In addition to prohibiting businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, Florida law also prevents state and local governments from closing businesses or schools for in-person learning except in a hurricane emergency. .
“I refused to take the same approach as other lockout governors,” DeSantis said in a statement Monday when he signed the bill. “In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision.”
His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday, and Norwegian Cruise Line could not be reached for comment.
“We hope that everyone is going in the same direction, that is to say that we want to resume cruising in a safe way, especially at the beginning,” said Mr Del Rio during the call for results. “Things could be different in six months or a year.”
The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows cruise ships to conduct “mock trips” with volunteer passengers to see how cruise lines can safely resume operations with measures such as testing and testing. potential quarantines.
The CDC is requiring cruise lines to complete testing before they can be allowed to sail with passengers this summer.
“There is no way that cruising is a zero risk activity for the spread of Covid-19,” the CDC said this week. “While cruising still poses some risk of Covid-19 transmission, CDC is committed to ensuring that cruise ship passenger operations are conducted in a manner that protects crew members, passengers and staff. port.