Following an executive order by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the City of Key West is directing all bars and nightclubs to cease operation by 5 p.m. March 17, 2020. This includes bars operating ancillary to any hotel, guest house, or bed and breakfast. All restaurant facilities are limited to take out and delivery only. There shall be no on-site dining or consumption.
The decisions for responses to this fluid situation are being made at all levels in the interest of public safety. This follows the decision by the President of the United States to discourage gathering of more than ten people.