The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


COVID-19 Update

Florida Governor Order

  • Non-essential businesses such as recreational spaces, parks, and beaches as well as restaurants will begin on to open on Monday 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.

Local State of Emergency

  • Some City recreational spaces, parks, and beaches have been reopened. A new directive that goes into effect 5/4 outlines the parameters.
  • In the interest of public safety, economic stability and long-term recovery, The City of Key West on Sunday 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.
  • The City of Key West 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 by limiting their travel for essential services.

Key West Transit

The Key West Transit bus system is suspended until further notice.

Non-Essential Businesses

All public facilities and some non-essential businesses remain closed such as bars and nightclubs, personal services (hair and nail salons), and gyms.

Essential Businesses

Essential businesses continue to operate, including grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants for pickup and delivery only.


KOTS continues 24-hour operations, offering three meals a day on-site

US 1 Checkpoint

A checkpoint at mile marker 112 and on Card Sound road remains in place to limit access to the Keys to residents, workers and deliveries thru May 31, 2020. In order to enter the county, you must have:

  • Proof of residency can be demonstrated with a local identification, utility bill, deed, lease, or tax bill. Re-entry stickers are not required
  • Those actively engaged in work in the Florida Keys, such as construction workers, will need to show a letter from their employer, employee identification, a paystub, or current construction contract in the Keys.
  • First responders, healthcare workers, and military actively engaged in work in the Keys will need proper IDs.

Monroe County COVID-19 Cases

The Florida Health Department Monroe County has confirmed 80 cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. The Health Department now reports three deaths from COVID-19 in Monroe County.  

Rentals, Marinas and RV Parks

All hotels, short term rentals, vacation rentals and other transient rentals, marinas, RV parks and time shares ceased renting to tourists. 

City Business

Key West is requesting that any business with the City be conducted remotely.

Building Permits

• Contact
• Find the eTrakit instructions on the City’s website under the building department
• Submit electronically at:
• Walk through Wednesdays have been temporarily suspended.

Parking Issues

• Pay tickets online via the City’s website at
• 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 Channel 99
  • The City has established a hotline that is staffed 8:00AM to 8:00PM: 305-809-1101
  • 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:

Unemployment Links

Additional links

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.