DeSantis Suing federal government over cruise restrictions

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From THEHILL.COM

Florida is suing the federal government over an ongoing no-sail order on cruise lines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced the lawsuit on Thursday, saying the order is hurting thousands of Florida residents who are employed by cruise companies and negatively affecting the state's economy.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced guidance to eventually reopen the cruise industry in the U.S. on Friday but kept the no-sail order in place for now.

Cruises, with their highly contained environments, saw multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 last year.

“We don’t believe the federal government has the right to mothball a major industry for over a year based on very little evidence and very little data,” DeSantis said at the Port of Miami.

Florida has three of the busiest ports for cruises in the world and is the nation’s cruise capital, The Associated... (Read more)