This document is updated as of 9 a.m. on Friday, March 20. It will be constantly updated as the situation unfolds. If you have any additional closures, event cancelations or information on what’s still open, please email to [email protected] to have it added.
- Monroe County System Libraries remain open with new social distancing measures in place. The library system has implemented an optional curbside pickup service for checkout and hold pickup. Call your local branch for more details. In addition, the library has suspended all programming and events but will be providing virtual programing through social media and their website.
- Monroe County-owned parks and beaches are open. Playgrounds are being sanitized twice daily until further notice. Users must follow the directive of the State that says all congregating must be done in small groups of less than 10 people. Law enforcement is doing regular patrolling of all areas.
- Parks, County-owned spaces, and the libraries will remain open and are also to follow the less than 10 rule as mandated by the State. County-owned playgrounds are being sanitized twice daily until further notice.
- Islamorada parks and beaches, including Founder’s Park and Anne’s Beach in Lower Matecumbe, remain open as of March 18. Programming has been canceled.
- Marathon Florida Keys Airport is open and operational. Major airport hubs, like Miami International Airport, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, and more are screened before they board their flight for any communicable illnesses.
- Crane Point is still open at this time with exception of the camps, programs and trolley tours.
- Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key is still open.
- Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is still open.
- The Turtle Hospital in Marathon is operating, but reducing program size to 10 people and changing procedures to promote social distancing, effective Wednesday, March 18. Make reservations online.
- Marathon Community Theatre – Box Office is still open, but “How to Succeed in Business” has been postponed.
- Port of Key West is still open for marine traffic, which includes recreational vessels. Major U.S. cruise lines have voluntarily suspended operations for 30 days due to coronavirus.
- Key West International Airport is open and operational. Major airport hubs, like Miami International Airport, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, and more are screened before they board their flight for any communicable illnesses.
- Department of Commerce has put federal employees on telework when possible
- College of the Florida Keys – most classes will transition to 100% online instruction immediately until Monday, April 6. More information can be found at www.fkcc.edu.
- Tuesday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m – NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting will be held virtually.
- CMD Yoga in Key Largo will suspend all in-person classes for 2 weeks. Online classes are available on the CMD Yoga YouTube channel completely free and available anytime.
- The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detention center has virtual visitation options available for inmates: www.keysso.net.
- All overnight camping reservations that begin after Wednesday, March 18 at Florida State Parks will be canceled and refunded. Beginning Friday, March 20, campgrounds and all overnight accommodations will be fully closed. State Parks remain open with limited visitation hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events have been canceled.
- Monroe County School District schools are closed until April 15. “Grab-and-go” breakfasts and lunches are available to students under 18-years-old. Virtual learning details are forthcoming. More information on the closures: www.keysschools.com.
- Following the directive of the State of Florida Governor’s Office Executive Order, Monroe County restaurants will be required to operate at 50 percent capacity with the creation of seating 6 feet apart for tables. All bars and nightclubs within the County that receive 50 percent or more of its gross revenue from liquor sales need to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages by 5 p.m. March 17 for the next 30 days.
- Freeman Justice Center, Plantation Key Courthouse and Marathon Courthouse are closed to the general public, with exception of “mission critical” proceedings as of March 18.
- All Centennial Bank lobbies in Monroe County are closed; drive-through banking remains open.
- Coral Restoration Foundation Education Center, Key Largo.
- Habitat ReStore, Key Largo.
- JOY Center programs at Coral Isles Church, Tavernier.
- Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Visitor Center, Tavernier.
- Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, Tavernier is closed for Sunday services. The church is looking to host online service on it’s Facebook site.
- Keys History & Discovery Center, Islamorada. Art Guild of the Purple Isles Art show closed.
- Marathon Community Cinema is closed indefinitely.
- In person-activities at St. Columba have been suspended including worship, its thrift stores, the knitting groups and Hammock House.
- All Marathon city parks and beaches, including Sombrero and Coco Plum Beaches, were closed as of sunset March 17.
- Pigeon Key is closed to daily tours and education groups until further notice.
- Marathon Habitat ReStore is closed until April 1.
- Kreative Kids daycare is closed until March 30 to deep clean.
- Grace Jones daycare is closed until March 30 to deep clean. It will reopen on March 30 if the situation allows.
- Marathon Rec Center is closed until schools reopen to refresh and disinfect the facility.
- Marathon Elks Lodge is closed through the end of March.
- Marathon Yacht Club is closed for two weeks.
- The City of Key West is directing all bars and nightclubs to cease operation by 5 p.m. March 17. This includes bars operating ancillary to any hotel, guest house, or bed and breakfast. All restaurant facilities are limited to take out and delivery only, beginning at 5 p.m. March 18. There shall be no on-site dining or consumption.
- Waterfront Playhouse is closed as of Tuesday, March 17.
- Southernmost Point, Mallory Square Sunset Celebration, Smathers Beach closed as of Tuesday, March 17.
- Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West.
- Tropic Cinema, Key West.
- All parks and playgrounds
- All recreational facility, including the PAL and Douglass gyms
- Fort East Martello, the Key West Lighthouse, Tennessee Williams Museum, and Custom House Museum in Key West will be closed until at least April 1.
