March 08, 2020

Congresswoman Barbara Lee update on the Grand Princess Cruise at the Port of Oakland

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released an update on the Grand Princess Cruise at the Port of Oakland.

“I am proud of my State, City, County, and Port of Oakland for stepping up during this public health crisis to work with the federal government to aid thousands of people trapped on the Grand Princess Cruise. Protecting the public health of the passengers and our community can and will be central to this effort. The ship will only dock during disembarkment and passengers will not be quarantined in Oakland nor released to the general public,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee

“Passengers who require acute medical treatment and hospitalization will be transported to health care facilities in California. If passengers do not require acute medical care following health screenings, those who are California residents will go to a federally run isolation facility within California for testing and isolation, while non-Californians will be transported by the federal government to facilities in other states. The crew will be quarantined and treated aboard the ship, but importantly, the ship will only stay in Port of Oakland for the duration of disembarkment. This ship will depart Oakland as soon as possible and will remain elsewhere for the duration of the crew’s quarantine. 

“Be sure to check-in with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the latest and most accurate information.”