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Covid in Key West

March 21, 2020 | What Key West businesses and services may remain open?

By Linda Grist Cunningham, editor and proprietor

Linda Grist Cunningham is editor and proprietor of Key West Island News and KeyWestWatch Media LLC. She and her husband, a park ranger at Fort Zach, live in Key West with their Cat 5s.


From the City of Key West at 5 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2020
The City of Key West has issued a directive to close down all non-essential retail and commercial establishments as of 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

All essential establishments are listed in the attached directive.

The directive also urges employers to utilize all reasonable measures to allow employees to work remotely whenever possible.

The directive does not limit the number of people present at a religious service. But people attending such services are urged to practice social distancing such as keeping six feet between each other and limiting group size to less than ten people.

In the interest of public safety, economic stability and long-term recovery, all individuals should reduce social contact to the greatest degree possible my limiting their travel for essential services.


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