A small sampling of Charleston residents has let the Centers for Disease Control know they want cruise ships to take much stronger measures to keep passengers coronavirus-free or the vessels should not be allowed to sail again.
Twenty-nine messages contained the key word “Charleston” in the CDC’s database of public comments on proposed health-related regulations for cruise ships, including the Carnival Corp.-owned Sunshine that usually sails year-round from Union Pier.
The tiny and unscientific slice of Holy City opinions and responses were among nearly 10,000 from around the country that the CDC has published on regulations.gov in response to a call for public comments. The deadline for those comments ended last Monday.
The CDC’s no-sail order for all U.S. cruise ships ends this Wednesday, and the federal health agency is using the public input to help gauge whether that order should be extended.
Carnival is betting it won’t. It’s accepting