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Governor’s Executive Orders

Facial Coverings Required in Businesses

Monroe County requires all persons over the age of six to wear a facial covering inside a business in Monroe County.

The ordinance requires operators and employees of business establishments to ensure customers comply within the establishment. A face covering MUST cover the nose and mouth and may include a face mask, homemade mask, or other cloth, silk, or linen covering, such as a scarf, bandana, handkerchief, or other similar cloth covering.

The facial covering ordinance applies throughout Monroe County and the municipalities, but the municipalities may impose different protective measures.

Any business establishment prosecuted under this subsection and found in violation of this ordinance may be punished by a fine of up to $500. Code officers can also issue an administrative notice of violation with fines of up to $1,000 for a first offense and $5,000 for a repeat offense. Each day a violation of this ordinance occurs is considered a separate offense.

Exceptions

  • Restaurant or bar customers while dining while seated at a table and consuming food and/or beverages.
  • A gym patron engaged in a workout or class where at least 6 feet of distancing exists with the next closest patron. 
  • Barbershop or beauty salon customers or patrons when wearing a face covering would reasonably interfere with receiving services.
  • Business owners, managers, and employees who are in an area of a business establishment that is not open to customers, patrons, or the public, provided that 6 feet of distance exist between employees. This exception does not apply to employees who are present in the kitchen or other food and beverage preparation area of a restaurant or food establishment.  When an owner, manager, or employee is in their place of employment but not within six feet of another person, that owner, manager, or employee does not need to wear a mask.
  • A lodging establishment guest when inside of the lodging unit.
  • The owner, operator, manager, and employee of a business or lodging establishment shall ensure that every individual in that establishment complies with this section.

Monroe County Emergency Management Website

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 VIRUS, pools, beaches, popular attractions, restaurants, bars, grocery, and specialty retail may or may not be open during this time. This includes community pools in the Truman Annex, The Colony, Duval Square, Key West Golf Course, La Brisa, 1800 Atlantic, and Winward Park. Additionally, included are Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach, and the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Should such places currently be open in Key West, Florida, please note that they could close at any time without warning. AHKW will not be offering any kind of discounts or refunds should any of these places and attractions close.