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Key West just opened up to visitors this month, and the area is serious about keeping Covid-19 out.
Yesterday, the Monroe County Commission voted to require face masks in the Florida Keys until June 2021. The city of Key West already had this requirement, but now the rule applies to the rest of the Florida Keys. See this article in the Orlando Sentinel.
Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth in any business establishment that has a roof. Exceptions will be made for people while eating or drinking and while exercising in a gym as long as they are six feet apart. Children ages 6 and under are exempt.
Officers can fine people up to $500 for violating this rule.
While the new restriction goes through June 2021, the commission plans to revisit the decision quarterly.
Personally, I think this is smart. While I’ve admitted I don’t particularly enjoy wearing masks, I do understand they go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Of course, I hope that a vaccine will be around this winter so that it will be even safer to travel.
Does this restriction make you feel safer to travel to Key West? Or, will you avoid places until masks aren’t required?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.