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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

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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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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MONROE COUNTY DIRECTS KEYS LODGING BUSINESSES TO CLOSE TO VISITORS

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Citing concerns for increasing threats to the Florida Keys from COVID-19, Monroe County officials announced Thursday plans to close hotels, guest houses, short-term rentals in RV parks and vacation rentals beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22. This was do...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CLOSURES: NOTICE OF OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY DECLARATION

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In response to the State of Local Emergency Declaration due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to better support our staff members and continue to provide outstanding public service responsive to the needs of our citizens, we will be following...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

MONROE COUNTY POSTPONES MARCH BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners postponed its Wednesday, March 18 BOCC meeting in Key Largo to the scheduled Wednesday, April 15 meeting that will take place at the Marathon Government Center.

“There are several very important top...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

BERNSTEIN PARK ON STOCK ISLAND AWARDED MULTIGENERATIONAL PARK DESIGNATION

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Multigenerational parks are for everyone because fun has no age limit. Bernstein Park on Stock Island just received its multigenerational park designation from the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County for being a modern park that reflects the com...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

MONROE COUNTY’S BERNSTEIN PARK ON STOCK ISLAND RECEIVES NEW CIRCUIT TRAINING FITNESS COURT

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Monroe County Project Management finished the installation of a new fitness court at Bernstein Park on Stock Island. The fitness court is a 40 by 40 square foot park that has the equipment to perform bodyweight circuit resistance workouts for a variety of...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROVIDES PLAN FOR COASTAL STORM RESILIENCE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provided a presentation to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners of the Tentatively Selected Plan of the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Study at today’s BOCC meeting.

The USACE provid...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS) CLASS 4 DESIGNATION MEANS DISCOUNTS ON FLOOD POLICIES

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Monroe County’s Community Rating System (CRS) Consultant Lori Lehr presented a Repetitive Flood Loss Area analysis and identified repetitive flood loss areas in unincorporated Monroe County at Wednesday’s Board of County Commissioners ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

JAMES “JIMMY” STEFFEN OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NAMED AS MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

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If you are a veteran in Monroe County and you need a ride to the mainland to visit the doctor, there a good chance you know James “Jimmy” Steffen, Monroe County’s employee of the fourth quarter and recently awarded Monroe Cou...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

BOCC DIRECTS STAFF TO EXPEDITE STILLWRIGHT POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ROAD VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed and directed staff to expedite the analysis and modeling of the Stillwright Point neighborhood in Key Largo to determine the recommended road adaptations, cost, and related policy decisions ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDS DIRECT BOSTON FLIGHT STARTING IN FEBRUARY

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Key West International Airport (EYW) will offer a new nonstop service through American Airlines from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) starting Feb. 15 through May 2, 2020 on Saturdays.

“This is the first time this route will be offered no...

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