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Posted on: June 18, 2020

MONROE COUNTY MAKES WEARING FACIAL COVERINGS IN PUBLIC SETTINGS MANDATORY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners voted on June 17 to make facial coverings mandatory throughout Monroe County, effective immediately.

Facial coverings over the nose and mouth must be worn by all employees and all customers in business establ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE REMINDS RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO BE SAFE DURING THE FOURTH OF JULY

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Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays, like the Fourth of July coming up this weekend. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show, but with many professional firework shows canceled this year, it is important...

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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: July 10, 2020

TRAINING AVAILABLE TO READ FOR FREE ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET THROUGH MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

Virtual Training Available

With a library card, Monroe County residents have access to a wide selection of free popular e-books and audiobooks from the County’s library system via OverDrive at www.keyslibaries.org, or by downloading Libby, the award-winning one-tap readin...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET AT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met today virtually to view and discuss the $437.3 million Fiscal Year 2021 budget. This budget is 7.5 percent lower than last year’s budget and includes the Board of County Commissioners, the cons...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

MUCH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, ADDITIONAL CLOSURES

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Monroe County, the City of Key West, the City of Marathon, the City of Key Colony Beach and the Village of Islamorada announced all public parks and beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend until Tuesday morning.

All bars are closed and restau...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HOST VIRTUAL ONLINE PUBLIC MEETINGS, DRAFT STUDY AVAILABLE

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with Monroe County, released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Monroe County Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study today. Residents will ha...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

COUNTY REVIEWS PROPOSED STORMWATER CODE UPDATES TO THE MANUAL & LAYMAN’S BROCHURE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners reviewed proposed stormwater code revisions and updates to the Manual of Stormwater Management Practices and Layman’s Brochure for the development of single-family and duplex lots at the June 17 vi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

MONROE COUNTY MAKES WEARING FACIAL COVERINGS IN PUBLIC SETTINGS MANDATORY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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To reduce the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the Florida Keys, Monroe County Emergency Management issued an Emergency Directive requiring all persons over the age of six to wear a facial covering whenever away from their home and unable to...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

MOBILE VESSEL SEWAGE PUMP OUT SERVICES MAY BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS OF JULY 1

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The Board of County Commissioners approved issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for the Keys-wide Mobile Vessel Sewage Pump Out Service. The agreement with the current provider, Pumpout USA, expires on June 30, 2020 and to date, the County and the ve...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

MONROE COUNTY'S SURPLUS ITEMS UP FOR BID, BIDS ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 8TH AT 3 P.M.

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Need a new truck or heavy equipment? Check out Monroe County’s surplus items that are up for bid. If you see something you like virtual sealed bids are being accepted until July 8th at 3 p.m. To learn more visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov/...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

MAYOR PRO TEM MICHELLE COLDIRON ELECTED TO SMALL COUNTY COALITION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Last week, Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron was elected to the Executive Committee representing District 5 in the Small County Coalition at their annual business meeting. District 5 is the southern region of the coalition and consists of Char...

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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 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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