This evening, in response to Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Order reopening some retail businesses previously determined to be non-essential, Charleston City Council passed an emergency ordinance on decreasing the risk of exposure to COVID- 19 in retail businesses.
The ordinance imposes a rigorous set of health and safety requirements on all retail businesses that are open to the general public during the COVID-19 state of emergency, including strict occupancy limits, social distancing policies, employee monitoring and protection, deep cleaning protocols, appropriate use of masks and gloves, and more. The full ordinance can be viewed here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04222020-5434.
The city’s new One Charleston initiative, announced last week to raise spirits in the community during this time of social distancing and staying at home, has already reached nearly 13,000 users on Facebook, with more utilizing the resources provided on the One Charleston website.
The website and social media pages contain resources and information designed to entertain, educate and provide health and wellness opportunities that can be enjoyed by citizens while at home.
For more information on the One Charleston initiative, and to see how to get involved, visit charleston-sc.gov/one-charleston or search for @OneCharlestonSC on Facebook or Twitter.