South Carolina city extends mask mandate to end of 2020

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) – The mayor of a South Carolina city has extended the city’s mask mandate to enclosed areas until the end of the year.

The Myrtle Beach mask’s mandate will now be valid until December 31 under the extension of the city’s emergency coronavirus order by Mayor Brenda Bethune, the city announced on Monday.

The order, which was made to stem the spread of the virus, requires customers to wear masks in retail stores, gyms and other closed areas. Retail and restaurant personnel should also wear masks when working with the public.

Masks are not necessary when they hinder activities like eating or drinking or outdoors, reported The Post and Courier. Individuals can also obtain exemptions for religious or health reasons.

Violators can be fined up to $ 100.