Navy halts spring physical fitness tests due to coronavirus

In an October, 2019 photo, sailors at Pearl Harbor participate in new physical readiness test events as part of Navy Physical Readiness Test Evaluation Phase II. AJA B. JACKSON/U.S. NAVY
In an October, 2019 photo, sailors at Pearl Harbor participate in new physical readiness test events as part of Navy Physical Readiness Test Evaluation Phase II. AJA B. JACKSON/U.S. NAVY

Navy halts spring physical fitness tests due to coronavirus

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Sailors who were getting ready to take their physical readiness test in the spring will now have more time to practice their pushups after the Navy canceled the assessments due to the coronavirus outbreak, the service announced Wednesday.

The assessments require sailors to be in close contact to conduct the exercise tests and physical measurements. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people maintain a social distance of about six feet to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Every sailor and reservist is required to have the physical fitness assessment twice a year — in the spring between January and June and in the fall between July and December. The assessment includes the physical readiness test and the body composition assessment.

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