CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A dozen citations were issued to bars and restaurants in downtown Charleston for not following COVID-19 orders spanning New Year’s Eve through Saturday.
Live music, long lines at bars, and plenty of people excited to ring in the new year set the scene on a bustling New Year’s Eve in downtown Charleston.
Patrolling sidewalks, officers with the City of Charleston were on the lookout for any person– or businesses – in violation of Governor Henry McMaster’s orders for slowing the spread of COVID-19.
In total, 12 citations were issued from New Year’s Eve through Saturday. All 12 were issued for mask violations.