Owensboro couple in quarantine give advice to Tri-State travelers


OWENSBORO, Ind. (WEHT)– A couple in Owensboro is among those quarantined off the coast of San Francisco on the Grand Princess cruise ship and they have some advice for those planning to go on vacation soon.

“We were supposed to have disembarked Saturday morning and been back into Owensboro, Kentucky by Saturday evening,” said Chris Hall.

Chris Hall and his wife Nikki have been on board the Grand Princess since February 21 and quarantined in their rooms since last week.

“We had a great trip,” said Nikki Hall. “It’s just unfortunate that our ship was the one that got caught,” said Chris Hall. “We have family and friends back home that are caring for our younger daughter so that part has probably been the worst part for us, just being separated, because we haven’t seen her in about three weeks in person,” said Nikki Hall.

Back here in the Tri-State, Sarah Capehart and her Husband are planning a trip with a different cruise line later this month.

“We are not at high risk, we are healthy and in our 40s. We do have some friends though that it was a wise choice for them not to go, but for us, we’re keeping an eye on things,” said Capehart.

Now, the Hall’s are offering Sarah some friendly advice.

“Be safe. Wash your hands, sanitize your room when you get on board,” said Chris Hall.

“We’ll take precautions, wash our hands, avoid touching our face and just be aware,” said Capehart.

Along with sanitizer, they say to pack a good attitude and be prepared for a longer stay, just in case.

“There could’ve been way worse situations and there are things happening all over this world that are way worse than what we’re dealing with. We’re healthy we’re fine,” said Chris Hall.

“My husband and I are both taking things with us, like our computers, just in case we need to do business on a quarantined ship,” said Capehart.

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(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)

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