Governor of Florida Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis Where schools are back in session and where kids are still virtually learning Larry Hogan’s balancing act, Biden brings the sales blitz to the swinging state of Ohio MORE (R) criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, calling its most recent guidelines on the hiatus of commercial cruises until November as “unfounded.”
DeSantis, during a panel discussion highlighting the importance of the cruise industry to Florida’s economy, asked the CDC to reevaluate its no-sail order, which the agency says should remain in effect until November of this year.
“The cruise industry is essential to our state’s economy and keeping it closed until November would be devastating for the men and women who depend on cruise lines to support themselves and their families,” said the Florida Governor. “I urge the CDC to immediately rescind this unsubstantiated no-sail order to allow Floridians in this industry to get back to work.”
Florida’s revenue losses from the cruise industry shutdown during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic totaled nearly $ 3.2 billion and resulted in the loss of nearly 49,500 jobs, according to a September 2020 report from the Federal Maritime Commission, Fox News reported.
While the CDC announced Wednesday that its no-sail order will remain in effect until Nov. 1, despite a request from the International Cruise Lines Association for the order to be lifted earlier, the agency stated that it is reviewing its guidelines. current for cruise.
“Returning to passenger navigation is a phased approach to mitigating the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Details for the next phase of the CSO are currently under interagency review,” the agency told Fox News.