Nevadans Heading Home After Leaving Infected Cruise Ship

Nearly 50 Now Move To Home Quarantine For A Week

Mitch Kelly
March 11, 2020 - 7:41 am
 Passengers disembark from the Princess Cruises Grand Princess cruise as it sits docked in the Port of Oakland on March 10, 2020 in Oakland, California.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) -  Nevada residents are heading back to the Silver State after traveling on a cruise ship where 21 passengers tested positive for coronavirus.  

Tuesday, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services said that there were 49 Nevada passengers traveling on the Grand Princess ship.

After being denied a place to park for a couple of days, the ship was allowed to dock on Monday in Oakland.

Once the 49 Nevada passengers get home, they'll stay in their homes for 14 days to prevent the possible spread of the virus, even though none of the passengers showed symptoms.

All passengers will be required to sign a declaration of self-quarantine, officials say. The federal government will handle travel from California to Nevada, while local health agencies would be responsible for transportation to the passengers' homes.