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...

Data shows COVID case count may be plateauing

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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...

Islamorada council sets ground rules for remote meeting participation

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Surging COVID-19 cases and more quarantining measures among those in contact with infected individuals drew council members to adopt new rules on remote meeting attendance.  An outbreak inside...

7 IMPORTANT COVID QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County continues to disseminate information regarding frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine clinics and CDC policy:  I’m vaccinated. Why do...

Commissioners vote to require masks inside county buildings

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At the Aug. 18 Monroe County Board of County Commissioners meeting, “Just wear the damn mask” became a mantra among officials after hearing from the county’s board...
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