U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes "Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship"| site |



(March 8, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:


Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship




The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will work with state and local partners in California to support passengers returning to the United States on the Grand Princess cruise ship. The ship will dock temporarily in a non-passenger port in San Francisco Bay.

Passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for medical screening, COVID-19 testing, and a 14-day quarantine. 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. Throughout the quarantine, passengers will be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19.

The Department of State is working closely with the home countries of several hundred passengers to arrange for repatriation to their countries.