Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

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Diamond Princess seen from Mount Asama around port of Toba in Toba, Mie Prefecture, Japan circa 2004 (Photo: Wikipedia)

By edhat staff

Camp Roberts in San Luis Obispo was ruled out Sunday for being a location to isolate cruise ship passengers infected with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The California National Guard post, located on both sides of the Salinas River in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, was notified on Sunday by state and federal authorities to prepare for the possibility of housing infected passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Officials stated the passengers who test positive for COVID-19 no longer require hospitalization but will need to remain isolated for the mandatory 14-day period.

Late Sunday evening the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Officer received notice that federal authorities no longer consider Camp Roberts a potential site to house any returning travelers who may or may not be infected with the novel coronavirus.

Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said, “We remain prepared to work with federal and state partners should future decisions turn back to Camp Roberts as a resource.” 

The cruise ship has been docked in isolation off the coast of Japan since February 5 after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus on February 1. The ship carries approximately 3,700 passengers, about 400 are Americans with 14 who tested positive for the virus.

The infected passengers were instead flown to Lackland in Texas and Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento, California. There were 13 infected evacuees that were then flown to Omaha, Nebraska to receive care at the University of Nebraska Medical Center although it's not clear why the other infected evacuee wasn't among them.

The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to expand with 73,332 confirmed cases. There are 15 confirmed cases in the United States with 60 pending test results.

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a-1590545503 Feb 26, 2020 07:44 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Today, "Beijing authorities have now changed the rules. EVERYONE returning to the city - whether it be from within China or from overseas - must go into 2 weeks of coronavirus quarantine at home. Previously those arriving from O/S were exempt." Photos of young doctors who have died in China from coronavirus. It turns out, examining patients with potential coronavirus can be deadly. https://twitter.com/StephenMcDonell

a-1590545503 Feb 26, 2020 07:33 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic in South Korea. Innovation drives resilience. Instead of infecting doctors and front office staff, just have a drive up for testing temp and symptoms. Cottage, how about trying this? Scroll down: https://twitter.com/DrEricDing

a-1590545503 Feb 25, 2020 11:50 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Brace yourself. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 fell close to 3% in late-morning trading (2/25), following the CDC’s announcement today that Americans should prepare for the coronavirus to potentially spread in their communities.

a-1590545503 Feb 25, 2020 09:33 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Cruise ships coming to Santa Barbara, those passengers get off ship tour. 4-Mar-2020 --Amadea Phoenix; 24-Mar-2020 --Grand Princess Princess Cruises; 6-Apr-2020 --Eurodam Holland America; 8-Apr-2020 --Star Princess Princess Cruise; 24-Apr-2020 --Volendam Holland America; 27-Apr-2020 --Oosterdam Holland America; 28-Apr-2020 --Maasdam Holland America.

a-1590545503 Feb 24, 2020 01:31 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

In order to save on storage space and costs, most hospitals and pharmacies only keep enough medicine on hand for a few days, depending on daily deliveries to keep their supplies stocked. In addition, many life-saving medicines are now made in Asia (especially China). In a pandemic, deliveries will be interrupted or halted entirely.

Lucky 777 Feb 24, 2020 11:09 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

On page 353 of THE EYES OF DARKNESS by Dean Koontz, written in 1981, he talked about Wuhan-400, a virus that escaped the RDNA labs in China and was considered the perfect weapon, killing humans but leaving cities intact.

@chelsea Feb 24, 2020 10:21 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Naval Base Ventura County's Point Mugu location could host travelers who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus, federal health officials said Sunday night. Point Mugu "may receive American travelers coming through Los Angeles International Airport who, in an abundance of caution, would be quarantined to be monitored" for symptoms of the virus "based solely on their travel history," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in the statement. V C Star .

a-1590545503 Feb 24, 2020 09:57 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

County of S.B. Health Department. Any news? Board of Supervisors, any news? Advice? Suggestions? Anything? How about a weekly update news conference, please, with all our officials in front of the cameras telling us what they are doing. Das? Mayor Murillo? Fire Chief. OEM?

a-1590545503 Feb 24, 2020 09:40 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Grocery stores have complete turnover of produce/products every 36 hours, based on a steady flow of customers. Grocery stores don't have huge inventory, they receive goods daily, truck deliveries, no big storage. If everyone decides on one day to go get bread and milk, it will take a couple hours to be all gone, shelves bare. It's not panic if you see shelves bare (on tv for instance); it's normal, increased flow of customers.

a-1590545503 Feb 24, 2020 09:13 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Exhibit 2, Page 15, -Suggested Local Government Action Checklist) says “The following are some actions that if applied, can assist local governments in addressing a pandemic”. Here’s #2: “Cities and counties should begin pre-identifying shelter or points of distribution centers; Identify Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant centers so that persons with disabilities could be taken to those facilities; coordinate planning with local transportation providers." This is from the State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/StatewideConOpsforPandemicInfuenza%202009.pdf

Shasta Guy Feb 23, 2020 08:15 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Here’s a good link for comprehensive numbers on the outbreak. *** https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ *******This thing is picking up speed outside of China. Northern Italy and South Korea now have large numbers of infected. It looks like quarantines are ineffective, so this will eventually be in our laps.

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 07:05 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

CBS report today: "The city of Costa Mesa is seeking to block the transfer of up to 70 confirmed coronavirus patients from near Sacramento to the former Fairview Development Center." Maybe from Travis Air Force Base???

