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CDC Contact Tracing and No Sail Orders | PublicNow

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Washington, D.C. - The Chair of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) officially requested additional documents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) amid new reporting that the Trump administration intervened in a decision on when cruise ships can safely resume sailings. Multiple press reports allege the CDC attempted to extend the 'No Sail Order' to February 15, 2021, but following White House involvement, the extension was shortened to the end of this month.The extension of the CDC's 'No Sail Order' issued on September 30th warned: 'Cruise ships continue to be an unsafe environment with close quarters where the disease spreads easily and is not readily detected.'

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