KEY WEST, Florida – Beaches, park and recreational facilities re-open in Key West, Florida.
City Manager Greg Veliz on the relaxing of COVID-19 related restrictions on the island:
“Much like our national and state leaders, we have determined that the best way to proceed would be a phased approach,” Veliz wrote. “Although we are currently under a restrictive order as it pertains to businesses, we do understand the need to begin to allow our residents to resume some sense of normalcy while exercising personal responsibility and social distancing. To that end, effective Monday, April 27, 2020, the City of Key West will be opening its parks, beaches, and recreational facilities to local residents. While playgrounds and water features will remain closed for now, we hope that by easing some restrictions on public space our residents can enjoy the natural environment Key West has to offer. Residents are encouraged to responsibly distance themselves from each other while spending time outside of their homes.”
Is Key West Open for business as usual — no. Upper Keys checkpoints at MM 112.5 and SR 905 remain in place, non-residents are not allowed until June. (tentative)