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ALYSON CREAN CITY OF KEY WEST COMMUNICATIONS
Alyson Crean, Public Information Officer, Key West Police Department
EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST PROCLAIMED ON 12/3/2020 IN EFFECT THURSDAY 12/31/2020 10PM TO SUNDAY JANUARY 3, 2021
Key West Mayor Teri Johnston, after an extensive discussion at Thursday’s City Commission meeting, has enacted an emergency directive providing for a curfew in order to avoid a public health emergency during the New Year’s holiday.
The directive reads: “Commencing on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10 p.m. and terminating on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 6:00 a.m., a curfew is hereby imposed for the City of Key West, effective from 10 p.m. each night through 6 a.m. the next morning. All non-essential businesses shall close on or before 10 p.m. each night. Persons shall be in their residences or lodging establishments no later than 10:30 p.m. each night. During the period of such curfew, no person shall make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose, except police, fire rescue, first responder, medical, health care, media, and utility repair service personnel.”
The curfew will not apply to: people returning directly to their homes from work at essential establishments or going directly to work at essential establishments from their homes; people making deliveries from essential establishments; people walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences; and those traveling to or from any religious service.
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission last night commended A.H. of Monroe County, Inc. on the completion of Marty’s Place, the new affordable housing complex near Key West High School.
“A.H. of Monroe County, Inc, formerly known as Aids Help continues to lead by example in creating new truly affordable housing for our community in Key West,” reads the commendation.
Marty’s Place provides 47 units for members of the community – many with disabilities – earning less than $42,000 a year with an affordable apartment.
Scott Pridgen, executive director of A.H. Monroe, accepted the commendation, noting that the organization has expanded its reach as needs in the community have expanded.
“This success is an example of what our community organizations can achieve in providing relief to the hundreds of community members and our workforce who remain on waitlists for affordable housing within the lower income categories,” Mayor Johnston wrote in the commendation.
In the photo: Mayor Teri Johnston, A.H. Monroe Executive Director Scott Pridgen, and Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
The Key West City Commission today amended the City’s mask ordinance in light of the current spike in Covid-19 cases.
After an in-depth discussion, the commission voted unanimously to remove an exemption that had allowed the removal of masks outdoors. The City now requires the wearing of masks any time a resident or a visitor steps out of their residence, they must wear a mask regardless of the ability to social distance
“We’re trying to regain control of our more crowded outdoor areas,” City Manager Greg Veliz told the commission.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the commission discussed creating mask zones for the busiest areas. However, City Attorney Shawn Smith said zoning would create a patchwork that could lead to inconsistency as well as creating a difficulty for enforcement.
PLEASE GO TO ANOTHER SECTION OF THE CITY OF KEY WEST FEATURES; UP SHORTLY FOR ADDITIONAL INFO. ON THE NEW CITY OF KW MASK ORDINANCE ; as well as Info about the Cxl of the Holiday Parade and Bayview Lighting Ceremony
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