Coronavirus patients with mild symptoms may only be contagious for around 10 days. But people with severe cases could be contagious for longer.
That trip didn't just cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also ultimately cost the acting Navy chief his job.
"I've never seen what I've been seeing lately with the speed, intensity, and spread of the virus itself," Derrick Smith said.
On some cruise ships, managers will order crew members to hide improperly stored food or dirty equipment in their cabins.
The acting secretary did an about-face Monday night, apologizing for his remarks after saying hours earlier that he stood by "every word" he said.