April 3, 2020

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Delays are possible at checkpoints and officials advise not to call 911 with non-emergency questions about the checkpoints coming into the Keys.

Photo provided Delays are possible at checkpoints and officials advise not to call 911 with non-emergency questions about the checkpoints coming into the Keys.

Monroe County and its law enforcement partners will keep in place checkpoints coming into the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 112.5 on U.S. 1 and on State Road 905, to limit exposure to coronavirus and reinforce Monroe County’s closure to visitors and non-residents.

The stops are averaging about 20 to 22 turnarounds an hour according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol, both of which are manning the stations.

The stations began 24-hour operations Friday morning until further notice. The checkpoint is being reevaluated daily. Only residents, property owners, and those actively involved in work in the Florida Keys will be admitted, including fuel tankers, delivery and grocery trucks.