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Mount Pleasant mayor announces ‘Stay at Home’ proclamation

ByPatrick Phillips|March 31, 2020 at 10:41 AM EDT - Updated March 31 at 10:53 AM

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie issued a proclamation ordering its residents to stay at home for the next 14 days.

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It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and runs through April 13, he said. Haynie said it will follow the CDC guidelines for which businesses are classified as “essential.” It also puts a temporary stop to short-term rentals.

It also extends Mount Pleasant’s State of Emergency declaration through April 15, he said.

“This is a hardship unlike any of us have experienced in our lifetime,” Haynie said. “This storm has hit. This is not like a hurricane that we are waiting to hit our shore and see where it might come from, and then assess the damage afterwards. This storm is already here.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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