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After detecting COVID-19, unvaccinated crew of American Constellation will quarantine onboard ship while in Juneau

July 9, 2021 – News

The small cruise ship American Constellation is en route to Juneau from Petersburg after three people tested positive for COVID-19. The American Cruise Lines ship left Petersburg this afternoon and is due to arrive in Juneau tomorrow, July 10, around 3 or 4 a.m. where it will stay for the next 10 days. The three individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, along with their close contacts, remain in Petersburg to isolate. Any unvaccinated crew members will quarantine aboard the ship in Juneau.

The ship has 162 guests and 52 crew members, including an onboard nurse. All the guests are fully vaccinated. Once here, all guests will be flying out from Juneau.

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operation Center – in coordination with the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services and Juneau Public Health – is working closely with American Cruise Lines on a testing plan for the unvaccinated crew during their quarantine on the ship.

The Constellation’s next voyage scheduled for July 14 has been cancelled.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 586-5240.