It continues to allow restaurant patrons to remove their mask only when seated at a table and eating or drinking.

Individuals violating this directive are subject to a second-degree misdemeanor charge, which carries fines up to $500, and potential prison terms of up to 60 days, with higher penalties for repeated offenses.

“We cannot stress how important it is that we slow this infection rate down,” said City Manager Greg Veliz. “We have limited medical support on this small island, and the counties north of us are major national hot spots. Please, everyone, take personal responsibility and wear a mask.”

As reported by the Key West Citizen