Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Monday that his state will fight a recent court order that left in place Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restrictions on cruise ships amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While addressing the recent ruling at a press conference, DeSantis said his administration is “absolutely going to pursue” its legal options, either in the same court that issued the new ruling or at the U.S. Supreme Court.
A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to grant the temporary stay in a 2-1 decision late Saturday. The ruling occurred shortly before a previous order blocking the rules from Judge Steven Merryday of the Middle District of Florida was about to go in effect, Reuters reported.