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COVID-19 update on American Cruise Lines ship in Juneau

July 14, 2021 – News

The cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with American Cruise Lines is currently at 10 individuals – four who are isolating in Petersburg and six who are isolating in Juneau. Of the people in Juneau, all are quarantining or isolating in accordance with Public Health direction since the ship arrived in Juneau early Saturday morning. Public Health says the potential risk of exposure to the public is low.

By last Friday, July 9, three people on the Constellation, which was in Petersburg at the time, had tested positive for COVID-19, two of whom were fully vaccinated individuals. Those three individuals and their close contacts stayed in Petersburg. The rest of the 162 fully vaccinated guests and 52 crew members – some fully vaccinated, some not – returned to Juneau. Once here, guests traveled home while crew remained on the boat.

Since Friday, seven additional people from the Constellation have tested positive for COVID-19. A few received positive tests while still in Petersburg; others received positive results in Juneau. While six in the cluster are presently in Juneau, only four received positive test results in Juneau and are included in Juneau case counts. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 isolate for 10 days; close contacts quarantine for 14 days.

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operation Center – in coordination with the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services and Juneau Public Health – has been working closely with American Cruise Lines. The EOC will be conducting another round of testing tomorrow of the 43 individuals currently on board.

Again, the potential risk of exposure to the public is low. The ship will remain docked in Juneau into next week.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 586-5240 or email COVIDquestions@juneau.org.