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6/25: Charleston City Council Approves Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings

June 26, 2020

The following is a City of Charleston Press Release from the Charleston City Council meeting on Thursday, June 25th.

Charleston, S.C.—At their meeting this evening, Charleston City Council approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public areas throughout the City of Charleston to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, effective July 1, 2020 [ordinance attached].

The ordinance is a fine-only offense and will be enforced primarily via educational efforts by civilian officers with the city’s Livability Department. It will remain in effect for a period of 60 days, unless otherwise terminated.

Also during tonight’s meeting, City Council voted to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency currently in effect in the city of Charleston until July 15, 2020.

Additionally, several other emergency ordinances related to COVID-19 have been extended, including the temporary suspension of business license penalties.

The city’s temporary suspension of plastic bag ban enforcement has not been extended, and enforcement will resume on July 1, 2020.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jack O’Toole, Director of Communications
Media Relations/Public Information
(843) 518-3228
otoolej@charleston-sc.gov

Emergency Ordinance on Face Covering 6.24.20 Amended Ordinance (download)
Charleston City Council Approves Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings (download)

 

FAQ:

  1. Does this apply to Daniel Island?
    1. Yes, Daniel Island is within the City of Charleston. This ordinance applies to Daniel Island.
  2. What does this mean for the DICA pools?
    1. A mask needs to be worn as you enter and exit the pool gates
    2. A mask needs to be worn when entering a pool bathroom facility
    3. A mask needs to be worn on the pool deck/grass areas if you are unable to keep 6′ between you and others that are not family members
    4. Ages it applies to: 10 and up
  3. What does this mean for walking around the Island?
    1. While participating in an outdoor physical activity, provided you can maintain a minimum of 6 feet from other people at all times, you do not have to wear a mask
  4. When will this order begin?
    1. This Ordinance shall take effect at 12:00 am on July 1, 2020
  5. Who is enforcing the ordinance?
    1. This Ordinance shall be enforced by authorized City of Charleston Livability Code Enforcement Officers
  6. Questions?
    1. Contact the City Livability Department at 843-805-3226

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