ISLAMORADA URGES STRICTER MASK MANDATE IN SCHOOLS

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At the Oct. 12 Monroe County school board meeting, board members were taken aback at a resolution passed by the Islamorada Village Council that asked the district...

COVID UPDATE: CASES DECLINING IN THE KEYS

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A COVID-19 surge during the summer is slowing down in Florida and the Keys, according to data by the Florida Health Department that shows five weeks of...

POLITICAL DEBATE: SCHOOL BOARD KEEPS MASKING AS IS DESPITE DEBATE

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At first, the Sept. 21 Monroe County School Board meeting was deceptively “normal,” like it was before the pandemic. There were no updates from the health department...

Emergency rule: Students exposed to COVID no longer required to quarantine

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The Florida Department of Health has issued a new emergency rule declaring that parents now have a choice whether to quarantine a child who has been exposed...

SCHOOL MASK OPT-OUT IS UPHELD AFTER TENSE EXCHANGE ON BOARD

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On Sept. 7, the school board, district staff, health officials and the public sat together through another tense four-hour meeting. At least three hours were devoted to...

HOW MANY COVID-19-RELATED DEATHS IN MONROE COUNTY?

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Deaths related to COVID-19 infections stood at 63 in Monroe County on Aug. 31. Of those deaths, two were among individuals who were vaccinated, per the county’s...

QUARANTINED VS ABSENT: HEALTH DEPARTMENT CANNOT SAY HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE QUARANTINED

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There are currently 105 students infected with COVID-19 in the first three weeks of school. Students are being exposed, however. There are reports of up to 50...

RURAL HEALTH NETWORK OFFERS COVID TESTING, PRIMARY CARE, DENTAL, AND MORE

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Need a COVID rapid test to return to work? Need to show a negative PCR test before you board a plane next week? Do you want a...

COVID 19: WHERE TO GET TESTED IN THE KEYS

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WHERE TO GET TESTED IN THE KEYS Editor’s note: This is the most up-to-date list available. Call ahead to verify current status.  Advanced Urgent Care  (Antibody, rapid testing) ·  305-294-0011. Pre-register...

ARE COVID CASES PLATEAUING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

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Another week brought new positive COVID-19 infections throughout Florida and the Keys. Cases statewide and in the island chain, however, appear to have plateaued. The latest report by...
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