COVID-19

There are no COVID-19 related restrictions in place by Monroe County at this time. Check with your municipality, as they may have their own restrictions. Please remember to continue to wash your hands, stay home if sick, and practice social distancing. Wearing facial coverings is encouraged, but not mandatory in Monroe County buildings. Private businesses can require their customers to continue to wear facial coverings if they choose.

Data Resources for Positive COVID-19 Cases

In an effort to increase awareness of available data at the county level regarding positive COVID-19 cases, the following are two publicly available resources, one updated weekly and the other updated daily: 

Florida Department of Health:  Positive COVID-19 cases can be found every Friday afternoon at floridahealthcovid19.gov. Scroll down to “Weekly Florida COVID-19 Data” to download the PDF report. Monroe-county is found on page 5 of the PDF. Vaccination data is also available.  

CDC: COVID-19 data can be found at: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker. Select “Florida” and then “Monroe County.”  This is updated every day at 8 pm.  Data includes the level of community transmission, cases, vaccinations, deaths, hospital utilization, and more.

In Monroe County, positive COVID-19 cases are significantly increasing. Proper mitigation measures, such as handwashing, social distancing, and masks are critical to prevent infection, hospitalization, and death.

Monroe County Emergency Management

Emergency Management continues to monitor the situation in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health and will continue to facilitate conference calls with partner agencies and the municipalities.

  • Monroe County Emergency Management activated its EOC to Level 2 Partial Activation and is meeting regularly since March 17, 2020.

Additional Information

United Way Community Resource Guide

United Way of Collier and the Keys (UWCK) created a comprehensive online listing of COVID-19 Monroe County resources, including food pantries and other critical services, changes to operations for social service agencies, and pertinent local information. COVID-19 state and federal programs and assistance are listed separately, as well as a complete listing of health and human services in Monroe County.

Mental Health Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is available to those who have or think they may have a drinking problem. We continue to meet in small groups and observe safe practices for the welfare of all. Other options are available for compromised or sheltered individuals.

Monroe County Guidance/Care Center

The Guidance Care Center is here to help: Worried you might relapse into substance use? Thinking of self-harm or suicide? Unsure what to do and need help right away? There is local help available. Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

  • 305-434-7660, Option #8

Florida Baptist Disaster Spiritual Care

Emotional and spiritual care, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

  • 888-829-5004
  • www.flbaptistdisaster.org

Florida Blue’s 24-Hour Emotional Support Hotline

(bilingual, and available to anyone, including the uninsured or those with other insurance providers) 

  • 1-833-848-1762

Salvation Army Helpline 

  • 844-458-HELP (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Lower Keys Medical Center Behavioral Health

Counselors and/or nursing staff available by phone 24/7

  • (305) 294-5531 ext. 2004
  • or call (305) 294-5531 ext. 2013 or 2004 for more information