KEY WEST RECOVERS!

Connecting the community to resources that will help us all recover more quickly. 

  1. Uncodified Ordinances
  2. Emergency directives

Uncodified Ordinance 21-07

Amending Uncodified Ordinance 21-01, to modify the effective date and the sunset date.

Uncodified Ordinance 21-01

Amending Uncodified Ordinance 20-18, to modify the effective date and the sunset date.

Uncodified Ordinance 20-18

Amending Uncodified Ordinance 20-14, removing certain exceptions. All persons over the age of six (6), while physically located within the City of Key West, and who are away from their residence, shall wear a mask and/or facial covering at all times, regardless of whether social distancing is also maintained.

Uncodified Ordinance 20-17

Amending Uncodified Ordinance 20-14, removing certain penalties for businesses.

Uncodified Ordinance 20-14

Amending Uncodified Ordinance 20-08, to allow for additional exceptions of facial coverings.

Uncodified Ordinance 20-12

Allowing of consumption of food at bar counters, with a maximum of six (6) individuals per party.

Uncodified Ordinance 20-08

All persons over the age of six (6), while physically located within the City of Key West, and who are away from their residence, shall wear a face covering at all times, regardless of whether social distancing is also maintained.

Uncodified Ordinance 20-07

All persons over the age of six (6), while physically located within the City of Key West, and who are away from their residence, shall wear a face covering when not maintaining social distancing from other person(s).

CDC Guidelines for Everyday Mask Wearing and Healthy Habits

UNITED WAY OF COLLIER AND THE KEYS

UWCK is excited to announce KeysHelp.org, an innovative way to assist neighbors in need…

Through KeysHelp.org, it enables residents to apply for assistance from the safety of their homes, using mobile phones, tablets, or computers, and allows case managers to help them while working remotely and safely. More community resources and information are also available through this link.

Currently, the remote platform enables Keys families and individuals affected by COVID-19 to apply in English, Spanish, and Creole for assistance with food, medical bills, childcare, prescription, communication and transportation needs (up to $250 per household per month) by connecting with case managers at The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition. In addition to UWCK's KeysHelp.org webpage having the application for Emergency Financial Assistance in partnership with the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, it has the most comprehensive Community Resource Guide in Monroe County, updated daily with local, state, and federal programs, information, and resources.

Visit KeysHelp.Org for information and links to assistance for all community members in need.

Mental Health

Guidance Care Center (GCC)

GCC has 24 hour, local hotline for any resident having a mental health crisis 305-434-7660 option #8 

    GCC will provide mental health and/or substance abuse help regardless of ability to pay 

    Federal grant received to provide free psychiatric, medications and/or individual therapy for adults over 25 years old.  

    Services for youth and teens – if they see the psychiatrist it is billed to their insurance and some may have a co-pay (Medicaid, Healthy Kids)  All counseling, therapy and case management services for youth are FREE.   

    Suicide is preventable if we can connect ourselves and others to professional help – losing one more life is too many

SERVICES

    GCC provides assessment, psychiatric and outpatient therapy to adults over 25. This includes free psychiatric, medications and/or individual therapy. Assistance in relocation for Domestic Violence Survivors

    GCC provides help with substance abuse, mental health, crisis and suicide prevention services to all persons referred by the police departments, emergency rooms, service providers and self-referrals. The full continuum of care is available county-wide at 3 locations-Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West, as well virtually via Telehealth.  Services are provided on a sliding scale, as low $3.00 No one is turned away for inability to pay. 

WALK IN FOR HELP

Key West has open access Monday- Thursday 8 am to 11:00 a.m. for a 2 hour intake process and open for crisis support daily 8 am to 5 pm.  People are seen first come first service.  After that, they will match you with a service provider.  Psychiatrists and Case Managers speak English and Spanish. Translation can be arranged for other languages (Creole, Russian, Czech, Polish, etc.) using a phone interpreter.  

Image of two people, one sitting with head down, the other person standing with hand out to help.

Contact Information

Phone: (305) 434-7660 option 4 

Address: 1205 Fourth St., Key West (behind VFW)  

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General Recommendations

The City of Key West recommends everyone continue taking precautions to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes COVID-19. 

Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Limiting the exposure of your nose, mouth and eyes to unwashed hands can help to protect from the spread of all germs and illnesses.

Avoid close contact with people who are ill and stay home if you are ill.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

All  residents can better prepare for COVID-19 by getting up-to-date information directly from reliable sources like Florida Department of Health, Monroe County, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you act. For more information, please explore the resources on this page.