and teen centers. 
  • Independent play is encouraged.
  • Toys and equipment materials that are exposed to bodily fluids via mouthing, coughing, sneezing, etc. are sanitized and disinfected at least twice a day (or more often as needed). 
  • Entry doors, handles, handrails and doorknobs are disinfected on an hourly basis.
  • Frequently used items and areas are disinfected after each use.
  • All electronics and electronic accessories are wiped down after each use.
  • Recreational/playground equipment are disinfected daily.
  • Couches, tables, play mats, pens, sinks, windowsills and phones are disinfected after each use.
  • Parental involvement in program activities is limited.
  • Children and staff must wash their hands regularly throughout the day.

Additional Measures Taken in the CDCs

  • No groups may mix in CDCs (thus limiting large group play).
  • Only small groups of children are allowed on the playground and/or motor music room.
  • Individual sensory containers are now available to promote independent play.
  • Family style dining/self-service is postponed until further notice (caregivers serve children at all times).
  • During naptime, children are placed in the head to toe position at least 3 feet apart from each other.

Additional Measures Taken in the SAC Programs

  • Activity areas are limited to 10-12 children (to the greatest extent possible). 
  • The number of children eating at any given time is reduced in order to adequately space children at the tables.
  • Breakfast and snack plates are prepared and wrapped individually ahead of time.
  • Shareable toys are disinfected before another child can play with it.
  • Children must wash their hands when they transition to a new activity area.
   

Last updated: March 1, 2021 2:05PM


UPDATE: 2/22/21

Starting Tuesday, February 23, MCCS lounges will reopen for indoor food and beverage service. We will continue to enforce social distancing, mask wearing (except when eating or drinking), max-patron limits, responsible drinking and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing to ensure the safety of our customers and workforce.

For hours of operation, directions and phone numbers for your nearest MCCS lounge, please visit mccsokinawa.com/clubs.

Bounce house and other party rentals have resumed (mccsokinawa.com/bouncers), as has massage therapy at participating fitness centers. 


UPDATE: 2/12/21

Dine-in services will resume today, Feb. 12 at The Palms and Chili's Express on Camp Hansen. That includes the Catfish Friday lunch buffet and the Prime Rib Cart during dinner at the Tradewinds. Takeout/to-go service will remain available, too. Please visit mccsokinawa.com/thepalms for more information.

More of our retail activities will resume starting today including Tsunami SCUBA certification and training dives off-base, and Tours+ tours at approved off-base venues that are outdoors. Please visit the MCCS Okinawa - Tsunami Scuba or MCCS Okinawa - Tours+ pages on Facebook or visit your nearest location for more information.

The MCCS Flea Market will resume noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 on Camp Lester. Participation will be limited only to vendors and patrons with on-base access.

MCCS will continue to enforce COVID-19 mitigations such as social distancing, mask wearing, max-patron limits, and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing to ensure the safety of our customers and workforce. Thank you for your patronage and support. 

   

Valued MCCS Patrons

MCCS Okinawa is taking decisive actions out of an abundance of caution to reduce potential risk and minimize the spread of COVID-19. All of our actions are aligned with our enduring mission to support our community of Warfighters and Families, as well as our MCCS workforce. 

Doing everything we can—in alignment with III MEF/MCIPAC guidance—to help keep our customers and employees safe during this evolving global pandemic is our top priority.

