WSB Radio News Anchor/Reporter — The adventure far from over for Cobb County Grand Princess Cruise Ship passenger Howard, 78 years old, who's been in isolation in his cabin on the fifth floor for the past five days.
He tells WSB Radio in an exclusive interview, "The only contact we've had is opening the door to let food and other stuff in and out so we really have no way of knowing what other people on the ship have been dealing with."
Howard has a tiny cabin with twin beds and a window, no balcony and has not been allowed to step foot outside room only to open the door for food trays and to get face masks. On day four, the Captain announcing passengers could not open the door unless they put a face mask on. "They've added additional rules today we have to put face masks on before we open the door." Howard a retired airline pilot has been keeping calm even though the situation is far from over.
The Ships Captain announcing the passengers who are sick will be taken off first, then California residents will be allowed off, and then the rest of the passengers who are not sick and showing symptoms will be flown to military bases including Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. The process could take a couple of days. Howard tells WSB Radio "it could be Thursday or Friday" before he gets back to Georgia. And then the 14 day quarantine would start.