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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 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: May 5, 2020

BUSINESS OCCUPANCY LOAD ASSISTANCE BY MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE FIRE MARSHAL

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Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Fire Marshal would like to help with the reopening of Florida Keys businesses that may need assistance in determining their new “Occupancy Load,” under Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

PHOENIX AWARD PRESENTED TO MONROE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS AND TRAUMA STAR CREW BY ‘WIDOW MAKER’ SURVIVOR

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It was a joyful Thursday morning when Tad Kimes of Big Coppitt Key was able to meet the Monroe County Firefighters and Trauma Star flight crew who saved his life on July 19, 2019. Kimes presented the emergency responders involved with saving his life the ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

MONROE COUNTY CODE COMPLIANCE ESTABLISHES DEDICATED HOTLINE FOR NON-COMPLIANT BUSINESSES

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Effective immediately, Monroe County Code Compliance has an established hotline number for those who wish to report businesses not in compliance with current COVID-19 State Executive Orders and/or Monroe County Emergency Directives in unincorporated Monro...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

MONROE COUNTY TO START ROAD PRESERVATION PROJECT FOR LOWER KEYS COUNTY-OWNED ROADS

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In an effort to preserve county roads and prolong pavement life, Monroe County awarded a contract for pavement preservation to Pavement Technology, Inc. at the virtual April Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. The contractor will begin work ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

COMMISSIONERS ADOPT UNIFIED REGIONAL SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS FOR FUTURE PLANNING

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted the updated Unified Regional Sea Level Rise Projections of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and directed staff to utilize the updated projections as the basis for future sea-leve...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARIES ONLINE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE REACHES 30,000,000 VIEWS

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 Yes, that headline says 30 million. A modest 2002 grant started something that grew quite big. Monroe County librarians and volunteers are celebrating (via Zoom, of course) the 30 millionth view of the library’s online historical photo...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND MARATHON FLORIDA KEYS AIRPORT TO SCREEN ALL ARRIVING PASSENGERS

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Key West International Airport continues to operate, pursuant to and consistent with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration. Starting at midnight and until further notice, all arriving passengers regardless of...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MONROECOUNTYEM.COM/COVID19

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has waived several requirements making it easier to qualify for and access unemployment assistance, including the week waiting period and the job search requirements. The actions come as a result of the CARES...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE: TOURIST BAN ENFORCEMENT PROTOCOL

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The Emergency Directive 20-02 (Tourist Ban) Enforcement Protocol was collaboratively developed by Monroe County and the five municipalities with input from the Tax Collector, the Sheriff, and the State Attorney. Law enforcement officers are not p...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

OFFICIALS TO RESTRICT TRAVEL ON FLORIDA KEYS OVERSEAS HIGHWAY (U.S. 1)

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Concerned about limiting exposure to coronavirus, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating implementation of southbound traffic stops at mile marker 112.5 on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, and on State Road 905 (Card Sound...

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