The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States

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COVID-19 Update

Reopening

  • 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.
  • Considering that we are in the early stages of re-opening, bringing our residents back to work, and focusing on our economic recovery, a mandate to wear face-covering in public when you cannot socially distance remains an important step to prevent COVID-19 community spread. 
  • Please remember that facial coverings are required when you leave your residence. 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. No seating at bars or counters in restaurants allowed. All consumption of food and beverages must be at tables only.
  • 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

Local Directives

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. Wear masks inside establishments, unless you are eating or drinking. Maintain at least six feet between yourself and others. Masks are required to be worn when you are outside of your residence.

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

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 1778 cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. The Health Department now reports 20 deaths from COVID-19 in Monroe County.  

City Business

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.

Building Permits

• Contact blg@cityofkeywest-fl.gov
• Find the eTrakit instructions on the City’s website under the building department
• Submit electronically to: http://etrakit.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/etrakit/
• Walkthrough Wednesdays have been temporarily suspended.

Parking Issues

• 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 Channel 99
  • The City has established a hotline that is staffed 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM: 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.