Travis AFB support to HHS, Grand Princess repatriation
By 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 09, 2020
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) --
The Department of Defense is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
to support passengers returning to the United States on the Grand Princess cruise ship.
Upon docking, passengers will be medically screened by HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the port of entry, and only asymptomatic passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for continued COVID-19 screening and a 14-day quarantine.
HHS stated that nearly 1,000 passengers, who are California residents, will likely complete the mandatory quarantine at Travis Air Force Base
and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
, and residents of other states will likely complete their mandatory quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland
, Texas or Dobbins Air Reserve Base
The final list of DoD locations and the numbers of passengers at each base is pending. Information will be updated as soon as the details are finalized.
For additional information on quarantine operations, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.