Details about Most Recent CDC Extension of No Sail Order
On April 9th the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an extension of its ‘No Sail Order’ for all cruise ships for at least 100 more days, or until the CDC declares COVID-19 no longer a public health emergency.
An excerpt from the CDC statement:
‘This Order shall continue in operation until the earliest of three situations. First, the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency. Second, the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations. Or third, 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.’
Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, said in a statement that they are working with the cruise line industry to address the health and safety of the crews and passengers at sea, as well as the ports-of-call where cruise ships dock.
‘We are working with the cruise line industry to address the health and safety of crew at sea as well as communities surrounding U.S. cruise ship points of entry,’ said CDC Director Robert Redfield. ‘The measures we are taking today to stop the spread of COVID-19 are necessary to protect Americans, and we will continue to provide critical public health guidance to the industry to limit the impacts of COVID-19 on its workforce throughout the remainder of this pandemic.’
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Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)