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 Mitigating Actions


As part of ongoing MCIPAC efforts to balance mitigating actions against the community spread of COVID-19 with diversionary activities for Marines, Sailors and families, the following changes take effect immediately:

UPDATE (5/21/20)

Beginning Thursday, May 21, under guidance from III MEF, MCIPAC and USNHO, MCCS will begin phased re-opening of facilities.  All of these activities will be “phasing in” under COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing /max occupancy, wearing of face coverings, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, et al., to help ensure our collective safety and health.

 

Fitness Centers 

All staffed fitness centers will open May 21 with the following guidelines:

 

  • Hours will be 4:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. daily. Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families. Facilities will be open to active duty personnel only Monday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • 100% Mandatory ID checks are in place and patrons are required to sign in and out for tracing purposes.
  • Face coverings are required in all areas of the facility; except in the HITT Center.
  • Patrons are required to bring their own gym towel to clean and wipe the equipment after use.
  • All patrons will wash their hands upon entering and prior to exiting the facility.
  • To ensure social distancing, some equipment will be marked and not available for use.
  • Max patron counts will be enforced at each location to promote social distancing.
  • No spotting or max lifts allowed; keep your reps high.
  • Workouts should be kept to no more than 60 minutes and with no more than one gym partner.
  • LifeJuice Cafes co-located in staffed fitness centers will reopen by Friday, May 22.
  • Unstaffed satellite gyms will revert to remaining open 24 hours daily.

 

HITT Centers

  • Hours will be 4:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily.
  • Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families.
  • Face coverings are not required.
  • Patrons are required to bring their own gym towel to clean and wipe the equipment before and after use.
  • Max patron counts will be enforced at each location to promote social distancing.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 ft) at all times.
  • No spotting or max lifts allowed; keep your reps high.
  • Workouts should kept to no more than 60 minutes and with no more than one gym partner.

   

On-Base Restaurants   

Beginning May 21, sit-down dining is available at all MCCS restaurants including Bulldogs Burgers, Sumo Burrito, Bonsai Coffee, Shisa Pizza and Red Barn Country Kitchen.

 

Youth/Teen Centers 

MCCS Youth Centers have been operating safely over the last few weeks with no compliance issues. On May 21, MCCS will open its teen centers with the same guidelines that the youth centers have successfully employed including:

 

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitation and face coverings required before entry. Strict social distancing is enforced.
  • Consistent sanitation is conducted on all equipment, games, toys and facility spaces.

 

Education Centers 

Education Centers will open with normal hours of operation with the following guidelines: 

 

  • Strict hand sanitation and face coverings will be required before entering. 
  • While in the education centers, strict social distancing will be enforced.

 

Bowling Centers

MCCS Bowling Centers, with the exception of the facility on Camp Kinser, will reopen with the following guidelines:

 

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitation and face coverings required before entry. Strict social distancing will be enforced.
  • A limited numbers of patrons will be allowed to enter with every other bowling lane closed. After use, patrons will leave bowling balls and shoes at the bowling lane and these will be sanitized by the staff.

 

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools will reopen with normal hours of operation with the following guidelines:

 

  • Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families. Active Duty Only Hours will be established at Aquatic Centers on Camps Schwab, Hansen, Foster, and MCAS Futenma (visit mccsokinawa.com/aquaticcenters for details).
  • Number of visitors permitted in each Aquatic Center will be limited to 50 patrons to promote social distancing.
  • Sanitization cycles will be conducted every 60 minutes.
  • Face coverings will be required at all times when not in the pool.

   

Tsunami Scuba Centers 

Scuba Centers will only rent equipment that is not put into the mouth (e.g. tanks, weight belts, etc.). Retail sales of all equipment will be authorized. 

 

Typhoon Motors

Shops will be reopened with limited numbers of patrons allowed to ensure social distancing. Face covering and cleaning policies (including all equipment and spaces used) will be rigorously enforced.

 

Outdoor Rec Equipment Rentals

Outdoor Recreation will open with normal hours of operation (no contact sports equipment will be rented).

 

Behavioral Health

Hours of operation are Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required at all times. Plexiglass shields are installed in reception areas and hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and in each office. Masks and gloves are available at the front desk. 

