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


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
· All facilities will be sanitized—including entry doors, handles, handrails, doorknobs, point-of-sale terminals, pens, ATMs, slot machines, phones, etc.—regularly (hourly and after each use as applicable).
· In our food service facilities, all condiment stations will be removed. All condiments (including cups, lids, stirrers, etc.) will be issued by counter personnel/waitresses. Menus will be sanitized after each use.       
· 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).
· Seating will be staggered to allow social distancing.
· 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.
· In our bowling centers, all gear will be sanitized after each use; to enforce social distancing, bowling lane usage is limited to every other lane.
· In retail facilities, all merchandise will be sanitized after being handled (clubs at Taiyo GC Pro Shop, dive/snorkel gear at Tsunami Scuba, etc.).
 


 

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).
· In our Behavior Health Center, all publications and children’s toys have been removed from lobby areas.  Individual client sessions will be staggered to enable complete sanitization.
· New Parent Support Program Home Visitors will use masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer during each home visit. 


 

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: April 10, 2020 10:12AM 

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 start.
   

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: April 6, 2020 1:30PM


Closures and Cancellations


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. Please visit the respective camp and program tabs on this page—which we will continue to update as needed— for more information about operational impacts at MCCS facilities on USMC installations island-wide.


Thank you for your continued support and understanding.


 

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 Cancelations

 

Clubs | Restaurants | Retail Operations

  • All fast casual food facilities (Bonsai Coffee Co., Bulldogs Burgers, Red Barn Country Kitchen, Shisa Pizza and Sumo Burrito) will remain open.
  • All Gaming Rooms in MCCS facilities on U.S. Marine Corps installations island-wide closed until further notice.
  • All MCCS Flea Markets on Camps Courtney and Foster canceled.
  • All Tours+ on- and off-island tours canceled. 
  • All buffets at MCCS Clubs and Restaurants including Family Fun Nights, Mongolian BBQ, weekday lunch buffets, and weekend brunches canceled.
  • All Easter events including Family Fun Nights and brunches canceled (except the Easter Sunday brunch on April 12 at Butler Officers’ Club, Kinser Surfside and Tengan Castle).
  • No large catering orders (more than 50 people).
  • All Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day events at MCCS Clubs & Restaurants canceled.
  • Futenma Food Truck Fair (May 17), canceled.
  • Intermix’s live music performances at MCCS Clubs canceled for the remainder of March and April.
  • All bouncer rentals canceled.

 

Semper Fit

  • Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate “what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers. LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.
  •  All team-based adult and youth sports events (games and practices) canceled.
  • All Group Fitness, HITT, Fit Camp, Youth Hip Hop and Mixed Martial Arts Classes canceled.
  • All Outdoor Recreation gear checkout canceled.
  • All sports fields and indoor courts including facility reservation requests canceled.
  • All Semper Fit indoor athletic events such as basketball canceled.
  • HITT Challenge Preliminaries, postponed date TBD
  • Murph Challenge, postponed date TBD.

Single Marine Program

  • Southern Camps Okinawa World Trip (April 18), canceled.
  • Southern Camps Paintball Trip (May 2), canceled.
  • Build Your Own Pasta Bar (May 7), canceled.
  • Memorial Day Brunch (May 25), canceled.
  • Memorial Day BBQ (May 25), canceled.
  • Southern Camps Paddle Boarding Trip (May 30), canceled.

Semper Fit Aquatics Centers 

Aquatic Centers are open for Lap Swimming and Unit Training only. The following are canceled until further notice:

  • Recreational Swimming
  • Okinawa Dolphins Swim Team (ODST)
  • Learn To Swim Group Lessons
  • Spring League Swim Camp
  • Active Duty Swim Instruction
  • Lifeguard Certification Courses
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification Courses
  • All aquatics special events in April, May and June

Semper Fit Youth Sports

  • The soccer season is postponed until further notice.

