The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States

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COVID-19 Monday Update

While City Hall remains open and most City services are all ongoing, The City of Key West is implementing some changes to respond to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, the Duval Loop will suspend operation.

Beginning this morning, the City of Key West has implemented a hiring freeze as one of its precautionary measures as we face the COVID-19 health emergency and its economic impacts. All employee travel associated with City business has been canceled.

Duties among staff are changing to better ensure public safety. Instead or mowing and other duties, Community Service staffers are busy cleaning surfaces. Every bus will be staffed with an individual who will continually wipe down surfaces. Fire and Rescue will be using increased precautions.

The public is encouraged to follow CDC safety guidelines. The City urges residents to conduct their City business remotely, if possible.

As of Monday, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.

The City Commission is convening a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the COVID-19 situation. The Health Department is warning against large gatherings of people. The City encourages the community to participate in this special meeting by watching it, either live-streamed or on Comcast Channel 77 and AT&T Channel 99. The meeting is being held Wednesday, March 18th at 5 p.m.

In addition, citizens can comment on the issue using the City’s eComment feature.  You can go to www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov, click on “Agendas & Minutes” on the homepage, then click the eComment link next to the March 18th agenda. These comments will be received by the Mayor and Commissioners. For a detailed tutorial on how to use the eComment feature, please go here: https://youtu.be/MESMLGDH5wc 

For up-to-date information on the status of Monroe County and COVID-19, go to www.Monroecountyem.com, www.floridahealth.gov, or www.CDC.gov. In addition, The Florida Department of Health has put up a 24/7 information hotline: 1-866-779-6121.