Community Counseling Program (CCP)

  • Face-to-face services have resumed for active duty service members only–both new and existing. All service members that meet criteria will be scheduled for an in-person appointment.
  • All existing non-service member clients will continue to receive telephonic supportive counseling.
  • Paperwork will be sent to active duty service members scheduled for an appointment within 2-3 days. Paperwork should be completed prior to the appointment.
  • Families/couples requesting services will be encouraged to speak with the Chaplin or access Military OneSource, MFLC, and/or FOCUS as appropriate.
  • The CCP waitlist will consist of civilians, couples and/or families requesting services. 
  • CCP Leadership will triage incoming calls and any walk-ins.

 

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

  • Face-to-face assessments and individual/couple/family/children's counseling have resumed.
  • ‘STOP Domestic Violence Offenders’ group have resumed (under 10 participants weekly).
  • Prevention Education classes have resumed (under 10 participants).
  • New Parent Support – Classes (Baby Boot Camp, Journey through Pregnancy, etc.) under 10 persons have resumed (under 10 participants).  In-office appointments to occur in rooms that allow for social distancing and ventilation. Camp Courtney and Camp Kinser offices to be utilized for in-person visits. No in-home visits at this time.

 

Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC)

  • Camp Foster:  Face-to-face assessments/individual/group sessions have resumed.
  • Camp Hansen:  Combination of face-to-face, telephonic and individual assessments as well as group sessions have resumed.
  • Camp Schwab:  Face-to-face assessments/individual sessions have resumed.
  • Prime-for-Life (PFL) 16 and 4.5 will be delivered via HQMC-approved myPRIME (self-paced, online course) or in-class groups.  Telephonic or in-person follow-up will be conducted upon completion of PFL 16.
  • In-person SACO/UPC certification training has resumed.
  • Monthly SACO training provided via email or in-person.


MCCS internal actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure and/or spread of the COVID-19 virus:

  • Social distancing
  • Frequent hand washing with sanitizers, and/or with soap and hot water
  • Frequent cleaning of common areas
  • Display of visual reminders to customers and employees regarding proper etiquette/procedures
  • Encouraging electronic/non-physical interaction whenever possible, e.g. online payments, electronic receipts, not handling cash, ID cards, etc.
  • Sanitization of elevator doors and buttons on an hourly basis


Mitigating Actions to Protect our Customers

Clubs | Restaurants | Retail Facilities

  • Credit card transactions will be encouraged. In addition, wherever feasible, customers will be encouraged to use POS terminals for their credit card transaction (which will be sanitized after each use).
  • Distribution of newspapers at TLFs will cease.
  • More time will be taken (24 hours when possible) between room occupancies in TLFs to allow more thorough sanitization. 
  • Any function where 50 or more patrons are expected to congregate (e.g., brunch, buffets, family nights) are temporarily suspended.


Marine & Family Programs

All facilities will be sanitized—including entry doors, handles, handrails, doorknobs, computer terminals, pens, classrooms, phones, non-porous items, etc.—regularly (hourly and after each use as applicable).


CDCs | SAC | Youth & Teen Centers

  • All facilities will be sanitized—including entry doors, handles, seating, handrails, doorknobs, computer terminals, pens, phones, tables, play mats, toys, recreational/play equipment, etc.—regularly (hourly and after each use as applicable).
  • Cash will not be accepted as tender until further notice.
  • Limit all parent involvement in program activities.
  • Limit the number of hourly reservations.
  • Physical program newsletters/event flyers will not be distributed; electronic delivery will be used where feasible.
  • Family-style dining/self-serve will be postponed until further notice. Caregivers will serve children at all times.
  • Number of children eating at one time will be reduced for social distancing.
    During naptime, children will be placed in the head-to-toe position, 3-feet apart (normal procedure).
  • All buses used to transport children between the SAC Centers and schools are equipped with vinyl-covered seats and will be disinfected with bleach/water solution after every run (normal procedure).
  • Parents, staff and children highly encouraged and reminded to thoroughly wash their hands upon entry and regularly throughout the day.

