Florida Keys officials 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.
The easing of visitor restrictions is to coincide with the planned June 1 suspension of checkpoints on two roads leading from the South Florida mainland to the Keys.
As we observe Memorial Day this weekend, we remember our fallen heroes. With deepest gratitude and appreciation, we honor the sacrifices our military members have made to protect and serve our country.
Whether you choose to take the time to enjoy nature by visiting one of your favorite sites or take advantage of the numerous virtual opportunities that have opened up during this COVID-19 era, please remember to practice the CDC's social distance guidelines. We are all in this together. Stay well!
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