Georgetown County Council passes ordinance requiring face masks
July 2, 2020
Beginning July 3, employees and members of the public will be required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth in Georgetown County businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and retail stores. Restaurant patrons are exempt while dining, but employees must wear a mask at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public.
Businesses are required to post written notification at their main entrance notifying customers of the new law. One may be downloaded below, or businesses may create their own.
The ordinance will be in place for 60 days, unless terminated sooner by council. Anyone found in violation of the ordinance may be fined for each offense.
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Residents advised to continue to take precautions as COVID-19 numbers rise
June 23, 2020
During the month of June, Georgetown County has seen a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported. As of noon today, there are 190 active cases among those who reside in the county – more than were added during the combined months of March, April and May.
“COVID-19 is still a serious issue here and across the nation, and if people don’t take precautions to stop the spread, it will get worse before it gets better,” said Brandon Ellis, head of Georgetown County’s Emergency Management Department.