DENVER — According to a release, the State of Colorado is welcoming home 39 residents who were passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship.
The passengers have been under U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quarantine since their ship docked in California on March 9.
All passengers returning to Colorado are asymptomatic at the time of travel. If passengers were symptomatic in any way, they will remain in federal care and will not be returning to Colorado at this time, statement said.
The 39 Colorado residents will return home on March 20th and will fly into Denver international Airport at 3:30 p.m. on private charter airplanes and will not enter the concourses or main terminal.
All passengers will return to their homes via private vehicle or state-provided private van and will continue to self-quarantine until they have been in quarantine for a full 14 days, which includes their time in federal quarantine.
There was a total of 43 Colorado residents on the Grand Princess cruise ship that was effected. Some passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship experienced symptoms of COVID-19.
Asymptomatic passengers have been in federal quarantine at the Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and Travis Air Force base. \
Two of the 43 Coloradans will be returning on a different flight from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Atlanta, Georgia. This flight has not yet been scheduled.
An additional two passengers are currently symptomatic at Travis Air Force base and will be returning to Colorado at a later time.