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Isolated Key West Will Reopen

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However, for Some People, It Will Be Too Late. After nearly two months with the only access roads closed off by checkpoints, the Florida Keys will reopen to visitors on June 1, officials announced Sunday night. Of course this is at 50% capacity for now and will be updated as the virus is monitored.

To stop the spread of the virus from more heavily affected cities further north, the archipelago in southern Florida has been blocked off since late March to anyone who does not work or live there. Hotels were ordered closed, and passengers who flew in through the airport were screened and instructed to self-quarantine for two weeks. The isolation measures were among the strictest in the country.

As things are getting back to normal, please take the necessary precautions and keep the Keys safe. Dont forget to tip your waitresses and waiters! They have been resting to help serve you better than before!

Florida Keys Opens to Locals

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Restaurants, non-essential businesses opening, but checkpoints remain! Its good to see we are moving in the right direction and want to make sure Key West is safe……later visitors can enjoy!

In Monroe County, some re-opening of restaurants and non-essential businesses are for locals only, and that includes the city of Key West.

Carruthers said: “Perhaps earn a little bit money for their employees and work through protocols that will probably be in place for quite some time after we get back to whatever our new normal is. Things like social distancing and mask wearing; what is that going to look like at a retail shop? In a bait and tackle store? In a restaurant? That is where we are headed right now.”

Monroe County will keep in place its visitor directive that requires vacation rentals and other lodging establishments to remain closed until further notice. Monroe County will continue the directive of using facial coverings in public settings.

“If you open up the Keys, everyone is going to want to come down here. It is just such a beautiful place,” said Zach Cooney of Key Largo who said he agrees with Monroe County’s decision to keep checkpoints in place.

“It is that checkpoint that has allowed us to keep our numbers low,” Carruthers said.

As of April 30, Monroe County had 79 coronavirus cases and 3 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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Seven times Key West life was stranger than fiction

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Wandering Key West’s mostly empty streets lately feels a little apocalyptic. Bar windows are dark, storefronts are shuttered, the air is silent and still. If you had just emerged from an isolated 12-day sojourn in the desert, à la Jared Leto, you might think you had stepped into a dystopian novel set in paradise. But compared to the following historic events, COVID-19 quarantine is hardly the strangest thing to ever happen in Key West…

For stories, check out Florida Weekly at this link

Miss Key West? Fav YouTube!

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With all of the shelters in place, it’s hard to be happy. I’ve been pretty lucky to have multiple monitors as well as a TV connected so I can stream YouTube and go through different areas. I will talk about The people I follow as well as some of my favorite videos. Btw, YouTube Premium is the way to go! Click on the photos to view their channel

One of My Favorites is “Jody & Jess – Livin’ the Keys Life”. The husband and wife are entertaining and give some good local views of the Keys. I believe they are not originally from the Keys, but love their preservatives.

Another good one is Keys Live. Just recently I have watched videos of the ghost town Key West has become. Some really good videos.

Of course Broadwave Live Cams are pretty cool to watch. Check out the Key West Cams

Docklight Productions is a creative video & media production studio situated on the tiny island of Key West, Florida. We love it here and think you will too. Over the years we’ve compiled a big list of various shots throughout Key West highlighting some of the best places, businesses, and people, who call this paradise home.

Now for some pretty good videos I have found, the Key West History from 1884 is pretty cool…..

One of the first videos I saw back in 2017 was from Jacie and Ericka’s Key West Vacation (Makeup and Manga). It’s a great video of two girls looking around Key West. What I like about the video is they show more than just the tourist areas.

Is flying your thing? Have you flown into Key West from Miami area? Great video to watch with one of my favorite YouTubers, Steveo1Kinevo

Just on the side, I love sailing and some interesting videos from Captain Rick Moore. His channel is very entertaining.

Hope you enjoy these videos as much as I have. Have some of your favorites? Let me know.

Key West is Empty

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It’s amazing looking at the webcams today of Key West. It is completely empty except for some workers and locals. It’s very sad. Florida annouced yesterday Shelter in place which makes it even more like a ghost town. Hope this event ends soon so people can enjoy . Photos from the next two links.

https://floridakeyswebcams.tv/

Keys Closed

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It’s amazing that this virus is taking over the world. Life has definitely changed and I see these affects will last for many years after we are through this. From my perspective it’s to protect those who may not be able to fight the virus. I understand and it’s the best thing to do. One human family! We have to watch out for others. I saw a post recently “I guess God got so mad about all of our fighting down here that He sent us all to our rooms.” Kinda funny, but kinda true. Hope this event changes people for the good and that there is more to life. Be Happy, Be Kind!

Hope everyone stays safe and this ends by the time summer hits! Cheers!

Welcome Back!

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Hello All! I am back in full force! As life changes, people must change!

A few changes in my life has closed a chapter in my life and opened up a brand new one! As Jimmy says “Breathe in, Breath out, Move on” and this is my plan right now! Life will continue and attitude is how you react to the things you have absolutely no control over. Thanks to good friends, family, music, and my amazing son, things will be better! Look forward to a lot coming in the next few weeks. I have a lot of information I want to share as well as launching a Facebook page! See ya soon!

Work-Life Balance

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Here’s a little advice from Project.Com about work life balance.  It’s something I struggled with for some time until my Trip to Key West and a chat with my flight doctor!   Please check this out.   Remember, I do not live to work, I work so I can live!

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National Margarita Day – February 22nd, 2018!

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We pay tribute and honor the margarita on this special day of celebration.  We so deeply respect and value its place in our history that we have set aside Feb. 22 of every year as National Margarita Day.  We plan to celebrate in style.  Here is our favorite Margarita Recipe:

  • 1 shot patron silver tequila
  • 1 shot grand marnier
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 3/4 shot lime juice
  • finish filling shaker with margarita mix
  • 1/2 full of ice mixer

 

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