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Florida Senators introduce 'CRUISE Act' to revoke CDC's no-sail order

  • Florida Senators introduce 'CRUISE Act' to revoke CDC's no-sail order
    The act would reportedly revoke the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current no-sail order on cruises and require the public health agency to provide COVID-19 mitigation guidance for cruises to resume safe domestic operations. Florida Senators introduce 'CRUISE Act' to revoke CDC's no-sail order
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 Two Florida Senators have introduced an act to revoke the CDC's no-sail order and require them to provide guidance for cruises to resume safe operations.
The act would reportedly revoke the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current no-sail order on cruises and require the public health agency to provide COVID-19 mitigation guidance for cruises to resume safe domestic operations.

 

Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio joined Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan to introduce the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) Act on Tuesday. 

The act would reportedly revoke the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current no-sail order on cruises and require the public health agency to provide COVID-19 mitigation guidance for cruises to resume safe domestic operations. 

Florida Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar is said to be leading the legislation into the House of Representatives as well. 

They said that the Cruise Act will:

"Requires the CDC to issue recommendations for how to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 to passengers and crew onboard cruise ships."

"Establishes an interagency "Working Group" that will develop recommendations to facilitate the resumption of passenger cruise ship operations in the United States. The recommendations will facilitate the resumption of passenger cruise ship operations in the United States no later than July 4, 2021."

"No later than July 4, 2021, the CDC must revoke the order entitled "Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew."'

"Ensures that HHS and CDC retain all appropriate authorities to make and enforce regulations necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases on any individual cruise ship."