Over the past year, in order to keep Key West residents, businesses, employees, and visitors safe while enjoying the Key West Historic Seaport and the Bight Marina, the City of Key West and Monroe County instituted local mask and social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, vaccinations have enabled us to get closer to resuming fully “normal” operations.
Related to COVID-19, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order that suspends local COVID-19 restrictions and mandates on both individuals and businesses, which is in effect through June 30. Starting July 1, a second executive order goes into effect, which will also invalidate local municipal emergency orders related to COVID-19 “that restrict the rights or liberties of people and businesses.”
In order to comply with these statewide Executive Orders, Monroe County Commissioners and the Key West City Commission repealed local ordinances that required everyone to wear masks upon entry into a restaurant or business.
However, local businesses can still require face coverings. Once more of the population is vaccinated, these restrictions will surely be removed. In the mean time, make sure to bring a mask with you just in case. We so appreciate the cooperation of all residents, tourists, employees, and others to keep one another safe over the past 15 months.
Finally, as a reminder, if you have any other questions or are looking for more information, you may visit the Bight Marina website at www.KeyWestBightMarina.com or call one of our dockmasters directly at (305)-809-3983.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Key West Bight Marina at the Historic Seaport:
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