The cities hope to work with customers and businesses, but refusing to comply could come with a $25 to $100 fine.
In just the first week of school, Lexington One School District saw more than 300 COVID cases. This number is more than in any week in the previous school year.
“We can do better,” said Mayor Steve Benjamin. “We must do better. We have to work together.”
The governor’s stance has been consistent, as has that of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. Earlier this summer, he announced a city wide mask mandate for 43 elementary and middle schools in the city.
By Michelle Liu
The South Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in two challenges to a state rule limiting the ability of school districts to require masks for students and educators.
This morning, the South Carolina Supreme Court heard two challenges over the state’s budget proviso regarding mask mandates in schools.
By Meg Kinnard
Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities want an immediate halt to a South Carolina law banning school districts from requiring face masks, as students across the state begin a new school year amid a renewed rise in coronavirus cases.
By Collin Binkley
The Education Department announced Monday that it’s investigating five Republican-led states that have banned mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions. The department’s Office for Civil Rights sent letters to education chiefs in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
By Jeffrey Collins
South Carolina’s highest court will hear two challenges to the state’s refusal to let school districts require masks for students and teachers this week. The state Supreme Court has set aside two hours to hear the cases Tuesday.
Hopkins Middle School’s principal is happy with the district’s decision to have a mask mandate.