Behavior Health Branch

 

Family Advocacy Program

  • 50% of clinical staff will be present in the office and 50% will telework.  Clinical staff will be in continuous contact with existing clients to assure safety and risk is being monitored. Referrals/Assessments/Cases will be managed telephonically and command communication will continue to assure commanders that the cases are being monitored.
  • Victim Advocates will provide 24/7 coverage in response to reports of domestic violence and child abuse.  Victim Advocates will rotate one in office and one teleworking from home, during this time they will contact existing clients to monitor safety and risk.  Assess new cases and clients, communicate with law enforcement and commanders.
  • 50% of New Parent Support Home Visitors will telework and 50% will work in office to provide telephonic contact with clients and will offer proscribed curricula virtually.

For inquiries, call 645-2915.

Substance Abuse Counseling Center

  • 50% of staff will be present in the office and 50% will telework.  
  • Counseling staff will provide support via telephone for existing clients (frequency varying depending on severity).  Potential new clients would be referred to medical (SARD, OPMH, Primary provider), chaplains, DSTRESS, 12-Step Community, and/or Military OneSource.
  • No group/face-to-face counseling, or Early Intervention classes.
  • Prevention staff will contact units, other installation personnel, and others to share information, and provide resources. Additionally, prevention staff will be onsite for urinalysis supplies requests.
  • DDRC will be on-call for any iFTDTL notifications and make appropriate notifications to the Commander and Medical Officer.
  • SACC will utilize the following shared email accounts questions or requests:
    • MCCSBHSACC@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org (Counseling)
    • MCCSBHSACCPrevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org (Prevention)

For inquiries, call 645-3009.

Community Counseling Program

  • 50% of staff in office; 50% teleworking.
  • Provide telephone supportive check-in with existing clients.  All new requests for services will be provided BH resource list or a referral to USNH mental health, chaplains, MFLCS, DSTRESS line, and/or Military One Source.
  • No Alpha-Stim services offered during this time.

For inquiries, call 645-2915.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). All MCCS Library events and storytimes canceled.

Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Mon-Fri, 0730-1630.

  • 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 Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance & Personal Readiness Seminar)

Send email to education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Camp Foster: 645-7160

Camp Courtney: 622-9694

Camp Hansen: 623-4376

Camp Kinser: 637-1821

Camp Schwab: 625-2046

MCAS Futenma: 636-3036

 

 

Last updated: April 10, 2020 10:32AM 

Camps Courtney and McTureous

Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.


We have FREE family sports/game kits for check out and return at Courtney Ironworks Fitness Center. Our hours during the two-week closure are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kits can be checked out and returned the next day, or checked out on a Friday and returned on Monday. Simply show up at the main entrance, then wait for a Semper Fit staff member to assist you. These kits are perfect for a family to enjoy together in their backyard or at nearby park while still practicing safe social distancing.

  • Soccer (includes inflatable goal and balls)
  • Tennis (includes adult or youth racquets and balls)
  • Badminton (includes racquets and birdies)
  • Baggo/Cornhole (includes boards and bean bags)
  • Spyderball (includes target and balls)
  • Golf toss (includes ladder and balls)
  • Lawn darts (includes target and darts)



An inflatable soccer dart board will be available at Ironworks Fitness Center on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for use at the Youth Sports Field. Darts can be checked out for FREE to individual families at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis.


Arts & Crafts Center/Woodshop closed.

Bayview: Normal operations

Bowling Center:  Normal operations

Hashmarks SNCO Club/Legends Officers' Club closed.

HITT Challenge Preliminaries (May 7), postponed date TBD

Murph Challenge (April 23), postponed date TBD.

Taiyo Golf: Home & Home Challenge Banquet (at Tengan Castle on April 26), canceled.

Chura Warabi Child Development Center: Mother’s Day Tea Party (May 8), canceled.

Teen Center closed.

Tengan Castle: Family Fun Night, Mongolian BBQ, Sunday Brunch and morning breakfast service, Grill Your Own Steak Night (May 20), canceled (except the Easter Sunday brunch on April 12 at Butler Officers’ Club, Kinser Surfside and Tengan Castle).

