Covid-19 Updates

The situation with Coronavirus is very fluid but we will try to keep you as informed as possible as to any changes here in the Keys. Since the start of this infection, we at Parmer's have taken extra disinfecting steps during our cleaning procedures.    We are very lucky to live in an area that is warmer, more humid and is less susceptible to viruses. Monroe County has set up a website that they are updating frequently. You can see it here.  We have understandably received cancellations and are trying to be flexible in our cancellation and credit options. If you currently have reservations where we were not able to accommodate your first choice on rooms we may be able to do so now. We do have 20 units with kitchens if you prefer to stay close. If we have any retrictions on welcoming guests or travel to the Keys, we will let you know immediately.  We are currently closed to visitors until May 1.


As of Thursday, April 2, 2020

The State of Florida will enter a 30 Day Stay-At- Home Order today.  We still do not have any guidance from our County Commissioners but will have to assume that we will not be able to reopen until May 1, 2020.  They have placed a guard station at the top of the Keys to allow only residents, workers and first responders entry.  We last saw this after Hurricane Irma but of course our most famous blockade of the Florida Keys was 38 years ago that resulted in the founding of the Conch Republic.  A great true story can be found here.  

From what we have seen, most of the country seems to be already in a stay-at-home state or getting ready to do so. Let's all participate when possible to get rid of this thing soon and keep ourselves healthy. Reach out to your family, friends and neighbors by phone, email or across the street. After one week of not seeing everyone, we already feel the burden of social isolation. Be patient with each other, this event has touched us all and for some many times worse than others.

Today we will be cancelling all reservations through April 30. We will contact everyone directly with this information to arrange for refunds, change of dates or open credits. For those with exisiting reservations beyond that date we understand the uncertainty and are adjusting cancellation policies on a rolling basis.

We will miss you all but hope everyone stays well and we will see you all soon.

As of Friday, March 20, 2020

Monroe County Commissioners decided last night to order all tourists to leave the Florida Keys by Sunday, March 22 at 6 pm. All hotels, short-term rentals and RV parks must close for two weeks but this timetable will be reassessed daily. We are so sorry for the short notice and if we had any say in the matter, this would not be happening. All current and future guests that will be affected by this closure will be contacted directly. If the Florida Keys opens earlier, we will let you know but as of now we will cancel all reservations from March 22 to April 5th.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020

There are no known Coronavirus cases in the Keys.

Key West Airport remains open. US1 was closed briefly today but only because Snake Creek Bridge got stuck in the upright position. Typical Thursday. Monroe County liquor stores, boat charters and restaurants remain open.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020

There are no known Coronavirus cases in the Keys.

We would like to give you an update on some closures we have heard about. All state and county beaches are open (reduced operations likely) but the city of Marathon has closed Sombrero Beach and city parks. The Key West Ferry Terminal closed to incoming passengers March 17, suspending operation of the Key West Express Ferry. In Key West, many museums have closed which has lead to the suspension of service for Old Town Trolley and the Conch Tour Train. Ferry and seaplane service to Dry Tortugas National Park is temporarily suspended. Looe Key and Strike Zone are both open for snorkel and dive trips to Looe Key. Big Pine Kayak is open for guided kayak tours. Restaurants throughout the Lower Keys remain open.

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020

There are no known Coronavirus cases in the Keys.

The state has decided to limit public gatherings and ordered all bars and nightclubs to close as of 5 pm today for 30 days. Restaurants may remain open but at 50% capacity. The city of Key West has ordered all restaurants to close to seated guests. We have spoken with most restaurants in the Lower Keys (around us) and they are planning on being open to seated guests but at the 50% capacity. Of course, everyone has take out.

All large events on county property have now been cancelled at least through the next week. The City of Key West has closed Mallory Square during the traditional Sunset Celebration hours, the Southernmost Point, and Smathers Beach. The closures will be re-evaluated on a daily basis. All county beaches remain open.

We have heard of some closings of individual buisnesses and activities in Key West but we urge you to contact them directly.

Our gas stations and grocery stores all remain open. We have had some temporary shortages but our grocers are working hard to keep shelves stocked but have experienced an increase in shoppers.


IMPORTANT INFO

Our office is open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day. For check-ins after 8 p.m., please contact us directly for late arrival procedures. We do have staff on-site for after hours emergencies.

We value your privacy and so have eliminated room phones and daily housekeeping is by request only at a small additional charge. Of course, fresh linens, coffee and room amenitities are always available through the office. More Here

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Parmer's Resort
565 Barry Avenue, Little Torch Key, MM 28.5
Lower Florida Keys, FL, 33042
Phone: (305) 872-2157 info@parmersresort.com

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