Duval Closed to Vehicles Over the Weekend

The City of Key West will be temporarily closing Duval Street to vehicular traffic to help enhance the ability of social distancing over the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 5 a.m., the street will be pedestrian only between Truman Avenue and Front Street.

Due to the large numbers of visitors over the holiday weekend, this precaution will allow people to spread out as they visit downtown businesses.

City officials want to remind everyone that masks are required inside establishments, though they can be removed – once you’re seated – to eat in a complying restaurant. Masks are also required outdoors when you are unable to remain six feet from others, such as walking down a crowded sidewalk. In addition, you are required to carry a mask when you leave your house, in case you find yourself in a situation in which social distancing is impossible.

These measures rely on the personal responsibility of each of us. These directives are put in place to ensure the continued health and safety of our community and our economy.