     
Additional COVID-19 online information resources:

III Marine Expeditionary Force: https://www.iiimef.marines.mil/Coronavirus-Information/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Military One Source:  www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus

TRICARE:  https://tricare.mil/coronavirus

U.S. Department of Defense: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa: https://www.facebook.com/usnho/

USAGov:  https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


 

Last updated: May 22, 2020 1:33PM 

 

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:  

 
  • 100% hand cleaning by parents and children at drop off.
  • Febrile (feverish for any reason) children must be reported to Preventive Medicine. Febrile children cannot return for a minimum of one week after symptoms star
  • All facilities will be sanitized—including entry doors, handles, seating, handrails, doorknobs, computer terminals, pens, phones, tables, play mats, toys, recreational/play equipment, etc.—regularly (hourly and after each use as applicable). 
  • Cash will not be accepted as tender until further notice.
  • Limit all parent involvement in program activities.
  • Limit the number of hourly reservations.
  • Physical program newsletters/event flyers will not be distributed; electronic delivery will be used where feasible.
  • Family-style dining/self-serve will be postponed until further notice. Caregivers will serve children at all times.
  • Number of children eating at one time will be reduced for social distancing.
  • During naptime, children will be placed in the head-to-toe position, 3-feet apart (normal procedure). 
  • All buses used to transport children between the SAC Centers and schools are equipped with vinyl-covered seats and will be disinfected with bleach/water solution after every run (normal procedure).
  • Parents, staff and children highly encouraged and reminded to thoroughly wash their hands upon entry and regularly throughout the day.
   

FAQs
 
Q1.  Who is making the decision to keep the CDCs open?
Based on the advice and counsel from health professionals at the US Naval Hospital Okinawa, MCCS will continue to operate CDCs to support service members and their families on Okinawa while increasing sanitizing, cleaning and disinfecting efforts at all facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If conditions warrant, MCCS is prepared to adjust operations promptly based on the best-available advice and counsel of public healthcare and safety professionals in coordination with USMC commanders with whom we are in regular communication.
 
Q2.  With the DoDEA schools closing out of caution, why aren’t the CDCs closing?

See Q1 response above.
 
Q3.  What is the risk to keeping to CDCs open?
The risk remains relatively low for virus transmission at the CDCs due to effective mitigation measures undertaken by MCCS such as maintaining already-stringent sanitation and disinfecting standards in addition to ongoing efforts to wash children’s hands with soap and water (as recommended by public healthcare and safety professionals), along with those of CDC caregivers. MCCS will remain vigilant in its efforts to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the children entrusted to the care of the CDCs.
 
Q4.  Should I remove my child (ren) from the CDC?
Ultimately, this is an individual decision for the parent or legal guardian.  If a parent wishes to remove their child from the CDC based on an abundance of caution, MCCS will fully support their decision by waiving childcare fees and holding the child’s space until their return.
 
Q5.  What are you doing to protect the children and employees in the CDC from COVID-19?
MCCS has taken strong, proactive steps to mitigate the spread of any virus in our facilities including frequently washing children’s hands, as well as those of CDC staff members with soap and water (as recommended by public healthcare and safety professionals) and maintaining already-stringent sanitation and disinfecting standards such as 100% hand cleaning by parents and children at drop off.

In addition, MCCS CDCs are:  (1) Having staff serve meals and discontinuing self-serve, family-style dining, (2) Disinfecting entry doors, handles, handrails and door knobs on an hourly basis, (3) Disinfecting toys, lobby furniture, front desk, countertops, tables, play mats, pens and phones after each use, (4) Disinfecting computer keyboard surfaces after every use by a user other than the primary user, and (5) Staggering appointment times for customers to prevent overlap in support of social-distancing guidelines from public-health professionals.
 
Last updated: May 21, 2020 10:09AM



Latest Updates

 


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 to help keep our customers and employees safe during this evolving global pandemic is our top priority.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

 

UPDATE (5/21/20)

Beginning Thursday, May 21, under guidance from III MEF, MCIPAC and USNHO, MCCS will begin phased re-opening of facilities.  All of these activities will be “phasing in” under COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing /max occupancy, wearing of face coverings, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, et al., to help ensure our collective safety and health.

