19 May 2020
Monroe County reopened to visitors Monday, June 1 by suspending the checkpoints on U.S. 1 and State Road 905 and allowing lodging establishments to take guests at 50 percent occupancy.
Monroe County lodging establishments, like hotels, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other transient-licensed establishments will be required to implement sanitation procedures and follow the American Hotel and Lodging Association COVID-19 guidelines for enhanced cleaning practices (www.ahla.com). The timeline for removing the 50 percent capacity restriction for lodging will be determined at a later date.
KEY WEST OPENS POOLS, PLAYGROUNDS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
With a caution to remain diligent regarding social distancing, the City of Key West is reopening more of its public facilities.
Effective immediately, all playgrounds, facility restrooms, splash pads, basketball and tennis courts, and public pools are open.
City officials urge everyone to abide by CDC guidelines for social distancing while enjoying these recreational facilities.
This is subject to revision based on data regarding the prevalence of the virus within Monroe County, increased testing and contact tracing protocols, and the efforts in the adjacent counties to continue to control the transmission of the virus. All other requirements are not lifted. Should the Florida Keys experience an increase in cases and under the advisement of the Florida Department of Health, restrictions may be heightened, and/or amenities may again be closed.
Monroe County residents are urged to continue to follow directives set by the State, County, and municipalities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks in public settings, limiting group sizes to 10 or less, and physically distancing from others by six feet. More information on COVID-19 efforts in Monroe County can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/covid19. Tourism-related information can be found at www.fla-keys.com.
The Florida Keys have been closed to visitors since March 22 to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
For the latest coronavirus case updates, please see https://floridahealthcovid19.gov. The Florida Department of Health updates the list twice daily. (1) “See the Report” for detailed information by county, including testing numbers and geographic locations and (2) “See dashboard” for summaries by county.
Last update: 05/18/2020