CDC Looking For Input

The CDC is looking for input from the cruisers on moving forward to resume sailings. In a Federal Questionnaire you can respond with recommendations and concern for returning to cruising in a safe manner.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/21/2020-15812/request-for-information-related-to-cruise-ship-planning-and-infrastructure-resumption-of-passenger

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Saw that. Want it by 21 Sep 20 which has me scratching my head on whether they will lift hold on 30 Sept. Probably not.

EPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket No. CDC–2020–0087]

Request for Information Related to Cruise Ship Planning and Infrastructure, Resumption of Passenger Operations, and Summary Questions

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces a Request for Information related to cruise ship planning and infrastructure, resumption of passenger operations, and additional summary questions. This information may be used to inform future public health guidance and preventative measures relating to travel on cruise ships.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 21, 2020.

Cool. Surprising and a very good idea.

Long and very interesting set of questions. Not really rocket science but the lines need to address each one and present a logical plan. Liability will be an interesting topic. Ideally you'd like to be able to health screen with a test as part of the check in process. You could be infectious without having any symptoms and pass the temperature check during check-in. So if there is no test, you cannot prove if someone was infected before actually getting on-board. There will be ambiguity. Not saying there should be a test, but an affordable test that provides a real time result would go a long way to fixing the liability question.

Hmmm....and double hmmmm...y'all know what check-in terminals look like, masks, ok, social distancing??yuk yuk yuk....so they find some one with it...that presupposes a test they can administer and get results in minutes??? no such a thing...and if they found someone...what do they do, contact trace and deny boarding to how many others???...yeh I can see it now...well, I sat next to a woman with grey hair...and spoke to some bald guy, but I guess they got on board, or something.......and more in the real world, somebody "develops" it on board...I read the so-called "proposals"....riiiiight, sure..........wheres that vaccine???

And..fwiw, governmental agencies take public input MONTHS or even longer b4 they come up with anything official a bureaucrat would put his name to. I think its a requirement in most cases... I give you...the EPA!!! (Hey, the CDC said it was ok to cruise, howcum my ship had 39 cases and got me quarantined for 2 wks?"

I wonder if they will actually "listen" to the input. It is a wonderful idea and has merit! I guess I just have too much skepticism.Surprised

You ain't hardly alone....didnt realize you posted this whilst I was typing my rant...seems to be alot of that in cyber lately heheheh

We were thinking alike, I just said it in shorter "blonde" terms.Wink

The concept is good and I suspect just like the cruise lines the CDC has hit a brick wall when it comes to new ideas on how to cope and move forward. By doing this they are hoping that someone, somewhere can bail out this ship before it sinks.

Walls come in all shapes and sizes...nuff said.....

Can you imagine how much rework cruise directors and their staffs need to make under the new circumstances. Almost a total re-writing of their activity programs - some will go away entirely. May have to introduce virtual trivia from the cabins using the monitor ;)

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