Myrtle Beach approves face-covering ordinance as COVID-19 cases soar

Myrtle Beach approves face-covering ordinance as COVID-19 cases soar
(WSOC)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C — The Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously voted Thursday afternoon to require residents and visitors to wear face coverings in public, WPDE reported.

The decision comes as the city prepares for thousands of tourists flock to the area for the Fourth of July holiday.

Rules include:

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  • All customers are required to wear face coverings while inside the enclosed area of any retail establishment or food service establishment.
  • All customers are required to wear face coverings while inside the enclosed common areas of any overnight accommodations establishments.
  • All retail food service and overnight accommodations establishments shall require staff to wear, and those staff shall wear, face coverings while working in areas open to the general public and areas in which interactions with other staff are likely in which social distancing of at least six feet cannot be observed.

The rule will go into effect on July 2, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and shall remain in effect for 60 days, or until rescinded, or until the expiration of the Declaration of Civil Emergency, whichever is first.

Read the draft ordinance here.

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