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CDC extends 'no sail order' for cruises until September 30

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 16:43:07-04

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention once again extended its "no sail order" to stop the spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships.

The order goes into effect through Wednesday, September 30. The order was previously set to expire at the end of July.

The order affects vessels carrying 250 people or more, according to CDC. Most major cruise lines have previously said they would suspend voyages until the fall.

CDC said the no sail order will remain in effect until one of the following happens:

  • The expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency,
  • The CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations
  • The order expires without another extension on September 30, 2020