CONGRESSWOMAN TESTS NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19

A test performed recently on U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for COVID-19 came back negative following possible exposure during a visit to a Tavernier long-term care...

TESTING, TESTING – Capabilities increasing to gauge situation

From urgent care facilities and private doctors to CHI, testing capabilities have expanded from Key Largo to Key West.  As a reopening...

Lopez only state house candidate to qualify by petition

After setting a record for the number of petitions gathered to qualify for the state representative, Republican candidate Rhonda Rebman Lopez is now the only...

Dry Tortugas National Park is beginning to increase recreational access

Key West, Fla. – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Dry...

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S LOGISTIC TEAM PARTNERS WITH MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY RESERVE CORPS AND LOCAL VOLUNTEERS...

When Emergency Management Logistics received an emergency request because a local hospital was unable to find cloth surgical gowns, the logistics’ team started thinking outside the box...

BOCC ‘reluctantly’ approves $5M system to keep county operating

Monroe County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Kevin Madok came back in front of the Board of County Commissioners virtually to explain a very expensive...

As Florida reopens, Keys get ready for visitors

By Jim McCarthy, Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Gov. Ron DeSantis characterized Florida’s next reopening step as a “full phase one” during a May 15 press conference in...

Mucarsel-Powell talks reopening, Crystal Health, financial struggles

Keys fishermen who’ve been out of work for two months still wait for response on their loan and unemployment applications. Families wait to hear the...

‘No rhyme or reason’ – Unemployment benefits still unpaid

It’s taken weeks and gotten her virtually nowhere, but Carol Tedesco isn’t giving up on trying to claim unemployment benefits. And she’s...

GROUP DRAFTS VACATION RENTAL PLAN

On March 22, Monroe County took the step of shutting the doors to vacation rentals, hotels and resorts to contain the spread of COVID19. The...