Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order extending the state of emergency for another 15 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new order will remain in place until May 12 unless it is changed or extended by the Governor.
This is the third state of emergency order declared by McMaster since March 13. The previous state of emergency was issued on April 12 and was set to expire on April 27. Read the full executive order here.
Due to the coronavirus still impacting the state and the state of emergency allows for enhanced coordination and cooperation among state agencies McMaster has extended the order for another 15 more days. By extending the order, every order put into place under it will also continue including the “home or work” order unless or until they are otherwise rescinded.