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- Monroe County issued emergency directive 20-09 that reopened the Florida Keys to visitors beginning Monday, June 1.
- The full directive can be viewed on the Monroe County website.
- Please remember that facial coverings are required to be carried when you leave your residence and worn when you are unable to socially distance.. You can remove them to eat and drink in a restaurant, while seated.
- Key West restaurants and retail establishments are all open with restrictions regarding capacity.
- All Key West splash pads and recreational areas are open. Charter boats and sightseeing vehicles are able to operate with restrictions outlined in the directives listed below. Public transportation is running. Hotels are operating, as are hair salons and gyms.
Florida Governor Orders
- A new Executive Order 20-139signed by Governor DeSantis on June 3, outlines Phase Two of Florida's Recovery plan.
- Frequently asked questions regarding Phase Two reopening.
- Non-essential businesses such as recreational spaces, parks, beaches, and restaurants began to open on May 4th in accordance with the Governor's Order Executive Order 20-112.
- Governor Ron DeSantis issued a safer at home order directing people to be out only for essential services. A frequently asked questions document relating to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-91 is available.
- Uncodified Emergency Ordinance 20-14, amending uncodified Emergency Ordinance 20-08, addressing the wearing of facial coverings in public.
- Uncodified Emergency Ordinance 20-12, addresses bar seating in Restaurants effective September 1, 2020.
- Directive 2020-19 addresses the temporary closure of boat ramps during the two-day, lobster mini-season.
- Uncodified Emergency Ordinance 20-08, amending Ordinance 20-07.
- Uncodified Emergency Ordinance 20-07, mandating facial coverings are worn at all times.
- Directive 2020-18 addressed the temporary closures of Public Beaches and Public Parks over the Fourth of July weekend.
- Directive 2020-17addresses essential businesses, retail and museums, restaurants, and gyms/fitness centers.
- Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Directive 2020-17 addresses the Governor's new directive on bars.
- Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Directive 2020-17 outlines the Governor's directive on bars.
- Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Directive 2020-17 addresses no bar seating in Restaurants effective July 10, 2020 at 4:00 AM.
- Directive 2020-16 allows Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square to resume.
- Directive 2020-14 outlines guidelines for sightseeing vehicles to operate.
- Directive 2020-13addresses group gatherings, patron screenings for businesses, and mask-wearing.
- Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Directive 2020-13 outlines facial coverings regarding senior citizens and health and temperature screenings.
- Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Directive 2020-13 update to the use of facial coverings and required Health Screenings for all businesses.
- Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Directive 2020-13 addressing facial coverings to be worn at all times when away from residence.
- Directive 2020-12 outlines specifics for gyms and fitness centers reopening.
- A Local State of Emergency has been extended through June 21st.
- Directive 2020-11outlines guidelines for charter, dive boats, and commercial recreational rentals.
- Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Directive 2020-11 outlines updates.
- Directive 2020-10 provides clear guidelines for the resumption of public transportation.
- Directive 2020-09 which allows, under strict guidelines, the opening of some personal service providers such as barbers and salons.
- Directive 2020-08 outlines recreational facilities reopening with specified conditions.
- Directive 2020-07outlines additional requirements for individuals and businesses, effective May 4, 2020, in addition to the Governor's requirements in Executive Order 20-112,
- Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Directive 2020-07 was signed to adapt to the governor's executive order, expanding for opening.
- Directive 2020-06 outlines the re-opening of all City recreational spaces, parks, and beaches
- In the interest of public safety, economic stability, and long-term recovery, The City of Key West issued State of Local Emergency 2020-05, which implements additional protective measures for essential businesses and separation requirements for individuals diagnosed or reasonably believed to be infected with COVID-19. Details of the directive require masks and sanitation in essential businesses.
- Emergency Directive 2020-03 was issued by the City of Key West, and the City remains under a State of Local Emergency. All previous directives remain in effect.
Reduce Social Contact
In the interest of public safety, economic stability, and long-term recovery, all individuals should reduce social contact to the greatest degree possible. Maintain at least six feet between yourself and others. Wearing of masks inside establishments is up to the individual business. Please remember to carry a facial covering when you leave your residence, and worn when you are unable to socially distance.
Key West Transit
- The City of Key West has issued Emergency Directive 2020-10, which provides clear guidelines for the resumption of public transportation.
- Passengers must maintain at least one seat of distance between them. Passengers must be seated and shall avoid sitting within six feet of the bus driver as delineated by floor markings.
- Everyone is required to wear facial coverings, which, as in prior directives, can include masks, face shields, gaiters, homemade masks or cloth coverings such as scarves or a bandana.
- Public health and safety are of utmost concern. City officials ask that citizens limit bus rides to only essential trips, such as medical needs, groceries, meals, and work.
- Routes may be changed somewhat from what they were before the current state of emergency. Routes will be available on the buses or at www.kwtransit.com.
KOTS continues 24-hour operations, offering three meals a day on-site.
Monroe County COVID-19 Cases
The Florida Health Department Monroe County has confirmed 1835 cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. The Health Department now reports 22 deaths from COVID-19 in Monroe County.
Conducting Business at City Hall
Access will be limited: Anyone wishing to enter the building will be temperature screened and required to wear a face mask. Social distance parameters will be clearly marked, and only five people at a time will be allowed inside the building.
• Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• eTrakit instructions can be located under the Building Department.
• Submit Permits electronically to: https://etrakit.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/etrakit/
• Walkthrough Wednesdays have been temporarily suspended.
• Pay tickets online via the City’s website at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov
• To report a parking violation, call 305-809-1000
• Questions, call 305-809-3855 or the hotline at 305-809-1101
Updated Information and Hotlines
- Please stay tuned to the City’s live streaming online or on Comcast Channel 77 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99
- The Florida Department of Health has established a 24/7 information hotline: 1-866-779-6121
- For up-to-date information on the status of Monroe County and COVID-19:
- Florida Reemployment Assistance Paper Application
- Florida Reemployment Assistance Service Center
- Florida Reemployment Assistance Online Assistance
- Speak with a representative at 1-800-204-2418
- Florida Reemployment Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
- United Way Monroe County local resources
- Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program
- One Clean Island local Facebook group facilitating links and communication
Grab and Go Lunches
- FREE grab and go breakfast and lunch during the school closure.
- Meal service time is 11 am to noon Monday through Friday.
- Distribution points in Key West are Gerald Adams Elementary, Horace O’ Bryant School, and Key West High School.
- Meals are available to all children 18 and younger.