Governor Henry McMaster signed Executive Order 2021-12 on Friday to end the mask requirement in restaurants and state government buildings.
The new executive order also recommends wearing masks in restaurants. It also encourages state agencies to begin the process of getting the remaining state workers back to work on a full-time basis.
“Now that the majority of South Carolinians are eligible to receive the vaccine, and infections and hospitalizations have dropped significantly, state agency heads may safely bring back the last group of state employees working remotely,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.