CDC Issues Framework for Resuming Safe and Responsible Cruise Ship Passenger Operations

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CDC Issues Framework for Resuming Safe and Responsible Cruise Ship Passenger Operations
Friday, October 30, 2020
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of passenger cruises.  The Order establishes a framework of actionable items for the cruise line industry to follow so they can resume passenger operations with an emphasis on preventing the further spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships and from cruise ships into communities, and to protect public health and safety. The Order applies to passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction…

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Selected Resources
:: Wear Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs Thursday, October 29, 2020
:: “Excess Death” Data Point to Pandemic’s True Toll Tuesday, October 27, 2020

MMWR News Synopsis Friday, October 30, 2020
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