North Myrtle Beach City Council Unanimously Approves Mask Requirement

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The North Myrtle Beach City Council has since unanimously passed the mask mandate which will require them to be worn inside most public places. It will go into effect at 12 p.m. this Thursday, July 2nd. North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn said of the decision, “Wearing a mask is a simple thing.”

North Myrtle Beach City Council will hold an emergency meeting today to vote on mask requirements. This comes as DHEC reports South Carolina COVID-19 numbers have surpassed 34,500 cases with 717 confirmed deaths. Yesterday, the council held an hour-long closed door session to draft the potential executive order expected to last for 60 days. It would mandate masks be worn in places such as retail stores, restaurants, and other similar businesses. The council will hold the official vote at 1:30 p.m. The city of Myrtle Beach has also drafted a potential face covering requirement which is also set to be discussed on Thursday.