The City of Key West temporarily closing its parks and beaches

The City of Key West will be temporarily closing its parks and beaches and beginning July 2nd at 5 p.m. Thursday and continuing until the morning of Tuesday, July 7th to avoid large crowds gathering during this Covid-19 pandemic. The closure dovetails with that of Monroe County’s beaches to help send a clear message of safety.

Due to the large numbers of visitors over the holiday weekend, this precaution allows the community to avoid large congregations of people.

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.