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Third death confirmed, 52 cases in County

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County confirmed the third COVID-19-related death in Monroe County, a 75-year-old male resident who had underlying chronic conditions. There are currently...

County and cities discuss pay policies during COVID-19 crisis

Monroe County employees currently at home with no available work could be furloughed, while others could be partially laid off, as officials align operations with...

Rapid tests slowly trickling into hospitals

After a slow start, coronavirus testing over the past two weeks is ramping up, with more than 143,700 tested in Florida and just over 600 in Monroe...

Hundreds of fake re-entry stickers nabbed at checkpoints

A vehicle approached the checkpoint in Key Largo on Saturday, waiting for entry through with its yellow, Upper Keys re-entry sticker. On first glance, a sheriff’s deputy...

Keys officials target illegal rentals to banned tourists

There are tourists in the Florida Keys. The above statement wouldn’t make headlines on a typical day in our thriving island chain. But these days are anything but...

Update: 43 Cases; 2 Deaths

Here’s the latest from the Florida Department of Health on case numbers and statistics in the Keys: There are currently 43 positive COVID-19 cases in the Keys. 37...

Latest Keys Case Count: 41

Here's the latest from the Florida Health Department on cases in the Keys: There are currently 41 positive COVID-19 cases in the Keys. 36 are residents and five...

DeSantis eyes fixes to unemployment jam

In 2019, the state of Florida handled and processed 307,000 unemployment claims. Just the last two weeks alone, just over 348,500 claims filed in. As for calls, the...

Governor issues ‘Safer at Home’ directive

At a press conference on March 30 outside the Hard Rock casino hotel, Gov. Ron DeSantis emphasized the statewide and, specifically, South Florida message of, “Safer at...

County cases now at 24

Positive cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County rose to 24, the Florida Health Department reported Monday at 10 a.m. Of the cases, 15 are travel-related. Six are community-acquired...