Local Travel Company Co-Owner Speaks Out In Press Release
The co-owner of the travel company that spearheaded the Egyptian River Cruise has issued a press release. According to the release, Someday Travel has been leading tours for 11 years to more than 35 countries.
Valerie Graczyk said in the press release, that, “As responsible business owners, we were concerned prior to leaving for this tour that our travelers would not be in any harm. We took extensive measures to validate when we left that there were no cases of the virus in Egypt. We receive confirmation there were none. We did go on the tour and we were on a Nile River cruise for seven days and two days in Cairo.
“Upon our return on March 2, our travelers began to have symptoms of coughing, low grade fever, achy bodies and fatigue. The Fond du Lac County Health Department was notified upon our return. They advised us based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations at that time that Egypt was not a high-risk country, and as such, that testing approval by the state would not happen.
“…As we are all learning more about COVID-19, this pandemic is quickly evolving. Days later, Egypt became a high-risk country and some of our travelers’ symptoms progressed. Throughout this entire period, we have been communicating regularly with all our travelers to ensure they have the information and support they need.
“Our efforts with the Fond du Lac County Public Health Department, as well as local providers, continued, and our travelers self-quarantined and were tested. We have followed all guidelines and requests to the utmost of our ability. We appreciate staying on top of changing guidelines from state and federal officials, and we are all in contact with them daily.”