Face masks required in Orangeburg starting July 3, city council decides
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WIS) - Orangeburg City Council members voted to enact a face mask ordinance beginning Friday, July 3.
Face masks will be required in food and retail establishments beginning at 6 a.m. Friday.
Visitors and employees of these businesses must all wear masks, the ordinance says. However, there are some exceptions.
Under the following conditions, the public does not have to wear a mask:
- People with underlying health conditions
- Children under the age of 10
- Those unable to wear a mask due to religious reasons
- In outdoor business areas where social distancing is possible
- While alone in private offices
- While eating in restaurants (but not while waiting or ordering)
- In settings where wearing a mask isn’t practical or feasible -- like swimming or while visiting the dentist
- While only with others in your household
People who do not comply with Orangeburg’s mask ordinance could be fined $25 for each day of noncompliance. Businesses that do not comply can face a $100 fine each day.
The ordinance will remain in effect for 61 days -- until Sept. 2, 2020.
Read the entire ordinance below:
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