Richland County residents and visitors are now required to wear masks after the County Council voted to pass an emergency mask ordinance Tuesday.
The ordinance in the City of Columbia goes into effect immediately
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The City of Columbia has passed an emergency mask ordinance. The City Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday on the measure. According to the City, the ordinance, which goes into effect immediately requires mask in all buildings open to the general public. Masks will be required for everyone ages 5 and over. Violators could face fines of…
In a statement released Tuesday, officials with the City of Columbia announced that they are extending the city’s mask ordinance.
The City of West Columbia has extended its mask ordinance. City Council agreed to make it last another 61 days, until May 1. Masks will continue to be required in all food and retail establishments within city limits.
The City of Columbia Council met Tuesday afternoon, and the coronavirus was at the top of the agenda. The council decided to withdraw an amendment which would increase the fine to $500 for repeat non-mask offenders.
Columbia City Council officials have extended the city’s mask ordinance for another 61 days. The group met virtually on Tuesday, where the coronavirus remained a top priority.
Students have returned to the University of South Carolina and so have scenes of crowded bars. Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says he and his team are once again out in full force issuing citations when necessary.
On Wednesday, the West Columbia City Council voted to extend the city’s mask ordinance through the end of February.