The emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public areas throughout the city of Charleston to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 goes into effect at 12 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the ordinance can be found in the FAQ linked here.
Free 8.5 x 11 informational flyers regarding proper use of face coverings and other COVID-19 related precautions are available for download here to be displayed in local businesses.
As a reminder, the ordinance is a fine-only offense and will be enforced primarily via educational efforts by civilian officers with the city’s Livability Department. It will remain in effect for a period of 60 days, unless otherwise terminated.