MIAMI — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a lawsuit against the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demanding that cruise ships be able to sail from U.S. ports.
The CDC currently has a “conditional sail order” in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
DeSantis threatened legal action in recent weeks if the order wasn’t lifted, and followed through announcing the lawsuit in a news conference in Miami on Thursday.
Cruise companies have furloughed a good portion of their workforce, and supplies are sitting in warehouses.
DeSantis said the order preventing cruises has cost many Floridians their jobs and continues to negatively impact the state’s economy.