Florida Governor DeSantis tells the CDC to rescind the CSO now.
Updated: Mar 30
DeSantis says its time to let the ships sail and get the ports open.
At a roundtable held at Port Canaveral told people that it is time for the CDC to let the industry get restarted. "If there is one thing we’ve learned over the past year, it’s that lockdowns don’t work, and Floridians deserve the right to earn a living," said Governor DeSantis. "The cruise industry is essential to our state’s economy and keeping it shut down until November would be devastating to the men and women who rely on the cruise lines to provide for themselves and their families. I urge the CDC to immediately rescind this baseless no-sail order to allow Floridians in this industry to get back to work."
“To say that you can’t sail by the time we get to the end of June, the CDC is basically saying the vaccines don’t work then,” said Gov. DeSantis. “They’re basically anti-vaxxers.”
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody agrees. “The rationale…is based on outdated data and guidelines put in place before we had a COVID-19 vaccine,” Moody said.
The CDC on Wednesday did not seem excited about being rushed after 5 months of no action on their part.
"Returning to passenger cruising is a phased approach to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Details for the next phase of the CSO are currently under interagency review," the agency said in a statement to FOX Television Stations.