CLIA Seeks To Avoid Future Ship Quarantine Incidents
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Diamond Princess was quarantined on 4FEB 2020 after a passenger tested positive for coronavirus. All pax and crew had disembarked by 1MAR.
CLIA says it will work to develop protocols to care for cruise guests on land in the event of an incident to eliminate future incidents of onboard quarantine.
The announcement comes following a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf last week, after which the cruise agency said it has committed to do "even more" to protect cruise guests, crew and the communities where it sails.
This includes more stringent boarding procedures, adding additional onboard medical resources and temperature screenings at embarkation, said CLIA in a statement.
CLIA says it expects to report back this week with further details of this enhanced approach to protecting public health.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.