Ready to Reopen? Governor McMasters new orders to take effect August 3

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Ready to reopen? On Monday August 3, 2020,South Carolina Governor Henry McMasters new Executive Orders for the pandemic go into effect.

Governor McMaster says starting Monday August 3 masks will be required in government offices.
The Governor also announced restaurants will not be allowed to exceed 50% capacity, and employees and customers will  have to wear masks.
The Governor also allowed the opening of festival, theaters and stadiums, but with restrictions.

Per the Governor’s office here’s a look at the Executive Order and a link to the mandatory guidelines https://accelerate.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/SCrestaurantreopeningguidelinesPhaseTwoFINAL.pdf

Guidelines for restaurants that are now mandatory, include the following:

  • Operating dine-in services at no more than 50% of the certificate of occupancy issued by the fire marshal.
  • Employees and patrons shall be required to wear masks or face coverings.
  • Tables are to be spaced to keep diners at least six feet apart.
  • No more than 8 customers per table unless from the same family.
  • Standing or congregating in bar area of restaurant is prohibited.
  • Establishments that possess a state permit to sell alcohol shall be subject to these restrictions.

The Governor also allowed the opening of festival, theaters and stadiums, but with restrictions.

Here’s a look at those.

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McMaster on Executive order ABC Columbia image

According to the Governor’s office:

Other types of businesses, facilities, venues, events or mass gatherings which are permitted to open but are required to implement AccelerateSC guidelines include the following: festivals, parades, concerts, theaters, stadiums, arenas, coliseums, auditoriums, grandstands, amphitheaters, gymnasiums, concert halls, dance, halls, performing arts centers, parks, racetracks, or similarly operated entities. These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attendance may not exceed 50% of the certificate of occupancy issued by the fire marshal – or 250 persons – whichever is less.
  • Require the wearing of masks or face coverings as a condition of admission or participation
  • Enact social distancing, cleaning and hygiene practices as recommended by AccelerateSC
  • End the sale of alcohol at 11:00 PM

 

 

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