Tsunami Scuba closed.

Typhoon Motors closed.


Personal and Professional Development 

 

The Personal and Professional Development Branch is committed to remain vigilant in these challenging times to serve you. Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.


Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training) http://www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation

Personal Financial Management mailto:MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil

Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar) mailto:MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil

Veterans Administration Office For inquiries email mailto:OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV

Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) mailto:mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org, 645- 3689

Resource Centers/Information & Referral:

Camp Courtney 622-7332

Education Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, Personal Readiness Seminar)

Email: mailto:education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Camp Courtney 622-9694



Last updated: April 9, 2020 2:54PM



Camp Foster


Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period. 


We have FREE family sports/game kits for check out and return at Gunners Fitness Center. Our hours during the two-week closure are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kits can be checked out and returned the next day, or checked out on a Friday and returned on Monday. Simply show up at the main entrance, then wait for a Semper Fit staff member to assist you. These kits are perfect for a family to enjoy together in their backyard or at nearby park while still practicing safe social distancing.

  • Soccer (includes inflatable goal and balls)
  • Tennis (includes adult or youth racquets and balls)
  • Badminton (includes racquets and birdies)
  • Baggo/Cornhole (includes boards and bean bags)
  • Spyderball (includes target and balls)
  • Golf toss (includes ladder and balls)
  • Lawn darts (includes target and darts)


An inflatable soccer dart board will be available for check-out at Gunners Fitness Center on Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for use on Field #1. Darts can be checked out at the front desk for FREE to individual families on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Facilities

Bowling Center Pro Shop and The Spare Room: Normal operations.

Bulldogs Burger, Shisa Pizza and Sumo Burrito: Normal operations.

Custom Shop closed.

Framing & Fine Arts closed. 

HITT Challenge Preliminaries (May 6), postponed date TBD

Ocean Breeze:  Weekday lunch buffet, Family Fun Night in The Veranda canceled. Meal service will continue in the Globe & Anchor.

Outdoor Recreation checkout closed. 

Teen Center closed.

TERRA: No large catering orders (more than 50 people). Otherwise, normal operations.

Tsunami Scuba:  Normal operations

Typhoon Motors:  Normal operations


Events

Marine Corps Family Team Building: Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony (April 15), Kids Warrior Day (April 18), canceled.

Murph Challenge (April 22), postponed date TBD.

New Parent Support Program: Ages & Stages Open House (April 25), postponed date TBD.

School Age Care: Mother’s Day Celebration (May 8), canceled.

Semper Fit: Far East Bodybuilding Competition (June 7) postponed to November 1

Tours+:  All tours canceled (on-island and off-island)

Youth & Teen Center: Teen Field Trip to Okuma (April 10), Month of the Military Child Teen Lock-In (April 17), canceled.


Personal and Professional Development

 

The Personal and Professional Development Branch is committed to remain vigilant in these challenging times to serve you. Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

 

Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training) http://www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation

Personal Financial Management mailto:MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil

Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar) mailto:MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil

Veterans Administration Office For inquiries email mailto:OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV

Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) mailto:mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org, 645- 3689

 

Resource Centers/Information & Referral:

Camp Foster 645-2104/2106/7494


 

Education Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, Personal Readiness Seminar)

Email: mailto:education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Camp Foster 645-7160



Last updated: April 9, 2020 1:40PM


MCAS Futenma


Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.


Bowling Center:  Normal operations.

Bulldogs Burger and Sumo Burrito: Normal operations.

Food Truck Fair (May 17), canceled.

Habu Pit:  Mongolian BBQ, Sunday Brunch, and First Fridays/Build Your Own Burger, canceled. No large catering orders (more than 50 people).

HITT Challenge Preliminaries (May 5), postponed date TBD.

Murph Challenge (April 21), postponed date TBD.

Thirsty’s: Normal operations.

