In an effort to limit exposure to coronavirus in the Florida Keys, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is implementing southbound traffic stops (mile marker 112.5 on U.S. Highway 1 and Card Sound Road) to restrict access to the Florida Keys and to reinforce the island chain’s closure to visitors and non-residents.
Only residents, property owners, and those actively involved in work in the Florida Keys will be admitted, including fuel tankers, delivery, and grocery trucks.
Key West, always a maverick, is taking the coronavirus lockdown seriously. The Southernmost city is eerily quiet, especially since last Sunday’s shutdown of all hotels and guesthouses in the entire Florida Keys.
Unlike the aftermath of a hurricane, however, all essential services are still running. Electricity, water, stocked grocery stores, gas stations, etc. aren’t missing a beat.
As Jimmy Buffet would remind us, “The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful.”
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