UPDATE: Two more planes arrive at Dobbins with cruise ship passengers for COVID-19 quarantine

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DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – Two aircraft carrying passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship arrived at Dobbins ARB early Friday morning, beginning a 14-day quarantine for the passengers who were possibly exposed to the novel coronavirus aboard the ship.


The aircraft landed at different times and mark the third and fourth arrival of new passengers to quarantine here.


Prior to arriving here, the passengers were medically screened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Quarantined individuals do not show symptoms of illness and are quarantined as a precaution.


CDC is fully responsible for all aspects of the quarantine operation, and Dobbins personnel will have no contact with these passengers. By providing this support, Dobbins ARB is helping to protect the health of Americans by preventing the spread of the virus.


As our base provides support to DHHS, our primary responsibility is the safety of our force, our families and our base communities, said Col. Craig McPike, Dobbins installation commander.


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