Groups have been sent foraging the area around our base camp. Lt. Tezeno and Administrator Peabody have formed work parties to ensure necessary tasks can be accomplished and effort divided as evenly as possible.
CMDR Ferris is recovering from his injury, the medical staff have given him a plaster cast for his leg and the CMDR managed to find some crutches so that he can move around on his own.
Lt. Tezeno formed an impromptu Jump Team from a mix of colonists and Star Fleet personnel. Her intent is to use them for wide ranging assignments. The team spent the day examining the Grand Trans-Mat and the area surrounding the Cathedral. They made contact with two Mina who indicated they were part of a small band of six survivors. The team attempted to meet with the others but were informed that would have to be something put to a vote. One of the members agreed to meet the team tomorrow, regardless of the decision of the others.
Drax, the astronaut that we made contact with on the Mina orbital station Unity called t check on his friend Norand, the survivor we discovered at the Grand Trans-Mat upon our arrival. Ms. Parker inquired as to the well being of the other personnel aboard the station and learned that they were not getting resupplied from the ground station which had been supporting them. They had lost contact with the ground station.
A crowd had gathered to hear the conversation, and when Drax calmly related that they had perhaps eight to ten days of air it seemed to galvanize the assembled. We wanted to help, but it’s a potentially dangerous and tricky undertaking. Ms. Parker assured Drax that we would indeed help, and both Lt. Tezeno and CMDR Ferris were informed of the situation.
Dr. Orden insists that the expedition needs to obtain the information the Mina have regarding the Grand Trans-Mat, which is at the University located inland. Dr. Rioux and Dr. Sim learned that if there was any serious research into a cure for the virus conducted by the Mina that it would be located there as well.
CMDR Ferris authorized the Jump Team to go to the equatorial island where the ground station supporting Unity station is located and attempt to decontaminate supplies and sent them to Unity station. Then the team is to proceed to Northpoint, the nearest operational Trans-Mat station to the university, then obtain transportation and move to the university.
There seems to be a strange undercurrent among the expedition personnel regarding the level of involvement we should have with the local population. There is no firm understanding of the Prime Directive and how it applies to this situation, or so it seems. Some minor disputes are occurring on the subject, but they seem to be conversational debates at this point.
Food stuffs are plentiful, but it’s still a working process to determine what we need to eat and in what quantities to maintain good health. Local foods are still being supplemented with ration bars to ensure proper vitamin intake.
Water tests have proven that the local water is free of contaminants that are harmful to us, but that water seems to be delivered from some sort of treatment facility, so tests on untreated water have yet to be conducted.
No one seems to be effected at this point by the virus. Medical personnel are keeping close tabs on all members of the expedition.