This website is updated daily (more often as needed) with changes from the Florida Dept. of Health and new Monroe County-related information.
MONROE COUNTY IS CLOSED TO VISITORS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.
- Checkpoint Information
- Lodging & Vacation Rental Information
- Essential Service Information
- Testing, Hospitals & Urgent Care Centers
Latest Orders and Directives
- Governor’s Executive Order 20-112
- Governor’s Executive Order 20-123
- Monroe County Emergency Directive 20-08 Second Amendment implements the Governor’s Executive Order 20-112 with additional protections
- Monroe County Executive Directive 20-09 allowing lodging to reopen June 1
The Emergency Directive 20-02 2nd Amendment and Emergency Directive 20-09 states that lodging establishments (hotels, motel, vacation rental, marina, RV park) authorization to begin accepting reservations, contingent that those reservations can only be honored starting June 1, 2020. Monroe County plans to reopen to visitors Monday, June 1 by suspending the checkpoints on U.S. 1 and State Road 905 and allowing lodging establishments to take guests but recommends maintaining occupancies at 50 percent or less for the first few weeks for the safety of their employees and visitors.
Monroe County lodging establishments, like hotels, motels, campgrounds, RV parks, marinas, and other transient-licensed establishments, including licensed vacation rentals, will be allowed but 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). Vacation rentals will have to follow the State-approved plan found under the "Airports, Lodging, Vacation Rentals" tab.
Greyhound and Miami-Dade Transit bus restrictions will be lifted June 1.
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, like wearing facial coverings in public places, 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 must continue to follow directives set by the State, County, and municipalities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing facial coverings in public settings, limiting group sizes to 10 or less, and physically distancing from others by six feet. 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.
Facial Coverings in Public Places
The County will continue the directive of using facial coverings in public settings. Medical and surgical face masks, such as “N95” masks, are in short supply and should be reserved for health care personnel and other first responders with the greatest need for such personal protective equipment. Covering over the nose and mouth may include a face mask, homemade mask, or other cloth covering, such as a scarf, bandanna, handkerchief, or other similar cloth covering.
- What do I need for the checkpoint to enter Monroe County?
- Are parks and beaches open?
- What are my options for unemployment assistance?
- Is there any assistance available for local families?
- A house in my neighborhood is still a vacation rental, where can I submit a complaint?
- I believe I have COVID-19 symptoms. What are my testing options?
- What type of financial assistance or resources do I have?
- Are boat ramps and fishing bridges open?
- What are essential services? What are salons and restaurant rules?
Florida Keys Coronavirus Cases
The latest update from the State Health Office regarding COVID-19.
Monroe County is reporting 107 total cases -- 96 are residents, 11 are non-residents.
Among the 107, 24 are travel-related, 77 are community-acquired, and 6 are currently being investigated.
Of the 96 residents, 41 are from Key West, 18 Key Largo, 22 Tavernier, 5 Marathon, and two from Islamorada and three from Summerland Key. Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf, and Key Colony Beach have one case each. There are 2 cases from missing locations.
4 deaths (reported by the State)
As of May 27, 2020 at 10 a.m. 2,647 people have been tested, of which 98 are awaiting results.
Current case information can be found at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov. It is updated daily. On the dashboard, look under “See the Report” for detailed information by county, including testing numbers and geographic locations or “See dashboard” for summaries by county.
The Health Department will officially confirm any other cases. Cases are a total count of all laboratory confirmed cases. This number does not represent the current number of COVID-19 positive persons. At this time, the FDOH is unable to determine the number of recoveries from COVID-19. Those who do recover from the virus may have additional unknown health effects.
Additional details for Monroe County, including age, sex, race, ethnicity and hospitalizations can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86
- Florida Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Want to talk to someone:
- Florida Department of Health Call Center, 866-779-6121 (24 Hours)
- Monroe County Information Hotline: 800-955-5504 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Key West Information Hotline/Key West Related Questions Only: 305-809-1101 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
To Report Crowds, Non-Compliant Use of Facial Coverings, Essential Businesses:
Please Call Code Compliance in your area first
- Key West Code Compliance: 305-809-3740
- Marathon Code Compliance:305-289-5024
- Key Colony Beach Code Compliance: 305-289-1212 ext. 3
- Islamorada Code Compliance: 305-664-6435.
- Layton Code Compliance: 305-664-4667
- County Code Compliance
- Lower Keys: 305-295-4343
- Middle Keys: 305-289-2810
- Upper Keys: 305-453-8806
Law enforcement can be contacted if code compliance is not available or after hours:
- Key West Police Dept: 305-809-1000
- Monroe County Non-Emergency Line: 305-292-7000
Senior citizens and individuals with an underlying medical condition are still strongly encouraged to stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
CDC COVID-19 Guidance
- New Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
- New Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- New Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
- New COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity
- New Airline Catering Truck Drivers and Helpers
- New Aircraft Maintenance Workers
- New Airline Customer Service and Gate Agents
- Updated How to Prepare
- Updated CDC’s role in helping cruise ship travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Updated Cases in the U.S.
- Updated Testing in the U.S.