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LOCALS ONLY, PLEASE

The Florida Keys on Friday morning took another protective measure to keep visitors (and potential community-spread coronavirus) out of the island chain: they closed U.S. 1, and...

Keys count reaches 14

By Jim McCarthy and Tiffany Duong Positive tests for COVID-19 in Monroe County more than tripled over the last two days, with seven new cases reported on March...

IRS moves deadline to July

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service extended the 2019 income tax return filing deadline by 60 days, from April 15...

Travel on Overseas Highway restricted

Locals like to joke about “blowing the bridges” — an isolation technique much wished for during high season. Well, no one’s laughing anymore. Four things happened: One, many locals...

DeSantis directive takes aim at residents fleeing from hot spots

In a bid to curb residents fleeing from three northeastern states where shelter-in-place orders are in effect, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order March 23 to...

Have some fresh fish and some toilet paper

Panic grocery-buying is currently a widespread phenomenon in Florida and probably the whole country. But the Keys are uniquely positioned on this front — after all, we...

County closes boat ramps to visitors

A day after hotels, campgrounds and short-term vacation rentals shut down, Monroe County officials announced the closure of public boat ramps to visitors on Monday amid the...

Clarifying Monroe County’s closure order

On March 19, Monroe County made the decision to close all hotels, campgrounds, short-term rentals and other lodging establishments as of Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m.  County...

Bob Eadie answers 6 questions

The most sensitive part of the COVID-19 conversation in the Florida Keys right now is the low number of tests being performed in the Florida Keys, given...

Florida Keys closing to visitors as of Sunday

By: Mandy Miles, Jim McCarthy and Sara Matthis The Florida Keys and Key West will close all hotels, campgrounds, short-term rentals and other lodging establishments as of Sunday,...