18 May 2020

Florida Keys Officials Target June 1 to Begin Reopening to Visitors

Florida Keys officials Sunday night announced they are targeting Monday, June 1, to reopen the Keys to visitors following the island chain’s closure to tourists March 22 to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.
11 May 2020

Florida Keys Tourism Council Launches ‘Safer@Home’ Video Challenge

Although the Florida Keys remain closed to visitors due to the global COVID-19 crisis, a new social media contest enables travelers to re-create their favorite Keys memories in video form while staying safe at home.
10 May 2020

One Year After Turtle’s Release, Satellite Tracker Continues to Operate

An adult loggerhead sea turtle, released off the Florida Keys a year ago after it was treated at the Keys’ Turtle Hospital, continues to be tracked via satellite.
03 May 2020

Infant Manatee Rescued in Florida Keys

An orphaned infant manatee was rescued Saturday by Florida Keys-based marine mammal rescue volunteers in oceanside waters off Islamorada.
14 April 2020

Keys TDC Launches ‘Safer at Home’ Initiative

The Florida Keys tourism council launched a “safer at home” initiative Tuesday to promote “stay-at-home” directives to combat COVID-19, while also sensitively maintaining awareness of the Florida Keys as a destination.
30 March 2020

Florida Keys and Overseas Highway Remain Closed to Visitors

The Florida Keys remain closed to visitors until further notice, following directives from local government officials based on concerns about U.S. coronavirus threats.
27 March 2020

Florida Keys Officials Establish Checkpoints to Restrict Inbound Traffic

Increasingly concerned about the coronavirus crisis, Florida Keys government officials have established two traffic checkpoints at the top of the Keys that restrict non-residents’ inbound road access.
25 March 2020

Florida Keys Island Chain Temporarily Closed to Visitors

Florida Keys officials have temporarily closed the destination to visitors until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. Throughout the 125-mile-long island chain, lodging businesses and tourism-related entities — including hotels, attractions, beaches, fishing piers, boat ramps and parks — are temporarily closed.
16 March 2020

Colorado Angler Wins March Merkin Permit Tournament

Colorado angler Clint Packo caught and released three permit to win the 2020 March Merkin Permit Tournament that ended March 12.