Key West extends state of local emergency

The City of Key West has extended the State of Local Emergency for the next seven days. By doing so, all previous directives remain in effect. “All residents...

Passengers, number of flights to Keys slowing

All is going according to plan at Monroe County’s two airports. Passengers who arrive from Connecticut, New Jersey or New York — areas with high community spread...

What restaurants are “to-go” and delivery

As we navigate through this new reality of social distancing and community support, we wanted to create a community resource of which restaurants are still open and...

Positive cases stand at 22

No new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Florida Health Department as of Sunday afternoon. That leaves the number of positive cases in Monroe County...

With municipal help, checkpoints will continue

Checkpoints at MM 112.5 and Card Sound Road in Key Largo will proceed long term and around-the-clock to keep non-county residents out of the island chain, county...

Stay informed and safe with these apps

Here’s some apps to download onto your phone to stay apprised of the coronavirus and how to know whether to see a doctor if you’re experiencing symptoms.  HEALTH BAPTIST...

What’s in the CARES Act for us?

The U.S. federal government passed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus response bill on March 27. It’s intended to prop up U.S. workers, business and the economy. This...
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CHI tests another 20 in Marathon

The Community Health Inc. clinic created its own drive through spot behind its facility at 2805 Overseas Highway in Marathon on Saturday, March 28. About 60 Monroe...

County to evaluate checkpoint, sheriff resources ‘thin’ with state help pulled

In the first 24 hours, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, with some assistance from Florida Highway Patrol, sent some 400 vehicles back north to the mainland via...

County now has 20 positive cases

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, Monroe County reported 20 total cases — 18 of which are Florida residents and two are non-Florida residents.  Per the Florida Health Department,...