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Covid-19 Testing Services for Cruise Lines

AnyPlace MD provides COVID-19 testing services for cruise line ships before embarkation day and onboard testing capabilities while on the sea.

Before you travel

Testing your staff and passengers

Doctors agree to get a COVID-19 test as close to the embarkation date as possible, ideally within 48 hours, will help lower the risk of someone who has the virus getting on board. The most effective test —the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test— can take a few days to get results, depending on backlogs; that may limit its effectiveness for figuring out who is virus-free on embarkation day. But it is still worth doing, doctors said.

While at sea, ships should have testing capabilities onborad to mitigate outbreaks 

Cruise ships should have COVID-19 tests and lab capabilities onboard so that passengers and crew can be tested regularly and don’t have to wait for tests to be flown to a lab on land to get a result.

[Testing prior to boarding] is reasonable. [Tests] are a snapshot in time. If I get a negative test today, it means I am negative right now, not tomorrow or the day after.

Dr. William Schaffner, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Example of a Testing Regimen

Develop a plan


Establish a baseline with an initial onsite COVID-19 PCR test & Serology session for all passengers and staff. Offer symptomatic & Contact Tracing Testing onsite COVID-19 PCR test. Perform daily temperature checks at the beginning of each day to identify symptomatic people. If there are positives for any of the above, people should undergo further evaluation, testing, treatment, quarantine, and/or clearance.

According to the CDC: ~85% will test negative, based on current COVID-19 testing data. Retest those that test positive in 14 days, monitor symptoms, negative for 72hrs before reentry. Symptomatic people should stay Home and Monitor Health (Quarantine). Stay home until 14 days after last exposure. Check temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. If possible, stay away from people who are at higher-risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

we are here to help as much as we can

Protecting your passengers, staff, and the community around you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

protect your crew and passengers

Fill out the test request form to get started. One of our specialists will follow up with a consultative call and help you craft a plan to keep your crew and passengers safe. We can help with on site testing at ports of embarkation, or supply cruise lines with top quality tests.

E. Randy Eckert, MD
Medical Director

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Brenda Thompson,
Vice President of Human Resources

With over 20 years of Human Resource and Operations experience, Brenda brings her expertise and specialized skill set to Dental Health Management Solutions, AnyPlace MD and AnyPlace Audiology.  Her successful career includes working as an Executive Director in senior living communities and advancing her Human Resources career to Vice President of Human Resources. Brenda has a specific style and approach to balance risk-management and employee satisfaction.

Shane Stevens - AnyPlace MD- COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Solutions

Shane Stevens

Throughout my career, I have served and volunteered with several organizations including serving as an advisory board member for Concordia University Texas, an annual participant and supporter of Hounds for Heroes, the Special Olympics, and many others. I have also served as a deacon at the Austin Baptist Church since 2009. Shane earned a BS in Long-Term Health Care Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos.