Cruise Ship - Bayonne

Official Message No.:103968-2-7-2020-PHAL
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The New Jersey Department of Health has received numerous inquiries regarding a cruise ship which docked in Bayonne this morning. Below is the information NJDOH is aware to date and guidance we would provide to healthcare providers and public health officials. Personnel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention boarded a cruise ship docked in Bayonne this morning and screened 27 passengers who recently traveled from mainland China. After being assessed by the CDC, 23 of those passengers were cleared and four individuals are being evaluated at an area hospital. The hospital is following proper infection control protocols while evaluating these individuals. New Jersey currently has no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and the risk to residents remains low. At present, any patient presenting with respiratory illness from this cruise ship should be clinically evaluated as they would for any respiratory illness. These individuals are not believed to be at an increased risk for 2019 novel coronavirus.

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