HHS officials: Nearly 1,000 California residents aboard Grand Princess to be quarantined at Travis AFB, other bases

Coronavirus

The latest on the Grand Princess cruise ship (March 8):

6 p.m.

The Department of Defense said it would be helping other agencies to support passengers returning to the U.S.

Upon docking, passengers will be medically screened by HHS/CDC at the port, and only asymptomatic passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for continued COVID-19 screening and a 14-day quarantine.

Department of Defense

SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) – An unspecified number of passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which is off the San Francisco Bay, will be transferred to Travis Air Force Base, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to a notification released Sunday:

Nearly 1,000 passengers who are California residents will complete the mandatory quarantine at Travis Air Force Base and Miramar Naval Air Station, and residents of other states will complete the mandatory quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland in Texas or Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The release also stated that throughout the quarantine, passengers will be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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