The Hoplands are from Elizabethton and were on the last day of a cruise when they were quarantined because of a coronavirus outbreak on their cruise ship. That ship soon became the most concentrated coronavirus outbreak outside of China.
While Jeanie Hopland is expected to return immediately to the United States, Arnold Hopland remains quarantined in his dormitory room. While he has never tested positive for coronavirus, he is being held in quarantine because of the chances he came into contact with infected passengers and crew. The doctor said he has received word that the could be released by March 8.