Coast Guard cutter forced to return to Alameda after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19

Prior to leaving, crew members were required to self-quarantine and pass two COVID-19 tests.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Stratton was forced to return to its homeport in Alameda Wednesday after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

The Stratton was on deployment. It had departed for the Eastern Pacific at the end of October.

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Prior to leaving, crew members were required to self-quarantine and pass two COVID-19 tests.

Now, the sick crew members are all again quarantining.

The Coast Guard says they have mild symptoms.

The rest of the crew is also being tested.

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