COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR THE CITY OF KEY WEST/MONROE COUNTY
Monroe County ordinance requires everyone to carry a facial covering capable of immediate use and requires that masks be worn when inside of a business and also outdoors when a social distance of six feet from another person is not possible. In the city of Key West, the wearing of facial coverings is mandatory indoors and outdoors (anywhere outside a residence or hotel/lodging room) regardless of social distancing.
Business establishments include various lodging facilities, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, indoor attractions, museums, retail or clothing shops, beauty salons, health spas, and other public settings.
Dining and Bars
Restaurants and food establishments are operating at full capacity indoors and outdoors, with appropriate social distancing and a minimum of 6 feet separating parties. Masks/facial coverings are required to be worn entering and exiting an indoor establishment.
Restaurant patrons can remove their masks only while seated and eating or drinking. Outdoor dining areas should be prioritized and requested. Waiting areas may be limited to manage spacing, depending upon the eatery’s size, so waiting outdoors is preferable when possible. Masks must be worn at indoor and outdoor restaurants, if not seated.
Inquire whether restaurant menus are online or viewable on a personal device, or are single use and disposable versus laminated, reusable menus.
Bars statewide are also open at full capacity. Social distancing of six feet must be maintained and bar service is allowed only to seated patrons. Facial covering mandates must be observed.
Centers for Disease Control protective protocols:
The CDC recommends types of masks that are most effective to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks that fit properly should fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face.
In addition, the CDC recommends guidelines for how to safely wear and take off a face covering. Other precautions include:
Wearing a face covering does not eliminate the need for social distancing and proper hand hygiene.
Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Carry and use hand sanitizer with at least a 60 percent alcohol base if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of the tissue as well as face mask, gloves and other protective apparel.
Stay hydrated and well-rested.
Key West Historic Seaport is located along the harborwalk waterfront at the ends of Front Street, Greene Street, Elizabeth Street, William Street & Grinnell Street.
Historic Seaport 201 Williams Street Key West, FL 33040
7 days per week 365 days per year
*Restaurant, Tour Schedules and Shop Hours May Vary
TROLLEY, CONCH TRAIN & SHUTTLE SERVICE
Key West Historic Seaport offers a variety of transportation options for arriving at the Seaport as well as getting around while you’re at the Seaport. From walking, biking, Conch Electric Cars, the Conch Tour Train and Old Town Trolley Tours there are plenty of ways to see the Historic Seaport. Shuttle service is also available from the Key West International Airport and visitors can easily use one of the above methods to and from the cruise ship terminal which is only blocks away from the Historic Seaport.
Shuttles, Conch Train and Trolley Tours run daily with stops located just steps from the harborwalk waterfront at the Historic Seaport.
DUVAL LOOP BUS
For an easy and free way to get around Key West, hop on the Duval Loop bus! The Duval Loop is a bus route runs from the Gulf to the Atlantic adjacent to Key West’s world-famous main street lined with shops, bars, restaurants and all more. Hop off to go explore the island and hop back on to get to a new adventure. The Duval Loop bus runs every 15 minutes from 10am-midnight and every 30 minutes from 6am-10am. Check out the Real-time bus tracker.
In Season: (Christmas through Easter) – 7 days a week
Off Season: (Easter through Christmas) – Thursday – Sunday
We encourage visitors to walk or bike while in Key West but rest assured the Key West Historic Seaport has ample parking for guests arriving by automobile.
The Old Town Garage (also known as Park N Ride – Free City bus rides if you park here!) 300 Grinnell street has 250 parking spaces $3.00 per hour; $18.00 per Day; $107.25 per month Pay stations are located at exits on each floor. Special rates apply at large festival events. Ride the Duval Loop for free. Loop stop in 900 block of Caroline. Your Park n Ride Garage ticket entitles you, and everyone in your vehicle, to ride the City Routes of public transportation in the City of Key West for FREE. Just present your ticket stub to the bus driver when you enter the bus. Free City bus service is only available until the expiration date printed on your ticket stub and is not applicable to the Lower Keys Shuttle service. Bus stops are located on Caroline Street in front of West Marine, across Caroline for downtown service, and just west of garage for outbound service, for your convenience. Numerous bus stops are located around town, ride the bus all day! For more information on bus stops, routes, and schedule times, please visit kwtransit.com.
