Charleston mask ordinance includes outdoors

Charleston mask ordinance includes outdoors
July 01 16:35 2020 Print This Article

City of Charleston began enforcement of its face mask ordinance Wednesday. The ordinance applies to all public indoor and outdoor spaces within city limits. It will be enforced by the city’s 50 Livability Officers. A warning ticket will be issued for the first offense. Subsequent offenses will result in $50 fines. The ordinance is set to expire August 26.

Most local face mask ordinances are less restrictive and do not require masks to be worn outdoors. Mt. Pleasant, for example, only requires masks to be worn by customers in grocery stores, pharmacies and town offices. Unincorporated Charleston County, including St. Andrews Public Service District in West Ashley, only requires masks to be worn in government buildings. North Charleston and Goose Creek do not have mask ordinances. City of Charleston will waive the outdoor mask requirement in spaces where social distancing is maintained.