Summerville extends mask ordinance through Dec. 10

Summerville extends mask ordinance through Dec. 10
The town of Summerville has extended an ordinance requiring the public to wear face coverings in certain businesses through Dec. 10, 2020. (Source: Live 5 News)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The town of Summerville has extended an ordinance requiring the public to wear face coverings in certain businesses through Dec. 10, 2020.

Town council voted to approve the ordinance on Thursday “in the best interest of public health and out of an abundance of caution in helping to reduce risk of exposure to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

The ordinance states that people entering a grocery store, pharmacy, or town owned or operated building in town must wear a face covering while inside the establishment or facility.

“For purposes of this ordinance, the term ‘grocery store’ shall mean a retail establishment that primarily sells food, but may also sell other convenience and household goods; the term does not include a convenience store,” town officials said.

According to town officials, business will not have the responsibility for enforcing the requirement, but will post signage at all entrances informing its patrons of the requirements.

In addition, all restaurants, retail stores, salons, barber shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and Town buildings and indoor facilities in town must require their employees to wear a face covering at all times while having face to face interaction with the public or other employees.

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