In response to the dramatic rise of reported COVID-19 cases in the Florida Keys over the past several days, Key West is tightening their mask rules - now making them required whenever you're away from home.
"Effective immediately, every person over the age of six, while physically located in the City of Key West and who is away from their residence, is required to wear a mask, regardless of whether social distancing is maintained," the website for the city of Key West states.
Violators could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500 and 60 days in jail. Officials said additional penalties could face repeat violators.
On Saturday, 74 new cases were reported in Monroe County, more than twice the previous one-day record. About 45 percent of the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the Keys so far have been in the ZIP code that includes Key West and part of the Lower Keys.