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Posted on: May 17, 2020

MONROE COUNTY PREPARES FOR LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS TO REOPEN AND REMOVAL OF CHECKPOINTS

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 at 50 percent occupancy. 

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

MONROE COUNTY FOLLOWS GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVE FOR SALONS, BARBERSHOPS, AND MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Following the Governor’s Executive Order 20-120, Monroe County has issued the first amendment to Monroe County Emergency Directive 20-08 to allow barbershops, hair and nail salons, and massage therapists to reopen for business with strategies in...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

COUNTY REMAINS CLOSED TO VISITORS, LODGING CAN TAKE CONDITIONAL RESERVATIONS

The Florida Keys continue to be closed to visitors and do not anticipate opening to non-residents during the month of May, and potentially longer. Monroe County amended Emergency Directive 20-02 to provide Florida Keys lodging businesses (motel, ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

MONROE COUNTY DISCUSSES HOW TO PHASE RELAXING PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR COVID-19 RECOVERY

Monroe County Emergency Management began designing the draft framework to discuss relaxing the protective measures in the Florida Keys once the threat of COVID-19 begins to ease for Florida Keys residents. Monroe County is not yet in recovery mode, but ha...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

MONROE COUNTY CONTINUES CLOSURE TO VISITORS: REMINDERS FOR THOSE ENTERING THE FLORIDA KEYS

Monroe County, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and the municipalities continue to operate the 24-hour southbound traffic checkpoints at mile marker 112.5 on the 18-Mile Stretch (U.S. 1), and on Card Sound Road (905) to reinforce Monroe County&am...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

ADDITIONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND CUSTOMERS

Starting at midnight tonight, Monroe County emergency directive 20-05 mandates all essential businesses deploy strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The mandates include limiting capacity to 50 percent of maximum occupancy and providing hand saniti...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

CHECKPOINT UPDATE: CARRY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION PROVING RESIDENCY & HOMEOWNERSHIP

Due to the presence of counterfeit reentry stickers over the weekend, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office began stopping vehicles with reentry stickers at the checkpoint. More than 200 reentry stickers were confiscated and motorists who had no additi...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

APPLICATION AND RENEWAL PERIOD FOR HURRICANE PLACARD BUSINESS REENTRY OPEN THROUGH MAY 31

The application period for Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2020 Business Placard Reentry Program runs through May 31, 2020. Applications are now available at www.monroecountyem.com/placardprogram. The program ensures that personnel who are ...

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