Gov. McMaster announces home-or-work order for South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA/WJBF) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and state public health officials held a briefing on COVID-19 Monday afternoon, during which the Governor announced a mandatory stay-at-home-or-work order for palmetto state residents.

The order requires residents must remain at home unless going to work, visiting family, exercising or obtaining essential goods or services.

The Governor is also requiring stores regarded as ‘essential’ to limit shoppers to either 20% of capacity or 5 people per 1,000 sq ft. Violations could carry punishments of 30 days in jail or a $100 fine per day of occurrence.

The order is to go into effect on Tuesday, April 7th at 5 p.m.

You can read the full order by clicking HERE

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