 

Fitness Centers 

All staffed fitness centers will open May 21 with the following guidelines:

 

  • Hours will be 4:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. daily. Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families. Facilities will be open to active duty personnel only Monday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • 100% Mandatory ID checks are in place and patrons are required to sign in and out for tracing purposes.
  • Face coverings are required in all areas of the facility; except in the HITT Center.
  • Patrons are required to bring their own gym towel to clean and wipe the equipment after use.
  • All patrons will wash their hands upon entering and prior to exiting the facility.
  • To ensure social distancing, some equipment will be marked and not available for use.
  • Max patron counts will be enforced at each location to promote social distancing.
  • No spotting or max lifts allowed; keep your reps high.
  • Workouts should be kept to no more than 60 minutes and with no more than one gym partner.
  • LifeJuice Cafes co-located in staffed fitness centers will reopen by Friday, May 22.
  • Unstaffed satellite gyms will revert to remaining open 24 hours daily.

 

HITT Centers

  • Hours will be 4:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily.
  • Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families.
  • Face coverings are not required.
  • Patrons are required to bring their own gym towel to clean and wipe the equipment before and after use.
  • Max patron counts will be enforced at each location to promote social distancing.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 ft) at all times.
  • No spotting or max lifts allowed; keep your reps high.
  • Workouts should kept to no more than 60 minutes and with no more than one gym partner.

   

On-Base Restaurants   

Beginning May 21, sit-down dining is available at all MCCS restaurants including Bulldogs Burgers, Sumo Burrito, Bonsai Coffee, Shisa Pizza and Red Barn Country Kitchen.

 

Youth/Teen Centers 

MCCS Youth Centers have been operating safely over the last few weeks with no compliance issues. On May 21, MCCS will open its teen centers with the same guidelines that the youth centers have successfully employed including:

 

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitation and face coverings required before entry. Strict social distancing is enforced.
  • Consistent sanitation is conducted on all equipment, games, toys and facility spaces.

 

Education Centers 

Education Centers will open with normal hours of operation with the following guidelines: 

 

  • Strict hand sanitation and face coverings will be required before entering. 
  • While in the education centers, strict social distancing will be enforced.

 

Bowling Centers

MCCS Bowling Centers, with the exception of the facility on Camp Kinser, will reopen with the following guidelines:

 

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitation and face coverings required before entry. Strict social distancing will be enforced.
  • A limited numbers of patrons will be allowed to enter with every other bowling lane closed. After use, patrons will leave bowling balls and shoes at the bowling lane and these will be sanitized by the staff.

 

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools will reopen with normal hours of operation with the following guidelines:

 

  • Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families. Facilities will be open to active duty personnel only Monday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Number of patrons allowed in facilities will be limited to ensure social distancing.
  • Sanitization cycles will be conducted every 60 minutes.
  • Facial coverings will be required at all times when not in the pool.

   

Tsunami Scuba Centers 

Scuba Centers will only rent equipment that is not put into the mouth (e.g. tanks, kayaks, outdoor water sports, etc.). Retail sales of all equipment will be authorized. 

 

Typhoon Motors

Shops will be reopened with limited numbers of patrons allowed to ensure social distancing. Face covering and cleaning policies (including all equipment and spaces used) will be rigorously enforced.

 

Outdoor Rec Equipment Rentals

Outdoor Recreation will open with normal hours of operation (no contact sports equipment will be rented).

 

Behavioral Health

Hours of operation are Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required at all times. Plexiglass shields are installed in reception areas and hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and in each office. Masks and gloves are available at the front desk. 

Community Counseling Program (CCP)

  • Face-to-face services have resumed for active duty service members only–both new and existing. All service members that meet criteria will be scheduled for an in-person appointment.
  • All existing non-service member clients will continue to receive telephonic supportive counseling.
  • Paperwork will be sent to active duty service members scheduled for an appointment within 2-3 days. Paperwork should be completed prior to the appointment.
  • Families/couples requesting services will be encouraged to speak with the Chaplin or access Military OneSource, MFLC, and/or FOCUS as appropriate.
  • The CCP waitlist will consist of civilians, couples and/or families requesting services. 
  • CCP Leadership will triage incoming calls and any walk-ins.

 

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

  • Face-to-face assessments and individual/couple/family/children's counseling have resumed.
  • ‘STOP Domestic Violence Offenders’ group have resumed (under 10 participants weekly).
  • Prevention Education classes have resumed (under 10 participants).
  • New Parent Support – Classes (Baby Boot Camp, Journey through Pregnancy, etc.) under 10 persons have resumed (under 10 participants).  In-office appointments to occur in rooms that allow for social distancing and ventilation. Camp Courtney and Camp Kinser offices to be utilized for in-person visits. No in-home visits at this time.

