Isle of Palms passes ordinance requiring face masks for retail and food service establishments

Isle of Palms passes ordinance requiring face masks for retail and food service establishments
The City of Isle of Palms has passed an ordinance requiring face masks for retail and food service establishments. (Source: Live 5 News)

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Isle of Palms has passed an ordinance requiring face masks be worn at retail establishments and food service establishments which includes grocery stores and restaurants.

The vote was 6 to 2, and it will go into effect on July 1.

Mayor Jimmy Carroll said the ordinance adds another layer of protection for all the citizens.

He said it’s almost impossible to enforce the ordinance, but they’re hoping they can send a message.

“This is a way of showing our citizens and our visitors that we’re trying to take the right steps, and we are taking this very seriously,” Carroll said.

Councilman Randy Bell said they have had 70 citizens comments on the issue and around five medical professionals who have said this was a prudent and wise step given all of the unknowns surrounding COVID-19.

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