Owensboro couple coming home after being quarantined

Owensboro couple coming home after being quarantined

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The Tri-State couple who has been stranded on the Grand Princess cruise ship for the last few weeks told us Saturday they would be coming home Sunday.

Chris Hall and his wife Nikki were two of more than 1,000 passengers that were still waiting to disembark from the Grand Princess, which has been docked at the Port of Oakland in California since Monday.

The Halls tell us they’re being bussed to Lexington where their family is dropping them off a car, and they’ll be home by midnight.

They say 12 other people are on that bus. They were briefed on the bus about what to expect over the next few days.

They say once they get home, they’ll have to take their temperatures twice a day, and check-in with the health department once a day.

Monday morning, they say they’ll call the health department to say they’ve made it back and give them an update about how they feel.

“It’s a surreal moment I guess," Chris said.

“It doesn’t feel real,” Nikki said.

“Even as we were walking everybody is still in full hazmat suits,” Chris told us.

“And then seeing the other people in quarantine waving to you, It’s kind of sad and happy all at the same time,” Nikki said.

The Halls say they did get tested for COVID-19 on Sunday and will get their results Monday afternoon. They tell us they feel fine.

Meanwhile, they’ll be self-quarantining in their home for the next 14 days.

At least 21 people on the Grand Princess ship tested positive for COVID-19.

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