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SCRA Face Coverings Tracking - Local Emergency Ordinances Requiring Masks are Now Invalid Due to Exec. Order 2021-23

Red font denotes new updates (as of 5/3/21)
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LocalityWho is Required to Wear Face CoveringsWhereWho EnforcesSign RequirementProvide Mask to EmployeesEffective DateExpiresNotes
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Aiken (City)- Employees
- Customers
Retail and Foodservice Establishments- Businesses enforce employees - Businesses required to ensure customers comply before entry; however, there is no penalty for failing to enforce this requirementYes - suggested signage can be found hereNoJuly 17 at noonUpon expirationInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Anderson (City)- Employees
- Customers
Retail and Foodservice Establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 24 at 12:01 amApril 27Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Andrews (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All public establishmentsThe ordinance does not state retailers are responsible for enforcing customersNoNoJuly 2 at 11:59 pmInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Arcadia Lakes (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial, public, and professional establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
- Employees must wear masks OR be provided a separating barrier
YesNoJuly 7Extended on September 6 with no expiration dateInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Atlantic Beach (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Any retail establishment or where personal services are dispensedThe ordinance states retailers are not responsible for enforcing customersYesNoJuly 7 at noonJune 1Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Aynor (Town)Recommendation that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Bamberg County- Employees
- Customers
Retail and foodservice Establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 17Remains in effectInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Barnwell (City)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishmentsBusinesses are required to enforceNoNoMarch 1May 1Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Beaufort (City)- Employees
- Customers
- In public establishments
- Employees must also wear in outdoor spaces, including curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
YesNoExpiredN/A
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Beaufort County- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishmentsNo enforcementYesYesExpiredN/A
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Bennettsville (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Retail and Commercial EstablishmentsOperator of the business shall ensure that all people entering the building are in complianceYesNoExpiredN/A
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Bethune (Town)- Employees
- Customers
In any business or public establishmentUnknownNoNoN/ARemains in effectInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Bishopville (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Retail and Foodservice Establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 7 at 6pmRemains in effectInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Bluffton (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All public establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
No, but click here for town-provided signageYesExpiredN/A
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Blythewood (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Any commercial establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 13April 1Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Camden (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Inside or waiting to go inside any building which is open to the public;
- Interacting with other persons in outdoor public spaces, including curbside, pickup, delivery, and service calls;
- Engaging in business activities in public, commercial, or industrial spaces;
- Utilizing public or commercial transportation services; and
- While walking or operating in any public, commercial, or industrial area where social distancing is not possible.
Business are not required to enforceNoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amMay 8Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Cayce (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies
Businesses are not required to enforceYesNoJuly 10 at 6:00 amMay 17Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Central (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Residents & Visitors
- Inside building open to the public
- Inside Town of Central buildings
- On all transport and transit vehicles
- While waiting to enter any public building
- When coming in contact with a person that is not a family member, indoors or outdoors
- While working in jobs that come in contact with any member of the public
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 1February 22Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Charleston (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Residents or visitors of public places
- Indoor public establishments
- Outside where social distancing cannot be maintained
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 1 at 12:00 amApril 14Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Charleston County- Employees
- Customers
- Retail
- Restaurants / Foodservice establishments
- Other officer or business
- Charleston County government building
Enforcement responsibility on retailer - but can be satisfied with posted signsNoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amApril 14Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Chester (City)- Any person in publicIn publicNo enforcementNoNoJune 29Not statedInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Clemson (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Residents or visitors of public places
- Indoor public establishments
- Outside where social distancing cannot be maintained
- Jobs that entail coming in contact with the public
- Waiting to come inside a building
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJune 25May 6Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Clinton (City)Recommendation that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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CloverRecommendation that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Colleton County (Unincorporated)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 1 at 6:00 amMarch 6Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Columbia (City)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishments
On sidewalks, public areas
The CityNoNoExtended August 4May 15Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Conway (City)- Employees
- Customers
All retail and foodservice establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoExpiredN/AFAQS
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Dorchester County- Employees
- Customers
- Residents or visitors of public places
- Enclosed Retail and Food Service Establishments
- Any building open to the public
- All Retail Establishment (employees) when having face-to-face interactions
- Walking in public where social distancing cannot be maintained;
- Public Transportation
- Participating in allowed gatherings
- Outdoor spaces, including curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls.
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoExpiredN/A
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Easley (City)Recommendation that all wear face coveringsIn any or waiting to go into any public spaceDoes not state that businesses are required to enforceNoNoExpiredN/A
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Edisto Beach (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Restaurant
- Retail
- Prepared food establishment, grocery store
- Salon, barber shop
- Convenience store
- Gas station
- Pharmacy
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 1 at 6:00 amApril 11Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Estill (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Residents and Visitors
- Inside a building open to the public;
- Waiting to enter a building open to the public;
- Interacting with other people in outdoor spaces, including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls; and
- Walking in public where maintaining a distance of six (6) at all times is not possible.
