Gov. Henry McMaster has directed the Department of Health and Environmental Control to postpone the release of guidelines for allowing limited visitation at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
On Wednesday night, Rep. Marvin Pendarvis said he had received confirmation that SLED will be investigating the case after the Charleston County Legislative Delegation has asked the agency to investigate Weatherspoon’s death.
A Charleston County deputy remains in the hospital with serious injuries following a collision on the Don Holt Bridge Wednesday afternoon after he and a tow truck driver, who remains missing, were struck during a traffic stop.
The ordinance states that all customers are required to wear face coverings while inside the enclosed area of any retail or food service establishment, and when entering any building open to the public.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare officials say the number of COVID-19 patients treated across their hospitals spiked in one day, signaling the largest increase in patients since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Town of Summerville has passed an ordinance requiring the public to wear face coverings in retail and food service establishments. It goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 through 11:59 p.m. on July 9.
Officials with the Department of Health and Environmental Control are now calling South Carolina a hotspot for COVID-19 after announcing nearly 1,300 new cases in the state on Friday which is the second highest number of confirmed cases in a single day.
The governor said issuing a mandate for people in South Carolina to wear a mask and not be able to enforce it gives a false sense of security for those who believe that everybody is following the rules.