May 21, 2020

Monroe County Fire Rescue and the fire marshal are helping with the reopening of Florida Keys businesses that may need assistance in determining their new “occupancy load,” under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112.

The governor’s order currently allows retail and restaurant establishments to reopen; however, the order mandates that the number of customers in the establishment shall not exceed 25% of their occupancy load at any point in time.

Many commercial establishments have posted occupancy load signage in place, while others may require assistance in calculating their occupancy level to remain compliant with the order.

If assistance is needed in determining occupancy levels, contact the Fire Marshal’s office at 305-289-6020.