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 05:53 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

What is really making coronavirus hard to control is its ready transmission via oral/fecal/fomite routes. A mask won't help you there. Only vigorous hand-washing, strict 1-person towel use & self-preparation of all food can cut this route.

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 04:22 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Things to wash: My car steering wheel, my kitchen countertop where I put my grocery cloth bags (that have been on the grocery store counter with many other peoples cloth bags before mine).

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 02:53 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

More Cases of Coronavirus in California, on Edhat, Feb. 3, had lots of good advice and information. It had 29,326 reads and 152 comments...our own way of going viral: https://www.edhat.com/news/more-cases-of-coronavirus-in-california

jqb Feb 24, 2020 10:30 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

According to the CDC, in the 2018-2019 flu season 42.9 million people got sick, 647,000 were hospitalized, and 61,200 died. If COVID-19 were as widespread as the flu, that would be about 13 million hospitalized (but the U.S. has less than 1 million hospital beds and most are filled) and over 1 million dead. COVID-19 is more contagious than the flu ... the only thing keeping it from being as widespread are the current efforts to contain it.

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 12:30 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Cruise ships partial list, coming to S.B. 4-Mar-2020 --Amadea Phoenix. 24-Mar-2020 --Grand Princess Princess Cruises. 6-Apr-2020 --Eurodam Holland America. 8-Apr-2020 --Star Princess Princess Cruise. 24-Apr-2020 --Volendam Holland America. 27-Apr-2020 --Oosterdam Holland America. 28-Apr-2020 --Maasdam Holland America.

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 11:00 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Sewerage systems shared, apt dwellers beware (see video at 3:54). Dr. John Campbell's videos daily are the best and W.H.O. Director is a fan and gave him a shout out yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0mt-vtqRC0

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 10:26 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

"While the govts of USA & China accuse one another of having liars in their media, & of fomenting conspiracies, the entire world is facing a true pandemic that threatens to spiral wildly out of control. COME ON USA & PRC -- shut up with the tit-for-tat & work together to save All.” Good info & updated daily: https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 10:10 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

7,000 people in California have been asked by the California Department of Public Health to isolate and monitor themselves "careful watch" for coronavirus symptoms, S.F. Chronicle newspaper.

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 09:59 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

We're being told to wash hands to prevent picking up coronavirus. Do how doctors/nurses do: (1) Soap up hands. (2) Rub palm to palm. (3) Rub between fingers. (4) Rub both thumbs. (5) Rub back of each hand. (6) Rub fingertips of each hand. (7) Pat dry with paper towel. (8) Turn tap off using paper towel.

a-1590545503 Feb 21, 2020 01:29 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Watch were you put your fingers too, even after you washed them. Your fingertips are the main vectors. Pay special attention to them when you are washing your hands and what you do with them afterwards. Including opening the bathroom door when you leave.

a-1590545503 Feb 20, 2020 09:00 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Practical things you can do to protect yourself and your family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkdPFCStA38 . Another good one by same doctor is Droplet v Airborne (infection) : https:/ /www.youtube.com/results?search_query=droplet+vs+airborne+transmission+

a-1590545503 Feb 20, 2020 08:29 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

If you decide to spend more time at home, should the coronavirus become a local issue, make sure you have supplies needed. It's not rocket science. Focus. Right now, shelves are stocked at stores, maybe later won't be.

a-1590545503 Feb 18, 2020 06:45 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Still waitin' for the Zika, Ebola, Sars to come get me first! It started in a secret Chinese lab... No, it started in a market selling animal carcasses offensive to Americans... or wait, did it? Maybe it started in a secret Chinese lab next to the animal carcass market? But it's coming to a port near you! Be afraid!!!! Oh and hey, this pharmaceutical lab has a vaccine to sell to you.

Shasta Guy Feb 18, 2020 06:09 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

My company has initiated countermeasures for the virus. The virus appears to be spreading like gangbusters in the right environments. It’s only a matter of time at this point before we’re dealing with it here. China is in bad shape, and it will probably only get worse for them. Ships are getting stacked up in ports because they cannot be offloaded.

tagdes Feb 19, 2020 09:45 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

There is nothing even remotely funny about posting lies about something this serious, especially when the Westerdam is in fact going to stop here on a coastal cruise this year. Course it will likely be one of the cleanest ships out there.

ChemicalSuperFreak Feb 18, 2020 05:02 PM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

I don't even want this cruise ship anywhere near our coastal waters. These ships are permitted to dump "treated" sewage into the oceans, and how effective that treatment is should be seriously questioned. I hope whatever agency responsible for overseeing this floating Petri dish forces the ship to dispose of its waste on-land using the most powerful oxidizers available.

CS805 Feb 19, 2020 11:09 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

This doesn't take into consideration the economic impact of the port fees paid by passengers to the ports in which they visit & further the tour operators who directly benefit from passengers doing excursions in the area and/or any restaurants they may visit.

a-1590545503 Feb 19, 2020 09:45 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

You've managed to turn a story on the Coronavirus into cruise ship hate and the homeless problem. If you can find a way to incorporate hatred for cyclists then you will hit the SB trifecta. Well Done Edhat Commentators!

a-1590545503 Feb 19, 2020 08:53 AM
Camp Roberts Ruled Out for Coronavirus Isolation Site

Not to mention the hordes of tourists who clog our streets - buying plastic trinkets made overseas. The whole cruise tourism industry is a mess. Not benefiting the locals unless they own a business selling trinkets made overseas.

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