In the never-ending story of the State of Florida versus the CDC, the 11th Circuit Court which ruled in favor of the CDC last week, reversed its decision reinstating the district court injunction against CDC’s cruise ship restrictions. This means, the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order are now non-binding recommendations for cruise companies operating out of Florida.
The three-judge panel unanimously vacated the July 176th order and as of today denied the CDC’s time-sensitive motion for stay pending appeal because the CDC failed to demonstrate an entitlement to a stay pending appeal.
Today’s reversal comes hours after the State of Florida escalated the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court. It remains unclear, if this will change anything regarding today’s restart and protocol announcement from Disney Cruise Line as this is far from over.