Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY Published 11:51 p.m. ET March 21, 2020 CLOSE Spring breakers, ignoring health guidelines, are forcing more and more cities to close beaches around Florida. AccuweatherThe Florida Keys are preparing to shut down, closing to visitors Sunday night at 6 p.m. Eastern, including all hotels and other lodging establishments.Monroe County, which encompasses most of the archipelago off the southern coast of Florida, first made its decision public on Thursday.A statement on the county’s website said the Keys would be “closed to all tourists and leisure visitors, lodging establishment are no longer accepting reservations until further notice, including extending extensions of current reservations, and by 6 p.m. on Sunday, all hotels, short-term (less than 28 days) vacation rentals, and other transient rentals like marinas, RV parks, and timeshares will cease renting to tourists for 14 days.”It noted that rentals being used by military, first responders, health care workers, and construction workers actively engaged in projects in Monroe County are exempt from the ban. So are long-term renters staying in vacation homes and RV parks for 28 days or more and who are already in the Keys. They will allowed to stay through the end of their rental contracts.The statement also noted that county-owned beaches


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