Businesses are not required to enforceNoNoJuly 2Until state SOE expiresInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Florence (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Retail establishments
- Foodservice establishments
Businesses are not required to enforceYesNoJuly 13May 8Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Folly Beach (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Inside a building open to the public;
- Waiting to enter a building open to the public;
- Interacting with other people in outdoor spaces, including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls; and
- Walking in public where maintaining a distance of six (6) at all times is not possible.
Businesses are to notify public safety officers or the Folly Beach Public Safety Dispatch office should customers refuse to complyYesNoJune 30 at noonUntil SC SOE expiresInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Forest Acres (City)- Customers over age of 10
- Employees
- Restaurants (except while seated);
- Retail stores;
- Salons and barber shops;
- Grocery stores;
- Convenience stores;
- Medical and dental offices;
- Pharmacies; and
- Fitness centers and studios.
Businesses are not required to enforceNoNoJuly 6May 9Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Fort Mill (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Inside any retail, food, and service establishmentsBusinesses are not required to enforceNoNoExpired 8/5/20N/AFAQs
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Fountain Inn (Town)Recommendation that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Georgetown County- Customers over age of 10
- Employees
- Food establishments;
- Grocery stores;
- Retail stores; and
- Pharmacies.
Businesses are not required to enforceYes - county suggested signageNoJuly 3 at 12:00 amApril 27Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Georgetown (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Retail establishments (employees while in open public area or interacting with staff)
- Food service establishments (employees while interacting with public)
Retailers are not required to enforceNoNoJuly 3 at 9:00 amMay 1Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Goose Creek (City)- Employees
- Customers
All retail and commercial establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
Yes - suggested signage can be found hereNoJuly 6Upon termination of Gov's SOEInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Greenwood (City)- Employees
- Customers
All retail and foodservice establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 13 at 8:00 amMay 10Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Greenville (City)- Employees
- Customers of pharmacies or grocery stores
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies
Retailers are not required to enforceYes - Provided by the CityNoJune 23 at noonJune 8Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Greer (City)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Hanahan (City)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Hartsville (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Retail establishment
- Foodservice establishment
- City-owned buildings
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoAugust 12April 11Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Hilton Head Island (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
YesNoJune 30 at 11:59 pm

March 22Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Holly Hill (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Citizens and Visitors
- Enclosed area of retail or foodservice establishments
- Employees while working with general public
- Entering and while inside public buildings
- Using public transportation
- Curbside pickup, delivery, service calls
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amMay 8Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Horry County- Employees
- Customers
- Any retail business
- Any business where personal services are dispensed
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
YesNoExpiredN/A
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Isle of Palms (City)- Customers
- Retail employees while working in areas open to the public or where interactions with staff is likely;
- Foodservice employees interacting with the public
- Delivery Personnel
- Enclosed retail areas
- Enclosed restaurant areas
Retailers are not required to enforceNoNoJuly 1 at noonJuly 12Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Irmo (Town)- Employees
- Customers
In any enclosed area of retail or foodservice establishment- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoExpiredN/A
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James Island (Town)- Employee
- Customers
All public establishmentsBusinesses are required to enforceNo, but asks businesses to post signage requesting complianceNoJuly 1 at 12:00 amMarch 18Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Jasper CountyRecommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Kiawah Island (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Restaurant employees when interacting with customers
- Any business where social distancing cannot be maintained
- Waiting to enter a business
- Businesse enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
YesNoJuly 1 at noonDecember 31, 2021 or until state SOE expiresInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Lake City (City)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishmentsNo enforcementNoNoExpired
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Lancaster (City)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Laurens (City)Recommended to follow DHEC guidelinesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Lexington (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Grocery Stores
- Retail Stores
- Pharmacies
- Other retail establishments
Retailers are not required to enforceYesNoExpiredN/A
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Manning (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Any retail or foodservice establishment
- City-owned property
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNo7/15March 23Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Marion (City)Recommended to follow guidance of CDC, DHEC, and healthcare providersN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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McClellanville (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Retail and Foodservice Establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 7 at noonAfter 60 DaysInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Moncks Corner (Town)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Mount Pleasant (Town)- Customers of grocery stores and pharmacies
- Employees
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies
- Employees of retail, restaurant, and personal service facilities
Not the responsibility of businesses to enforceYesNoExpiredN/A
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Mullins (City)- Employees
- Customers
All retail and foodservice establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 21See notesInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Myrtle Beach (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Grocery stores, convenience stores, and any other establishment engaged in the retail sale of non-prepared foods;
- Commercial stores engaged in the retail sale of goods or services;
- Ticketed admissions or amusements;
- Pharmacies or other stores that sell medications or medical supplies;
- Alcoholic beverage stores;
- Laundromats;
- Barbershops and hair salons;
- Gyms and fitness centers; and
- Professional service businesses.
