Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FROM RENT KEY WEST VACATIONS
REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

 

KEY WEST IS OPEN!

We are very excited to be able to welcome our tourists back to Key West. However, things are still evolving as they are around the county (and world!) so please don't expect everything to be completely normal in Key West.  We pride ourselves on the quirkiness of our town and that will still be true as you come back to Key West now. So pack your hand sanitizer and your mask!

 

The goal for all of this to ease back into our daily lives, welcoming others into our island community as neighbors. The same island community where we have been secluded from most of outside world.  It will be an adjustment for all of us.  The biggest concern island residents have, that the virus will spread quickly in our island ecosystem. We have a small hospital/ healthcare capacity here in the Keys.  We don't want to overwhelm our healthcare system so that those who need care, can't get it here.  

 

So help us all, by doing the same thing we have been doing for months.  Enjoy the outdoors, stay socially distant and put a mask on when you are going into a business or not able to socially distance.  It's a simple expectation.  We thank you for doing your part to keep our island community open and safe for residents and visitors.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED Q&A

Q.  Are there any restaurants & bars open in Key West?

 

A.  Restaurants and bars are open at full capacity. Masks may be requsted for entry into a restaurant. Of course, masks may be removed only when seated at a table eating or drinking.

Q.  Are the beaches open for visitors?

 

A.  Yes, all beaches are open. Social distancing guidelines are to be followed as a safety precaution.

Q.  What businesses are open in Key West?

 

A.  Businesses such as grocery stores, retail stores, fitness centers, spas, hair salons, and barbershops are open at full capacity. 

Q. Have many businesses in Key West closed down for good due to the virus?

 

A: The best answer is some have closed.  We typically see a few businesses close at the end of high season every year.

Q: What are your cleaning and sanitizing protocols?

 

A.   We have always followed a strict policy of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting for our vacation homes and we will continue to uphold our cleaning standards with the guidance of the CDC and AHLA.  We have enhanced our cleaning procedures by taking extra care in each home especially frequently touched items such as doorknobs, remotes, arm rests, and all linens in the homes. Our highly skilled housekeepers will ensure that every vacation rental is clean and ready for your family to enjoy safely.

Q.  Will there be cleaning supplies available in the rental?

 

A.  We will be providing a starter cleaning kit for our guests to use during their stay*.  Guests are encouraged to make arrangements to maintain an adequate amount of cleaning products to last them through their stay.

*Items are subject to availability

Q.  Public areas at Condos and HOAs.

 

A.  Guests should still stay six feet apart from others at all times and wear a mask when requested in common areas.  All condos in Key West also have full time residents. This is a reminder that while you are on vacation, your neighbors have to get up and go to work tomorrow. Be courteous and respectful of your neighbors.

Q.  Will there be maintenance person available when needed?

 

A.  We are accepting service calls should you encounter an issue during your stay. 

Q.  What should I bring with me?

 

A.  Every rental is equipped with a starter amount of paper products, towels and linens. 

Q.  When should I wear a mask/ facial covering?

 

A. Most establishments do not require masks for vaccinated individuals. 

Q.  Why do we care about this?

 

A. We have been diligent as a community to avoid another infection surge. Please enjoy your Keys vacation safely!

Q.  Is Covid covered by travel insurance?

 

A.  Travel restrictions that cause a cancellation of the trip are not covered. Someone contracting the virus and becoming ill is covered during the policy period.

For up-to-date information on the status of Monroe County and COVID-19, go to www.Monroecountyem.comwww.floridahealth.gov, or www.CDC.gov. In addition, The Florida Department of Health has put up a 24/7 information hotline: 1-866-779-6121.

 

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