Takeout meal service only at Habu Pit and Thirsty’s, as well as at Sumo Burrito and Bulldogs Burger (both of which are located inside Thirsty’s)  POCs: Habu Pit –Jisel Powe (636-3081) | Thirsty’s –Maurice Moore (636-3046) 


Starting Wednesday, April 1, MCCS will provide takeout meal service only on MCAS Futenma at the Habu Pit and Thirsty’s, as well as at Sumo Burrito and Bulldogs Burger (both of which are located inside Thirsty’s). This action is being undertaken out of an abundance of concern for the health and safety of those we serve and to help preserve the force.  For more information on MCCS club and restaurant hours, visit www.mccsokinawa.com/clubs POCs: Habu Pit – Club Manager Jisel Powe, 636-3081, and Thirsty’s – Club Manager Maurice Moore, 636-3046.  


Personal and Professional Development  

 

The Personal and Professional Development Branch is committed to remain vigilant in these challenging times to serve you. Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

 

Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training) http://www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation

Personal Financial Management mailto:MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil

Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar) mailto:MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil

Veterans Administration Office For inquiries email mailto:OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV

Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) mailto:mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org, 645- 3689

 

Resource Centers/Information & Referral:

Camp Foster 645-2104/2106/7494

 

Education Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, Personal Readiness Seminar)

Email: mailto:education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

MCAS Futenma 636-3036


Last updated: April 9, 2020 1:33PM  

Camp Hansen


Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.


Bonsai Coffee Co. and LifeJuice Café: Normal operations.

Bowling Center:  Normal operations.

Community Counseling Program services have been redirected to Camp Foster. For more information, call 645-2915.

HITT Challenge Preliminaries (May 8), postponed date TBD

Murph Challenge (April 24), postponed date TBD.

Semper Fit: Powerlifting Competition (May 3), canceled.

Semper Fit: Mud Run (Apr 19), canceled.

The Palms: Weekday lunch buffet, Karaoke Night, Mongolian BBQ, canceled. No large catering orders more than 50 people. Tradewinds open with full menu.

Tsunami Scuba:  Normal operations. 

Tours+ closed.

Typhoon Motors:  Normal operations.


Personal and Professional Development  

 

The Personal and Professional Development Branch is committed to remain vigilant in these challenging times to serve you. Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

 

Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training) http://www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation

Personal Financial Management mailto:MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil

Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar) mailto:MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil

Veterans Administration Office For inquiries email mailto:OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV

Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) mailto:mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org, 645- 3689

 

Resource Centers/Information & Referral:

Camp Hansen 623-4522  

 

Education Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, Personal Readiness Seminar)

Email: mailto:education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Camp Hansen 623-4376 


Last updated: April 8, 2020 10:45AM

Camp Kinser


Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.


We have FREE family sports/game kits for check out and return at Kinser Fitness Center. Our hours during the two-week closure are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kits can be checked out and returned the next day, or checked out on a Friday and returned on Monday. Simply show up at the main entrance, then wait for a Semper Fit staff member to assist you. These kits are perfect for a family to enjoy together in their backyard or at nearby park while still practicing safe social distancing.

  • Soccer (includes inflatable goal and balls)
  • Tennis (includes adult or youth racquets and balls)
  • Badminton (includes racquets and birdies)
  • Baggo/Cornhole (includes boards and bean bags)
  • Spyderball (includes target and balls)
  • Golf toss (includes ladder and balls)
  • Lawn darts (includes target and darts)


An inflatable soccer dart board will be available at the fitness center on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Functional Fitness Field. Darts can be checked out at the front desk for FREE to individual families on a first-come, first-served basis.


Bowling Center closed.

Community Counseling Program services have been redirected to Camp Foster.  For more information, call 645-2915

HITT Challenge Preliminaries (May 4), postponed date TBD

Kinser Surfside: Bulldogs Burgers, Red Barn Country Kitchen and bar operations unchanged. All other services canceled (except the Easter Sunday brunch on April 12 at Butler Officers’ Club, Kinser Surfside and Tengan Castle). No large catering orders (more than 50 people).

