The Marine Corps has suspended the biannual Combat Fitness Test for the remainder of the year due to rising COVID-19 cases, according to a social media post on the Marine Corps Twitter account.
The Marine Corps had previously suspended the fitness test in April when the COVID-19 pandemic first forced the nation to stand still.
CFT canceledJust In: All Marines who have not yet completed the Combat Fitness Test will not do so this year due to the current #COVID19 statewide environment. Further information will be published in an upcoming MARADMIN. image. Twitter. com / jQPiMRewRX
In September, the PFT and body composition program resumed and the Marines were expected to conduct the CFT as normal.
October ended a summer break in new cases of the potentially fatal virus, and the nation saw its weekly positive tests, hospitalizations and deaths spike.
The new cases rose by nearly 200 in the week of November. 000. 20, after the U. . S.. . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The spike prompted the CDC to warn Americans to visit their families for Thanksgiving Day and to close the National Marine Corps Museum.
On Sunday, Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told NBC that ignoring the CDC’s recommendation to skip this year’s Thanksgiving will result in another spike in early December.
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« Any Marines who have not yet completed the Combat Fitness Test will not do so this year due to the current # COVID19 nationwide environment, » the tweet reads.
Further details on the CFT cancellation will be released in an unpublished Marine Corps administrative notice.
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