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Posted on: May 15, 2020

DEVELOPMENT OF PROPOSED NEW AND RENEWED RULES FOR 10-YEAR WORK PLAN

Heather Carruthers speaks in Tallahassee about the draft rule canal restoration

The Florida Administration Commission authorized the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to initiate rulemaking for a revised Work Plan for Monroe County. DEO is also working on updated Work Plans for Islamorada and Marathon.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

MONROE COUNTY TO START ROAD PRESERVATION PROJECT FOR LOWER KEYS COUNTY-OWNED ROADS

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In an effort to preserve county roads and prolong pavement life, Monroe County awarded a contract for pavement preservation to Pavement Technology, Inc. at the virtual April Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. The contractor will begin work ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

FLORIDA KEYS REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS, COUNTY WILL FOLLOW GOVERNOR’S ORDER

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Monroe County remains closed to visitors. The checkpoints at mile marker 112.5 on U.S. 1 and State Road 905 will remain in place and screenings will continue at Key West International and Marathon Florida Keys airports. After detailed discussions with the...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

MONROE COUNTY DOES NOT ANTICIPATE REOPENING TO VISITORS IN MAY, PROTECTIONS IN PLACE ARE WORKING

Key West International Airport remains close to empty in April 2020, photo by Rhan Clayton

In detailed discussions with the Florida Dept. of Health in Monroe County, it is not anticipated that Monroe County will reopen to visitors in May. Monroe County understands there has been community discussion on opening dates for lodging and attractions,...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

COMMISSIONERS ADOPT UNIFIED REGIONAL SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS FOR FUTURE PLANNING

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted the updated Unified Regional Sea Level Rise Projections of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and directed staff to utilize the updated projections as the basis for future sea-leve...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARIES ONLINE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE REACHES 30,000,000 VIEWS

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 Yes, that headline says 30 million. A modest 2002 grant started something that grew quite big. Monroe County librarians and volunteers are celebrating (via Zoom, of course) the 30 millionth view of the library’s online historical photo...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND MARATHON FLORIDA KEYS AIRPORT TO SCREEN ALL ARRIVING PASSENGERS

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Key West International Airport continues to operate, pursuant to and consistent with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration. Starting at midnight and until further notice, all arriving passengers regardless of...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MONROECOUNTYEM.COM/COVID19

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has waived several requirements making it easier to qualify for and access unemployment assistance, including the week waiting period and the job search requirements. The actions come as a result of the CARES...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE: TOURIST BAN ENFORCEMENT PROTOCOL

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The Emergency Directive 20-02 (Tourist Ban) Enforcement Protocol was collaboratively developed by Monroe County and the five municipalities with input from the Tax Collector, the Sheriff, and the State Attorney. Law enforcement officers are not p...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

OFFICIALS TO RESTRICT TRAVEL ON FLORIDA KEYS OVERSEAS HIGHWAY (U.S. 1)

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Concerned about limiting exposure to coronavirus, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating implementation of southbound traffic stops at mile marker 112.5 on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, and on State Road 905 (Card Sound...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

MONROE COUNTY’S BERNSTEIN PARK ON STOCK ISLAND RECEIVES NEW CIRCUIT TRAINING FITNESS COURT

New fitness equipment at Bernstein Park

Monroe County Project Management finished the installation of a new fitness court at Bernstein Park on Stock Island. The fitness court is a 40 by 40 square foot park that has the equipment to perform bodyweight circuit resistance workouts for a variety of...

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