Nearly all military schools in Europe close over coronavirus concerns

Vogelweh Elementary School and all other Department of Defense schools in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands will be closed starting March 16, 2020, due to coronavirus concerns. (BRIAN FERGUSON/STARS AND STRIPES)
Vogelweh Elementary School and all other Department of Defense schools in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands will be closed starting March 16, 2020, due to coronavirus concerns. (BRIAN FERGUSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

Nearly all military schools in Europe close over coronavirus concerns

by Jennifer H. Svan
Stars and Stripes

All but a handful of the Pentagon’s 66 schools across Europe will be closed to students starting next week as a precaution to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, school and military leaders announced Friday.

Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain will close on Monday, DODEA spokesman Stephen Smith said.

Teachers and school administrators should report to the schools on Tuesday and continue to work, officials said.

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