As directed by the MCIPAC Commanding General, the following changes are in effect until further notice. 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

   

Updates by Camp

 

Camp Schwab

Open:

  • Aquatic Center
  • BeachHead 
  • BeachHead Gaming Room
  • BeachHead Lounges 
  • Behavioral Health – Community Counseling Center: Telehealth services available at 645-2915 or 645-SAFE (7233)
  • Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse Counseling Center
  • Bowling Center
  • Bulldogs Burgers 
  • Education Center (with virtual counseling and briefs)
  • HITT Center (authorized ONLY for personnel who live or work on Camp Schwab)
  • Library
  • LifeJuice Café 
  • Oura Wan Recreation Beach (Pavilions and BBQ grills are open)
  • Power Dome Fitness Center (authorized ONLY for personnel who live or work on Camp Schwab)
  • Resources Office (with some virtual counseling and briefs)
  • SMP Center 
  • Sumo Burrito 
  • Tsunami Scuba

 

Closed:

  • N/A

 

Camp Hansen

Open:

  • Aquatic Center
  • Behavioral Health – Community Counseling Program
  • Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse Counseling Center
  • Bonsai Coffee
  • Bowling Center
  • Chili’s Express 
  • Education Center (with virtual counseling and briefs)
  • HITT Centers
  • HITT Classes
  • House of Pain Fitness Centers (main and north)
  • Library
  • LifeJuice Café 
  • Resource Center (with some virtual counseling and briefs)
  • SMP Center 
  • The Palms Lounges 
  • The Palms Tradewinds Restaurant and Gaming Rooms
  • Tours + 
  • Tsunami Scuba
  • Typhoon Motors

 

Closed:

  • N/A

 

Camps Courtney and McTureous

Open:

  • Bayview 
  • Bayview E-Club, Hashmarks SNCO Club and Legends Officers’ Club Lounges 
  • Behavioral Health – Family Advocacy Program
  • Bowling Center
  • Bulldogs Burgers 
  • Courtney Arts and Crafts
  • Courtney Teen Center
  • Courtney Youth Center
  • Chura Warabi Center (full/part daycare only; no hourly care)
  • Gaming Rooms at Hashmarks
  • Education Office (with virtual counseling and briefs)
  • Exceptional Family Member Program Satellite Office
  • Flea Market (resumes March 13)
  • Ironworks Fitness Center
  • Library
  • LifeJuice Café
  • McTureous School Age Care
  • Resource Center (with some virtual counseling and briefs)
  • SMP Center 
  • Tengan Castle 
  • Tsunami Scuba 
  • Typhoon Motors

 

Closed:

  • N/A
  • Aquatic Center
  • Gaming Room at the Bowling Center

 

Taiyo Golf Club

Open:

  • Nineteenth Hole
  • Gaming Room at Taiyo Steakhouse
  • Golf Course and Pro Shop
  • Halfway House
  • Taiyo Steakhouse 

 

Closed:

  • N/A

   

Plaza Housing

Open:

  • Butler Officers’ Club (À La Carte Dinner and Sunday Brunch)
  • Butler Officers” Club Lounge 
  • Plaza Fitness Center

 

Closed:

  • Aquatic Center

 

Camp Foster

Open:

  • Ashibina Child Development Center (full/part daycare only; no hourly care)
  • Aquatic Center
  • Behavioral Health – Family Advocacy Program
  • Behavioral Health – Community Counseling Program
  • Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse Counseling Center
  • Bonsai Coffee
  • Bowling Center Gaming Room
  • Building 1 Gym
  • Bulldogs Burgers 
  • Chimugukuru Child Development Center (full/part day care only; no hourly care)
  • CYP Resource& Referral
  • Education Center (with virtual counseling and briefs)
  • Excellence Gymnastics Academy
  • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
  • Flea Market (resumes March 27 on Camp Foster)
  • Foster Custom Shop
  • Foster Framing and Fine Arts
  • Foster School Age Care (no hourly care)
  • Foster Teen Center
  • Foster Youth Center
  • Gunners Fitness Center
  • HITT Center located outside the Navy Hospital Gym
  • Library
  • LifeJuice Café
  • Marine Corps Family Team Building Office (with both in-person and virtual training)
  • Martial Arts (non-contact with face covering)
  • Ocean Breeze— À La Carte Lunch, Lunch Buffets and Dinner
  • Ocean Breeze Gaming Room
  • Ocean Breeze Lounges 
  • Outdoor Recreation Equipment rental
  • Resource Center (with some virtual counseling and briefs)
  • SMP Center 
  • Shisa Pizza 
  • Special Events (bouncer and party rentals)
  • Sumo Burrito 
  • TERRA
  • Tours+ 
  • Tsunami Scuba
  • Typhoon Motors
  • Warehouse Sales
  • Youth Sports Practice and Games

