Blue Paper Editor

Naja Girard

Mar 132021

This page is updated daily: ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH: FDOH’s report today shows 1 additional Covid-19 related death in Monroe County. There have been 52 deaths to date. NEW CASES: FDOH’s report today shows 14 additional cases of Covid-19 was confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 7,106. (102 of the 7,106 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 119 cases are inmates or staff in a Monroe County Detention Center.) After adjustments, cumulative case counts, by location, include 12 more in Key West, 1 more in Key Largo and 1 more in Stock Island.

 March 13, 2021  Posted by at 12:00 pm News No Responses »
Dec 102020
Key West Covid-19: An Open Letter from Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman

I feel it is my duty to shed some light on how we can do better with the COVID-19 surge in our community. Although masking, distancing, and washing are extremely important in prevention, more than these measures is needed to mitigate the increased community spread. The methods by which we contain this spread are vital to our community. We are 9 months into this pandemic and our community lacks adequate testing, contact tracing, and quarantine resources to reduce the spread. The surge was foreseeable.

 December 10, 2020  Posted by at 4:28 pm Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Oct 022020
Video: Deputy Pepper Sprays, Chokes Key West Swimmer, Gets Fired

The naked man, who the report says, had committed no crime and posed no threat was pepper sprayed at least five times – once at extremely close range.  Riggs even attempted to tase him, and to get in the water and “choke [him] out,” threatened to gaff him, threatened to drown him and ultimately used a potentially lethal choke hold to remove him from the water.

 October 2, 2020  Posted by at 9:00 am * Featured Story * 2 Responses »
Aug 062020

This page is updated daily. The FDOH report shows 14 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count is now 4,010. (81 of the 4,010 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, increases in cumulative case counts by location include 1 more in Key West, 6 more in Key Largo, 3 more in Tavernier, 1 more in Islamorada, 1 more in Key Colony Beach, 1 more in Sugarloaf, 1 more in Ramrod, 1 more non-Florida resident. The youngest newly confirmed resident is 2 years old and the oldest is 79 years old. 

 August 6, 2020  Posted by at 4:00 pm News No Responses »

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