ByRay Rivera | April 6, 2020 at 2:51 PM EDT - Updated April 6 at 4:57 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered South Carolinians to either remain at home or work.
Additionally, the order states citizens may only go out if you’re visiting family, exercising or getting essential goods or services.
“As we have said before – when the science, data, facts and experts determine it’s time to take action, it would be taken. It’s time,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Taking this measure now will hopefully slow the future rise in infections and the virus’ toll on our state’s economy.”
The governor’s order goes into effect Tuesday, April 7 at 5:00 PM.
“As indicated in the executive order, permitted travel includes commuting for work, visiting family, and obtaining essential goods or services,” state government officials said. The order will not impact any individual’s ability to exercise outdoors or go for a walk as a family, but everyone should act responsibly and practice social distancing and proper personal hygiene."
The governor has also ordered that all retail business still operating limit customer activity by only allowing five customers per 1000 square feet or 20% of their posted capacity in a store, whichever is less.
He’s continuing to update the public in a press conference which you can watch above.
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