Carson City, state officials coordinating return of cruise passengers


Shannon Litz, public information officer with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement late Monday about the earlier press release from Carson City Health and Human Services:

"The State of Nevada is coordinating with all local health districts to ensure that Nevadans on the ship who may need medical monitoring and services get the care they require, in addition to ensuring any plan has safeguards in place to protect our communities," Litz said. "Some information contained in the CCHHS press release is inaccurate, and does not advance our shared interest in keeping Nevadans well-informed and safe."

Litz added, "the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health will release accurate information once the details have been finalized with federal agencies."

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Carson City Health and Human Services announced Monday it will assist in the return of 15 Carson City, Douglas and Lyon County residents from the Grand Princess cruise ship.

The ship disembarked in the Pork of Oakland at noon Monday.

Residents to be repatriated to Northern Nevada will be monitored for the 14-day period following recommendations per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the CCHHS. The process is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Forty-nine Nevada residents from the cruise ship were announced on board, according to Washoe County Health Officer Kevin Dick in a morning press conference Monday.

The repatriated residents currently do not show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and will remain in their homes for the 14-day monitoring period. They do not pose a risk to the public, according to the CCHHS.


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