CDC hopes to allow cruises to resume in July

Created: April 29, 2021 02:56 PM

(NBCNC) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes to have passengers back on cruise ships by July.

In a letter to the industry, the CDC said it is committed to the resumption of passenger operations by mid-summer.

The assurance comes after Alaska joined Florida's April 8 lawsuit to overturn a CDC decision maintaining the sailing ban.

The CDC says if 98% of a ship's crew and 95% of passengers are fully vaccinated, the ship may immediately set sail.

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