 

Closed:

  • Bowling Center Bowling Lanes
  • Community briefs (NOWA) delivered virtually
  • Foster Fieldhouse
  • Navy Hospital Gym

 

MCAS Futenma

Open:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Bowling Center 
  • Bulldogs Burgers 
  • Education Center (with virtual counseling and briefs)
  • Habu Pit—À La Carte Lunch and Dinners
  • Habu Pit SNCO and Officers’ Club Lounges 
  • Library
  • LifeJuice Café
  • McCutcheon Gym 
  • Resource Center (with some virtual counseling and briefs)
  • Semper Fit Fitness Center
  • SMP Center 
  • Sumo Burrito 
  • Thirsty’s 
  • Thirsty’s E-Club Lounge 

   

Closed:

  • Aquatic Center

   

Camp Kinser

Open:

  • Behavioral Health – Family Advocacy Program
  • Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse Counseling Center
  • Bowling Center 
  • Bulldogs Burgers 
  • Education Center (with Virtual Counseling and Briefs)
  • Exceptional Family Member Program Satellite Office
  • Kinser Family Fitness Center
  • Kinser Fitness Center and HITT areas
  • Kinser School Age Care (no hourly care)
  • Kinser Youth Center
  • Kinser Teen Center 
  • Library
  • LifeJuice Café
  • Red Barn Country Kitchen
  • Resource Center (with some virtual counseling and briefs)
  • SMP Center 
  • Surfside
  • Surfside Gaming Room
  • Surfside Lounges 
  • Tours+ 
  • Typhoon Motors
  • Yuimaru Center (full/part daycare only; no hourly care)

 

Closed:

  • Aquatic Center

     

Camp Lester

Open:

  • Lester Fitness Center

 

Closed:

  • N/A

 

Semper Fit

Open:

  • Active Duty Swim Instruction
  • All HITT Centers
  • All Outdoor Facilities and Areas (unless otherwise specified)
  • Aquathlons
  • Aquatic Centers (Camps Schwab, Hansen and Foster)
  • Dance Classes
  • Fit Camps
  • Fitness Coordinator Meetings and General Nutrition Consultations
  • Group Fitness Classes (except spin/cycle)
  • HITT Classes/Courses
  • Martial Arts Classes
  • Massage Therapy
  • MCMAP Room
  • Oura Wan Recreation Beach (Camp Schwab), pavilions and BBQ grills are open  
  • Outdoor Recreation Equipment Rental
  • Personal Training
  • Racquetball courts 
  • Saunas & Steam Rooms
  • SMP in-center group events (no food service)
  • SMP in-center videogame tournaments (adhering to social distancing and face covering requirements; no food service)
  • SMP outdoor clean-ups
  • TriKids, Minikids and Women’s Only Triathlons
  • Unit PT (outdoors w/reduced groups)
  • Wellness Briefs
  • Youth Orientations (appointment only)
  • Youth Sports Activities

  

Closed:

  • All indoor basketball courts and indoor team sports (except racquetball)
  • Aquatic Centers (Camps Courtney/McTureous, Kinser, Plaza Housing and MCAS Futenma)
  • Aquatics Certification Courses
  • Body Fat/RMR Testing
  • Foster Fieldhouse
  • Indoor HITT Rooms
  • Indoor Team Sports
  • SMP Off-base Community Relation Events (except outdoor clean-ups and limited off-base recreational trips)
  • Spin/Cycle rooms

       

Last updated: March 8, 2021  11:05AM  

 

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