Gov. McMaster Extended South Carolina’s State of Emergency Order

Gov. Henry McMaster extended South Carolina’s State of Emergency Order on Tuesday. This is the fifth executive order the governor has declared in South Carolina in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The last order was issued on April 27.

The order allows state officials to facilitate proactive COVID-19 pandemic response, testing, & other measures. It also upholds the suspension of visitation for inmates at state correctional facilities, prohibits price gouging, and orders that schools remain closed. The order also issues protective measures for first responders and suspends rules and regulations regarding certain transportation waivers. Read the full executive order here.

The new order will remain in place until May 27 unless it is changed or extended by the Governor.

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