 

Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC)

  • Camp Foster:  Face-to-face assessments/individual/group sessions have resumed.
  • Camp Hansen:  Combination of face-to-face, telephonic and individual assessments as well as group sessions have resumed.
  • Camp Schwab:  Face-to-face assessments/individual sessions have resumed.
  • Prime-for-Life (PFL) 16 and 4.5 will be delivered via HQMC-approved myPRIME (self-paced, online course) or in-class groups.  Telephonic or in-person follow-up will be conducted upon completion of PFL 16.
  • In-person SACO/UPC certification training has resumed.
  • Monthly SACO training provided via email or in-person.


 

Newcomers Orientation Welcome Aboard (NOWA) Online Only

The Newcomers' Orientation Welcome Aboard (NOWA) mandatory training is taking place online only until further notice.

Per the USFJ Instruction 36-2811, MCO 1320.11G and the III MEF/MCIPAC-MCBBO 1754.1A, the NOWA brief is mandatory to be viewed in its entirety for all accompanied USMC and USN service members, DoD civilians, contractors and their family members (military and civilian), as well as children ages 10 and up. In addition, all unaccompanied USMC and USN (E-6 and the equivalent or above) service members, DoD civilian personnel and contractors are also required to view the mandatory NOWA brief in its entirety.

NOWA participants must ensure they have a Wi-Fi-enabled device or home internet connection, as this training may not work on a .mil computer.

Registration for the NOWA online training is available via www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation or by phone at 645-8395/7494/2104/2106.

 

NOTE:  Sponsors wishing to register their incoming service member or family will need to provide a personal email address for them at the time of registration. Newcomers pre-scheduled to attend the NOWA on April 15 (and onward) do not need to re-register for the online training.  Please check your email for your personalized link and access code.

For additional questions or concerns about the mandatory NOWA online training, please contact MCCS Relocation Services by phone at 645-8395/7494/2104/2106 or via email at: mccs_newcomers@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.

   

COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations

 

Clubs | Restaurants | Retail Operations

 

Update (5/21/20)

Beginning Thursday, May 21, under guidance from III MEF, MCIPAC and USNHO, MCCS will begin phased re-opening of facilities.  All of these activities will be “phasing in” under COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing /max occupancy, wearing of face coverings, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, et al., to help ensure our collective safety and health. Face coverings are mandatory in all MCCS facilities except while eating or drinking.

   

MCCS Restaurants

Beginning May 21, sit-down dining is available at all MCCS restaurants including Bulldogs Burgers, Sumo Burrito, Bonsai Coffee, Shisa Pizza and Red Barn Country Kitchen. No large catering orders (more than 50 people). Buffets and brunches remain suspended All Gaming Rooms in MCCS facilities on U.S. Marine Corps installations island-wide still closed until further notice.


   

Bowling Centers

MCCS Bowling Centers, with the exception of the facility on Camp Kinser, will reopen with the following guidelines:

 

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitation and face coverings required before entry. Strict social distancing will be enforced.
  • A limited numbers of patrons will be allowed to enter with every other bowling lane closed. After use, patrons will leave bowling balls and shoes at the bowling lane and these will be sanitized by the staff.

 

Tsunami Scuba Centers 

Scuba Centers will only rent equipment that is not put into the mouth (e.g. tanks, kayaks, outdoor water sports, etc.). Retail sales of all equipment will be authorized. 

 

Typhoon Motors

Shops will be reopened with limited numbers of patrons allowed to ensure social distancing. Face covering and cleaning policies (including all equipment and spaces used) will be rigorously enforced. Kinser Typhoon Motors is still closed

   

Other MCCS Operations

  • All MCCS Flea Markets on Camps Courtney and Foster cancelled.
  • Bouncer rentals closed.
  • Foster Framing & Fine Arts closed.
  • The Custom Shop closed.
  • All Tours+ locations closed. 
  • All buffets at MCCS Clubs and Restaurants including Family Fun Nights, Mongolian BBQ, weekday lunch buffets, and weekend brunches cancelled.
  • All Gaming Rooms in MCCS facilities on U.S. Marine Corps installations island-wide closed until further notice.

