Royal Caribbean is quarantining crew members who test positive for COVID-19 on 2 of its cruise ships
Royal Caribbeanis using two of its cruiseships to quarantinecrew members who have COVID-19.
CDCis now monitoring the two ships, the Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean is using two of its cruise ships as quarantine facilities for crew who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The cruise line's COVID-19-infected crew members are now being transferred to the out-of-service Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas "to keep our crew and ships as healthy as possible," Royal Caribbean told Insider in a statement.
The crew aboard the two ships were initially working on different Caribbean cruises before being sent to the Vision and Rhapsody of the Seas, Morgan Hines reported for USA Today. And on January 5, Royal Caribbean transferred about 100 crew members from multiple ships to the Rhapsody of the Seas, although the exact number of quarantined crew changes constantly, according to the report.
Royal Caribbean did not immediately respond to Insider's request for a comment regarding the number of people who are currently isolating aboard the two ships.
When the workers — who are asymptomatic or "mildly" symptomatic — finish their 10-day quarantine under a medical crew's supervision, they'll be transferred back to their designated ships, the cruise line said. All crew members working with Royal Caribbean are fully vaccinated.
For now, the CDC is monitoring the "crew-only" Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas.
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