Kinser Surfside Latin Nights canceled.

Murph Challenge (April 20), postponed date TBD.

Teen Center closed.

Tours+ closed.

Typhoon Motors closed.

Youth & Teen Center: Kinser Month of the Military Child Youth Lock-In (April 24), canceled.

Yuimaru Child Development Center: Support Our Troops Event (May 22), canceled.



Personal and Professional Development 

 

The Personal and Professional Development Branch is committed to remain vigilant in these challenging times to serve you. Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

 

Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training) http://www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation

Personal Financial Management mailto:MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil

Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar) mailto:MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil

Veterans Administration Office For inquiries email mailto:OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV

Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) mailto:mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org, 645- 3689

 

Resource Centers/Information & Referral:

Camp Kinser 637-2815

  

Education Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, Personal Readiness Seminar)

Email: mailto:education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Camp Kinser 637-1821


Last updated: April 9, 2020 2:58PM

Plaza Housing


Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.


Butler Officers’ Club: Family Fun Night, Mongolian BBQ and Sunday Brunch canceled (except the Easter Sunday brunch on April 12 at Butler Officers’ Club, Kinser Surfside and Tengan Castle). 

-No large catering orders (more than 50 people). Normal operations for nighttime bar services.

-Bar Bites menu will be offered in the lounge only.


Last updated: April 9, 2020 2:59PM 

Camp Schwab


Effective Thursday, April 9 at 4 a.m., all MCCS Fitness Centers island-wide will suspend operations for two weeks. This is intended to adapt gym operations to the “new normal” and expected safe behavior to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Working closely with U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Preventive Medicine, MCCS will use that time to reposition gym equipment and comprehensively deep-clean and sanitize all public spaces in fitness centers.  In addition, MCCS will work with USNHO to develop and share videos that demonstrate ”what right needs to look like” to reduce risk to the force while working out in fitness centers.

LifeJuice Cafés co-located in MCCS Fitness Centers on Camps Courtney, Foster, Hansen, Kinser, Schwab and MCAS Futenma will also close during this two-week period.


BeachHead: Weekday lunch buffet, Mongolian BBQ, Bachata Night (April 17) canceled. No large catering orders (more than 50 people). Weekend a la carte breakfast will still be offered. Normal operations for bar services.

Bowling Center:  Normal operations.

Bulldogs Burger, LifeJuice Café and Sumo Burrito: Normal operations.

-No large catering orders (more than 50 people).

Substance Abuse Counseling Program services have been redirected to Camp Hansen. For more information, call 645-2915.

Semper Fit: Volleyball Tournament (May 9–10), canceled.

Tsunami Scuba closed.


Personal and Professional Development  

 

The Personal and Professional Development Branch is committed to remain vigilant in these challenging times to serve you. Most services will be conducted in a virtual environment, with the exception of MCCS Libraries, which will remain open for normal business hours and limited to a 50-person capacity (first-come, first-served). Below are points of contact to obtain virtual services Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

 

Relocation (NOWA, Smooth Move, Sponsorship and Sponsorship Coordinator Training) http://www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation

Personal Financial Management mailto:MCBB_PPDR_Request@usmc.mil

Transition Assistance (Individual Counseling appointments, Department of Labor, VoTech Track, Personal Readiness Seminar) mailto:MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil

Veterans Administration Office For inquiries email mailto:OMSCJAPANOK.VBAVACO@VA.GOV

Marine Corps Family Team Building (DRC/URC support, Command Team Training, Deployment Support, Volunteer Program) mailto:mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org, 645- 3689

 

Resource Centers/Information & Referral:

Camp Schwab 625-2622

 

Education Program (Voluntary Education, Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, Personal Readiness Seminar)

Email: mailto:education@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Camp Schwab 625-2046


Last updated: April 8, 2020 10:50AM

Single Marine Program

All SMP activities/events are being conducted on a case-by-case basis.  For additional information, please contact your local SMP Center.