 

Semper Fit Update (5/21/20)

 

Fitness Centers 

All staffed fitness centers will open May 21 with the following guidelines:

 

  • Hours will be 4:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. daily. Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families. Facilities will be open to active duty personnel only Monday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • 100% Mandatory ID checks are in place and patrons are required to sign in and out for tracing purposes.
  • Face coverings are required in all areas of the facility; except in the HITT Center.
  • Patrons are required to bring their own gym towel to clean and wipe the equipment after use.
  • All patrons will wash their hands upon entering and prior to exiting the facility.
  • To ensure social distancing, some equipment will be marked and not available for use.
  • Max patron counts will be enforced at each location to promote social distancing.
  • No spotting or max lifts allowed; keep your reps high.
  • Workouts should be kept to no more than 60 minutes and with no more than one gym partner.
  • LifeJuice Cafes co-located in staffed fitness centers will reopen by Friday, May 22.
  • Rock climbing walls, all indoor sports courts, indoor HITT and MCMAP rooms remain closed.
  • Indoor basketball courts and the Foster Fieldhouse remain closed.
  • Softball and soccer/multi-purpose fields are available for use (facility/field reservations not being accepted).
  • Group fitness, marital arts and massage therapy facilities and programs still suspended.
  • Fitness Coordinator meeting appointments being accepted.
  • Personal training/fit camp, HITT classes and courses, Unit PT, body fat testing, HITT locker rental and group wellness briefs still suspended.
  • Unstaffed satellite gyms will revert to remaining open 24 hours daily.
  • Outdoor basketball, volleyball and tennis courts are open.
  • Skate parks are open.

 

HITT Centers

  • Hours will be 4:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily.
  • Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families.
  • Face coverings are not required.
  • Patrons are required to bring their own gym towel to clean and wipe the equipment before and after use.
  • Max patron counts will be enforced at each location to promote social distancing.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 ft) at all times.
  • No spotting or max lifts allowed; keep your reps high.
  • Workouts should kept to no more than 60 minutes and with no more than one gym partner.

 

Aquatic Centers

Swimming pools will reopen with normal hours of operation with the following guidelines:

 

  • Access will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis only to active-duty personnel, civil servants and their families. Facilities will be open to active duty personnel only Monday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Number of patrons allowed in facilities will be limited to ensure social distancing.
  • Sanitization cycles will be conducted every 60 minutes.
  • Facial coverings will be required at all times when not in the pool.

   

Outdoor Rec Equipment Rentals

Outdoor Recreation will open with normal hours of operation (no contact sports equipment will be rented).

   

Semper Fit Adult Sports

Contact sports still prohibited; organized adult sports tournaments still suspended.


Semper Fit Youth Sports

MCCS Semper Fit Youth Sports is disappointed to announce the cancellation of their 2020 Youth Soccer season. Full refunds will be processed and all registered patrons will receive notification on how to claim refunds. We thank you for your patience and support during the past several months of this unprecedented health emergency. Youth Accessibility appointments being accepted.  For more information, please call MCCS Youth Sports on Camp Foster at 645-3533/34 (or 098-970-3533/34) or email youthsports@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.

   

Behavioral Health Branch

As of 5/21, offices will open with normal hours of operation for increased face-to-face meetings.

 

Personal and Professional Development

  • Some services will still be conducted in a virtual environment.

 

Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training): mccsokinawa.com/relocation
  • Personal Financial Management: Send email to MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil
  • Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar): Send email to MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil
  • Veterans Administration Office: Send email to OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV
  • Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) Send email to mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

 

Resource Centers/Information & Referral

Camp Foster: 645-2104/2106/7494

Camp Courtney: 622-7332

Camp Hansen: 623-4522

Camp Kinser: 637-2815

Camp Schwab: 625-2622

 

Education Centers 

Education Centers will open with normal hours of operation with the following guidelines: 

 

  • Strict hand sanitation and face coverings will be required before entering. 
  • While in the education centers, strict social distancing will be enforced.

 

Youth/Teen Centers 

MCCS Youth Centers have been operating safely over the last few weeks with no compliance issues. On May 21, MCCS will open its teen centers with the same guidelines that the youth centers have successfully employed including:

 

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitation and face coverings required before entry. Strict social distancing is enforced.
  • Consistent sanitation is conducted on all equipment, games, toys and facility spaces.

       

Last updated: May 22, 2020 1:47PM 


  • [l_ektContentId]: 4295015008