Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is suing the federal government over the shutdown of the cruise industry and wants them to lift the CDC restrictions that put a stop to cruises until further notice. The CDC issued another order Monday that said anyone on board a cruise in the future must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including staff and guests.
Norwegian Cruise Lines would like to set sail soon. The cruise line is asking the CDC for permission to begin scheduling cruises as early as July 4th. Anyone on board, including staff and passengers would have to be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to sailing. Disney Cruise Lines have also put a hold on their cruises, suspending all cruises through June 2021. If you’ve already booked a cruise that’s been cancelled you can get a full refund or a credit for a future cruise.
Florida added another 7,939 new coronavirus cases Thursday, taking the state total to 2,104,686. The highest number of cases are in the 18-35 age demographic with the very contagious UK strain of COVId-19 the most prevalent. For up to date information on where to get tested and find vaccine locations please check with us here.
Cameron Herrin received a sentence of 24 years in prison for his part in the deaths of 24 year old Jessica and her one year old daughter Lillia Raubenol. Herrin was racing with John Barrineau down Bayshore Blvd in Tampa at 102 mph when they struck the young mother and daughter. Both pled guilty with Barrineau cutting a deal and getting six years. The family of Jessica Raubenol asked for law enforcement to get tougher on street racing in Tampa after the sentencing.
It’s opening day for the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, and the game is sold out. But social distancing rules keep the crowd down to a total of 9,000 fans for now. First pitch is just after 3 pm, and the gates will open at 1:40 pm.
Wrestlemania returns to Raymond James Stadium this weekend, after being postponed in 2020. The event is over two nights, Saturday and Sunday and will allow just 20,000 fans each night.