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April 21, 2020 4:52 PM

Governor McMaster Allows for Limited Reopening of Retail Businesses

Mayor Haynie Adopts the Governor’s Phased In Approach While Emphasizing Continued Safety Measures

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (April 21, 2020) – In order to begin facilitating economic recovery and revitalization while still ensuring measures to protect the health and safety of the people of South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster amended his previous Executive Order to allow for the reopening of certain retail stores to the general public. Included in the Governor’s order are regulations and restrictions limiting the number of customers that may be allowed within any of these businesses at one time.

Mayor Haynie intends to issue an updated proclamation aligning with the Governor’s new order allowing certain businesses to reopen while limiting occupancy. “We went into this public health emergency by carefully planning and executing a strategy. We will come out of it the same way. A phased in and regulated approach towards the reopening of businesses allows the Town to begin some return to normalcy while still ensuring the safety of our residents.” The Mayor also urged our citizens to remain vigilant in practicing social distancing and to take necessary precautions to help avoid a resurgence of the virus. The Town’s “Stay at Home” order remains in place as does the prohibition of any new short-term rental leases.

Mayor Haynie also announced that the Recreation Committee of Town Council met at 2:00 PM today to evaluate a potential opening of certain Town parks subject to restrictions and guidelines to ensure safety. The Committee held an initial discussion and recommended approval of a proposed reopening plan for consideration by Town Council. Until final decisions are made, all Town of Mount Pleasant public parks remain closed, including the docks at Shem Creek Park and Pitt Street Bridge. Additional information will be released as decisions are made.

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