In a letter addressed to the command of the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Crozier requested the isolation of the affected individuals, as they were quarantined in groups. He reported that 4,000 sailors were on the ship with no safe distance from each other.
Acting U.S. Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly expressed his disagreement with Crozier's claims, which he described as an act outside the command chain.
Although he expressed his anger at Crozier's actions, Modly explained that there would be no reprisals against him.
Heartwarming video of sailors cheering Navy Captain Brett Crozier, the commander of the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt, who was relieved of his command after raising #coronavirus spread on the ship. The sailors chanted “Captain Crozier” as he departed. pic.twitter.com/XJ1wdSLz02