The Margin: CDC ends reporting COVID cases on cruise ships

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Stock Market

If you’re concerned about COVID-19 and want to know how safe it is to board a particular cruise ship, you may be out of luck. As of Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is no longer reporting the coronavirus levels on ships in U.S. waters. On its website’s cruise-ship guidance page, the CDC says its COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is “no longer in effect and this page will no longer be updated.”

The CDC still advises cruise passengers that the “virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships.” It also notes that if “you have a medical condition or are taking medication that weakens your immune system,” you should talk to your healthcare provider “about your risk before travel.” And passengers sick with COVID-19, or who tested positive for the virus or had close contact with someone testing positive for COVID within the past five days, should not board a cruise ship, the CDC says. In a statement, the CDC told MarketWatch that it “has determined that the cruise industry has access to the necessary tools … to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 on board.” The CDC also said it “will continue to publish cruise-sp …

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