- Businesse enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoExpiredN/A
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Newberry (City)- Employees of grocery stores and pharmacies
- Customers of grocery stores and pharmacies
- Grocery Stores (including Walmart, Food Lion, Dollar General, and other dollar stores)
- Pharmacies
Not the responsibility of businesses to enforceYes, City staff will distribute English and SpanishNoJuly 1April 14Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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New Ellenton (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All retail and foodservice establishments- Businesse enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 24 at noonMarch 25Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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North (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Citizens and Visitors
- Enclosed area of retail or foodservice establishments
- Employees while working with general public
- Entering and while inside public buildings
- Using public transportation
- Curbside pickup, delivery, service calls
- Businesses enforce employees onlyNoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amJanuary 2Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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North Charleston (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Retail
- Restaurants / Foodservice establishments
- Other officer or business
- Charleston County government building
Enforcement responsibility on retailer - but can be satisfied with posted signsNoNoJuly 3 at noonDoes not expire until rescindedInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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North Myrtle Beach (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Restaurants
- Retail
- Personal Service Businesses
- Businesses enforce employees only
- Enforcement of customers is to be done by City Code Compliance Officer or law enforcement
YesNoExpiredN/A
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Norway (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Citizens and Visitors
- Enclosed area of retail or foodservice establishments
- Employees while working with general public
- Entering and while inside public buildings
- Using public transportation
- Curbside pickup, delivery, service calls
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amJanuary 2Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Orangeburg County- Employees
- Customers
- Citizens and Visitors
- Enclosed area of retail or foodservice establishments
- Employees while working with general public
- Entering and while inside public buildings
- Using public transportation
- Curbside pickup, delivery, service calls
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amJanuary 2Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Orangeburg (City)- Customers
- Retail employees while working in areas open to the public or where interactions with staff is likely;
- Foodservice employees interacting with the public
- Retail
- Restaurants / Foodservice establishments
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amJanuary 2Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Pickens (City)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Port Royal (City)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishmentsBusinesses are not responsible to enforceYesNoExpiredN/A
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Ravenel (Town)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Richland County- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishmentsBusinesse are not required to enforceNoNo7/6/2020December 20Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Ridgeville (Town)All town residents and visitorsAll public placesNo known enforcementNoNo7/2 at 11:59 pmInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Rock Hill (City)- Employees
- Customers
Any area open to the public- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
No, but encourages businesses to post signageNoExpired; Recommendation in effectN/A
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Santee (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Citizens and Visitors
- Enclosed area of retail or foodservice establishments
- Employees while working with general public
- Entering and while inside public buildings
- Using public transportation
- Curbside pickup, delivery, service calls
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 3 at 6:00 amJanuary 2Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Seabrook Island (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All retail establishments, both entering and waiting to enterCity code enforcement officersYesNoJuly 1 at noonDecember 23Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Spartanburg CountyRecommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Spartanburg (City)- Employees of all retail stores
- Customers of grocery stores and pharmacies only
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies
- All other retail and restaurants (employees only)
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
YesNoJune 29 at 12:01 pmDecember 12Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Sullivan's Island (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- Residents and visitors
- Public Establishments
- Outdoor spaces (playgrounds, tennis courts)
- Retail Employees - while working with the public or in public areas
- Foodservice Employees - while interacting with customers
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 1 at 11:59 pmJune 6Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Summerville (Town)Only Employees- Enclosed Retail and Food Service Establishments
- All Retail Establishment (employees) when having face-to-face interactions
- Businesses enforce employeesNoNoJuly 9Obtaining expiration date (3-12)Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Surfside Beach (Town)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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St. George (Town)- Employees
- Customers
Any retail or foodservice establishment- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 2January 1Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Timmonsville (Town)Recommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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Traveler's Rest (City)- Employees of all retail stores
- Customers of grocery stores and pharmacies only
Grocery stores & pharmacies for customers (all retail for employees)- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 18May 8Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Walhalla (City)- Employees
- Customers
Retail establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoAugust 24After 60 Days Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Walterboro (City)- Employees
- Customers
All commercial establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 1 at 6:00 amIn effect until terminatedInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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West Columbia (City)- Employees
- Customers
- Retail Establishments
- Foodservice Establishments
- City Propery
Businesses are not required to enforce but must post conspicuous signageYesNoJuly 10 at 6:00 amMay 1Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Williamsburg County- Employees
- Customers
Customers:
- Grocery Stores (defined as establishment that primarily sells food but may sell other conveniences and household goods)
- Pharmacies
- Does not include convenience stores

Employees:
- All restaurants, retail stores, salons barber shops, grocery stores, and pharmacies
Businesses are not required to enforceYesNoJuly 10After 60 DaysInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Winnsboro (Town)- Employees
- Customers
All retail and foodservice establishments- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoNoJuly 3January 5Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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Yemassee (Town)- Employees
- Customers
- All persons entering buildings open to the public
- All employees fo restaurants, retail, salons, grocery stores, and pharmacies in any area that is open to public
- Commercial transportation and all businesses while interacting with people in outdoor spaces (curbside, delivery, service calls)
- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
NoYesJuly 15May 9Invalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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York (City)- Employees
- Customers
Any retail or foodservice establishment- Businesses enforce employees;
- Businesses are not to enforce customers
No, but the city provided this sign for those who would like to use itNoJuly 21 at 7amThroughout declared pandemic emergencyInvalid due to Executive Order 2021-23
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York CountyRecommended that all wear face coveringsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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