Tampa, Florida 2021-07-18 14:49:44 –
Florida — The CDC COVID restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships will continue to apply on Saturday after a temporary enforcement by the Federal Court of Appeals. It blocked a previous ruling in favor of the Florida proceedings.
The decision of the three judges of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals was submitted shortly before the previous decision allowed the ship to depart.
The Circuit Court of District 11 defeated the CDC in the battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and voted 2-1. The state had previously sued the CDC pretending that restrictions on the cruise industry during a pandemic interfered with most cruises and damaged the state’s economy.
In early July, the CDC requested the Federal Court of Appeals to suspend the June 18 decision of Judge Stephen Maryday in the US District Court. After he supported and ruled Florida.
The temporary stay of the three judges will maintain CDC regulations on Florida-based cruise ships while the CDC appeals to the June decision. The CDC suspended cruise ships in March 2020 in response to a coronavirus pandemic.
The CDC has imposed a four-step framework to gradually resume operations when certain requirements are met. Includes virus mitigation procedures and simulated cruises before boarding passengers.
See court order below.
Several cruise lines have allowed cruises since the temporary stay was issued.
The brief decision of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals did not include the opinion of the judge. The ruling showed that an appellate judge opposed it.
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