Officials in Monroe County on Thursday announced plans to close lodging businesses in the Florida Keys on Sunday, citing the increased threat and concerns of COVID-19.
According to a news release, it would affect hotels, guest houses, short-term rentals in RV parks and vacation rentals beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Hotels were directed on Thursday to stop taking reservations and that visitors must leave by Sunday evening. The ban applies to all leisure visitors and non-essential personnel not working in the Florida Keys.
The county will keep its county-owned parks and beaches open. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, there were no confirmed coronavirus cases in Monroe County.
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