By Martine Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (November 13, 2020) – As COVID-19 continues to expand across South Carolina with localized person-to-person spread creating an extreme public health risk, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie enacted an emergency proclamation requiring the wearing of face coverings in certain circumstances.
“After consulting with our legal counsel, going over Executive Orders from the Governor, getting feedback from Council members, studying the latest Covid-19 data from MUSC, and in keeping with the actions of other local governments in our region to keep our citizens and our economy healthy, I feel the best, most flexible way to extend the face covering measures enacted by our Council is to use a proclamation in compliance with Chapter 41 of town code. This proclamation contains the same regulations that were passed by Council on three recent votes. The upcoming holidays bring increased risks of exposure and this 60-day extension gets us through the holidays.”
The proclamation will become effective on November 15 at 12:01 a.m. and will expire 60 days later.