The main parking lot at the Key West Bight 800 block of Caroline Street has 120 parking spaces $3.50 per hour; $20.00 per day with a maximum 10-day purchase.
The surface parking lot located at the end of Margaret Street tucked in between the Half Shell Raw Bar Restaurant and Lost Reef Adventures has 19 parking spaces $3.00 per hour; limited to 2 hours’ maximum purchase
The surface parking lot located adjacent to Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum offers 21 spaces $3.00 per hour: 8 hours’ maximum purchase
The surface parking lot located at the Key West Express Ferry Terminal offers 19 spaces $3.00 per hour; 8 hours’ maximum purchase
The surface parking lot located in the 600 block of Greene Street in front of the Conch Republic Seafood Company offers 26 spaces $3.00 per hour; 8 hours’ maximum purchase
Any vehicle transporting a person with a valid handicap placard or plate is allowed by State Law to park for 4 hours without paying in municipal pay to park areas. All parking is “pay and display”. You purchase parking time at pay stations and display the receipt face-up on your dashboard. For moped; motorcycle and open air vehicles please tear off the perforated stub and retain as your proof of payment should the receipt blow away.
Pay stations are located in the center of each lot and accept coin or credit card. Pay to Park Enforcement is Monday through Saturday 8AM to midnight; Sunday noon to midnight. All other parking regulations are 24/7.
There is a charter bus drop off and parking lot in the 900 block of Caroline Street. There are 7 spaces. $100.00 per day or $1,500.00 per month; drop off is free.
Temporary parking and drop off areas may be created due to number of buses.
TRAVELING TO KEY WEST
Key West is part of the Florida Keys archipelago. It’s also Florida’s southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. Visitors can fly into Key West International Airport (EYW), Miami International Airport (MIA) or Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and from there can reach the seaport via shuttle buses or rental cars.
Flying travelers can reach the gateway to Key West airport in about an hour from Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
EYW – Key West International Airport
Visitors can fly to Key West International Airport via connections or direct flights from many cities. The airport offers a host of ground transportation options, including local shuttle buses and rental cars. Getting around Key West is fun and easy! Taxis and Key West Transit buses serve Key West International and are conveniently located curb side at the terminal.
FLL – Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International
MTH – Florida Keys Marathon International Airport
Visitors can now fly into Florida Keys Marathon International Airport aboard on-demand small charter aircraft. Ground transportation is available in Marathon including airport shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars. General aviation enthusiasts and corporate jet operators will also find plenty of services.
MIA – Miami International Airport
Drivers can reach Key West on one of the most breathtaking drives down US-1 Overseas Highway in about 3 ½ hours from the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax on your way from Miami to Key West traveling on a motor coach with Wi-Fi, restrooms and other amenities. There are multiple pick-up locations from a variety of hotels in Miami and one-way and round-trip tickets available. Take advantage of great deals on dining and entertainment at the Key West Historic Seaport that are provided to you on the bus.
For a full list of pick-up locations and times, please visit:
Visitors from Florida’s West Coast can hop aboard the Key West Express Ferry from Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island. Please note that the Marco Island ferry service runs seasonally and operates only during the winter months. You will enjoy cool air-conditioned interiors, couches, tables and reclining airline-style seating so you can ride comfortably.
VACATION KEY WEST
Vacation Key West was created to accommodate the needs of visitors to Key West. Starting in 1994, the company quickly grew from offering a handful of hotels to providing expert advice on lodging, attractions, entertainment and tours. “We once hired the tent for a wedding that Oprah used to celebrate Maya Angelou’s birthday on Sunset Key. It was a blast!” – Vanessa McCaffrey, President of Vacation Key West
Consult with a local expert in the visitor center now located in the Key West Ferry Terminal at 100 Grinnell Street at the Key West Historic Seaport.
“As experts we will give you priceless advice – at no charge to you.”
Visit VacationKW.com for more information or contact an experienced sales agent at 800-595-5397 or 305-295-9500.