Build Your Own Pasta Bar (May 7), canceled

Memorial Day Brunch (May 25), canceled

Memorial Day BBQ (May 25), canceled

Southern Camps Okinawa World Trip (April 18), canceled

Southern Camps Paddle Boarding Trip (May 30), canceled

Southern Camps Paintball Trip (May 2), canceled


Last updated: April 9, 2020  11:10AM



 

Taiyo Golf Club


Taiyo Golf Club driving range closed.

Home & Home Golf Tournament (April 25–26), postponed date TBD.

No tournaments with more than 50 players.

Spring Break Junior Clinics canceled.

Taiyo Steakhouse:  Normal operations.


Last updated: March 31, 2020 1:33PM

Community Counseling Program – 645-2915


  • 50% of staff in office; 50% teleworking.
  • Provide telephone supportive check-in with existing clients.  All new requests for services will be provided BH resource list or a referral to USNH mental health, chaplains, MFLCS, DSTRESS line, and/or Military One Source.
  • No Alpha-Stim services offered during this time.

FOCUS services are available for active duty service members and their family members or partners through the TeleFOCUS program. TeleFOCUS allows meetings to take place with a FOCUS Provider via video teleconference.

FOCUS sessions help families and couples to:

  • Build on current strengths
  • Feel closer and more supported
  • Identify, manage and discuss emotions
  • Use problem-solving and goal-setting to empower the entire family
  • Clarify misunderstandings and respect individual points of view

To enroll in FOCUS, or to continue a session, contact your local FOCUS site at Okinawa@focusproject.org

For a full listing of FOCUS sites, visit http://focusproject.org/contact.

For more information about TeleFOCUS, visit https://focusproject.org/telefocus.


Last updated: April 8, 2020 12:02PM  

Family Advocacy Program – 645-2915


  • 50% of clinical staff will be present in the office and 50% will telework.  Clinical staff will be in continuous contact with existing clients to assure safety and risk is being monitored. Referrals/Assessments/Cases will be managed telephonically and command communication will continue to assure commanders that the cases are being monitored.
  • Victim Advocates will provide 24/7 coverage in response to reports of domestic violence and child abuse.  Victim Advocates will rotate one in office and one teleworking from home, during this time they will contact existing clients to monitor safety and risk.  Assess new cases and clients, communicate with law enforcement and commanders.
  • 50% of New Parent Support Home Visitors will telework and 50% will work in office to provide telephonic contact with clients and will offer proscribed curricula virtually.
    • New Parent Support Program Home/Office visits–telephone service only.
    • New Parent Support Program Journey through Pregnancy classes postponed until further notice
    • New Parent Support Program Baby Boot Camps postponed until further notice.
    • New Parent Support Program Parents In Uniform classes postponed until further notice
    • New Parent Support Program Nurturing Parenting classes postponed until further notice
    • New Parent Support Program Playmorning sessions postponed until further notice.
    • New Parent Support Program Infant Massage sessions postponed until further notice.


Last updated: April 7, 2020 3:54PM  



Substance Abuse Counseling Center – 645-3009


  • 50% staff in office; 50% teleworking
  • Counseling staff will provide telephone supportive check-in with existing clients (frequency vary depending on severity).  Potential new clients would be referred to medical (SARD, OPMH, Primary provider), chaplains, DSTRESS, 12-Step Community, and/or Military One Source.
  • No group / face-to-face counseling, or Early Intervention classes.
  • Prevention staff will establish telephonic calls with units, other installation personnel, and others to share information, and provide resources.  Additionally, prevention staff will be onsite for urinalysis supplies requests.
  • DDRC will be on-call for any iFTDTL notifications and make appropriate notifications to the Commander and Medical Officer.
  • SACC will utilize the following shared accounts questions or requests:


Last updated: April 3, 2020 2:14PM  

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