Gov. Henry McMaster

SC Governor issues Executive Order closing more non essential businesses

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Friday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued a new Executive Order closing more non essential businesses. The Order will go into effect Monday, April 6 at 5pm. Among the businesses listed to close are furniture stores, jewelry stores, florists, sporting goods stores, book and craft stores and home furnishing stores. McMaster says that the closures are a…

SC Governor Henry McMaster to update state on coronavirus in 4:30pm Friday briefing

Governor Henry McMaster at Coronavirus briefing COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, along with state public health officials, will hold a media briefing Friday at 4:30 pm. McMaster says the briefing will be to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. ABC COLUMBIA NEWS will carry the Governor’s briefing online on our Facebook…

Effective today: Non essential businesses in SC must close under Executive Order

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Effective today, April 1, 2020 non essential businesses, as defined by the order, must close under an executive order. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued the order on Tuesday to help combat the spread of coronavirus. Per the order, this is a list of businesses that will be closed:  Entertainment venues and facilities as follows: Night clubs Bowling…

SC Governor issues Executive Order closing non essential businesses

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued an Executive Order closing non essential businesses to help combat the spread of coronavirus. Per the order, this is a list of businesses that will be closed:  Entertainment venues and facilities as follows: Night clubs Bowling alleys Arcades Concert venues Theaters, auditoriums, and performing arts centers Tourist attractions (including museums, aquariums,…

Public Beach access, public boat ramps ordered closed by SC Governor, signs set to go up

Closure of all public access points to the state’s beaches, as well as closure of all public boat ramps, landings and other access points on the state's lakes, rivers and waterways

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Governor Henry McMaster is clamping down on beach goers during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of the virus. On Tuesday, Horry county crews were set to put up signs at public beaches, according to ABC affiliate WPDE in Florence. On Monday, the South Carolina Governor issued an Executive Order 2020-16, which orders the closure of all…

SC Governor ordering visitors from designated COVID-19 hot spots to quarantine when entering SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Friday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced an Executive Order:  “I have ordered that all visitors coming to South Carolina from the COVID-19 hotspots of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or New Orleans must quarantine for 14 days.” McMaster says the penalty for violating that is 30 days in jail or a one thousand dollar fine.  …

SC Governor Henry McMaster: I have great faith in the people of our state

At this time there is no 'shelter in place'

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Thursday South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster addressed the state with a Coronavirus update. McMaster says at this time, there is no ‘shelter in place’. The Governor went on to say, if and only if, it becomes necessary to take those steps. And they will know based on data. McMaster says he has “great faith in the people…

SC Governor requests out of state visitors to self quarantine upon arrival

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– On Wednesday afternoon South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster sent out a tweet requesting out of state visitors, who are here two or more nights, to self quarantine upon arrival. Here is the tweet from http://@henrymcmaster Gov. Henry McMaster @henrymcmaster Today I am requesting all out of state visitors to South Carolina planning a stay of two or more…

Governor McMaster releases statement on additional ‘presumptive’ cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– South Carolina  Governor Henry McMaster released a statement Sunday in response to DHEC reporting it has identified four additional possible cases of Coronavirus in the state. Mcmaster statement: “Healthcare authorities in South Carolina are following established protocols and procedures in addressing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There is no cause for public alarm or speculation. It’s important to…

Gov. McMaster leads Public health meeting on Coronavirus, there are no SC Cases

There are no confirmed cases in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– On Monday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster  led a meeting with the Public Health Emergency Plan Committee to discuss how the state is preparing to combat any cases of Coronavirus in the state. DHEC says, as of now, there are no confirmed cases in South Carolina. image CDC The meeting’s agenda included a Coronavirus update from DHEC…