- Key West Ferry Terminal will no longer be accepting passengers, beginning immediately. Ferry service will continue for passengers leaving the island, but the ferry terminal is closed to all arriving passengers.
- Duval loop has been suspended.
- All Monroe County Library System events have been canceled through Wednesday, April 1.
- Monroe County Extension Service has canceled all in-person programming, including plant clinics, through April 30.
- Florida Supreme Court Chief Judge Charles Canady has ordered that state courts statewide, including in Monroe County, suspend some proceedings through Friday, March 27, due to the COVID-19 virus epidemic.
- All scheduled events and board meetings for the Florida Keys Council of the Arts have been postponed until April 15, including the Connections Project: A Mosaic of the Keys receptions. The Connections Project display will remain at Shady Palm Gallery (2888 Overseas Hwy., Marathon) until a later date and, as of March 17, can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 24 – State STEM fair in Lakeland, FL.
- Friday, April 3 – 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has been canceled. T-shirts are still for sale for $20 by calling 305-745-3184.
- Tuesday, April 21 – Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy
- All Founders Park programs have been canceled until further notice.
- Saturday, March 21 – Windley Key Day at Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park postponed until a later date.
- Sunday, March 22- Islamorada Seafood Festival has been canceled.
- Monday, March 23 – Bunko & Lunch at Founders Park has been canceled.
- Tuesday, March 24 – Ocean-Friendly Business Open House/Info Session has been postponed.
- Thursday, March 26 – The meeting of Islamorada Village Council has been canceled.
- Thursday, March 26 – Hungry for History at Reefers
- Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29 – Islamorada Island Fest at Founders Park has been canceled.
- Saturday, April 4 – Givin’ It Back Barbecue at Founders.
- Sunday, April 5 – ICE Bay Jam at Founders Park has been postponed.
- Tuesday, April 7 – FEMA Flood Insurance Stakeholder Workshop has been canceled.
- Saturday, April 11 – Spring Fest and Egg Hunt has been canceled.
- Saturday, April 18 – CRF 8th annual Gala, Raise the Reef, has been canceled.
- 2020 Marathon Pentathlon will be postponed until such time that the coronavirus is behind us.
- March 2020 – All evening Science/Adventure Series programs at the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Nature Center, including March 18 talk on Pine Rockland impacts from hurricanes by Dr. Danielle Ogurcak, and the Marc 25 talk by Dr. Doug Mader regarding African Wildlife are postponed.
- Friday, March 20 – Marathon Garden Club March monthly meeting is canceled. The April monthly meeting is still tentatively scheduled.
- Friday, March 20 – Showing of Marathon After Midnight. Postponed until Oct. 30.
- Friday, March 27 – Marathon Garden Club game day is canceled.
- Saturday, March 28 – Young Eagles free flights at Marathon airport are canceled.
- Saturday, March 28 – 39th Annual 7 mile bridge run has been canceled. No refunds will be issued, but each 2020 runner will be guaranteed an option for entry in 2021.
- Sunday, March 29 – Kids’ Bridge Fishing Tournament between Big Pine and No Name Keys has been canceled.
- Sunday, March 29 – Children’s Miracle Network Annual Chicken Roast to be held at the American Legion on March 29th is canceled.
- Sunday, April 5 – Mild to Wild car show is canceled.
- Monday, April 6 – FEMA Flood Insurance Stakeholder Workshop has been canceled.
- All remaining “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” shows have been canceled at Waterfront Theatre.
- Friday, March 20 – FKSPCA Spring Social has been postponed until November. All volunteers who have traveled abroad should refrain from visiting the shelters.
- Saturday, March 21 – Key West Botanical Garden Society has canceled the Speaker Series event.
- Sunday, March 22 – The Key West Artisan Market: UpCycle/Recycle Edition will NOT operate.
- Sunday, March 22 – Impromptu Classical Concert has been canceled. We’ll see you next year.
- Sunday, March 22 – Sheriff’s Animal Farm Open House is canceled. The Animal Farm is closed until further notice.
- Friday, March 27 – Mason Jennings concert has been postponed and will likely take place in May.
- Saturday, March 28 – Mote’s 14th annual Ocean Fest has been postponed.
- Sunday, March 29 – Bahama Village Music Program’s 20th anniversary at the Key West Amphitheater will be rescheduled due to an anticipated crowd size of 500 people.
- Hayden Blaylock Shell Key West Challenge fishing tournament, scheduled for April, is canceled.
- Saturday, April 4 – Key West Botanical Garden Society has canceled Migration Mania.
- Monday, April 6 – FEMA Flood Insurance Stakeholder Workshop has been canceled.
- Sunday, April 12 – Easter on the Animal Farm at the Sheriff’s Office is canceled.
- Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 26 – Conch Republic Independence Celebration has been postponed due to anticipated crowd size.
- Saturday, April 18 – Keys Energy Services (KEYS) 20th Tree Giveaway is postponed until further notice.
- Saturday, April 18 – Commotion on the Ocean at PAL Gym has been postponed due to anticipated crowd size.
- Saturday, April 18 – Key West Botanical Garden Society has canceled the Speaker Series event. The status of the May 16 event will be determined in April.
- Monday, April 20 – Taste of Key West has been postponed due to anticipated crowd size.
- Thursday, April 30 – Viper Owners Association car show has been postponed due to anticipated crowd size.