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Grand Princess

Oakland made wider news when California decided the Port of Oakland was the best choice for bringing the Grand Princess cruise ship back. The ship was carrying 3,535 people, with 21 known cases, but the rest needed to be checked and sent for treatment or quarantine. Officials set up an 11-acre temporary facility for processing the passengers. After letting off most of the passengers and crew, the ship has moved to anchor in SF Bay.

photo by Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group