Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order that closes non-essential businesses that fall under three categories. Business that falls under these categories, will close April 1, 2020:
- Entertainment venues (night clubs, bowling alleys, concert venues, arcades, theaters, auditoriums, performing arts centers, tourist attractions, race tracks, indoor children's play areas (not including daycares), bingo halls, social clubs, adult entertainment)
- Close contact venues (barber shops, waxing salons, nail salons, spas, body art, tattoo salons, tanning salons, massage services, threading salons)
- Athletic facilities: (sports involving action with another competitor closer than 6 feet, activities involving shared equipment, activities on shared playground equipment)
The effort is designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
DEHEC reported today the state's total COVID-19 cases are up to 1083 cases, in 42 counties.