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Governor McMaster Orders the Closure of Non-Essential Businesses in S.C.

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Tuesday, March 31, 2020) – Governor Henry McMaster has issued an executive order closing non-essential businesses. The order will go into effect on April 1 and will last for 15 days. The full executive order can be found HERE.

The businesses that will close due to the order are as follows:

Close-contact service providers:

  • Barbershops
  • Hair salons
  • Waxing salons
  • Nail salons
  • Spas
  • Body art facilities
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Tanning salons
  • Massage therapy

Entertainment venues and facilities:

  • Bowling alleys
  • Night clubs
  • Arcades
  • Concert halls
  • Theaters
  • Auditoriums
  • Performing arts centers
  • Tourist attractions including museums
  • Racetracks
  • Indoor children play areas (excluding daycares)
  • Adult entertainment venues, bingo halls
  • Venues operated by social clubs

Recreational and athletic facilities and activities:

  • Fitness centers and gyms
  • Spas and public pools
  • Spectator sports
  • Events that require shared sporting equipment
  • Public playground equipment


– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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