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Coronavirus Live Updates: 80% Of Cruise Enthusiasts Would Rather Sail With Vaccine Requirement

The Symphony of the Seas cruise ship docked at PortMiami
Wilfredo Lee/AP
In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020, file photo, Royal Caribbean International's Symphony of the Seas cruise ship is shown docked at PortMiami, in Miami. Florida is threatening to sue the federal government if it doesn't lift its pandemic ban on cruise lines using U.S. ports. Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Attorney General Ashley Moody said Friday, March 26, 2021, that the state is being harmed economically by the industry's U.S. shutdown. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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80% Of Cruise Enthusiasts Would Rather Sail With Vaccine Requirement

Updated Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Eighty percent of likely cruisers want to resume sailing on ships that require vaccinations, according to a survey conducted over the Memorial Day weekend by the consumer-focused travel website CruiseCritic.com.

Results of the poll, which generated 5,025 responses, indicate that a majority of cruise industry consumers do not agree with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to extend his “vaccine passport” ban to the cruise industry.

The respondents weren’t cruise novices. Sixty-five percent said they’ve taken 10 or more cruises, according to CruiseCritic.com.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

— By Ron Hurtibise / Sun Sentinel

Florida Adds More Than 5,937 New Cases Over Memorial Day Weekend

Updated Tuesday at 2:45 p.m.

Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 5,937 positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. The state has a total of 2,326,755 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.

Tuesday's update also included the announcement of 95 new resident deaths, increasing the statewide number of Floridians who died to 36,869. Including non-residents, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 37,609.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 12,398 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported 51 deaths due to COVID-19.

— WLRN News

Yes, Your Employer Can Require You To Get A COVID Vaccine. Here Are The Updated Rules

Updated Tuesday at 6:24 a.m.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday released new guidelines for employers on requiring or encouraging workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The legality of requiring vaccination has been a major topic of discussion as more Americans get vaccinated and as the federal government and companies work to increase the country’s vaccination rates.

EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows said in a statement that the new guidance “addresses frequently asked questions concerning vaccinations in the employment context.”

— By Bailey Aldridge / The Miami Herald

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald